The Beaglier is a fairly new breed cross that is capturing the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.
With their adorable appearance and their loyalty to their favorite humans, this crossbreed received the best qualities of each parent; the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
In this article, we’ll cover the details surrounding the Beaglier breed, and all the incredible qualities they have to offer!
History Of The Beaglier
The Beaglier, Beagalier, or Beagelier has likely existed naturally for years but began to be intentionally bred in the 1990s. Australia was the first country to boost this breed’s popularity among the public and still considered the Beaglier as a beloved breed.
While the Beaglier itself does not have a long history listed in the books, the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles each have a unique history of their own.
The exact origin of the Beagle is unknown, but Greek documents from 400 B.C. describe Beagle-like dogs in their stories.
The Romans may have brought small hunting hounds with them to England in an effort to breed them with the local hounds, thus eventually creating the Beagle we know today.
Beagles first became popular in England when their skills began to replace those of the Foxhound. If it hadn’t been for the farmers in England that continued to keep packs of Beagles to hunt rabbits and hare, the breed might have become extinct at that time.
As the Beagle’s popularity grew, Americans began to import Beagles to help improve the appearance of their own dogs in the area in the late 1800s. 100 years later, and Beagles were one of the nation’s favorite breeds of dog.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel lives up to their royal name. These pups first got their start by standing alongside the royal families.
A toy Spaniel was even walking alongside Mary, the Queen Of Scots as she walked to her beheading. It’s even said that King Charles never went anywhere without two or three of these adorable Spaniels.
With a long list of royal acquaintances, it’s no wonder this breed is so dignified.
The Cavalier King Charles had a long history in England and was first imported to the US in 1940. Though everyone fell in love with this adorable breed, it wasn’t until 1995 that this breed was finally recognized by the AKC.
Appearance Of The Beaglier
The Beaglier’s appearance is one of the main reasons this crossbreed has become so popular among dog lovers. The floppy ears that are acquired from each breed capture hearts and their tiny and stocky legs seal the deal if you were on the fence about adopting a Beaglier.
The Beaglier weighs anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds and can stand up to 16 inches in height. Since this is a mixed breed, they can range greatly in size if their parents are significantly small or large for their breed.
Their coat is a perfect mix of the Beagle and Spaniel, and their coats are typically short, shiny, and even wavy.
The main colors of the Beaglier are combinations of brown, black, white, and cream. Sometimes their coats are solid, but usually, they’re a combination of these colors.
Their coats tend to lean more toward the Spaniel’s signature coat, meaning they usually shed less than the average Beagle. Since their coat is so short and silky, they are extremely easy to groom.
They usually benefit from brushing once a week brushing to keep their coat looking its best.
Personality Of The Beaglier
The Beaglier is affectionate, loyal, and calm natured. They love being part of a family unit and thrive off the love that’s offered in a home.
If you’re looking for a balanced pup that is dedicated to being your furry BFF, you can’t do much better than the Beaglier. Though they do enjoy spending time cuddled up with their favorite humans, they can be a bit hyper if they don’t expel their energy each day.
Beagles may have a high prey drive due to their Beagle parents, though the combination with the Cavalier King Charles seems to dim these tendencies.
Though they love being a part of the family, many Beaglier owners mention how much they latch on to one chosen person. This makes them ideal for a single household, as they will get to shower one person with all of their love.
Overall Health Of The Beaglier
Though the Beaglier can live a generally healthy life of up to 15 years, they are known to experience a few medical conditions, mostly due to their relation to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Some medical conditions that Beagliers are prone to include:
1. Cherry Eye
This condition refers to the swelling of the third eyelid in dogs that resembles a cherry in the corner of the eye. A red mass in the corner of their eye protrudes in this condition and can be irritating for the pup.
Since it can cause discomfort, it’s recommended to have it surgically repaired.
2. Allergies & Ear infections
Some dogs can experience allergies due to a number of factors. Dogs can experience contact allergies, environmental allergies, or food allergies.
Since allergies are also tied to ear infections, these dogs will also have difficulty with chronic ear infections. This is also due to having long hanging ears that promote bacteria growth in the ear.
3. Heart Disease
Heart disease refers to any condition that affects the heart’s ability to function.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are extremely prone to congestive heart failure and often succumb to heart conditions in the later years of their life.
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that refers to high pressure in the eye. This condition can lead to pain and can vary in severity depending on the cause.
Luckily this condition can be treated with the use of daily eye drops or surgical repair. This is considered a serious eye condition, as it can result in vision loss if left untreated.
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that leads to neurological behavior in dogs. Epilepsy can cause seizures, twitching, abnormal behavior, and other inappropriate neurological episodes.
Though epilepsy can be scary for a dog owner, this condition has a good prognosis when properly managed by a veterinarian. This condition is often treated by daily medication and easy management when working closely with your vet.
6. Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intervertebral disc (IVDD) refers to when the gelatinous inner layer of the spinal disc protrudes into the spinal canal and pushes against the spinal cord.
Spinal compression can vary in severity but can result in pain, lameness, and even paralysis if not addressed.
Dogs often experience stiffness, pain, crying out when picked up, limb weakness, and even dragging the back end in complicated cases.
7. Hip Dysplasia
Hip dysplasia is an inherited condition that refers to the improper alignment of the hip joint. Since this condition is a result of breeding, there is no set time that a dog will begin to display symptoms.
Dogs with hip dysplasia can have pain, limping, difficulty getting up and down, slow down with time, experience lameness, and other pain-related symptoms.
Since this is hereditary, it’s important to have medical records on each parent when purchasing a Beaglier puppy.
8. Luxating Patellas
Luxating patella refers to the dislocation of the knee joint. This condition refers to the sliding of the knee joint, which often causes pain and possible lameness in later stages.
While most dogs can lead generally normal lives with this condition, it can lead to severe pain and lameness in some dogs.
Due to the possibility of this condition, it’s best to keep your Beaglier at a healthy weight as obesity can irritate the issue.
Training Your Beaglier
Beaglier training seems to vary from pup to pup. While some Beaglier owners mention how wonderfully trained their dogs are and how easy the process was, other Beaglier owners beg to differ.
While the Beaglier is a fun-loving dog with a wonderful personality, it appears that they can be a bit stubborn during the training process.
They seem to benefit most from treat based training (make sure these are low fat treats, and of course thrive in positive reinforcement style training.
Once you stick to your guns and keep them interested in the training process, they seem to do well!
Exercise And Your Beaglier
The Beaglier is a playful breed, so they do benefit from at least 20-30 minutes of daily exercise. They are not picky when it comes to the type of exercise they require, as long as they are by their owner’s side.
Your Beaglier will love to play a short game of fetch in the backyard, accompany you on a walk through the neighborhood, or even join you on a short hike.
The Beaglier is a fun-loving, well-natured pup that would make a wonderful companion in any family.
If you are looking for a loyal furry friend that will love to stand by your side, then the Beaglier is the perfect pup for you!