Beabulls are charming dogs that are a cross between a Beagle and Bulldog. They can make wonderful family pets provided you understand this hybrid breed and will take the time to properly train your new family member.
This mixed breed pet combines many of the best features of Beagles and Bulldogs in one happy, relaxed puppy. One key element of their personality that is common to both Beagles and Bulldogs, however, is a stubborn streak. This can be a wonderful personality trait, but it may make training your Beabull a bit difficult. These are intelligent dogs, though, and once she understands that you are the boss, she can quickly learn tricks and become quite the entertainer.
These compact dogs make wonderful family pets because they love children and are very patient with people who are elderly or have disabilities. They seem to have a keen understanding of the limitations and abilities of their human companions. Like a Beagle, your Beabull puppy will want to take a brisk walk every day and will likely keep her nose to the ground the entire way because of their natural tracking instinct. Once you’ve had a bit of play time or a walk with your Beabull, she will be content to display her bulldog tendencies by happily lounging for a few hours on the sofa.
Physically, the Beabull will have many of the features and colorings of a Beagle, but in a stockier version due to the Bulldog features. The hips of many Beabulls also resemble those of the Bulldog, meaning your Beabull puppy’s hind end may be a bit narrower than her front end. The amount of wrinkling on your Beabull’s face will vary, but they generally have a few attractive wrinkles without the excess wrinkling of Bulldogs that require extra skin care.
The Beabull’s coat is short but features a thick undercoat, so they do shed a lot. They will usually shed a bit year round, with more shedding in the spring. Brushing your Beabull every week with a good brush will help keep the fur off of your furniture. The size of Beabulls varies a good bit, so your Beabull puppy could be anywhere from 22 to 50 pounds when full grown. You can get a better idea of potential size by looking at both parents.
Finally, be aware that Beabulls are highly intelligent dogs and can be prone to destructive behavior when bored. They never mean any harm, but they may chew apart your shoes if you leave them unattended for long stretches of time without plenty of toys of their own. The urge to chew may settle down a bit after your Beabull is two years old, but you do need to provide chew toys to address his avid love of chewing.
These loving, gentle dogs can be ideal family pets when you remember to keep the upper hand. Firm control and plenty of attention are requirements for owning one of these rare, happy, healthy Beabull puppies!