The Beagle Husky Mix, is the result of breeding the Beagle and the Siberian Husky. These are medium-sized dogs, often with the floppy ears of the beagle and the beautiful blue eyes of the husky. If you have ever been around a beagle or a beagle mix you know that these are the sweetest dogs around. This mix will be a sweet, nice companion dog. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Beagle Husky Mix.
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Until the last decade or so, this is probably the type of mix that you would find in your local pound due to accidental breeding. While that certainly still happens, these are being bred on purpose as well. There is no real defined history, like with their parent breeds. They don’t have quite the same background as a purebred dog that dates back hundreds or even thousands of years. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills. Here is a brief history of both parent breeds so you get a better idea of what this mix might be comprised of.
The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family and was originally bred to pull sleds over long distances rather quickly. They are known to be escape artists that will dig themselves out of the strongest fence. Being that they were bred to pull things you can imagine that they aren’t the easiest dogs to walk.
Dogs of similar size and purpose to the modern Beagle can be traced in Ancient Greece back to around the 5th century BC. Since medieval times, the word beagle was used as a generic description for the smaller hounds, though these dogs differed considerably from the modern breed. Miniature breeds of beagle-type dogs were known from the times of Edward II and Henry VII, who both had packs of Glove Beagles, so named since they were small enough to fit on a glove, and Queen Elizabeth I kept a breed known as a Pocket Beagle, which stood 8 to 9 inches at the shoulder. Small enough to fit in a "pocket" or saddlebag, they rode along on the hunt. The larger hounds would run the prey to ground, then the hunters would release the small dogs to continue the chase through underbrush. Elizabeth I referred to the dogs as her singing beagles and often entertained guests at her royal table by letting her Pocket Beagles cavort amid their plates and cups 19th-century sources refer to these breeds interchangeably and it is possible that the two names refer to the same small variety. Reverend Phillip Honeywood established a Beagle pack in Essex, England in the 1830s and it is believed that this pack formed the basis for the modern Beagle breed.
Height: 13 - 15 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 18 - 30 lb.
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Height: 20 - 23 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 60 lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years
The Beaski is a higher energy dog that is very loving and enjoyable to be around. They will probably have an independent streak and be very good natured with a mind of their own. This is not an aggressive dog, they love their family and are extremely friendly and gentle. They are going to need lots of exercise as they were both bred to move long distances all day. If you are a couch potato this isn’t going to be the breed for you. If you don’t control their energy it will control you. It is also extremely important to socialize your dog. While they naturally have a very nice temperament, socialization is extremely important to help them learn how to interact with other dogs. They also might have a rather high prey drive due to their wanting to chase small, fast things. It will be a good idea to keep an eye on the cat or any other small creatures until you better understand their personality.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Husky mixed with Border Collie might be prone to Hepatitis, Hypothyroidism, Cataracts, Beagle pain syndrome, Cherry eye, Ear infections, Glaucoma, Chinese Beagle syndrome, XX sex reversal, Narcolepsy, Anemia, Corneal dystrophy, Hypochondroplasia, Pulmonic stenosis, Lymphosarcoma, Pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism, Deafness, Basal cell tumor, Progressive retinal atrophy, Nasal depigmentation, Hip dysplasia, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-like syndrome, Von Willebrand disease, Osteochondritis dissecans, Crystalline corneal opacity, Juvenile cataracts, Oral eosinophilic granuloma, Perianal gland adenoma, Epilepsy, Chronic superficial keratitis.
Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.
They should be relatively easy to train due to their easygoing personality and their aim to please. They might have their stubborn moments and might not be the easiest dog to walk on a leash due to the pulling nature of the Husky. It is going to be a bit difficult to tell if they will shed a lot. The Beagle has shorter hair and the Husky sheds constantly so you will want to pay attention to each specific dog and see what their coat looks like. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. The Beagle Husky Mix can be a great escape artist so if left in the backyard (temporarily of course,) they will be tough to keep in. You will need to make sure the fence is extremely secure and buried a couple of feet in the ground. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down.
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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