Border Beagle

20-40 lbs
United States
Border Collie

Rambunctious, energetic, and lively, the Border Beagle is a hybrid breed that originated in the United States but the exact date is not clear. The breed was conceived from the mix of the Border Collie and the Beagle. The Border Beagle comes in typical Beagle colors – tricolor, black and white, brown and white, red, red-brown, and golden. Its coat can vary depending on which parent breed is dominant; it can be short and rough or long and silky. This active dog is may become a frequent barker if it is not trained properly. Its purpose is to provide companionship and be of use with its nose. This playful canine enjoys being able to exercise daily and makes for a great companion.

Date of Origin
Border Collie, Beagle

Border Beagle Health

Average Size
Male Border Beagle size stats
Height: 15-23 inches Weight: 20-40 lbs
Female Border Beagle size stats
Height: 15-23 inches Weight: 20-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Usually A Very Healthy Breed
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Neurological Examination

Border Beagle Breed History

The Border Beagle originated in the United States but the exact year is unknown. The Border Beagle is relatively healthier than its parent breeds – the Border Collie and the Beagle. The Border Collie has been said to be found in wood carvings dating back to Thomas Beckwith's work prior to 1800. While there were a variety of sheepdogs dating back to the 1800s, there were also various herding styles that were discovered within the dogs. In 1860, the Birmingham Dog Society held classes for the Scotch Sheep Dogs. In 1906, the Border Collie's first standard was developed with a strong emphasis on its working ability. In 1915, the breed was recorded with the name “Border Collie” – named after its origin between the Scottish and English border. In 1995, this dedicated canine was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Border Beagle's other parent, the Beagle, originated from pack hounds dating back to England. The word “beagle”, meaning “open throat”, was derived from the French language and referred to the breed's distinctive bay. The Beagle was a favorable breed to use with hunters due to its outstanding nose in the field. With incredible nose-scent talent, this breed was considered one of the best at the time. In 1642, the Beagle was first mentioned in America and was discovered in the South pre-Civil War. In 1888, the National Beagle Club was formed. This floppy-eared canine was incredibly popular in the United States among families. The breed was eventually split into two categories: under 13 inches and 13-15 inches. 

Border Beagle Breed Appearance

The Border Beagle varies in appearance and can either take on more dominant traits from the Border Collie or the Beagle. The breed comes in a variety of color combinations such as black and white, brown and white, tan, red-brown, and golden. The color combinations are usually supplemented with the color white in the mix and may even result in tri-colored palettes. Its coat may take on a more harsh and rough side or a shiny and short gene. The Border Beagle's coat will likely be water-repellent regardless of which coat it inherits. This expressive breed is a medium-sized dog with a stout body and straight, sturdy legs. With large, dark, and round eyes, the expression is that of a playful and intelligent dog. The Border Beagle has a long muzzle and floppy ears, courtesy of the Beagle. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Border Beagle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Border Beagle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Border Beagle coat
white Border Beagle coat
brown Border Beagle coat
red Border Beagle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Border Beagle straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Border Beagle Breed Maintenance

With a coat that can vary between long and silky or short and harsh, the Border Beagle is not considered to be a hypoallergenic breed. Shedding is imminent but will usually only occur during shedding season. A shorter coat means a rubber curry brush can be used to eliminate any dead hairs. A longer coat means it's time to bring out the bristle brush and ensure maintenance is kept up. Daily brushing will cut down on the shedding and will also keep your floors clean. Its floppy ears requires weekly wiping and cleaning to prevent debris buildup. Nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks. Teeth should be brushed weekly to avoid tartar buildup.

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

Border Beagle Temperament

The Border Beagle is described as a lovable, energetic, affectionate dog with much to offer its family. The breed is considered an excellent choice for new owners due to its ability to warm up to them. With strangers, this easy-going canine may require early training in order to fully accept them. The Border Beagle is a friendly breed towards children but may be timid towards other animals initially. Its loyal disposition means it would protect your family. This breed will crave your attention and will want to see you laugh and smile. The Border Beagle is an excellent companion who simply wants to be able to entertain its family for hours on end. Its Border Collie side will work to guard you against intruders at all times. Whether your dog will be easy to train will depend on which dominant traits it inherits. Generally speaking, your Border Beagle will likely be as stubborn as a Beagle but eager to learn. It is essential to provide early training in order to prevent property destruction behaviors.

Border Beagle Activity Requirements

The Border Beagle will wear you down if you do not provide it with enough exercise daily. Its high activity levels means it is always on the go. Several walks per day will provide sufficient exercise as long as it is accompanied by intense play. An apartment with no run room will create a dog with undesirable behaviors. It is highly recommended to provide this breed with a spacious yard to run free to enjoy the fresh air and stimulate its mind. The Border Beagle thrives in a warm climate and can live in either an average size home in an urban environment or a farm in a rural location.

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

Border Beagle Food Consumption

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

Border Beagle Owner Experiences

2 Years
5 People
We adopted Muriel at 6 months old. We thought she was a beagle mixed with German Shorthair Pointer. We did a dna test and found out she is half beagle and border collie and Australian cattle dog mix. She’s the best dog ever. So sweet and very smart and well behaved. She is prone to pancreatitis.
7 months, 1 week ago
7 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Amazing sweetheart of a dog!
1 year, 2 months ago
2 Years
3 People
It took about a year to get him completely potty trained and he is extremely hyper. He just turned 2 years old and has improved dramatically since when I first got him (I could never leave the house without putting him in his crate because he destroyed and chewed on EVERYTHING) A year later and he still likes to chew on things however if he has enough chewing bones and toys, he will not destroy furniture. He sheds a lot even though his hair does not seem that long. He is affectionate and friendly however he does have his grumpy days. He is a good watch dog because anytime someone knocks on the door or he hears a loud car outside he barks (and its not just a bark its a beagle howl).
1 year, 2 months ago
3 Years
4 People
House & Yard
We rehomed our Border Beagle last Autumn and she quickly fitted in to our family with 2 children and 2 cats. She loves her walks and we walk several miles a day, she enjoys playing tug with her ragger toys and is very good company. She barks when she's excited, but quietens down when asked. She can run off when first let off the lead, but always returns, she's learning new commands and is very affectionate
1 year, 3 months ago
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