Last Updated on 11/17/2021 by Veronica Jones
Poodles and beagles are very popular dog breeds, but what happens if you mix a poodle and a beagle? The poodle beagle mix is a mixed breed that you are surely going to fall in love with. Also known as the beaglepoo, beagle doodle, poodle beagle or beapoo, they make great family dogs.
However, this cross breed is fairly new, so many people may not know much about Poogles. Are you wondering if Poogles are the right kind of pet for you? Here is everything you need to know.
Meet the Parents: Beagle Poodle Mix
As you can guess from the name, a Poogle dog is a mixture of two dogs: the poodle and the beagle. The poodle and the beagle breed are both popular household hounds and their mix as a breed is also gaining popularity for various reasons. Here is a quick look at each breed to help you learn more about the beaglepoo.
Poodles are a water dog breed that can be large or even miniature in size. They have curly fur and long pointed noses, and they are well-loved for their intelligence. The poodle originates from Germany, and they can be found as early as the 15th century. The standard Poodle was the first poodle, but the miniature and toy poodles emerged in the 1400s.
The other parent of a Poogle dog is the beagle. The beagle parent is a hunting dog with a very strong nose. They have white, brown, and black fur that is very short. They are small to medium-sized dogs. The beagle has a fairly unsure history, but they appeared in records as early as the 11th century. The beagle that we know today was developed in England around the 1800s.
History and Origins of the Poogle
The true origins and history of the poodle beagle mix are a mystery. No one truly knows when or where this breed started, as no breeder has a detailed account of this beagle poodle mix. However, it is believed that the Poogle breed began in the 1980s in the United States of America.
Physical Appearance – What Do Poogles Look Like?
Since the Poogle is a mixed breed, because it is a beagle poodle mix, there is no exact standard to what a Poogle looks like. However, a Poogle will definitely show traits of their parent’s breeds. It is also possible that your Poogle would look only like one parent. You will likely not know what Poogles look like until they are born.
A Poogle tends to be small to medium in size, depending on the height of the poodle parent. They usually have round, dark eyes and floppy ears. A Poogle usually has a medium-sized nose. The nose color tends to harmonize naturally with their coat color, but it is often brown to black.
As for the fur, this can greatly vary, but many Poogles have a mixture of their parent’s fur. They often have wavy to curly coats that is short to medium in length, similar to the coat of the poodle. They come in a variety of coat colors and patterns. They also have sickle-shaped tails and have strong bodies paired with straight legs.
Poogle Temperament and Behavior – Are Poogles Friendly?
Thanks to the parent breeds, the poodle beagle mix is very friendly with a great temperament. A Poogle can become an excellent family dog thanks to its kind and gentle nature. They also love to play with children because they have lots of energy, but they will still be careful during playtime.
Moreover, they can also make excellent watchdogs. The beagle parent is a hunting dog with a keen sense of smell, meaning they can smell when strangers are in your home. The poodle parent is very intelligent and alert, which means they will swiftly warn you about dangerous people in your house. It is likely that your beagle poodle mix will have these traits.
Training a Beagle Poodle Mix
The Poogle breed is very smart because of their poodle and beagle genetics, but they are also very stubborn. They can learn the tricks easily because they are smart, but they may simply ignore you. To train the Poogle dog, you must be very patient, consistent and stern, giving lots of praise whenever they listen to you.
Training is also a must for this dog because they need lots of mental stimulation. Plus, they can be attention seekers, so spending some time training your Poogle can give them the attention that they want. Since this dog is half beagle, they are very food motivated, so healthy treats can encourage them during training.
How Much Exercise Do Poogles Need?
Both the poodle parent and beagle parent have loads of energy, so expect your Poogle to be active. The Poogle breed will likely need at least two 15-30 minute walks a day, with playtime in between for about 20-40 minutes. They will also appreciate a trip to a park to every now and then. Of course, older Poogles will likely need less exercise, only wanting more frequent but shorter walks throughout the day.
Letting your beagle poodle dog exercise is crucial for mental stimulation. They are smart dogs with energy, and they get bored easily. If you let them get bored and lack exercise, they will turn to destructive behavior (chewing, digging, tearing, etc.).
It would also be ideal to a few toys wherever your Poogle stays. Poogles will get bored, especially if no one is at home to keep them company. The toys work as mental stimulation, and will prevent them from chewing up your furniture.
Grooming a Beagle Poodle Mix
A Poogle will have a medium to high maintenance requirement to keep them well-groomed. If your Poogle has long hair, they will need to be brushed at least once a day for 15 minutes to remove tangles. They only need to be brushed 1-3 times a week if they have short fur. You may use a pin brush and a deshedder brush. It is also possible that their hair will continuously grow, requiring regular trims every 2-3 months.
A Poogle generally has long ears with long hair, which easily catches moisture, dirt, etc. The ears need to be regularly cleaned to avoid infections and smell. Moreover, they need to have their teeth brushed at least thrice a week because they are susceptible to dental disease.
Does a Poogle Shed?
Whether or not a Poogle sheds will depend on the specific dog’s genes. They could inherit the poodle parent gene where they are partially hypoallergenic because they do not shed. However, your Poogle could also get the beagle parent gene, where they will be less hypoallergenic because they slightly shed. You may need to brush your Poogle more frequently if they shed.
Poogle Health Issues
Because the Poogle is a mix of a poodle and a beagle, they are generally healthy. Mixed breed dogs normally have healthier bodies because they have stronger genetic diversity. Therefore, they are less prone to having genetic diseases.
However, they can still be somewhat prone to a few diseases that you need to watch out for. The Poogle is normally bred from pure parent breeds, so they are not that mixed. For instance, they are prone to ear infections and obesity because of the beagle genes, and they are generally prone to dental problems.
Does a Beagle Poodle Mix Make a Good Family Pet?
Yes, the beagle poodle mix is an excellent choice for most families. A Poogle dog is generally very friendly and kind with a gentle demeanor. They are active enough to keep up with most children, but have fairly low aggression levels with good patience. They can also serve as watchdogs, keeping an eye on your home.
However, you should still be wary when introducing your dog to kids. The kids must learn how to respect the Poogle and not harm them to prevent potential injuries to the kid and the dog. You can also train your Poogle not to nibble, bite, etc., to avoid accidents.
Are Poogles Good with Cats?
A Poogle can be good with cats, but you should still be wary when introducing any dog to a cat. Poogles can be hunting dogs because of their beagle genes, so you ought to be cautious and introduce the two animals slowly. However, they are generally friendly and gentle, so a Poogle may get used to cats quickly.
Keep in mind that the natural instinct of a Poogle dog is to hunt prey. In their eyes, the cat could be prey. You need to be the person mediating the two animals to prevent either animal from attacking each other.
Finding Poogle Puppies for Sale
Finding a Poogle can be difficult because the beagle poodle mix can be fairly rare. Typically, a Poogle pup comes from an “accidental” mating of a poodle and a beagle, so you may simply happen upon a litter. However, it can be considered a “designer dog,” so some breeders may specialize in the Poogle breed.
Since they are a mixed breed with no clear origins, the Poogle is not recognized by certain associations like the American Kennel Club because they have no breed standard. So, it may be difficult for you to find a reliable and reputable breeder that cares about the dogs, not just money.
Finding and Choosing Poogle Breeders
As mentioned earlier, a kennel club often does not recognize the Poogle. Therefore, it can be difficult to look for a breeder who specifically breeds the beagle poodle mix. A beagle or a poodle breeder may decide to breed their dogs out of the breed, but that may be rare.
If you happen to find a Poogle breeder, there are a few questions you ought to ask them. Firstly, you need to ask to see the parents of the Poogle. The health of the parents will help you determine if the Poodle puppy is healthy.
Next, you need to see their living conditions to examine how the breeder cares for the mother dog and pups. Puppies that live in dirty conditions are more likely to catch disease, infections, etc. Plus, dirty and cramped environments can cause stress to the mother dog and puppies.
You may also ask them how many litters has the mother dog had in her life. Typically, mother dogs should only have 2-3 litters in their entire life, as any more can be dangerous for their health. If the breeder tells you that the mother dog has had more than 3 litters in her life, the breeder likely excessively breeds for profit.
When a breeder breeds for profit, it can mean that they do not care for the dogs or the breed. They will “cut costs” by feeding the mother dog low quality food and keep them in terrible conditions. Moreover, they will likely not take care of the puppies either because they only see the dogs as business.
Of course, you must also ask to see the puppy to check how healthy they are. If you find a backyard breeder, the puppy will likely be unhealthy. You want your puppy to be energetic, plump, etc. A skinny and slow puppy is a sign that the breeder is unethical.
Many legitimate breeders will offer a “cooling off” period to people. A cooling off period refers to a “refund” where you get your money back and return your puppy if your puppy does not fit your home and lifestyle. For instance, your current dog at home may not like having a new puppy around, making it dangerous for the puppy. Typically, the cooling off period lasts for a week after adopting the puppy.
One tell-tale sign that the breeder is excellent and actually cares for dogs is if they ask YOU questions. A reputable breeder will want to know about your living conditions, if you owned a dog before, your income, etc. Breeders who care about dogs will want to know that you are actually capable of owning and taking care of their puppies. If they do not think you can handle it, they will not let you adopt their dogs.
Beagle Poodle Mix – Pros and Cons
While the Poogle dog is an amazing companion to have, they still have their downsides. It is good to learn about any breed’s traits before getting one. That way, you can figure out if you can handle those cons and what you can do about them. Here is a quick look at the pros and cons for the Poogle.
The first pro is that if the Poogle inherited a lot of poodle genes, they will likely be partially hypoallergenic. Poodles have extremely minimal shedding, and they have almost human-like hair. However, the Poogle may shed more if they have more beagle genes.
Another pro is that the Poogle is very easy to train. The poodle and the beagle are smart dogs, making the Poogle equally as intelligent. They have the capacity to easily learn new tricks. Keep in mind that they can still be stubborn, so consistent training is still required.
Finally, the Poogle may be cute, but they can also watch over your home. The beagle breed is a hunting dog with an excellent sense of smell that the Poogle will likely inherit. The beagle is likely the first dog that will bark to let you know if there is an intruder in your home, and the Poogle will likely do the same.
Unfortunately, many Poogles will likely want to bark a lot. The beagle genes in them make them natural chatty barkers, which can be great if you want them to guard your home. However, this makes them less ideal for people who live in apartments. Luckily, you can train your dog to avoid barking excessively.
The Poogle is a naturally sociable dog, but they can be prone to developing separation anxiety if they are alone too much. They are ideal dogs for a family, where people are not gone from home for long periods. If you are 1-2 people living in a home and are not home often, the Poogle may not be right fr you.
It is common for this hybrid breed to have bad teeth. The poodle, particularly the toy poodle, is prone to having periodontal and dental problems. So, these hybrid dogs may inherit the same problems. Luckily, you can prevent these health problems by brushing their teeth daily and getting their teeth checked by a vet 1-2 times a year.
How Much Does a Poogle Puppy Cost?
The cost of Poogle puppies can vary greatly. An accidental litter of Poogles from a family home may only sell each pup for $150. However, a breeder that has purebred parents and purposefully bred Poogles may charge as high as $750 or more.
Of course, these prices do not include other initial costs you will have to spend for the puppy. You will also need to remember to pay for crates, bowls, vaccination shots, collar, leash, blood tests, deworming, etc., which can cost you $450-500.
Good names for a Beagle Poodle Mix
Are you thinking of what fun names you could give your Poogle pup? Here are some great names you can try out.
Poogle – Similar Breeds
So you like Poogles, but they may not be the perfect breed that fits your needs and lifestyle. The breed is kind and friendly, but they need lots of attention and exercise. No need to worry, here are a few other breeds that are similar to Poogles that you can look into.
A bea-tzu is a mix of a beagle and a shih-tzu. The bea-tzu is often smaller than most Poogles because they can stay as short as 9 inches tall, and their fur tends to be a bit curlier and grows faster. The bea-tzu will likely need more grooming than Poogles. So, you may need to brush their fur daily, trim their fur once a month, etc.
However, they have similar attitudes to beagles despite their cute looks. Since beagles are natural hunters, the bea-tzu will also likely chase after random creatures like birds in your yard, making them nearly as energetic as Poogles.
A cockapoo is a mix of a cocker spaniel and a poodle, creating a unique hybrid breed. Cockapoos are generally the same height as Poogles, being around 10-12 inches tall, but they can be shorter or taller depending on their parents. They may also have a similar coat to Poogles because most cockapoos have short to medium wavy fur with minimal shedding.
Moreover, cockapoos have very similar temperaments to mix poodle beagle dogs. They are intelligent thanks to their poodle genes. They are active, friendly and loving, making them a great pet for families. Moreover, they are outgoing dogs that love to socialize like Poogles.
Corgis do not really look like Poogles, but they do share similar personalities. Corgis have great temperaments like Poogles because they are friendly, gentle and easy-going. They are also a great dog breed for families because training is fairly easy if you are consistent.
Moreover, you may like the corgi breed more if you want a dog breed that is more accessible. It is much easier to find a corgi breeder than a Poogle breeder because Corgis are recognized dog breeds by the American Kennel Club. So, it will be much easier for you to find this pup if you want a corgi as a pet.
All in All
A Poogle may not be a common breed name nor have a breed club, but this poodle beagle mix has a lot to offer. A Poogle puppy has a unique and gorgeous coat, with great personality. These bundles of joys may be the right kind of dog for you if you need a family dog that loves attention and fun.