(Beagle X Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
Introducing the Beaglier:
The Beaglier is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular designer breeds due to their robust nature, gentle temperaments and strong desire to join family members (especially children) on any outing.
Description of the Beaglier:
The Beaglier was created by the crossing of two breeds, the Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are very popular due of their exceptional temperaments. The Beaglier typically has the shorter and more rounded muzzle of the Cavalier. Beagliers have large, expressive eyes, are lively, and athletic. They are usually a small dog up to about 35cm tall at the shoulder, but taller Beagliers can reach 40cm. Beagliers make good watchdogs and will bark to let their owners know they have visitors. Overall, Beagliers are a healthy breed but at least one parent should be DNA screened for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), as this disease in found in the breed.
Temperament of the Beaglier:
The Beaglier is playful, good natured, gentle, and curious. Beagliers are well known for their lively charisma. Beagliers are affectionate, calm, and outgoing. They tend to be very affectionate with their families and are quite tolerant with children. They make good watchdogs as they will bark to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds. Most often, while the Beaglier will resemble the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s size, it will also inherit the Beagles hunting abilities with a keen sense of smell and ability to follow a scent trail. Beagliers love the company of other dogs and despite their Beagle hunting genes they will get along well with other animals in the household (ie. Cats, birds and rabbits) as long as they are introduced to the other pets while still puppies.
Beaglier activity level:
Beagliers have an energy level that is lower than the Beagle, but will be more active than Cavaliers. While Beagliers will do great in an average backyard, the Beaglier will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and properly trained. They are energetic and require some time in a large space to romp and run. They enjoy securely leashed walks and will join in on all family activities.
Beagliers are most often the classic tricolour with their stunning high gloss black, they can also come in tan, tan and white, red and white (Blenheim), ruby, black and tan, black and white or sometimes pure black. Beaglier puppies can often have a nose that is a mix of pink and black called a “butterfly nose”. Some Beagliers will keep this colouring, but most will have a black nose by the time they are adults.
Grooming your Beaglier:
Beagliers have a short to medium length coat that is in between a Beagle and a Cavalier with hair that is hard and very close but can also be slightly silky and wavy. The silkiness can really be seen in tricolour Beagliers, where the black patches look like a high gloss sheen. It is advised to brush your Beaglier with a short-hair brush or a grooming glove to remove any loose or dead hair. Bathing your Beaglier only when necessary is advised to avoid drying out the skin and should not occur more than once week. Beagliers, like all breeds with floppy ears, need to have their ears properly dried after their bath to avoid infections.
Training your Beaglier:
Both Beagles and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels which make up the Beaglier are highly intelligent breeds and the Beaglier is a very quick learner. This genetic contribution, in combination with the huge appetite of the Beaglier make training relatively easy when food is used as a reward. Training Beagles or Beagliers is all about Bribery with food!! Beagliers do not respond well to harsh punishment. Some Beaglier owners report that it can sometimes be difficult to draw their puppy’s attention away from a smell they are following, so as with any breed, make sure your Beaglier puppy will come when called in the backyard before going out to an unfenced area.
Most Beagliers will grow to about 35cm at the shoulder as adults but some larger Beagliers will reach 40cm.
Beaglier life span:
12 – 14 years
Finding Beaglier puppies for sale from Beaglier breeders
Beagliers can still be classed as being fairly rare at this stage and locating a Beaglier breeder can be a little difficult but one of the best ways is to go through a breeders agent. They will have contact with many different breeders and will usually be informed first of when litters are planned or available. A reputable breeders agent will also be able to provide you with further information on the care of your Beaglier puppy as well as ensuring that the puppy has had the appropriate vaccinations, worming etc and is the right age to go to their new home. We have found Chevromist Kennels to be exemplary in their level of knowledge and service both before and after adopting a puppy and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone wishing to adopt a Beaglier puppy. You can visit their website with photos of their beautiful puppies at www.chevromist.com