Also known as the Cheagle, the Beagle Chihuahua mix is the result of mixing two of North America’s favorite breeds. A Beagle Chihuahua mix shares the traits of the parents, and as such, your Cheagle may believe he can take on just about anyone or anything.
Like other Chihuahua breeds, Its size and weight will vary depending on the predominant gene inherited; it may be small and fragile like the Chihuahua, or more sturdy like the Beagle. It may weigh anything from 10 to 20 pounds. Cheagles have the head of the Beagle, with the snout of the Chihuahua. Its ears tend to be down when relaxed, and upright when alert. Its eyes tend to be like that of the Beagle.
The incidence of glaucoma, epilepsy, tracheal collapse and patella problems is higher than normal in Chihuahuas and Beagles, so keep an eye out for these in this particular Chihuahua mix and consult your vet immediately should you suspect anything is out of the ordinary.
Cheagles are friendly, intelligent, loving and well suited to living in confined spaces such as apartments. The Chihuahua in them will make them very protective, whilst the Beagle will make them loyal and obedient. They will require a lot of attention. The Cheagle is a very hyperactive and outgoing dog like both parent breeds.
They are very playful and loving dogs who crave attention and need company and interaction, and are happiest when spending time with people or other dogs. They will follow you around the house, sleep on your lap and jump into bed with you. This is not a dog to have if you are seldom in, since they will entertain themselves in other ways if there is no-one to play with them.
Like both of it’s parents, the Cheagle can be very vocal, with it’s bark depending on whether it has inherited the Chihuahua’s shrill yap or the Beagles bay.
The personality of the Beagle Chihuahua mix will also vary. Beagles are tolerant dogs, and will be better around children than Chihuahua’s, who are less tolerant. Since a Cheagle may inherit either of these characteristics, it is best to supervise them whilst in the presence of children until its behavior around them is identified. In both cases however, they can be very loving.
Beagles are bred for hunting small prey such as foxes and rabbits, so a Cheagle designer dog will need regular walks and exercise. Be aware before allowing him off the leash however, since a Beagle hot on the trail of an animal may not respond to commands whilst his prey is being tracked.
Cheagles may be obstinate, and will need firm discipline. When training them, do so gently, firmly and consistently. Enforce rules and let them know what to expect by rewarding good behavior Annoying habits need to be stopped whilst they are still puppies.
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