Do you love the Blue Heeler and Beagle but aren’t sure which one to adopt? We understand it can be difficult to choose the right dog for you and your family. But what if we told you that choosing may be a little bit easier than you thought?
What about adopting a Blue Heeler Beagle mixed dog? This may be the dog for you! We’ve put together some information about these mixed dogs. You’ll learn some history about the dogs, what their temperament is like, and much more. Let’s get started!
What is a Blue Heeler Beagle Mix?
A Blue Heeler Beagle mix (also called the Beagle Cattle Dog or the Blue Heeler Beagle) is a mixed breed dog that’s a cross between a purebred Blue Heeler and a purebred Beagle. The result is a hybrid dog that is a mix of both parents.
While we don’t know much about the history of the Blue Heeler Beagle mix, we can learn something about these dogs by taking a quick look at their purebred parents.
Quick Overview of the Blue Heeler
The Blue Heeler, also called the Australian Cattle Dog, is a dog breed that was bred to help ranchers herd cattle in Australia. The dogs were developed by breeding English herding dog breeds with Dingoes (wild dogs) of Australia. The result was the Blue Heeler, a dog that’s famous for being strong, sturdy, and having the stamina to work across all types of terrain and weather.
The dogs are called “heelers” because of their tendency to nip at the heels of the cattle when herding them. The Blue Heeler is a dog that has tons of energy and is highly intelligent. The dogs are also known for being loving and devoted to their families; however, they do usually choose one favorite person to bond with. Blue Heelers are usually friendly; however, they are protective of their families and homes. They are usually wary of strangers.
These dogs also have a strong prey drive and may chase after cats and other small pets. However, if they’re properly socialized, the Blue Heeler can learn to get along with other pets.
The Beagle originally came from England, where they are bred to be hunting dogs. Beagles are such adorable dogs you can hardly resist them. They’re very friendly, happy dogs that are outgoing. And Beagles have a ton of energy.
Beagles are referred to as scent hounds because they primarily hunt by scent rather than sight. The dogs are often used to perform different jobs such as sniffing out illegal drugs and foods at airports, search & rescue, and more.
These are small dogs, lively, friendly dogs that love just about anyone and everyone. Because they’re highly intelligent, they can easily become bored. So, it’s best to ensure they have toys and activities to keep them busy. The dogs are loving and gentle; however, they can also be somewhat independent and stubborn. But any way you look at them, Beagles are adorable dogs!
So, with parents like these, how can a Blue Heeler Beagle mix go wrong?
The Blue Heeler Beagle mix usually stands between 14 to 18 inches tall and weighs between 18 to 28 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.
Blue Heeler Beagle Mix Appearance
Because the Blue Heeler Beagle mixes are hybrid dogs, there’s a wide range of variations in their appearance. Even puppies of the same litter can vary greatly in appearance. That’s because the dogs randomly inherit genes from both parents. Some puppies may resemble their Blue Heeler parent, while other puppies may loo more like their Beagle parent. However, it’s also possible for some puppies to look like a blend of both parents.
However, the Blue Heeler Beagle mix usually has the body of a Beagle with the coat of a Blue Heeler. The dogs may have ears that stand up or flop over. No matter what these are adorable dogs!
Blue Heeler Beagle Mix Temperament
It’s safe to say that Blue Heeler Beagle mixes are small dogs that are feisty, highly intelligent, and happy. Both the parents are working dogs who pass their work ethics on to their hybrid puppies. This is a dog that likes to be in charge; however, they’re not aggressive. Even so, these dogs benefit from proper training and socialization from a young age.
Did we mention that Blue Heeler Beagle mixes also have a ton of energy? Both parents are highly energetic, and their hybrid puppies carry this trait, too. So, the dogs benefit from daily exercise and mental stimulation. Without those activities, the dogs have a tendency to tear things up, dig, and more.
Are Blue Heeler Beagle Mixes Good Family Companions?
Yes! The Blue Heeler Beagle mix needs and wants to be with their families. These dogs are best with active families who have time to spend with the dogs and provide the activities and exercise they need each day.
Do Blue Heeler Beagle Mixes Get Along with Other Pets?
Yes, they can; however, it’s imperative these hybrid dogs are trained and socialized from a young age. Remember that both parents are working dogs and the Blue Heeler is a herding dog. So, their hybrid puppies may have the same instinct to herd.
Blue Heeler Beagle Mix Food Requirements
These are dogs filled to overflowing with energy, so the Blue Heeler Beagle mix needs dog food that’s formulated for small- to medium-sized active dog breeds. These dogs do best on dog food that has plenty of protein.
If you’re not sure of the right dog food for your fur baby, it’s best to ask the breeder and/or the vet for guidance.
Blue Heeler Beagle Mix Exercise Requirements
The Blue Heeler Beagle mix needs at least 40 to 60 minutes of exercise a day. Some dogs may have more energy and need more exercise than this. These dogs love to run or jog, walk, and more. They also need mental stimulation to keep them busy. The dogs enjoy dog toys and puzzles, too.
The Blue Heeler Beagle mix is highly intelligent and loves to be active. So, they enjoy learning new things and exploring new places. So, training is essential for these dogs. This helps to avoid some of the more unruly aspects of their personalities and may also curb their tendency to herd the kids and other pets!
It’s best to adopt a Blue Heeler Beagle mix that has been trained and socialized from a young age. And it’s necessary to keep up with training and socialization to ensure their energy and intelligence are challenged.
Blue Heeler Beagle mixes are moderate shedders that require regular brushing. This helps to keep up with their shedding and have better control over shed fur ending up all over the house and your clothes! So, it’s best to brush your fur baby daily to control shedding.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! The Blue Heeler Beagle mix is a hybrid crossing of a purebred Blue Heeler with a purebred Beagle. The result is a charming dog that’s highly intelligent and filled with energy! These dogs love their families and want to be with them most of the time.
We’re pretty sure if you adopt a Blue Heeler Beagle mix, you’ll have a happy, fun, intelligent dog that keeps you going every day!