The Beaglier is an attractive little dog with loads of character and personality. It shares the beautiful features of the parent breeds, the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Deliberately bred to be healthy and good tempered, the Beaglier is quickly becoming one of the more popular small designer breeds in Australia.
Beagliers are a cross between the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Either breed can be the sire or dam as both breeds are similar in size although most breeders normally choose the Beagle as the dam.
Small to medium in size, the Beaglier typically has the shorter muzzle of the Cavalier. Beaglier’s have large, expressive eyes, are lively, and athletic.
The Beaglier is playful, good natured, gentle, and curious. They are affectionate, calm, and outgoing. They do well with other dogs. They make good watchdogs as they will bark to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.
Beagliers are fantastic with children and with other dogs and are highly trainable. They are usually calm and good natured. Owners and breeders report that the Beaglier usually has a reduced scent drive and are incredibly robust and healthy. They are loyal, sweet tempered and reliable dogs.
Characteristics of the parent breeds
The highly regarded Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has long been a companion dog. Carefully selected for temperament leading to hundreds of years of breeding for a sweet, soft natured and non aggressive disposition. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is popular as a parent breed for it’s looks and calm and easy going temperament and the Beaglier benefits from these qualities.
The Beagle parent was bred as a scent hound to hunt game and evolved as a very good natured, easy going pack dog which needed to get along exceptionally well with other dogs. Due to their popularity, the Beagle has a wide gene pool and no particular structural problems. The Beaglier cross is intended to retain many of the fine Beagle traits but a reduced scent hunting drive through the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent which does not have the same, if any hunting instincts at all.
The Beaglier will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and properly trained. They are energetic and require secure ample space to romp and run. They enjoy securely leashed walks and family activities.
Beaglier Coat and Colour
The most common colour for the Beaglier is “tri colour” which consists of black and white with smaller amounts of tan around the face and ears. Other colours include lemon and white, black and white, black and tan, and ruby.
The Beaglier usually has a smooth, soft coat but occasionally some Beagliers can have the longer coat like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent.
Beagliers don’t require much grooming. In fact the occasional brush and bath is all that is needed.
Baxter the Beaglier Blog
Check out Baxter the Beaglier. He is a great example of the breed.