The Border Beagle (Border Collie Beagle Mix) is a lovable dog that was devoloped by crossing the popular Beagle and the loving Border Collie. It is a medium size designer dog and is highly energetic, enthusiastic, intelligent, lively and energetic in nature. These dogs make great human companions and can do well in apartment life. Their physical characteristics include large, dark, round eyes with a long muzzle and floppy ears. The dog has a stout body, sturdy legs, and a bushy tail. The coat may vary in individual dogs. Some dogs may have a long and silky coat or a short and coarse double coat.
Border Collie Beagle Mix Puppies
Border Beagle Temperament and Behavior
The Border Beagle is a lovable dog which will need a lot of attention from its owner too. It is eager to please its master and will do anything to make you smile. The dog will shower you with unconditional love and unshakable loyalty. The BB is a great guard dog and will go to any extent to protect your home, kids and other pets too. They do exceptionally good with children and are usually playful with other dogs too. They may show some timidness or shyness, mainly towards the male dogs.
The Border Collie Beagle Mix will protect your premises with a full dedication and will warn you of the moment it notices an intruder. It is you who have to show the dog that the stranger is a friend and stop him from barking. This makes the Border Beagle an excellent watchdog. The dog has got an inherent sense of smell like its Beagle parent. This will make the dog to follow its nose and sniff things around. It might lick or chew your shoes, wallet or anything that the dog can get its paws on. The dog has a knack for digging and it loves to ride in the car too.
Do not let the dog out free without a leash as it is a clever escape artist. You should only let the dog go off the leash only in an enclosed fenced yard. The dog can sometimes show stubbornness like its Beagle parent. The dog is a perfect companion for those families having children, elderly people and for the singletons too.
Border Beagle Care
Border Beagle Exercise
It is a highly energetic dog and it requires a daily dose of exercise in plenty. Lack of exercise might make the dog resort to destructive activities like chewing shoes, biting couches and stuff like that. You need to take the dog out daily for a brisk walk and jogging. Keep the dog on the leash or it may tend to chase behind small animals like cats and squirrels. You can take the dog to a dog park to make it socialize with other dogs and their owners. The owner can play with the dog in an open area enclosed by fences. This will keep the dog safe and prevent it from sprinting away. The Beagle can thrive in apartment life and in rural settings too.
border beagle Grooming
The grooming requirement of this breed is bare-minimum. Brush the dogs with short coats by using a rubber curry brush to get rid of the dead hair. For maintaining a dog with a long coat, you can use a bristle brush. Brushing the dog daily will reduce its shedding and help in keeping the floor of your home clean. The floppy ears of the dog should be cleaned weekly to prevent the build-up of the debris. Trim the nails in every 2 to 3 weeks. Brush its teeth every week to avoid tartar build up.
border beagle health issues
The Border Beagle is a dog with sound health and a strong immune system. The common issues that can bother it are hip dysplasia, eye, and skin allergies.
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Border Beagle Quick Description
|Also known as||Border Collie Beagle Mix|
|Coat||Double, Harsh and Rough, Shiny, Short, Silky, Soft|
|Colors||Usually come with a combination of black and white, and sometimes mixed with brown, tan, red-brown or golden colors|
|Type||Designer dog, hound dog, companion dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||20-40 pounds (for full grown male and female)|
|Height (size)||Small to medium|
|Personality Traits||Loving, alert, social, stubborn, active, playful, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Barking||Moderate to frequent|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, ACHC|
Border Beagle Training
The Border Beagle's owner has to take the charge or training the dog. Handing over the dog to a professional trainer might not be an ideal thing to do with this dog. It is probably, after getting back from training, there will be lack of training between the dog and owner. The master won't be able to adhere according to the trainer's methods and the dog won't respond to him correctly. There will be utter chaos and confusion in handling the dog.
The owner has to learn to train the dog himself and be very consistent and patient at the time of training. In this way, the owner will be able to establish a good bonding with the dog and communicate with it properly.
The dog has genes of the Beagle which can make it a bit stubborn. The trainer has to be witty and tactful in handling this area. Start with the basic commands like 'SIT' STAY' and 'COME'. The intelligence of the Border Collies in them will make them pick up your training quite easily. Exercise clubbed with obedience training will work in a wonderful way to train these dogs. Postive reinforcement methods like praising the dog or rewarding it with a treat should be adapted. You should reward the dog for succeeding in housebreaking, crate, and behavioral training.
Leash training is a very important part of training a Border Beagle dog. The dog has the genes of hounds and it will be no surprise to see their nose sniffing the ground at the time of walking or jogging. This habit can be reined with proper leash training or if the dog is used to the route you take for walking or jogging. Train them properly to follow your commands and establish yourself as pack leader right from the beginning.
The socialization of the puppies should start early. Taking them to a dog park will be an ideal way to do it. Let the dog meet other canine pets and their masters. In this way, you may be able to work on their timidness or shyness towards other dogs. It will help them to differentiate between friends and intruders. Calling your close friends and relatives with their dogs to your home will be helpful too in socializing the dogs.
At the time of choosing the food for your dog for a pet store, ensure you select the best one for it. Provide the dog healthy meal every day, mainly at the age of the puppy.