Beagleman

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Beagle
Doberman Pinscher
The Beagleman is a recently developed crossbreed of the Beagle and the Doberman Pinscher. It is an active and alert animal that tends to be naturally protective. It is smaller than the average Doberman Pinscher, but its alert and vocal nature makes this canine an effective watchdog. They are generally a playful and affectionate member of the family that requires a great deal of exercise and attention, but little grooming. Although these dogs can adapt to living in an apartment, their vocal nature, their high activity level, and their size make them more adapted to living in a larger home, preferably with a yard.
Purpose
Watch dog, companion
Date of Origin
Recent
Ancestry
Beagle, Dobermand Pinscher

Beagleman Breed History

The Beagleman, also commonly known as the DoBeagle, is a cross between the Beagle, a tracking dog, and a Doberman Pinscher, a dog bred as a personal protection animal. The Doberman Pinscher breed is a relatively new breed, developed by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Mr. Dobermann was a dog catcher and a tax collector in Germany during the 1890s, and he began developing the breed as a personal protection animal to accompany him on his job. He was looking to develop a medium to large sized dog with a naturally protective instinct and a reliable nature that was also intelligent, loyal, and brave. The Beagle is a small tracking dog that has been a popular animal both as a rabbit hunting companion and as a family dog for several centuries. The Beagle has been referred to by name in writings as far back as the 15th century, although the breed has undergone some changes throughout history. During the breed’s early development, these canines were bred in many sizes, including a pocket sized Beagle that grew to no larger than eight inches and the dog that Americans called a Beagle in the 17th century bore little resemblance to the English hound. Breed standards for the Beagle weren’t set in the late 1800s after the breed stabilized. The Beagle Club of England and the National Beagle Club in the United States were also being formed in the late 1800’s, and the Beagle was recognized in the Hound class by the American Kennel Club in 1885. Combining these two dog breeds typically creates a medium sized dog that is both friendly and naturally protective, with fewer health problems than either parent breed and minimal grooming requirements.

Beagleman Breed Appearance

The Beagleman hybrid is a muscular, medium-sized dog with a broad chest and long, straight legs. The head is typically wide, and while it can be slightly rounded like the Beagle’s head, it is more often flat and somewhat wedge-shaped. Their eyes typically come in varying shades of brown and can be either the rounder, hound-like eyes or the almond-shaped eyes of the Doberman, and their ears tend to hang down to the sides, whether they are set high or low on the head. Although the ears and tail of the Doberman dog are generally docked when they are young, this not the case for the Beagleman and they retain their floppy ears and long, straight tails. The Beagleman coat will be double-layered with a short, dense undercoat protected by a layer of short, stiffer fur that lays flat against the dog’s body, and the outer coat often has the sleek or shiny appearance that is characteristic of the Doberman. Though there can be many possible color variations that might show up with this crossbreed, the vast majority of these dogs are varying shades of black, brown, and tan, often with white markings.

Beagleman Breed Maintenance

Both the Beagle and the Doberman Pinscher are easily maintained canines, when it comes to grooming. Although they may be prone to a moderate amount of normal “doggy odor”, it is not overwhelming and these dogs usually only require a bath every few months. Their short hair is not prone to tangling or matting, but brushing is required every few days to help remove loose hairs and to distribute healthy oils throughout the fur, enhancing the coat’s health and appearance. Dogs with floppy or hanging ears may be slightly predisposed to contracting ear infections, and it is important to check and clean their ears on a regular basis.

Beagleman Activity Requirements

The crossbreeding between the Beagle and the Doberman Pinscher typically produces an intelligent and loyal animal that is also playful and affectionate. The Beagleman is less reserved with strangers than the Doberman is, but their overall nature is more protective than the average Beagle, and they make good watch and guard dogs. They are outgoing and friendly towards humans and they tend to get along well with other dogs, however, they still retain the high hunting drive of the Beagle and may not be able to resist chasing other fast moving pets. This hybrid is family-centric, and does best if they are fully integrated into the family; however, these dogs can have very powerful jaws, and all interactions with toddlers and younger children should be carefully supervised. That being said, they are generally tend towards gentle, playful, and loving behaviors towards children. Both the Beagle and the Doberman can be stubborn, and the Doberman can occasionally take on a dominant attitude, which can make the Beagleman a challenge to train, despite their intelligence.

Beagleman Owner Experiences

Louie
10 Months
2 People
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The most amazing of puppies I’ve owned. Intelligent and vocal . Very expressive.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
duke
13 Years
5 People
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it is great i love him with all my heart although he is getting old his lifespan is usally 12
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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