Beago

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35-45 lbs
17-19"
Great Britain
Beagle
Golden Retriever

The Beago is a unique mix of the Beagle and Golden Retriever breeds that grows to be about 19 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds on average. They are usually brown or tricolored like a Beagle but may also be combinations of black, brown, white, cream, red, fawn, brindle, or pied. The length and texture of their coat depends on which parent breed they take after the most but it is usually medium length, straight, and soft with a medium density. They are great hunters and make excellent family pets as well, with a keen ability to learn and please their owners. 

Purpose
Sporting
Date of Origin
1980s
Ancestry
Beagle and Golden Retriever

Beago Health

Average Size
Male Beago size stats
Height: 19-20 inches Weight: 40-55 lbs
Female Beago size stats
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 35-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Trichiasis
  • Allergies
  • Cardiomyopathy
Occasional Tests
  • Dna Test For Vwd
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • CT or MRI scan
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Cardiac Ultrasound

Beago Breed History

Because the Beago is relatively new, it is important to look at the history of the parent breeds. Originating in England in the 1300s, the Beagle was bred from other hounds to hunt rabbits and other small game. Some of the breeds thought to be related to the Beagle include the Southern Hound, North Country Beagle, and the Talbot Hound. They are also thought to be descendants of the pack hounds that were around during the Roman era and may even be related to the Harrier. The Beagle is a scent hound and has the uncanny ability to track rabbits and other animals with their amazing sensitive nose. The name, Beagle, is believed to be from the French word meaning “open throat” because of how the Beagle bays. The breed was used to hunt rabbits because of their small size but they are known to be able to track larger animals as well. President Lyndon B. Johnson was fond of Beagles and had one of his own in the White House in the 1840s and the well-known cartoon dog, Snoopy, was a Beagle. In 1885, the American Kennel Club acknowledged the Beagle and they are the 5th most popular breed of dog in America. The Golden Retriever also came from England but originated in the 1800s as a retriever and gundog. They are reportedly bred from the Red Setter, Flat-coated Retriever, Wavy-coated Retriever, Yellow Retriever, and Tweed Water Spaniel. The first of this breed are thought to be from Lord Tweedmouth Dudley Marjoribanks who bred them on his Scotland estate but some believe they were around before then. The American Kennel Club accepted the Golden Retriever in 1925 where they are the 3rd most popular breed of dog. 

Beago Breed Appearance

The Beago is a medium sized dog with large almond-shaped brown eyes, a black nose that is always busy, floppy ears, and an inquisitive and happy-go-lucky attitude. Their coat is of medium density and may be short or long, soft, shiny, smooth, and is usually straight but can be a bit wavy depending on the parentage. They are usually either golden or tri-colored like a Beagle but may also be black, brown, red, cream, fawn, white, pied, brindle, or any combination of these colors. Their body is square like the Beagle but larger, and more muscular like the Golden Retriever. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Beago eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Beago nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Beago coat
Black
brown Beago coat
Brown
red Beago coat
Red
cream Beago coat
Cream
fawn Beago coat
Fawn
white Beago coat
White
pied Beago coat
Pied
brindle Beago coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Beago straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Beago Breed Maintenance

Grooming your Beago is not a complicated process and brushing two or three times a week with a pin brush is usually sufficient. If your dog has a shorter coat like a Beagle, you can get away with just brushing her once a week with a slicker brush but longer fur may need extra attention. You should also be sure to clean your Beago’s ears once a week with cotton balls dipped in warm water and look for redness, irritation, earwax buildup, and ear mites. Be sure to trim your dog’s toenails with nail trimmers when necessary, usually about once a month or when you can hear them clicking on the floor. 

Brushes for Beago
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Beago requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Beago Temperament

Because both the Beagle and the Golden Retriever are lovable and friendly dogs, they are perfect family dogs and have an easy-going temperament so they get along great with everyone. They enjoy playing with other pets, whether they are yours or belong to someone else. However, they may still have a high enough prey drive to chase rabbits and squirrels so you should keep your dog on a leash when you go to the park or for a walk. They are good with kids of any age and can tolerate quite a bit of aggravation but should still be supervised with small children. 

Beago Activity Requirements

Your Beago loves to run, jump, and play so they would enjoy playing in the yard with kids or other dogs for an hour or two every day. The Beago would also enjoy a trip to the dog park, taking a long walk, or hiking. They do need at least 45 minutes to an hour of vigorous exercise daily to keep them from becoming bored or anxious. If they do not burn off their excess energy they may develop bad habits such as tearing things up or chewing on things they are not supposed to chew on. They also have a tendency to become obese so it is important for them to get enough exercise. 

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

Beago Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.6 - $2.4
Monthly Cost
$48 - $72

Beago Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Beago size stats at six months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 30 lbs
Female Beago size stats at six months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 25 lbs
12 Months
Male Beago size stats at 12 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 42 lbs
Female Beago size stats at 12 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 32 lbs
18 Months
Male Beago size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 47 lbs
Female Beago size stats at 18 months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 40 lbs

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