The Corgi Beagle mix is affectionately known as a Beagie. Beagle and Corgi owners love the characteristics of their dogs but Beagie owners feel like their dogs have the best of both breeds. They are not wrong. Like the breeds they are derived from, Corgi Beagle mixes are smart, alert, and very playful dogs.
Corgi Beagles get along great with people and they are receptive to the other animals they share their home with. They are very territorial, however, and will try to protect their house and family if they feel a threat. Mostly, they are very amiable dogs that make for great companions.
Beagles have a reputation as being somewhat stubborn. Corgis are a little easier so for many owners the Corgi Beagle mix is easier to train a Beagie. Here is some more information you will find useful if you are considering getting one of these great dogs.
Physically, Corgi Beagle mixes, commonly referred to as the Beagie, look like the perfect combination of their breeds, the Corgi and the Beagle.
These dogs can have a wide range of characteristics that they inherit from both of their parents. Some beagie’s have pointy ears, while others have floppy. Some have the traditional brown face of a Beagle, while others have more of a Corgi face.
It’s hard to predict exactly how your Corgi Beagle mix will turn out when breeding them. Typically, you can expect them to have short legs and a long body.
As far as coloring goes, that can vary with the Beagie. Coat colors range from red, brown, sable, orange, and white. Many times, multiple of these color markings are found on one dog. Frequently, their coloring is similar to that of a Beagie: brown face, dark brown body with white belly and legs.
When it comes to size, the Corgi Beagle mix typically ranges anywhere from 15 to 40 pounds when they reach their full size. Their maximum weight will depend on the sizes of their parents.
The lifespan of the Corgi Beagle mix ranges from ten to fifteen years. This range of years is typical for most dogs. The better care you take of your dog, the longer their life expectancy will be.
Also, it is important to note that the breeder where you purchase your Corgi Beagle mix plays a large part in life expectancy. If your breeder is reputable and experienced, they will have worked through generations of dogs to weed out health problems as best they can. This means that your dog will have a longer life expectancy.
If your breeder is not experienced, then you could be getting a dog with a shorter life expectancy. Make sure to do your research, ask lots of questions, and speak with others who have bought dogs from the same breeder.
There are also certain health issues that can affect the lifespan of your Corgi Beagle mix. The Corgi breed, for example, is prone to conditions such as dysplasia and epilepsy as well as progressive retinal atrophy and obesity.
These things may also affect the Beagie. Beagles are also subject to conditions such as hypothyroidism, epilepsy, obesity, and certain allergies and the Beagie may also inherit these problems.
Being mindful of these potential conditions along with a proper diet, plenty of exercise, and regular visits to the vet will help keep your Beagie happy and healthy for many years.
Beagi’s have a double coat that needs to be groomed properly for maintenance. Luckily, it is typically quite easy to maintain a Beagie’s coat. Both the Beagle and the Corgi have smooth, short coats that shed with the seasons. Both of these coats require moderate brushing and occasional bathing.
Be prepared to brush your Corgi Beagle mix two to three times a week to reduce shedding and keep the coat smooth and free of mats. The best type of brush to use for your Beagi’s coat is a brush with short wire bristles. These bristles are great for removing knots and matting.
Ideally, you should bathe your Corgi Beagle mix every four to six weeks, depending on the lifestyle of the dog. If you are constantly in the woods with your dog, and he gets dirty frequently, then every four weeks is necessary. If your dog always walks on pavement and is relatively clean between baths, then every six weeks will suffice.
In addition to brushing and bathing, your Corgi Beagle mix needs other types of grooming. Use a pet nail trimmer to keep your pet’s nails short and neat. Also, since the breed has longer, floppy ears, make sure you clean their ears frequently to prevent infection.
While the Corgi Beagle mix generally has an easy-going temperament, they are also a very active dog. They are extremely intelligent and are easily trained to follow simple and more complex commands. While they are easily trained, they also tend to be quite a stubborn breed. Because of this, owners need to be firm and straightforward when it comes to training.
Also, depending on the type of Corgi that is bred for your specific Beagie, your dog could potentially be interested in herding. In general, beagies are patient, loving, and loyal dogs that will make an excellent companion for years to come. They tend to form a strong bond with their humans and will be a loving friend.
Corgi Beagle mixes are balls full of energy, so before taking one home, make sure you will have adequate time for exercise with your pup. Beagies are athletic and energetic dogs who love to run, walk, and play. This is the type of dog who will play fetch with you for long periods of time and never get bored.
To adequately take care of a Corgi Beagle’s physical needs, there are a few things you need to do. First, this is a breed that needs to be walked every day. Walks take care of both the physical and mental health of a dog. In addition to a walk, this breed needs to have some playtime with you, their owner.
Typical health problems that you can encounter with a Corgi Beagle Mix are epilepsy, back and joint problems, or allergies.
There are a few other things to watch out for as well. Epilepsy can be passed down from both parents and dysplasia, which is the abnormal development of cells, can be passed down from the Corgi parent.
Beagles can also pass on allergies and hypothyroidism to their offspring. Both the Corgi and Beagle breeds are susceptible to obesity so diet and exercise are important.
The Corgi Beagle mix needs to be fed about one and a half cups of dry dog food per day. This should be separated into two servings that are given to your dog in the morning and evening. Puppies will need less food than adult dogs, of course, so check the label on the dog food to see what the recommendation is.
Beagie’s will probably take a liking to whatever food their parent breeds like. Whatever that may be, just make sure that it is a high-quality dog food that has enough protein, vitamins, and nutrients to sustain them.
It is also important to know that you should refrain from giving your dog table scraps. Corgi Beagle mixes are prone to obesity, so it is necessary to be vigilant about excess calories. They should also be exercised every day to keep their weight in check. This will ensure the dog lives a long, healthy and happy life.
Are Corgi Beagle Mixes Protective?
While Corgi Beagle mixes are generally friendly and get along well with people and other animals in the same house, they can be protective. Animals and people who the Beagie is unfamiliar with may make them protective of their family and territorial about their home.
Puppies should be socialized to people and other pets at an early age. This will prevent some of the issues that could develop, but this protectiveness can also be an asset as the Beagie will alert owners to anything that they feel is amiss in the house. This makes them good watchdogs.
How Much Does a Corgi Beagle Mix Cost?
The price of a Corgi Beagle mix varies with the breeder. The most reputable breeders charge a fair price for their dogs that is not overly expensive, but not cheap as well.
Typically, the price of a Beagie ranges anywhere from $200 to over $1,000. If the parents of your puppy are show dogs, the price of your pup will be toward the higher end of that price range. The price may also be determined by which area of the country you live in and how many puppies a breeder has to find homes for.
Is a Corgi Beagle Mix Right for Me?
If you are considering a Corgi Beagle mix as your next pet, it is important to know if the breed is the right fit for you.
First, you must make sure that you are able to support the financial requirements of a pet. Food, medicine, and vet bills add up quickly. Not to mention the cost of training classes, treats, toys, kennels, etc.
Second, you must make sure you have the proper amount of time to care for a Corgi Beagle mix. This breed has a lot of energy, and needs to be played with and walked regularly.
Lastly, Corgi Beagle mixes do not like to be alone for long periods of time. Their energy and bond with their family is the reason for this, but many dogs experience separation anxiety. If you are typically gone for long periods of time during the day for work, then you should reconsider your interest in this breed.
Regardless of how long you leave a Beagie home alone for, they need crate training. Whether you are gone for one hour every day or a full workday, this training can help lower their anxiety during these stressful times. Training should start when the dog is still a puppy.
Once you take these things into consideration, you will know if a Beagie is the right dog for you.
Best Climate for a Corgi Beagle Mix
The Corgi Beagle mix does well in many different climates. The thicker fur that the Corgi breed provides allows this pup to stay warm in cold weather, but is not so thick that the dog overheats easily.
As with dogs of all breeds, extreme heat or extreme cold is not safe for extended exposure. If you live in an area of the country with extreme cold, consider getting a dog coat for your Beagie to wear on walks. In the hot summer month, be sure to bring a collapsible bowl and some water for your dog to cool off with. Dehydration can be a serious problem for any dog.
The Attention a Corgi Beagle Mix Needs
As previously mentioned when discussing the necessary exercise for the breed, Corgi Beagle mixes need a moderate amount of attention. They are a high-energy dog that requires at least one walk per day. Also, energetic playtimes, like tug-of-war or fetch are necessary to burn excess energy. Without these energy outlets, the Beagie is more likely to get to misbehave at home by chewing furniture, getting into the trash, etc.
In addition to this, Corgi Beagle mixes are very intelligent. This means that they will thrive with training. It is important to begin training Beagies as soon as possible. Training stimulates a dog’s mind and allows them to feel successful and confident in their skills.
Lastly, the Corgi Beagle mix does not like to be alone for long periods of time. In addition to having a lot of energy, they form strong bonds with their masters. When they are alone frequently, they tend to get sad or anxious.
Compatibility with Kids
Corgi Beagle mixes are great pets to have with a family. They are gentle, kind dogs that form a strong bond with anyone in their family, including children. They are also very playful dogs and love exercise and running around with their families. Children need to be taught to be gentle with dogs, however, and puppies should be socialized early on to interact with people of all ages.
Compatibility with Other Animals
Similar to their relationship with children, Corgi Beagle mixes are great with other animals in your house as well. If you have other pets at home, and are concerned about how your Corgi Beagle mix will react, you should have nothing to worry about. This dog will consider another pet as part of the family, and will love and protect it like they do their humans.
As far as compatibility with strange animals, this is a slightly different story. While the Corgi Beagle mix is not an aggressive dog, it can be protective of its family. If it feels another strange animal is threatening its family, it will be protective. This is a good trait, however, as dogs frequently are able to chase animals and people away that could harm your family.
Of course, proper training, including socialization with other animals at an early age, can prevent or limit many of these issues in your Corgi Beagle mix.