Brittany Beagle

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25-35 lbs
12-15"
United States
Brittany
Beagle
Brittany Beagle Spaniel

The Brittany Beagle is a hybrid between the Brittany and the Beagle.  Both parent breeds have long histories as hunting companions and are highly prey driven.  The Beagle is slightly more vocal than the Brittany, and you can still expect your Brittany Beagle to do a fair amount of vocalizing.  Both parent breeds are medium sized, though the Brittany is taller and usually leaner than the Beagle.  Your Brittany Beagle will resemble both parents in appearance but may lean toward one breed more than the other.  Neither parent breed tolerates being left alone, and your Brittany Beagle needs to be a part of the day-to-day family action to stay mentally and emotionally healthy.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Brittany, Beagle

Brittany Beagle Health

Average Size
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 25-35 lbs
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 25-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Thyroid Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Brittany Beagle Breed History

The Brittany Beagle is a hybrid of two hunting companion dogs, the Brittany and the Beagle.  Its history is unknown at this time, and the hybrid is considered a modern, designed dog.  Beagles are scent Hounds and are well known for their vocal natures.  The Brittany is a less vocal pointing dog, though it shares ancestry with the Spaniels.  Owners can better under their Brittany Beagles by reviewing the history of the parent breeds. The Beagle was developed in England during the 1300s and may have roots extended further back to the Roman occupation as well.  The breed was used mostly for hunting small game on foot but fell out of favor to the larger Foxhounds in the 1700s.  If not for farmers, who continued to breed the Beagle to assist with vermin and rabbit hunting, this breed may have gone extinct.  The Beagle was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and is ranked a top five breed in popularity today. The Brittany is a French dog similar to the Welsh Spaniel though the breed is considered Pointer and not a flusher, like Spaniels.  The first record of Brittany-like dogs dates to the 1700s in paintings and tapestries.  The modern-day Brittany developed in Pontou in the Brittany Province of France during the 1800s where it developed its bob-tail and tailless trait.  Like so many other European breeds, the Brittany declined in popularity at the turn of the 20th century due to rising European conflicts but was imported to the Americas where the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934.

Brittany Beagle Breed Appearance

The Brittany Beagle is a hybrid between the Brittany and the Beagle and will often have distinctive characteristics of both breeds.  Both parent breeds are hunting dogs and are small to medium-sized.  This hybrid often has beautiful Brittany coloring of white and orange or roan with some ticking.  The Brittany, taller dog than the Beagle and your Brittany will most likely have longer, leaner legs than the average Beagle.  The tail on a Brittany Beagle will probably resemble the Brittany, which is bobbed or tailless.  The Brittany and the Beagle have similar expressions and head sizes with proportionate muzzles of medium length.  The ears of Beagle are slightly larger than the Brittany, who will also have long hair on its ears.  Brittany Beagles can look like either parent but mostly resemble the Brittany in coloring and structure.

Brittany Beagle Breed Maintenance

The Brittany Beagle is a mix between the moderate shedding Brittany and high shedding Beagle.  Chances are, your Brittany Beagle will also shed a moderate amount.  Frequently brushing your Brittany Beagle will help remove the dead and loose hair from its coat and distribute the natural oils of the skin.  The skin on a Brittany Beagle is loose and moves freely.  This will help your Brittany Beagle stay clean and free of larger objects, such as burrs but frequent brushing will help remove small dirt and debris particles and prevent “doggy” odor.  The Brittany parent is prone to ear infection due to the long hair covering the ears.  Be sure to check and clean your Brittany Beagles ears with a veterinarian approved solution to keep his ears healthy as well.

Brittany Beagle Temperament

The Brittany Beagle is a sweet-tempered mix.  Beagles, known for their mischievous and sometimes rambunctious behaviors are a lot of fun but can be a handful to manage whereas the Brittany is an alert, happy, and independent-minded breed.  The Brittany Beagle’s parent breeds make this hybrid an excellent family dog that loves children and is friendly towards strangers.  The Beagle is a pack-minded breed that does not tolerate being left alone, and despite its independent mind, the Brittany does not tolerate solitude either.  A mix of the two breeds will require family companionship to prevent negative behaviors and separation anxiety from developing. The Brittany and Beagle breeds are smart, sometimes stubborn, and highly prey-driven dogs.  This  may make your Brittany Beagle difficult to train, and this hybrid is not recommended for novice dog owners.  Many owners resort to food-based reward methods for training but take caution because this hybrid tends to gain weight. 

Brittany Beagle Activity Requirements

The Brittany Beagle is a hybrid of two breeds with similar exercise needs and intensity levels.  The Brittany breed is less intense but still needs at least one hour of playtime a day, including running.  The Beagle also loves to run and up to two hours is a good amount of time to exercise a Beagle entirely. The Brittany Beagle does well in any climate, so long as it’s not too extreme but adapting to apartment living can be difficult if your dog leans more toward the Brittany.  Houses with secure backyards are far more ideal for this hybrid, which requires a daily run.

Brittany Beagle Owner Experiences

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3 Years
6 People
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The best family dog! With 4 kids in the house, our Brittany Beagle is patient, has good temperament and loves to play!
2 weeks, 3 days ago
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