Glechon

15-35 lbs
13-16"
Unknown
Beagle
Bichon Frise

The Glechon is a hybrid breed where the alert Beagle is crossed with the  loving Bichon Frise. Dogs of the hybrid tend to be medium in size at 26 to 40 pounds and are usually seen with wiry fur, floppy ears and a short snout. The Glechon will typically be feisty and love attention, enjoying being around other dogs as well as people. The hybrid can be easily excited and is typically bright, with a lot energy. Exercise on a daily basis, as well as mental stimulation, will be important for the Glechon. Owners of the Glechon say he is a bundle of fun.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Beagle and Bichon Frise

Glechon Health

Average Size
Male Glechon size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 15-35 lbs
Female Glechon size stats
Height: 14-16 inches Weight: 15-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Invertebral Disc Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Eyes
  • Heart
  • Hips
  • Dental Examination
  • Blood Tests
  • MRI Scan

Glechon Breed History

The hybrid called the Glechon is a new dog on the scene that does not have a detailed history, though the two breeds that combine to create this canine have histories that can be examined. The Beagle’s history is not well-documented, however it is thought that the Beagle may have descended from pack hounds before the Roman era. Originating in England, the breed’s compact size made it popular with hunters where the Beagle would work in packs of dogs to hunt deer and hare. The Beagle we know of today was developed in the 1800’s from the Talbot Hound, North Country Beagle and Southern Hound to be an easy-going breed. In the 1840’s, the breed was brought to the United States for the purpose of hunting and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. There are several beliefs about the history of the Bichon Frise. Some claim the breed has lineage from the Maltese and has Mediterranean ties. Other documentation points to the Bichon Frise originating from the Barbet or Water Spaniel and says he may even be related to the Coton de Tulear. This is where some believe the name “barbichon” is from and that it was ultimately shortened to “bichon”. These dogs were said to be separated into four categories which are the Bolognais, Havanais, Maltais and the Teneriffe. History points to the breed often being bartered with by sailors. The dogs were very popular in Spain and it is thought that Spanish sailors introduced the breed to Teneriffe, which is an island in the Canaries. In the 1300’s the dogs were rediscovered by Italian sailors and became popular among Italian nobility. During the Renaissance, the breed was popular in France, and was highly favored by Henry III, who carried his Bichons everywhere he went. The Bichon Frise became less popular in the late 1800’s, a time where it was found in fairs and circuses. The first domestic litter of the Bichon Frise was born in the United States in 1956.

Glechon Breed Appearance

Small to medium in size, the Glechon typically has floppy ears like those of the Beagle. The hybrid will often have a short snout like his Bichon Frise parent, although a Beagle muzzle is sometimes seen. He will have a long, sturdy body. The bright, mischievous eyes of the Glechon are typically large and round, as is his head. Dogs of the hybrid can be seen in yellow, brown, black, gray and white. He can be seen in one color or a mix of colors and his coat can vary depending on the dominant parental genes; typically it will be wavy or rough and wiry.

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

Glechon Breed Maintenance

The coat of the Glechon should be brushed with a pin brush at least three to four times per week in order to prevent tangles in his coat. He may need the fur around his eyes trimmed on occasion. Bathing should also occur on an as-needed basis. The Glechon will usually be a low shedding dog that is easy to maintain. It is recommended that his ears be cleaned on a weekly basis in order to prevent infection caused by dirt and excess moisture. As with all dogs, the teeth of the Glechon should be brushed a few times per week to keep his gums pain free and to maintain long-term dental health. His nails should be trimmed as needed, depending on his activity level and how fast they wear down on their own.

Brushes for Glechon
Pin Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Glechon requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Glechon Temperament

The Glechon is a brave, very intelligent, laid back dog that will be loving and loyal to his humans. This hybrid will be gentle and enjoy cuddling on your lap or at your feet while also being ready to play. The Glechon will love getting your attention and will do well with other dogs and even strangers, though he may chase small animals. The hybrid gets along with children and will love to play with them as much as possible. The Glechon’s curiosity and strong sense of smell makes him good at tracking.  

Glechon Activity Requirements

The Glechon will require a minimum of one to two walks per day for at least 30 to 60 minutes. It is important that you help your Glechon expend his energy; as the hybrid has a lot of it and loves to play, so this can be a tall order. In addition to multiple walks, the Glechon will enjoy going on runs, playing in a fenced-in yard and visiting the dog park. Mental stimulation will also be important for the well-being of the Glechon. He will enjoy games of fetch and a selection of toys for him is nice to keep on hand.

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

Glechon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.50
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

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