Beagle Shepherd

22-26 lbs
15-22"
United States
Beagle
German Shepherd
Beagle Shep

The Beagle Shepherd is the offspring of a Beagle and a German Shepherd.  Because both parents are purebred, the Beagle Shepherd is considered a designer breed. This attractive canine will be of medium size. His coat will be dense and maybe short to medium in length and the shedding level will be medium to high. Described as energetic, highly intelligent, loyal and faithful, the Beagle Shepherd is a protective dog, which makes a good watch dog. A nice companion as well, if you are the active type, the Beagle Shepherd may be just the right choice.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Beagle and German Shepherd

Beagle Shepherd Health

Average Size
Male Beagle Shepherd size stats
Height: 16-24 inches Weight: 22-26 lbs
Female Beagle Shepherd size stats
Height: 15-22 inches Weight: 22-49 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Murmur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Dental Issues
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • X-Rays
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Eye and Ear Examination

Beagle Shepherd Breed History

The term “Beagle” is believed to have been derived from the old French word “becquele”, which means “noisy person” or “open throat”.  This term was probably used because of the breed’s loud baying.  Baying is like a loud howling, which alerts the hunter that his pack has located the prey. It is the scent hound’s way to say, “over here” and the hunter can then follow the baying.  The term “Beagle” was not used until 1475.  However, Beagle-like dogs were bred in England for rabbit hunting since the 1300’s. The original Beagle was a pocket-size dog. Beagles were imported into United States in the 1860s. The Beagle was accepted as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1885. As of 2017, the American Kennel Club ranks the Beagle breed in the top ten of popular breeds. The Beagle has been featured in movies such as Cats & Dogs, Shiloh, John Wick and Wonderdog. There are famous cartoon Beagles, which include Snoopy, Underdog, Mr. Peabody and Gromit. Beagles are not only great companions and celebrities, they are also working dogs. The United States government has trained Beagles since 1984 to patrol airports, cargo facilities, and sea and border entry points. The Beagle uses his keen sense of smell to stop illegal drugs, contraband foods, and plants from entering the United States. The German Shepherd originated in Germany in the 1800’s and was initially bred as a herding dog. They were protective and vigilant over the flock. The German Shepherd would not only bring back a lost sheep; they would also fight off predators. In 1891 The Phylax Society was formed to create set standards for the breed. Unfortunately, they could not agree if the German Shepherd should be bred to be solely a working dog or should the breeding also focus on his appearance. The Phylax Society disbanded after three years. In 1899, an ex-member of The Phylax Society, Max von Stephanitz, attended a dog show. In the show was a dog named Hektor Linksrhein, who was the result of selective breeding.  Mr. Stephanitz was impressed by Hektor’s appearance, intelligence and strength. He purchased Hektor and renamed him Horand von Grafrath.  Mr. Stephanitz then established the Society for the German Shepherd Dog. His dog Horand was the first German Shepherd added to the society's breed register. Horand was then bred with other German Shepherds that had the appropriate traits. The German Shepherd grew in popularity throughout Europe. Over 80,000 German Shepherd were recruited by the Germans during World War l and World War ll. In 1993, they became the third most popular breed in the United States. As of 2017, the German Shepherd is the second most popular dog in the United States. They are currently used for police work, military work, search-and-rescue, watchdogs, narcotic detection, therapy dogs, and guide dogs. The breed is highly intelligent and loyal. German Shepherds have made devoted companions to President Kennedy, Elvis, Chuck Norris, Amy Grant, Diane Keaton, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck and Tom Hanks.

Beagle Shepherd Breed Appearance

The characteristics of the Beagle Shepherd will be a combination of his parents.  Most Beagle Shepherds have drop ears, which are not floppy. The Beagle Shepherd is a medium size dog. His coat is dense and may be short to medium in length. The Beagle Shepherd is a strong, sturdy and muscular dog. They have almond shaped dark eyes that are alert and full of expression. His muzzle will be medium to long with a black nose. The Beagle Shepherd will most likely have a long tail. An appealing face gives the impression of a trusted friend.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Beagle Shepherd eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Beagle Shepherd nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Beagle Shepherd coat
Black
white Beagle Shepherd coat
White
silver Beagle Shepherd coat
Silver
red Beagle Shepherd coat
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Beagle Shepherd straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Beagle Shepherd Breed Maintenance

The Beagle Shepherd has a dense short to medium coat, which requires regular combing and brushing. A pin brush will work well and remove the hair that may be loose as well as untangle the fur and remove debris. Bathing can be done monthly. Their drop ears should be cleaned with an ear wash weekly, though watch out for moisture accumulation - make sure the ear is dried thoroughly after each cleaning. To prevent tartar, his teeth should be brushed twice a week. Nails should be trimmed monthly but because he is an active dog, the chance of a nail breaking or cracking is significant if they are left too long. If your Beagle Shepherd's nails grow fast, trim them on a bi-weekly basis.

Brushes for Beagle Shepherd
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Beagle Shepherd requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Beagle Shepherd Temperament

The temperament of the Beagle Shepherd will be a mix of the Beagle and German Shepherd personalities and character traits.  The Beagle is an energetic, playful and active breed. They are lovable, affectionate and gentle.  They can be a little stubborn and should have early obedience training and socialization.  The Beagle does not like being left alone and may suffer from separation anxiety. The German Shepherd Dog is loyal, confident, intelligent and courageous. They make loving family companions. The German Shepherd is highly trainable and enjoys working  at tasks such as track & field and agility training, and being a therapy dog.  The breed is protective by nature, which makes him a good watch dog. He should be socialized with strangers and other dogs at an early age.  If properly socialized, the German Shepherd is not aggressive. Both the Beagle and the German Shepherd are good with children, though small children should always be supervised when around any dog.

Beagle Shepherd Activity Requirements

The Beagle Shepherd is a family dog who will require attention and consistency in command. To prevent boredom, he should be provided chew and interactive toys.  Due to his scent hound side, the Beagle Shepherd should not be walked off leash. Because they suffer from separation anxiety, this hybrid will benefit from a pet sitter taking them for a midday walk while you are at work.  The Beagle Shepherd should not be left unsupervised in a back yard as they can easily dig out and get lost or hurt. It is a good idea to have your dog micro-chipped.  If your curious Beagle Shepherd ever gets lost, he can be scanned by a rescue group and traced back to you.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Beagle Shepherd Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Beagle Shepherd Owner Experiences

Gracie lou
1 Year
3 People
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Shes very sweet, smart and sassy. Not afraid of the world at all and food is her best friend.
1 week, 1 day ago
OLIVER
7 Years
4 People
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We adopted Ollie from the shelter when he was almost five. He was abused by the previous owners brother so he had a great fear of men. He has come around, we also had to help him get use to people coming and going from the home often. He had separation anxiety people badly for the first few months. He gets along very well with smaller or equal to size dogs but is a bit skiddish around smaller children. We presume there were not so friendly children in his previous home. Ollie came to us with bad teeth and had to have 8 of them pulled and needs his teeth cleaned monthly or his breath gets really stinky. Also UTI's are very common in this breed.
1 month, 1 week ago
MaxWell Alexander
15 Months
1 People
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He is a sweet, affectionate 🐕. Who is protective, if someone is not a good person. Also, barks at 🌙 if someone, is outside my building who doesn't live here. He loves, most everyone. Loves, to chase rabbits. I have, to keep him on a tight leash. He plays, well with my 🐱 and service dog. Which, I plan Max to take her place next year. He is 15 months, and I have had him for 9 months.
2 months ago
Lily
3 Months
2 People
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Going on drives
Walk
Go to Beach
She is so sweet and loyal and shes so smart my first dog n i love her
5 months ago
Yogi
2 Years
2 People
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very good dog, protective to the point we found if someone new comes over I will put him a lease and take him outside of "his" world to meet them and he is fine with them after that
5 months ago
Sweet Dee
1 Year
4 People
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Therapy Training
cuddle
Fetch
Swim
Kayaking
Walking
I am epileptic needed a companion with me daily.So while my family went to school and work I became lonely. My boyfriend took me to the humane Society to adopt. She was very quiet🙊 but shook her butt til she couldn't Stand up.. I fell in love playing peak a boo with her ears over those big brown eyes. She never leaves my side. True😘love
5 months, 1 week ago
Lady
1 Year
3 People
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She's great eats all the bugs and even deadheads my roses. Quick to learn but sassy at times and even talks back if shes not feeling it. Great dog with lots of personality.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Muppy
18 Years
4 People
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Muppy was a very unique dog. He loved being a part of our family. In his younger years he loved to be chased, and very curious about his surroundings. We could never figure it out but he managed to escape from a 5 foot fence on many occasions. He would climb the corner of the fence. He could jump very high, and enjoyed jumping often. As a puppy he cried until he could sleep near someone. We could not get him used to the crate, and quickly gave up on it. It was ok though because he was potty trained quickly and easily. Food was his biggest issue, and he could not help himself if the opportunity arouse. He was a sweet dog, knew many amazing tricks and lived a very long and healthy life. We had Muppy 18 great years, and will miss this fun loving unique dog. I would definitely recommend this mix as long as you can get past the food thing.
6 months ago
Bree
5 Years
1 People
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naps
Walks
Hunting
She is smart and very loving.
7 months ago
Miley
7 Years
3 People
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She is the sweetest dog. I love her. She is a good snuggler. She is excitable and wants her way a lot. Great protector.
7 months, 1 week ago
Guinness
7 Months
4 People
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Snuggle
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Play keep away
Play
Walk
Guinness is very friendly. He hasn't met a stranger yet. He knows what time I get home and greets me every day. He learned to sit and shake within 10 minutes. He loves his toys and does not destroy them. He loves to chew on a rawhide or Kong toy. He barks at people walking by the house but will stop when told to do so. He's sweet and lovable but does not like to be disturbed once he has settled for the night. He absolutely hated his crate but is okay being gated in the kitchen and dining room area when we are gone from the house. He does have some separation anxiety, but it is getting better. Guinness is 7 months old right now and 35 pounds. The vet does not think he will grow to be much bigger.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Dallas
2 Years
1 People
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Tug-of-war
Fetch
Super sweet boy, loves to cuddle with his momma
7 months, 4 weeks ago
Sylvee
4 Months
2 People
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She wants to please, trains well with food treats, adores all people and dogs. Almost 4 months old and busy all the time.
8 months, 1 week ago
Ben
11 Years
3 People
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Plays ball
Frisbee
snuggling
Walking
Best dog i ever had. Fun loving, affectionate, compassionate, friendly dog. Is very loyal and loves to play. Does not like getting baths
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Honey
3 Years
4 People
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Adventuring smells
Honey is so sweet. She doesn’t get along well with ANY German shepherds. She does not like most dogs but loves people. She isn’t playful at all but likes being independent so we go for walks so she can smell everything. Honey is obsessed with food, it’s become a problem. She’s such a good dog, very smart and learns any trick very fast. At 3 years old when i got her, she learned how to sit, shake, and roll over in one week. Honey is so cute she constantly gets compliments and is very athletic.
9 months ago
Luke
16 Weeks
5 People
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Great experience his personality is amazing loves to wrestle with our 5 yr old puggle and snuggle when it's nap time. Not all good though his focus is food and can't stop looking for it so many times he is breaking into the kitchen garbage can
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Willow
8 Months
3 People
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Wres
Running
Fetch
She requires a lot of monitoring or finds trouble Very lovable and loyal
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Henry
4 Years
5 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Sitting in open fields
Biking
Dog Parks
Dog-friendly events
Look out the window
Long walks
I've had Henry for four years and honestly, I couldn't have asked for a better dog. He's the perfect size he is 40lbs so I think he is slightly bigger than most his breed but he is still very fit and loves to go on walks. We have no fence in our backyard and have field and forest in our backyard so we see a lot of wildlife and he loves it he loves animals and people. He brought me a baby mouse one day and he was very careful not to hurt it. Very affectionate! He doesn't mind children at all and is very obedient. He reminds me of a police dog obedience wise.
10 months ago
Cornelius
2 Years
1 People
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I adopted Cornelius when he was about 1 year old. I immediately registered him for obedience classes because I was nervous about the beagle side of him. I find that Cornelius loves to learn new tricks. Even now that his obedience school is complete, i am still able to teach him new tricks constantly. Learning new tricks is a great way for him to channel his high energy levels. At the dog park he runs and plays with other dogs confidently. In my apartment, he is much more calm docile. He is very adaptable to his surroundings. He basically has the playfulness of a beagle and the obedience of a German Shepherd...best of both worlds (and he’s the perfect size).
10 months ago
Bella
9 Months
4 People
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Baths
Playtime
Walks,
We adopted Bella from a shelter at 4 weeks old and she has been the most spunky and personality filled dog I have had. She has been easy to train but definately has her own personality and always keeps me on my toes. We have two young children and she has been just awesome with them from the start. Her energy level is a bit much sometimes but hopefully that's a puppy phase. We love our little Bella!!!
10 months, 1 week ago
Rue
3 Years
4 People
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Run
Walk
snow
Fetch
Rue is the most affectionate dog we've ever had. She's very spunky and loving and gets along perfectly with children and other dogs. She's a quick learner, is generally well-behaved, and enjoys lying upside down!
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Shacklebolt
10 Years
3 People
House
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Playing fetch
I adopted Shacklebolt when he was approximately 5 years old. He is extremely intelligent and loving, and he absolutely loves tennis balls. Shacklebolt is not afraid to look to strangers for pets, but he does not enjoy the company of other dogs unless they ignore him. He does get anxious and does not like to sleep in different houses. While Shacklebolt has slowed down a bit in his older years, he was full of energy for the first few years he lived with me. I did not train him but he has never had an accident and only chews on his toys. My favorite part about him is that he is a nuzzled and snuggled. I absolutely adore him!
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Nellie
4 Months
2 People
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Friendliness
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Playing in the snow
Car rides
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Run
Walk
Playdate
Nellie is only a 4 months old, but what a babe she is. She’s a quick learner, kind, energetic and a lover! I’m sooo excited to have her a my partner in crime. She goes to work with me every day and behaves very well there!
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Osa
1 Year
3 People
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Walks
Tug-of-war
Fetch
She is so loving and affectionate! Very friendly great with children.
11 months, 2 weeks ago
Jackie
Gone
2 People
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The best dog i ever had..loyal..funny..loving!
1 year ago
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