Beaglier

10-20 lbs
12-16"
Australia
Beagle
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Beagalier, Beagelier

The Beaglier is a designer breed. The breed is the offspring of a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Beaglier was developed in Australia during the 1990s. Breeders of the hybrid wanted to create an easy going, energetic small dog, which had less of a hunting instinct and scent drive than the Beagle did. The addition of the Spaniel traits brought some nice personality into the mix, making an excellent family dog. The Beaglier is a small to medium dog who is playful, affectionate and gentle.  A bit of grooming is involved with this hybrid; their wavy coat needs to be brushed and combed several times per week.  

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Beaglier Health

Average Size
Male Beaglier size stats
Height: 12-16 inches Weight: 10-20 lbs
Female Beaglier size stats
Height: 12-16 inches Weight: 10-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Cataracts
  • Kidney Stones
  • Dry Eye
  • Environmental Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Dental Problems
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Work
  • Otoscopic Examination

Beaglier Breed History

The Beaglier was developed in Australia in the 1990’s.  Breeders wanted to combine the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to produce a fun-loving, great temperament dog, which was not scent driven and would have less inherited genetic conditions. The breed has become popular in the United Kingdom.  They are a fairly modern breed therefore, there is not a lot of documented history on them.  However, there is a lot of historical information on the Beagle and on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel originated in England and was a companion pet. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was named by King Charles I of Britain in the 1600s. Only royalty and aristocrats kept the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as companions. King Charles II was so fond of the breed he wrote a decree that allowed the King Charles Spaniel in any public place, which included the House of Parliament. As time went on, the breed was crossbred and their appearance was altered.  The muzzle was shorter, the face flat, skull domed and the ears low set.  The original appearance of the King Charles Spaniel became almost extinct. An American by the name of Roswell Eldridge began the ball rolling to return the King Charles Spaniel to their original appearance in 1926.  He wanted them to look like the painting “The Cavalier Pets”, painted in 1845 by Sir Edwin Landseer. Mr. Eldridge offered cash prizes for dogs that looked like King Charles II’s companions. In 1928 a dog owned by Miss Mostyn Walker, was awarded the prize. The dog’s name was Ann’s Son and he would help return the breed to their original look.  The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has made wonderful and loving pets to celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Diane Sawyer, Courtney Cox, Liv Tyler and President Ronald Reagan. Beagle-type dogs have existed for over 2,500 years. The modern breed originated in Great Britain around the 1800s. They were bred to track hares. The breed is known as a scent hound. A scent hound depends on their sense of smell during a hunt and not their sight. Originally, they were much smaller than the Beagle of today. They could fit in a pocket.  Hunters depended on a pack of beagles for the hunt. 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 in the top ten of popular breeds. The Beaglier is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Dog Registry of America and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club.

Beaglier Breed Appearance

The Beaglier will have characteristics from both parents.  The Beaglier can range from small to medium in size. His coat is usually short and wavy although there are Beagliers that have longer coats, which resemble the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are most often tri-color. Your will probably have large, dark and expressive eyes, most often thought of as one of the endearing features of the parent, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Looking very Beagle-like, the ears adorning the head will be soft and floppy. The muzzle may be shorter than the Beagle’s.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Beaglier eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Beaglier nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Beaglier coat
White
brown Beaglier coat
Brown
black Beaglier coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Beaglier wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Beaglier Breed Maintenance

If the Beaglier’ has a short coat it will need to be brushed several times a week and longer coats may require daily brushing in order to keep ahead of mats and tangles. Bathing can be done monthly if needed. Their floppy ears will need to be examined and maybe cleaned on a weekly basis. Care should be taken though, to not allow moisture to accumulate in the ear as yeast and bacteria can easily form in that environment. To prevent tartar, his teeth should be brushed twice a week as buildup can lead to periodontal disease. Making the grooming process a part of your bonding time with your Beaglier will help him to sit still and maybe even enjoy the attention as he matures.

Brushes for Beaglier
Pin Brush
Comb
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Beaglier requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Beaglier Temperament

The Beaglier is easy going, loving and affectionate.  It is an intelligent breed and known to be responsive to training. They are good with children and other pets.  Small children and unfamiliar dogs should always be supervised when interacting with your Beaglier to help prevent injury to the dog or child. The Beaglier does not like being left for extended periods of time and may suffer from separation anxiety.  He is happiest when he is spending time with his family.  Because of his “hunting instinct” he may not be good with cats or small animals like gerbils, rabbits and mice.  The Beaglier makes a good watchdog and will alert his family to any unfamiliar noise. His distinctive bark, if not contained, may be problematic in an apartment situation.

Beaglier Activity Requirements

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not a high energy dog but the Beagle is. The Beaglier will require regular daily walks and play.  This hybrid will flourish in a home with an expansive yard in which to explore. The Beagle in your hybrid may cause your Beaglier to want to be on the trail of a scent at all times so be certain your yard is safe and secure. Don't leave him unattended as he may decide to dig his way out for a chase. A walk about the neighborhood to sniff the smells and greet the neighbors is a good way to socialize your Beaglier and give him the outing he needs to be content and fulfilled. 

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

Beaglier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Beaglier Owner Experiences

Little Bit
3 Months
3 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Walk
Playing
Walking
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8 months ago
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