English Speagle

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15-25 lbs
11-15"
​United States
Beagle
English Toy Spaniel

The English Speagle is a hybrid mix between the Beagle and the English Toy Spaniel. This is a beautiful breed with a slightly wavy coat, large ears, and big intelligent, round eyes. Combining the best of both parent breeds, the Speagle is happy-go-lucky, intelligent, friendly, loyal, and gentle. He does well around children and other animals, but he can be a barker due to the Beagle side; this may be annoying for neighbors, making the Speagle best suited for more rural areas. Because the English Speagle is a mixed breed, it is difficult to pin-point exactly what each individual dog’s personality will be like. However, overall, the English Speagle is an excellent family dog that will make the perfect companion for anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle. Whether you are getting your first dog or you are looking for another, the Speagle is an excellent choice for anyone at any level.

Purpose
​Companion
Date of Origin
​Unknown
Ancestry
​Beagle, English Toy Spaniel

English Speagle Health

Average Size
Height: 11-15 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Height: 11-15 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
  • Eye Problems
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Microphthalmia
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
Occasional Tests
  • Dna Test For Pk
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • Blood Work

English Speagle Breed History

Although the Speagle is a relatively new breed with very little information about its origin and history, we do have a lot of details regarding the parent breeds of the English Speagle; the Beagle and the English Toy Spaniel. Looking at these origins and how the dogs came to be can provide some insight as to what the English Speagle may end up like based on its bloodlines. For instance, the much loved Beagle is part of the scent hound family and therefore live by their nose. They were first thought up in the country of England around the year 1475 and were originally thought to have been named after the way that they bay after their prey (Beagle meaning “loudmouth” in French). In the early 19th century, the breed was developed to be the standards that we seem to see today, a small and athletic dog with an astute nose for hunting all kinds of different game. The Beagle is a playful and friendly breed who have been popular for generations, first inching their way into the hearts of Americans around the early 2000’s. Ever since, the Beagle has been used as a family dog, even despite their high hunting drive. The English Toy Spaniel is a little Spaniel breed that probably descended from the ancient companion dogs of Japanese and Chinese Imperial courts. Once this breed made its way to the land of Europe, it wasn’t long before they stole the hearts of everyone who lived there, including the Royalty. Because of this, the breed became known as the King Charles Spaniel (since the both King Charles the first and second were fond of the breed). Despite their popularity, the Toy Spaniel changed slightly after King Charles II died due to the fact that Pugs then became popular. The two breeds were then intermixed from time to time, changing the features of the Toy Spaniel slightly. Today they are used in shows and as companion animals.

English Speagle Breed Appearance

Because the Speagle is a mix between the English Toy Spaniel and the Beagle, their appearance and personality can vary greatly even within the same litter. However, the typical appearance for the Speagle is a large dog with medium to long hair, that has a soft and gentle wave to it. The fur is typically soft, but also has a bit of stiffness to it from the Beagle side. Long ears and big, round eyes complete the face; the eyes usually being a light to dark chocolate brown. The muzzle is well-shaped and not too long, with a scissor jaw and a strong forehead. Usually a blaze of some sort will decorate the forehead; this comes from the Spaniel side of the family. The tail is long and full, with slight feathering if the Spaniel side comes through more than the Beagle. Due to the longer fur of the Speagle, this breed tends to like more moderate temperatures. This is because hot weather can over heat them, but their single layer coat isn’t thick enough for very cold temperatures.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Pied
Black
Brown
Red
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Speagle Breed Maintenance

Although both the English Toy Spaniel and the Beagle are relatively low maintenance, they do tend to shed very often; this trait is definitely passed down to the Speagle. Because of this, you may want to prepare for hair always being present on your furniture and clothes. Brushing at least three times a week with a metal comb and curry brush will be an excellent way of keeping the shedding to a minimum, as well as removing any dirt that may be lying on your dog’s fur. Bathing only needs to occur every few months of whenever your Speagle gets especially dirt. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to clean your dog’s ears often and thoroughly dry them after bathing and swimming. This is because the Speagle has folded over ears that can easily trap excess moisture. If moisture remains inside the ears infections can occur. Thorough cleanings can help to decrease the chance of infection and irritation. Finally, clip your dog’s nails every few weeks to keep the paws healthy and snag free.

Brushes for English Speagle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Speagle Temperament

This breed is a complete sweetheart. They are wonderful with children of all ages and don’t mind other pets at all, especially if they have been raised with them since puppyhood. As loyal companions, the English Speagles tend to have difficulty with being left alone and barking will most likely occur when kept inside the house or in a crate without their people around. This is not from aggression of any kind, but simply from the braying tendency of the Beagle to alert his owner to any kind of interesting or different situation. Because of this tendency to bark, the Speagle may do best in a more rural area to keep from annoying any close neighbors. Besides this, the Speagle makes an excellent companion who wants an easy dog, that maintains an excellent balance between knowing how to play and relaxing. Such a trait comes from the fact that Spaniels and Beagles, while active dogs, are also known for enjoying a good snuggle on their owner’s lap or bed. Because this breed is very easy to train, early socialization and training sessions should be more than enough to curb any unwanted habits and instill a sense of good manners into your pup. If you are looking for an easy-going, playful, and loyal companion that isn’t too hard to train then the English Speagle may be the perfect fit for you!

English Speagle Activity Requirements

Since both parent breeds of the Speagle are relatively active, it is important to provide both mental and physical exercise for your dog a couple times a day. Activities such as a long walk, hike, jog, bike ride, training, and playing fetch in the yard for around 40 minutes to 1 hour at a time is more than enough to help keep your dog tired and happy. While just physical stimulation is very important, you will want to keep an intelligent dog mentally tired as well. Training is a great way to do this as well as creating a deeper bond between you and your dog. Because the Beagle and Spaniel are both capable of being snuggly around the house, you won’t need to worry too much about your Speagle constantly needing a good workout; which makes them a great dog for apartments. However, exercise will be needed multiple times a day and forgetting to do so can result in destruction of your property and possible bad behavior from your Speagle.

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

English Speagle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

English Speagle Owner Experiences

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