What happens when you mix a Labrador Retriever with a Beagle? Well, you get the friendly and playful Beagador, a designer breed that has looks for days! Fun and playful, the Beagle Lab mix is a multitalented mixed breed that does extremely well in competitive sports. Having a Beagle Lab mix around you will ensure that you will not have a day of boredom, as this dog is extremely playful and loves having fun at all times.
Originally from the United States, the Beagle Lab mix hasn’t been around for long. This means that there isn’t a lot of information about this beautiful hybrid.
The Beagle Lab mix goes by many names such as the Labeagle, the Beagador, the Labbe or even the Labbe Retriever. But we’ll with the name Beagador (for one reason and one reason only: I like the sound of it).
On this article, you will discover everything there is to know about this elegant crossbreed. But first, we should learn more about his purebred parents, right?
So, get comfortable, grab some cookies and a tea, and let’s get going. Buckle up, this is going to be a long ride!
Who are the Beagador’s parents?
So, we already know that the Beagador’s purebred parents are the Beagle and the Labrador Retriever. But, how much do you know about these two dogs? If you’re obsessed with dogs like me, then the answer would be “a bit too much”. But still, for those of you who are not nerdy enough to go through Wikipedia for a whole afternoon, here’s a takedown of the Beagador’s parents.
The Beagle is a small and compact dog who, despite his size, is extremely strong and hardy. Playful and fun-loving, the Beagle gets along with children and adults alike. But, he is also a hound, a hunting dog, which makes him quite stubborn and difficult to train.
It is usually difficult to resist the appeal of this beautiful breed. Always outgoing and happy, the Beagle is a curious dog who is, comically, focused on food. Having a pack mentality, the Beagle usually gets along with other animals and people. He is a friendly dog who wants nothing more than to be pet.
One important thing to know about the Beagle is that this dog is a scent hound, and this quality will probably be passed down to your Beagle Lab mix.
Mostly, the Beagle is today used as a companion dog. Thanks to his small size and friendly temperament, he does well living in apartments and small spaces, and get along with everyone, especially children.
Still, since he’s a hunting dog, the Beagle needs a lot of exercise, at least once a day. If he doesn’t get enough exercise, he might become destructive.
All in all, the Beagle is a tiny ball of energy always ready to have fun. He is the perfect companion and will turn your daily life into an adventure.
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The Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is definitely America’s sweetheart. This beautiful, friendly dog is a child favorite (which is why you see him so much in cartoons). Saying that the Labrador Retriever is a social butterfly would be a euphemism. This dog is very sociable, getting along with everyone, from your toddler to your weird uncle who you only see every four months.
Famous for his gentle and easy-going nature, the Labrador Retriever is a popular chap. But, this does not mean that this dog can’t be a badass. After all, this is one of the most athletic dog breeds around. Strong and muscular, he is perfect for competitive sports. Smart, energetic, and kind, he is quite easy to train.
The Labrador Retriever is a dog full of energy, and this means that he needs a job to thrive and be happy. A bored Labrador Retriever is a miserable one. Especially that he becomes extremely destructive if he doesn’t get enough exercise. He will chew on your shoes and furniture, so keep anything expensive away from him. This means that if you can’t stay active or give this dog a job, it would be better to choose another breed.
This dog is extremely versatile, and thus, can do diverse jobs. He can be a rescue dog or a therapy dog, as well as a companion for old or handicapped people. But, there is one job that he does poorly, and it is being a good guard dog. As I’ve already said, the Labrador Retriever is extremely friendly. This means that if he meets an intruder, he is more likely to ask him for belly rubs than to keep him away from your valuables.
All in all, you will never go wrong with a Labrador Retriever. He has a heart of gold and a sweet and gentle personality. This makes him the best friend you’ll ever have. Even when crossed with another breed (such as the Boxer or the Husky), the result is just as friendly and sweet as the Lab.
This dog is loving, beautiful, and full of affection. So, make sure to give him the care and attention he needs.
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All right, now that we have learned about the Beagle Lab mix’s purebred parents, let’s dive right into the heart of the subject, shall we?
So, who is the Beagador?
The Beagle Lab mix, or Beagador, is the cross between two bubbly and cheerful dogs, the Beagle and the Labrador Retriever. Just like both his parents, he is friendly and fun to be around. Smart to a fault, independent, and loyal, this mixed breed will love you to death and protect you from anything, even if it costs him his life.
Keep on reading to learn 8 surprising facts about this beautiful hybrid.
1. The Beagador’s size and general appearance are not easy to guess
Because the Beagle Lab mix is a hybrid dog, we can never one hundred percent guess what he will look like. Most of the time, you will have to wait until your pooch best friend is an adult to see what he looks like. Still, there are a few things that we can be sure about when it comes to the Beagador’s appearance.
The Beagle Lab mix will always look either like a large Beagle or a small Labrador Retriever. The Beagador will usually weigh between 30 and 75 pounds (like I said, you will never really know until he is fully grown), and his height ranges from 16 to 25 inches.
Usually, the Beagle Lab mix has the eyes and face of a Beagle. This hybrid dog will definitely inherit his Beagle’s parent ability to sniff anything, and thus, he will be going around with his face on the ground.
The coat is usually short, with the glossiness of the Labrador Retriever’s coat. It’s usually water-resistant, which helps protect the dog from the outside elements. Usually, the Beagador comes in different colors, from brown to white to brick to fawn or even white or orange.
2. The Beagle Lab mix doesn’t shed much, which makes him easy to groom
Thanks to his extremely short coat, the Beagador doesn’t shed much. This will make you happy, especially if you are the lazy type (I’m speaking from experience here, folks). You will only need to brush your Beagle Lab mix’s coat once a week, and this will be enough to keep his fur shiny and perfectly in shape.
The Beagle Lab mix is known for growing his nails quickly, so they have to be taken care of properly, on a regular basis. Trimming your dog’s nails once a month (or more, if you see that he needs it) with special clippers is recommended.
As for bathing, this hybrid dog usually needs one bath every 3 to 4 months, unless he gets dirty. Never use shampoo made for humans, as it is too harsh for a dog’s skin. Instead, use a dog shampoo that you can purchase either online or in a pet store. If you don’t know which brand to buy, check out our review of the best dog shampoos here. This might give you an idea of what’s on the market.
Brush your dog’s teeth 4 or 5 times a week to keep his mouth healthy and his breath smelling fresh (well, as fresh as a dog’s breath could be anyway). Use commercial dog toothpaste to do so, or DIY toothpaste that you can make at home.
Finally, check and clean your dog’s ears weekly. This will not only help prevent ear mites but also ear infections. Use a special cleaner to do so.
And, if you don’t know how to perform any of these tasks, you can always hire the services of a professional. It can be quite expensive, but it will make your life, and your best friend’s life, all the easier.
3. The Beagle Lab mix is a happy and friendly dog
The Beagador is definitely not a boring dog to be around. Full of love and enthusiasm, he is bound to brighten even your gloomiest days. Gentle, kind, and sweet, he loves his people dearly and is always up for some good playtime. Loyal and optimistic, he is one of the best dogs to keep around, especially for people with depression and/or anxiety.
Just like his Beagle parent, the Beagador is an alert dog who will let you know if he feels (or smells) anything dangerous or suspicious. Still, this cute four-pawed pooch loves people and will do anything to be around you at all time. If you leave him alone for a long time, he will start suffering from separation anxiety. So, if you can’t give him enough care and attention, it will be better to adopt a more independent breed.
Fiercely loyal and protective, the Beagle Lab mix is also extremely smart, and thus, very easy to train. He loves the outdoors and is very curious, so every walk with him will feel like an adventure. He is highly adaptable and will get used to his new house in no time.
4. This hybrid dog is excellent around children, even small ones
The Beagle Lab mix is excellent around kids. He is patient, affectionate, and extremely gentle, which makes him the perfect companion dog in a house with small children around.
Full of love, he is very tolerant, and will never get violent or aggressive while playing with kids. He makes a great play pal, which is why he is a kids’ favorite. And, just in case the games get too rough for him, he will just give up and wander off somewhere else. So, you never have to be scared about your Beagador being aggressive around your little ones.
Still, make sure to teach your kids how to handle dogs and behave around them. After all, an accident is quick to happen.
5. Training the Beagle Lab mix is quite easy
As I’ve already stated, the Beagle Lab mix is an extremely smart and gentle dog, which makes him easily trainable. He naturally comes from two purebred parents that are intelligent and love to please their owners, so it won’t be difficult to make him listen to your orders.
Sometimes, though, the Beagador can be a bit strong headed. The only way to get rid of his stubbornness is to stay firm and consistent with your training. Use positive reinforcement, praises, and treats to make your dog listen to you. Usually, the Beagle Lab mix doesn’t respond well to harsh training, he is too sensitive and good-natured to do so.
If you are not sure how to train your dog or are a first-time owner, then I would recommend taking your puppy Beagle Lab mix to training classes. Hiring a professional dog trainer might be expensive, but at least, you will be sure that your dog is well-trained.
It is best to start training and socializing your Beagador at a young age. This way, he will grow up to be a well-rounded dog who can behave in society.
6. Despite his small size, the Beagle Lab mix has a lot of energy
And thus, he needs a lot of exercise. A lot like his Labrador Retriever parent, the Beagador is extremely active and energetic and loves nothing more than to exercise and play games. If you don’t give him enough exercise, your Beagle Lab mix might develop problematic behavior, and start chewing on furniture, digging holes in your backyard, or howling all through the night.
Exercise is even more important for this hybrid dog when you know that both his purebred parents are prone to obesity when they don’t do anything all day long and don’t get enough exercise. The Beagador inherits this from his parents, which is one more reason to exercise your pooch daily.
Take your pooch on at least two or three long walks a day and include games in your activities as well. This not only helps him stay fit and healthy, it also keeps his mind sharp. After all, being a smart dog, the Beagador bores easily.
You will also be happy to know that you can take your dog swimming (yay!!). Just like his Labrador Retriever parent, the Beagle Lab mix enjoys a good swimming session and is excellent at this particular activity.
So, don’t be lazy if you adopt a Beagle Lab mix. Forget about your pajamas and swap them for running shoes instead.
7. The Beagle Lab mix needs a strict diet
Because both the Labrador Retriever and the Beagle are prone to obesity, their cross inherits this trait as well. So, make sure to keep your pooch’s diet in check. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dog food a day is the way to go. Divide this quantity into two meals a day to prevent bloat.
Don’t leave food around, as the Beagador has an excellent nose, and will definitely be able to find your cookie stash. After all, this is a dog who loves food (he literally lives to eat, much like someone I know… me, I’m talking about myself).
Add some healthy snacks to his diet as well. Fruits and vegetables, and other human foods are the way to go since they will provide your hybrid dog with some of the nutrients he might need, such as fiber and vitamins.
8. The Beagador lives longer than his purebred parents, but he can still inherit some health issues from them
Usually, a healthy Beagle Lab mix can live up to 14 years without issues (well, except old age issues). Still, he can inherit some health problems from his purebred parents. Here are the ones you should be on the lookout for:
All in all, if you keep your dog exercised, well-fed, and don’t skip his visits to the vet, he should be able to live with you for a long, long time.
The Beagle Lab mix is an amazing dog to have around. Friendly, affectionate, and patient, he is definitely the perfect companion dog.