The Beagle Chihuahua puppy at a glance
Temperament: Loving, energetic, friendly, fun loving.
Life expectancy: Ten to fourteen years
Families: Active people, couples, small apartments
A new designer dog is now here to make the world a better place. If you wish to know what a Chihuahua looks like, all you need to do is join the adorable markings of the Beagle and the floppy ears of the Chihuahua. As you may have figured out, the Cheagle comes from two to the most preferred breeds of America- the Beagle and the Chihuahua. The best part of bringing this dog in your life is that you get the gentle, jolly nature of the Beagle who is really compact in size.
Since the chihuahua beagle mix is a designer type of dog in conventional terms, many breeders would not consider keeping, breeding, or selling them.
Recognised by organizations
A thing to note here is that he is recognized by the Designer Breed Registry as well as the International Designer Canine Registry.
The food you need to feed him
As both the parents of the Beagle Chihuahua mix are tiny, he has customised dietary requirement. The best option to feed him is to buy commercially available dog food that is produced especially for small dogs. Although tiny dogs have shorter bodies, they are known to be quite energetic. They also have much faster metabolism compared to others and requires almost forty calories per pound of his weight. So, the food needs to be such that maintains the energy levels while ensuring he stays full.
This dog is a bit hard to train. The reason is that this dog is extremely energetic, so you would have a tough time trying to make him still to ensure that he understands what you are trying to teach him. He is also likely to develop negative behaviors like barking, jumping on others, growling, etc. All this is often called the small dog syndrome.
So, if you are living with a pet for the first time, or if you are not that experienced in training them, it is best to approach a professional. If you are doing it yourself, you need to have a firm hand and need to establish yourself as a leader of his pack.
Cheagle Puppies Pictures
While the chihuahua mixed with beagle, the overall weight and height depend on the parents, but your puppy can grow from nine to twenty pounds.
What to expect?
The chihuahua beagle mix puppy would grow up to have characteristics from both or either of the parents. From the Chihuahua, your dog would inherit his jovial and outgoing personality, and from the Beagle, he would get the playful, extremely-caring- towards-his- people side. If you have small children, you may want to avoid getting this, or any other toy breed as kids tend to play rough, and it does not sit well with toy breeds.
While the overall outlook of the dog can be friendly towards people, he could get aggressive and snap at other animals from time to time, so if you have other pets, you might have to handle such situations. In order to avoid this, or any other undesirable behavior that stems from the small dog syndrome, you can make active efforts to socialize your dog from a very young age, the sooner, the better.
Health Issues to look out for
Like every other hybrid dog, this dog is comparatively healthier than the pure breed dogs but can succumb to any or all of the issues that affect both the parent breeds. It could be something as little as snoring while sleeping, to skeletal problems that come up due to his size.
As we have mentioned previously, this is a very active breed. In order to ensure that he does not become destructive, you need to make sure that he is given plenty of exercises daily. While you can keep this breed in an apartment, you would have to ensure he gets at least thirty minutes of walk and additional play time every day. Doing this would ensure that a lot of behavioral issues do not occur.
The Beagle Chihuahua mix has a short coat that shines when healthy. You can expect him to shed, but this shedding is really moderate. In order to ensure that everything is as per plan, one can recommend regular brushing. We cannot really tell what color your pup might be, as it usually depends on both the parents. They may also have the marks on their faces as found on the Beagle.
Pregnancy and puppies
When a Cheagle litter comes into the world, they come in groups of nine or ten puppies. So, on the whole, the puppies depend on either of the breeds. If the breed of either of the parents is strong, your dog might even look more like either one way more than the other. If you are concerned about the looks, temperament, health, or anything else it would be a good idea to meet both the parents, if possible.