Poogle

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11-25 lbs
6-16"
United States
Beagle
Poodle
Poogle Hound, Beaglepoo, Beagledoodle, Beagapoo, Beapoo
The Poogle is a hybrid cross between the purebred Beagle and the Poodle and may go by several different name variations of Beagle and Poodle, including the Doodle nomenclature, which often categorizes Poodle hybrids and designer dogs.  Both parent breeds are popular, and the Poogle is currently recognized by five registries and competitive associations.  The Poogle can range in size depending on the parent sizes, but most are small dogs having Toy and Miniature Poodle bloodlines.  The Poogle usually has the steady, affectionate disposition of the Beagle with the soft coat of the Poodle and excels as a watchdog as well in agility.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
1980
Ancestry
Beagle and Poodle

Poogle Health

Average Size
Male Poogle size stats
Height: 6-16 inches Weight: 11-25 lbs
Female Poogle size stats
Height: 9-16 inches Weight: 11-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Peridontal Disease
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests

Poogle Breed History

The Poogle is recognized by five different competitive associations, and it is believed the hybrid originated in the United States in the 1980s.  Detailed documentation on the hybrid does not currently exist, and standards are not written regarding the physical traits.  Poogle owners may expect several Poodle and Beagle qualities to manifest and they can review the respective histories of both parents for more insight. The Poodle is an ancient dog with a history stretching back to at least Eygpt, though the breed is suspected to be much older.  The Poodle is the oldest known waterfowl dog, and detailed accounts of the breed are traced back to the 15th Century in Germany.  Also during the 1400s, the Toy and Miniature variations of the Poodle developed.  All three Poodle varieties exist under the same breed standard today with mostly just size as the differentiating factor.  As a German dog, the breed name is descriptive and indicated the Poodle's affinity toward water or puddles.  For centuries, the Miniature and Standard Poodles enjoyed hunting and work while the Toy Poodles were companions.  However, during the 20th Century, Poodles of all sizes began popular as companion dogs.  The Poodle, recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887, maintained two decades as the most popular dog in the United States between the 1950s and the 1970s.  Today, the Poodle is still a popular choice on the top ten list. The Beagle has an uncertain history and may have arrived in England with the Romans or come via the Norman invasions in the 11th Century.  However, the Beagle as it is known today developed in England during the 1800s.  Before the standard was developed, the Beagle was used for hunting, but Beagles fell out of favor to larger, faster dogs as foxhunting and gundogs became the popular choice in the 1700s.  The Beagle may have faced extinction if not for the efforts of Reverend Phillip Honeywood.  Rev. Honeywood established a pack of Essex Beagles that went on to become the standard and ancestors for all future Beagles.  The pack was bred for function, not looks and the Beagle was soon imported to the United States as a rabbit hunting dog.  Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and today, the Beagle enjoys a top-five popularity rating today.         

Poogle Breed Appearance

The Poogle shares many physical traits with its parent breeds including the coat and color variations.  The Poogle's eyes are dark, large, and round with a sad-looking expression accentuated by its medium-sized floppy ears that hang down.  The Poogle's nose is medium-sized and ranges from black to brown but harmonizes with the coat color.  The Poogle can have short or medium length hair, and the coat is usually wavy to curly, like the Poodle parent's coat.  The Poogle has a strong, sturdy body with straight legs and a sickle-shaped tail with moderate feathering.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Poogle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Poogle nose
Black
brown Poogle nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Poogle coat
Black
brown Poogle coat
Brown
white Poogle coat
White
red Poogle coat
Red
silver Poogle coat
Silver
gray Poogle coat
Gray
silver Poogle coat
Silver
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Poogle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Poogle Breed Maintenance

The Poogle, like most Poodle hybrids, is a hypoallergenic dog that doesn't shed much.  A shorter, coarse coat, like that of the Beagle parent, may shed slightly more and be less hypoallergenic.  The wavy to curly hair requires weekly grooming to keep it tangle-free, and the hair may grow continuously, requiring frequent trimming.  The Poogle's ears are long and covered in long hair that might catch dirt, debris, and moisture and they require frequent cleaning to prevent infections.  The Poogle is also prone to dental disease and should have its teeth and mouth cleaned at least three times a week to prevent damage.
Brushes for Poogle
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Poogle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Poogle Temperament

The Poogle is an active, family friendly dog that loves its people.  They are hearty and enjoy the company of active children.  The alertness and vocal natures make then excellent watchdogs, but they are also affectionate and curious with strangers.  The pack breed mentality of the Beagle parent makes this hybrid a friendly toward other dogs and even the family cat but the one track, prey mind may them aggressive towards small animals outside of the family pets.  The Poogle can be a little stubborn but with patience, plenty of mental stimulation, and consistent training, the Poogle makes for an excellent companion.

Poogle Activity Requirements

The Poogle is an active hybrid with moderate to high levels of energy and needs daily exercise.  Two walks outside, the occasional trip to the dog park, and playtime in the backyard are ideal for this dog.  Small backyards should always be secured by a high fence because the Poogle may be more prey driven and chase after small wildlife that comes near.  The Poogle prefers warmer climates and should not be left alone outside in cold or other climates. Houses with a small backyard are ideal for this active dog, but if the Poogle gets enough daily exercise elsewhere, it can adapt to apartment and urban living.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Poogle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Poogle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Poogle size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 16 lbs
Female Poogle size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 16 lbs
12 Months
Male Poogle size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Poogle size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 18 lbs
18 Months
Male Poogle size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Poogle size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 18 lbs

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