Papeagle

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4-30 lbs
8-15"
Unknown
Papillon
Beagle
The Papeagle is a sweet and lovable hybrid mix of the Papillon and the Beagle.  There is little known about the hybrid itself, especially in regard to its approximate date and place of origin.  Both parent breeds have histories which are shrouded in mystery but it is believed that both breeds can be traced back to the time before the time of King Arthur, though the parent breeds originate in different countries.  The Papeagle hybrid will melt your heart and will fit into the family unit wherever he is located, bonding closely to family members.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Papillon, Beagle

Papeagle Health

Average Size
Male Papeagle size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 4-30 lbs
Female Papeagle size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 4-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Cataracts
  • Cvi (Wobbler’S Syndrome)
  • Follicular Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy (Ataxia)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system

Papeagle Breed History

The Papeagle hybrid is a mix of the Papillon and the Beagle.  There is little history about the hybrid itself available at this time, but there is plenty of breed information available on the parent breeds.  So, in order to get a "total" picture of the hybrid, we will need to look at the histories of each parent breed.  The Papillon is a breed whose history is shrouded in mystery, mostly perhaps due to the lack of documented records for most dogs originating in China. There are a couple of theories about the Papillon's heritage...some believing that Asian toy dog breeds, like the Japanese Chin, are in its ancestry...with others believing that breeds from the Far East were not brought into play but instead the reduction in size of the Papillon came from the breeding of the smallest dogs of the breed together.  Whether you subscribe to one theory of breeding or the other, it matters not.  What matters is that the Papillon of today is the product of breeding of the tiny Continental Toy Spaniels and Dwarf Spaniels, being traced back beyond the 1200's in artistic depictions of the times.  Great artists like Titian, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Fraggonard, Watteau and others depicted these tiny treasures sitting on the laps of the ladies of the royal, rich and famous. Even Marie Antoinette was a proud lover and owner of the Papillon.  It seems that France, Spain and Italy all have had a hand in promoting the breed to its current level of popularity.  The breeds original purpose seems to have been purely for companionship, a purpose and function which it expertly fills today. The Papillon of today is noted for its erect, fringed ear set but the ears weren't always like that.  In the beginning, the ears were dropped and the breed was called "Phalene".  That name continues today as a type of Papillon with the "Papillon" moniker being given to the variety with the "butterfly" erect, fringed ear set.  The Papillon came to England in 1901 and was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1923 and by the American Kennel Club in 1935, though it was admitted for registration as early as 1915 in the AKC.  The Beagle is a breed whose date of origination is clouded as well.  It is believed that predecessors called white hounds have been traced back to the days of King Arthur.  While there is a bit of disagreement in this theory, most will agree that there is some hound in the ancestry of the Beagle, some being sight hounds who hunt specifically by sight and others being true hounds who hunt specifically by scent. In all of this breed mixing over the centuries, the Beagle is now and has always fallen into the scent hound category.  Originating in the United Kingdom, their scent-hunting abilities have been valued by the British hunters for centuries.  Even the hunters in the early years of the American deep South utilized this breed and similar breeds for their scent hunting abilities. The Beagle breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885, having called them "curious and comedic" and citing that they frequently follow their noses into all kinds of mischief. The Papeagle hybrid itself is recognized by the following organizations:  Designer Breed Registry and the International Designer Canine Registry.

Papeagle Breed Appearance

The Papeagle is a hybrid mix of the Papillon and the Beagle breeds and, as such, can take on the appearance traits of one or both of the parent breeds.  Described as being built like a small Beagle, breeders and owners of Papeagles describe the canine as docile and alert as well as being sweet and loyal with sad, expressive dark, brown or hazel eyes, lightly athletic build, a head that is triangular with floppy ears and a large black nose on a medium length muzzle with scissors bite. Your Papeagle will likely stand 8 to 15 inches tall at the withers and will likely weigh from 4 to 30 pounds, depending upon which parent breed has dominance in the bio pool.  The tail will likely be in proportion to the size of the body of the dog and set high and carried high.  The coat will likely be of medium length and smooth with these colors available: black, light brown, beige spots on white base.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Papeagle eyes
Hazel
brown Papeagle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Papeagle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Papeagle coat
Black
brown Papeagle coat
Brown
white Papeagle coat
White
fawn Papeagle coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Papeagle straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Papeagle Breed Maintenance

The Papeagle is a hybrid mix of Papillon and Beagle is considered low to moderate in maintenance.  Generally, breeders and owners of the Papeagle say that the coat is usually smooth with minimal to moderate shedding, requiring brushing twice a week and bathing monthly or as needed when your pet feels dirty. The floppy ears, which he inherits from the Beagle parent, will need to be checked and cleaned weekly with a cotton ball and ear cleaning solution.  The toenails should also be checked weekly, trimming as needed.  The teeth should be brushed at least twice weekly as with most canine breeds to reduce the opportunity for the development of periodontal disease and its accompanying tooth loss.  The smell and drooling levels are considered low for this hybrid.
Brushes for Papeagle
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Papeagle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Papeagle Temperament

Your Papeagle hybrid is a mix of the Papillon and the Beagle and, as such, is likely to take on the temperament qualities of either or both parent breeds.  Owners and breeders of these loving canines describe their temperament as docile and alert but may also be on the shy side.  Other terms used to describe this quiet and docile canine are: sweet, loving, loyal, kind, friendly and well-behaved.  This hybrid is one which will quickly bond with its human family and will desire to be with them as much as possible, really not liking being left alone for long periods of time.  He is said to be such a friendly canine, that he'll do well with strangers and may not be the dog you want if you need a watchdog.  He gets along well with children and with other animals, but don't be surprised if there is a bit of chasing done with the family cat -- his heritage is a hunter from the Beagle side.  He is intelligent and eager to please, making him fairly easy to train.  His energy levels are moderate but this doesn't mean he doesn't need his daily walks and playtime in the back yard or dog park.

Papeagle Activity Requirements

The Papeagle is not an overly active canine but he does still need to be exercised daily.  He loves to walk and jog with you, romp and play in the dog park or in the back yard.  He has a moderate tendency to wander, following his nose into all things mischief, so it's recommended that you keep him on leash when outside the house or fenced yard.  He'll love to play games of fetch and Frisbee but won't mind snuggling up beside you or snuggle on your lap while you sip hot chocolate and watch a good chic flick.  He'll get along great in an urban or rural setting and, due to his size and energy levels, can live quite happily in an apartment, condo or family home with or without a fenced yard.  His coat provides adequate protection for moderate climates but will need extra protection if he lives in areas of temperature extremes.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
4 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Papeagle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Papeagle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Papeagle size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Papeagle size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 12 lbs
12 Months
Male Papeagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Papeagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 17 lbs
18 Months
Male Papeagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Papeagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 17 lbs

Papeagle Owner Experiences

Elvis
4 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
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Walk
he's an angel, the best dog i've ever had! very smart and alert but he's a sweet boy, gets along well with his purebred beagle sister
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