Beagle Lab Mix Pros and Cons:
– Good temperament; they are very friendly and playful. They love attention from their human companions and other dogs. They make good guard dogs. (They will bark at intruders) They do not have any aggression towards humans or other animals, but they may get jealous when their human friends play with another dog or cat.
– Very loyal to their owners. They are very protective of them.
– Easy to train; they learn quickly and respond well to training techniques. Their intelligence makes them easy to handle, especially if you have some experience with other breeds of dogs. You can teach your new friend many tricks and commands easily!
– Can be trained to work as a guide dog. They are intelligent enough to understand commands given by their handler.
– Good sense of smell; they can detect the scent of small animals, insects, birds and even people. (They can’t sniff out human odor though!)
– They are prone to separation anxiety; they may feel uncomfortable around strangers or unfamiliar situations. If left alone too long, they might become aggressive towards other dogs or cats.
– They are slow eaters. You should regulate how much food they eat every day, because they overeat very easily.
Beagle Lab Mix Size:
As the name suggests, a Beagle Lab mix will have the height of a Beagle (around 20 inches and 45 pounds) and the general body structure of a Labrador Retriever (they are generally heavier, with an average weight of 65 pounds). Their fur can be either short or medium length. Their tail is usually thick and long.
They are very much like Beagles, only bigger!
How Much Do They Cost:
The average cost of a Beagle is around $600 and the average cost of a Retriever is around $800. Having both dogs will obviously be more expensive, but their temperament makes them worth it! The Beagle Lab mix price can range from $800 to $1400. It all depends on which Kennel you buy your dog from.
– The mix between a Beagle and a Retriever can be unpredictable. Sometimes the offspring will inherit more physical features from one parent or the other, but they might also inherit personality traits from either parent. There is no way to know what your dog will be like before it is born.
– Beagle Lab mixes are social dogs. They get along well with children and other pets. However, socialization is still important so that they are familiar with different people and animals. If you don’t have the time or energy to go through this process, then a Beagle Lab mix may not be the right dog for you.
Beagle Lab Mix Appearance:
The Beagle Lab mix will inherit physical traits from both parents. They will have the body shape of a Beagle, but they will be bigger. Retriever like builds, give them a very muscular appearance. Their ears will be the shape of a Beagle’s, but they will be bigger.
Their coat can be either short or medium length. It can be brown, black, tan or a combination of these colors. They may have a few white spots on their body.
The Beagle Lab will usually grow to be around 2 feet tall and 3 feet long and will usually weigh around 45 – 65 pounds, with the females being slightly smaller.
Their tail will be thick like a Retriever’s and will be the same length as their bodies.
Beagle Lab Mix Personality:
Like Beagles, they have a very cheerful personality. They are very alert and make excellent watch dogs. They are very friendly with kids and strangers and they are very loving towards their owners.
The Beagle in them makes them very eager to please. They learn commands very quickly and love to follow orders.
They are remarkably easy to train. All you have to do is say the word “no” and they will instantly stop whatever it is they are doing. They also are not very stubborn. If you tell them to do something, they will do it right away.
The Retriever in them makes them very easy to maintain and care for. They only need a moderate amount of exercise and they are not big chewers or diggers. With the exception of eating and drinking, they are easily entertained. They are also very quiet dogs.
They are not usually used as hunting dogs, but they will occasionally jump fences or dig under them. So, you may want to take that into consideration when picking a breed.
Also, since they do have some hunting instincts, if they see any small animals (or even large ones), they will go after them. It is important to have a fenced-in yard or keep them on a leash at all times.
Living With A Beagle Lab Mix:
Beagle Lab mixes are very easy going and low maintenance dogs. They can be a bit too sensitive at times, but this is not a huge problem.
Their curiosity can get them into trouble sometimes, but if they are trained properly, this will not be a problem.
Beagle Lab mixes are very loving and affectionate dogs. They love their owners and like to please them. Because of this, they are happy to do whatever activity you want to do.
They are very docile and easy going. They can get along with other dogs as well as cats and other pets. Beagle Lab mixes do need a moderate amount of exercise, but they are not high energy dogs. So a trip or two a day to the park should be enough for them.
They are very obedient dogs and learn commands quickly, making them easy to train. They are very good watchdogs and will bark to let you know that someone is at the door. If you want a dog who can perform a lot of different jobs, the Beagle Lab mix is a good choice.
Beagle Lab Mix Health:
Labs tend to have more health problems than Beagles. Some of these problems may include: hip dysplasia, cataracts, ear infections and eye problems.
Beagles are not known to have a lot of health problems. However, some can have problems with their vision, ears and tend to gain weight easily.
Beagle Lab Mix Grooming:
Beagle Lab mixes can be average shedders. How much they shed depends on whether or not they inherit the Beagle’s low shedding coat.
Despite their short coats, they will still need to be brushed once a week at least. If you do not do this, their fur will mat up and they will start to itch a lot.
Their ears should be cleaned monthly and their teeth should be brushed at least twice a week.
Beagle Lab mixes will need to go to the vet for regular checkups, just like any dog.
Famous Beagle Lab Mix:
There are no famous Beagle Lab mixes that I know of.
Beagle Lab Mix Behavior:
Beagle Lab mixes are very playful and rambunctious. They will often be found running around the house or jumping all over you.
These dogs are a little too hyper for some people. However, they should calm down when they reach adulthood.
These dogs do not like being left alone for a long period of time and will let you know this by barking constantly and tearing things up. These are not guard dogs. They will bark at people outside, but mainly because they want their attention, not because they are protecting you or your stuff.
They do not like it when you leave and will make this obvious by whining and standing by the door. You may even see them drooping or slumping.
These dogs can have a few behavior problems, such as chewing and digging. Beagles are known to chew, and Labradors are known to dig. When you add these two traits together, you get a dog that chews and digs.
Some Beagle Lab mixes will have no problem with this and will only chew on appropriate items. However, some can have issues if they do not have anything else to chew on. You may need to monitor what they chew on and keep them from chewing on certain things.
They will also dig holes in your yard. Some Beagle Lab mixes may only do this in one area, but some will dig all over the place. To curb this behavior, you will either need to give them lots of chew toys or fill in the holes they dig.
They will bark at things that catch their interest. Some do not bark much, while others are incessant barkers. They may bark at people walking down the street, other animals, cars driving by or even the wind.
If you do not want a dog that barks a lot, these are not the dogs for you. You will be able to train them not to bark so much, but some will always have a tendency to bark.
Beagle Lab Mix with Children:
These mixes are great with kids. They love them and are very patient with them. These dogs will often find themselves putting up with a lot of abuse from kids and yet still be loving and patient.
The Beagle part of the dog loves to play and will often tolerate a lot of abuse from the kids. They are also very good-natured, easy going and get along with everyone.
These dogs are great with children and elderly people. However, they can have a slight tendency to jump. You will either need to train them not to jump up when they are excited or keep them away from elderly people who may get hurt.
Beagle Lab Mix with Other Pets:
A lot of the Beagle Lab mix is friendly with other dogs. Some will prefer the company of people over other dogs. However, some can be a little aggressive with other dogs. It all depends on their past experiences and training.
These dogs tend to do pretty well with other pets in the house, assuming they were introduced at a young age. If you get one of these dogs at a later age, they may be more inclined to be aggressive with other pets. You will need to watch their behavior and separate them if needed.
What is the Beagle Lab Mix Like?
The Beagle Lab mix tends to display traits of both breeds, but there are some key differences. These dogs are very friendly and playful. They love the company of people and other animals.
They are very active and have a lot of endurance. You will need to take them on long walks and make sure they get plenty of exercise, otherwise they will get into trouble in your yard.
The Beagle Lab mix is very intelligent. Owners say these dogs can be trained very easily and they learn commands relatively quickly. They also like to learn and can be good competitors in dog shows or competitions.
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