Beaglemation

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United States
Beagle
Dalmatian
The Beaglemation is a recently developed crossbreed of the Beagle and the Dalmatian. It is an athletic and intelligent canine that is very active. They are generally a playful and affectionate member of the family that requires a great deal of exercise and attention, but very little grooming. They can be a challenge to train due to their stubborn nature, but they tend to get along well with most humans and other dogs, though cats and other faster moving small animals may be irresistible to them. 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
Family dog
Date of Origin
Recent
Ancestry
Beagle, Dalmation

Beaglemation Breed History

The Beaglemation is not a recognized breed of dog according to the AKC; it is a hybrid dog, an intentional cross between the Beagle and the Dalmatian. 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. It has been referred to by name in writings as far back as the 15th century, although the breed has undergone some changes throughout history. Throughout the breed’s early development, these canines were bred in many sizes, including a pocket sized Beagle that grew to no taller than eight inches, and the dog that Americans called a Beagle in the 17th century bore little resemblance to the Beagle we know today or 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. The Dalmatian is also an ancient breed, depictions of Dalmatian dogs can be found in famous Mediterranean art pieces as far back as the 16th century, and descriptions attributed to this breed were found in Croatian church chronicles from 1719 and 1737 under the Latin name Canis Dalmaticus. Due to their natural affinity for horses, the distinctive shape and color of the Dalmatian has been seen running beside carriages of some sort for centuries, from gypsy caravans to the coaches of well-born ladies, to horse-drawn fire engines. There are even hints that the origins of the breed may actually be far older than that, in illustrations found in Egyptian tombs of black and white spotted dogs following chariots. The combination of the two breeds is a new development and results in a muscular, medium sized dog with a friendly but watchful quality.

Beaglemation Breed Appearance

The Beaglemation is usually an athletic animal, with a deep chest and a smooth, short coat. Some Beaglemations may sport a dense undercoat from their Beagle heritage, whereas others will have the single coat of the Dalmatian. Their triangular ears are fairly long, typically set high up on the head and hanging down near the dog’s chin and their round brown or hazel eyes have an alert and curious gaze. Their coats may sport a variety of colors and markings, usually with some sort of either large or small spots or patches. The most common color variations include black and white, pale yellow, and white, with markings in black, brown, and white.

Beaglemation Breed Maintenance

This particular combination of dog breeds makes for a dog that is easy to maintain. Although the Beagle side of things may contribute to a mild “doggy odor” these canines are typically pretty clean, and only require bathing every few months. Their short fur is not prone to tangling or matting either, so brushing is only needed every few days to a week in order to remove loose hair and to keep the coat soft and smooth. Dogs with floppy or hanging ears may be somewhat more likely to contract ear infections, so checking and cleaning in their ears should be a regular part of their grooming regimen.

Beaglemation Activity Requirements

The Beaglemation is typically an amusing and affectionate creature that makes a great family companion. They get along well with both adults and children, although are known to be a little stubborn during training. Due to their Dalmatian nature, this hybrid may have a tendency to become high-strung or destructive if they are not getting enough attention or if they are not properly socialized. Although these dogs are high energy, they are also quite capable of focusing that energy, and will benefit from advanced training techniques to keep both their mind and body busy. The Beaglemation will generally get along with other dogs, however they may not be able to resist chasing smaller fast moving animals such as cats. Both the Beagle and the Dalmatian have reputations for being clowns on occasion and their offspring is no exception, and they seem to enjoy making their family laugh with their antics.

Beaglemation Owner Experiences

Chicken
2 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hunt
Tricks
Tug of war
Very hard at first. Not listening. Now 2 yeArs later she is the greatest dog ever
1 week, 3 days ago
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