Peagle

13-16 lbs
6-12"
United States
Beagle
Pekingese
The Peagle is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Pekingese and the Beagle. This adorable little guy is a sweet, affectionate dog whose popularity has soared recently. He is friendly and smart. He loves his family, even small children. In fact, he loves most people and is considered quite social. He gets along with other pets (including cats). He can live in an apartment or a home with a fenced-in yard. He is incredibly loyal to his family, and one should keep in mind that he can be a rather curious little dog. He does not require much in the way of maintenance.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Pekingese, Beagle

Peagle Health

Average Size
Male Peagle size stats
Height: 10-16 inches Weight: 15-18 lbs
Female Peagle size stats
Height: 6-12 inches Weight: 13-16 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Heart Conditions
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Cleft Palate
  • Beagle Dwarfism
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Invertebral Disc Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Eye Conditions
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None
Occasional Tests
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Peagle Breed History

The Peagle originates in the United States. Its exact year of origin is unknown. While we know a few things regarding the origin of the Peagle, further information can be obtained by studying the history of the parent breeds. The Beagle as we know it really did not come into existence until the nineteenth century. Although some Greek artifacts describe a dog similar to the Beagle, no one knows for sure exactly where or how the Beagle originated. Most believe that William the Conqueror brought Talbot hounds to England in 1066. (Talbot hounds are thought to be the direct ancestor of the Beagle.) Because of their excellent hunting skills, the Beagle became very popular with nobility. Edward II and Elizabeth I had variations of the modern Beagle. In the mid 1800s, a Reverend Phillip Honeywood bred and developed a group of hunting dogs. Around the same time, Americans began  importing Beagles. The Beagle was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1884. The Pekingese finds its origins in the Orient. If legend is to be believed, a lion fell in love with a marmoset. In order to be able to marry, the lion asked Buddha to reduce his size, yet allow him to retain his bravery. Buddha gave the marriage his blessing, and the pair became the parents of the Fu Lin, the lion dogs of China. While their origins do not actually follow the mythological story, we do know that the Pekingese is one of the oldest dog breeds of all time. The breed is named after the capital city of Peking, and Pekingese dogs belonged to the imperial family only. During the Opium War of 1860, British troops procured the dog after storming the imperial palace. Five dogs were taken to England, one of which became Queen Victoria's dog. Sometime in the early 1900s, the Pekingese made its way to the United States. It was accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1904.

Peagle Breed Appearance

The Peagle is an adorable little dog. He generally weighs between thirteen and eighteen pounds, and is a little over one foot tall at the shoulder when he reaches maturity. He is generally a cream or tan-colored dog; however, his actual coat color will depend on the dominant parent breed. He may have short hair like the Beagle parent breed, or he may have long, silky hair like the Pekingese parent breed. Some Peagles are brachycephalic, and he may have a short nose. This will give him a "smushed-face" look. He will have long, floppy ears. His tail is likely to be long, and may curl at the end. Depending on the dominant parent breed, he may have feathering on his ears and tail. 
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Peagle eyes
Hazel
brown Peagle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Peagle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Peagle coat
White
cream Peagle coat
Cream
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Peagle straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Peagle Breed Maintenance

The Peagle's level of maintenance largely depends on the traits he inherits from his parent breeds. Most Peagles have short hair; however, one should be prepared for medium-length hair as well. Experts indicate that Peagle owners can expect either moderate or high levels of grooming. Regardless of hair length, he will need to be brushed daily to rid his coat of excess hair. Bathe him only when necessary. The natural oils of his coat will keep his fur looking shiny and healthy. Because the Peagle is prone to tear stains under his eyes, you will need to wipe this area regularly to remove any discharge from his eyes. Expect the Peagle to shed a great deal. Brush his teeth two or three times a week in order to prevent tartar build-up and bad breath. However, if you want to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily. Trim his nails (should they not wear down on their own) every two or three weeks. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on the floor, it is time to trim the nails.
Brushes for Peagle
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Peagle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Peagle Temperament

The Peagle is a sweet, playful dog. He is also highly affectionate. He may be very inquisitive, but he is also confident and friendly. He is good with children of all ages, and he is highly protective of his family as well. Expect the Peagle to be very social, both with other animals and with people he may or may not know. He is good with all types of pets, especially if he is allowed to socialize with them from an early age. When training - which is fairly easy with the Peagle - one should use positive reinforcement to reward behavior rather than punishing him for unacceptable actions. Consistency is key in training a Peagle. He wants more than anything to please his owners. He also loves to entertain anyone around him. Overall, the Peagle is a sweet and funny little dog who promises to give his family years of entertainment and affection.

Peagle Activity Requirements

The Peagle is a rather active breed. He will need a moderate amount of exercise every day. It is also key to remember that the Peagle is highly intelligent, so providing him with toys that stimulate mental activity will keep him from getting bored and getting into mischief. He will enjoy a trip to the dog park where he will enjoy the interaction with other canines (and their owners, of course!). Short, brisk walks around the neighborhood or time in an enclosed area in the backyard also provide the Peagle with ample opportunities to get exercise. He enjoys playing, but remember, he should never be left outside for long periods of time. His place is inside the home with his family. Also, he may inherit brachycephalic issues from the Pekingese parent breed. This means that he absolutely should not be allowed to get too hot or overexert himself. Keep water handy as he is active regardless of the time of year.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Peagle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Peagle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Peagle size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Peagle size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Peagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs
Female Peagle size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 9 lbs
18 Months
Male Peagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Peagle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 13 lbs

Peagle Owner Experiences

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1 People
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