What is a Beabull dog, and should you get one?

Last Updated on April 25, 2023

While it may sound like an insect or a cartoon character, a Beabull is actually a new designer dog breed with floppy ears.

This cool-tempered pup is a cross between a Beagle and an English Bulldog. Adorable and suitable for most types of owners, this dog sounds like a dream–but is it?

Cute little beabull puppy

Here, we lay out everything we know about this wrinkled cutie so you can decide for yourself. 

The Origination of the Beabull and its parents

Although its exact history is unknown, the Beabull originated in the US.

Breeders probably intended to elongate the muzzle of the loving Bulldog while keeping its chunky tank-like body to create the perfect balance of cute and sturdiness.

Even though this pooch is a mix of two purebred cuties, it’s not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

But organizations for crossbreeds like the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) and the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) recognize this hybrid.

Let’s get to know the Beabull better by learning about what it can inherit from its parents.

The howlin’ smart Beagle

Beagle dog howling
Meet the smart Beagle

The Beagle has an ancestry that dates back to Roman times in the 1800s as a hunting dog and is now an AKC member of the Hound Group.

These droopy-eared loyal companions are known to follow their sharp noses everywhere–I’d say they’re the Sherlock Holmes of the canine world.

With its curious and delightful nature, it’s no wonder the Beagle has sniffed its way to number 6 in most popular dog breeds.

A broad head and irresistibly round, hazel eyes are staples of the breed. They stand at 13 to 15 inches (33 to 38 cm) in height and flaunt beautiful, charming coat colors like lemon, red and white, and tri-color combos.

You may hear a Beagle before you see one. One of their favorite past times is singing or howling their Beagle song.

The English Bulldog’s inspirational journey

Meet the cute English bulldog
Meet the cute English bulldog

If you know the Bulldog breed, you may not believe some unfortunate facts about where the smushed-face dog came from.

They were initially bred in England in 1835 to be aggressive and hold up in horrific sports for bear and bull baiting. After these sports were banned, the Bulldog was used for fighting.

As it turns out, this sturdy, mean-mugging canine is soft and playful at the core. After coming to America, the Bulldog was used to guard families and hunt game, then bred for their affectionate and loyal personalities.

Today, the AKC recognizes the English Bulldog in the Non-Sporting Group.

Bulldogs have a strong gait covered in wrinkled skin, an underbite, and a flat nose. And despite what some may think, they’re born short and stubby tails – not docked.

What does a full-grown Beabull look like?

It is generally difficult to predict a designer breed’s physical traits since they’re a mix of two different purebreds with their own coats and colors. So there are several possibilities.

Generally, this breed tends to rock the Bulldog wrinkles and underbite, and the Beagle’s floppy ears, dark or hazel eyes, and a long snout. They have strong and lean bodies with Bulldog hips.

Here’s a video compilation of Beabull dogs to give you an idea of the appearances they may have:

How big do Beagle Bulldog mixes get?

Full-grown Beabulls are small- to medium-sized dogs. Males can weigh 40 to 60 pounds (18 to 27 kg) and reach 14 to 16 inches (36 to 41 cm) in height. Females are about 30 to 50 pounds (14 to 23 kg) in weight and 12 to 13 inches (30.5 to 33 cm) tall.

Their short and stout bodies make them suitable to live in a house, or adapt to apartment living.

If you’re interested in an even smaller bundle of cuteness, check out the Teacup English Bulldog, also known as the Miniature Bulldog or Toy Bulldog.

While it’s not exactly a pocket-sized breed, it carries the Beabull’s cuteness in a slightly smaller package.

The Beabulls coat & colors

Short and coarse, double-coated hair covers this dog’s solid body, so you won’t have to deal with a long, tangled mess!

Both the Beagle and the Bulldog have a variety of unique color combinations, so mixing the two is like rolling puppy dice.

Their standard colors are brown, white, tri-colored, gold, or brindle, but can be any combination of colors.

Meet Boomer, the Beabull
Source: @boomerthebeabull / IG

Beabull’s temperament: Lots of love to give and brains to flaunt

Beabulls are mild-tempered and friendly. They are great family dogs because they’re affectionate. You won’t have to work hard for their love, as this dog will bond well with singles, children, seniors, and big families, even with other pets.

But they do need plenty of attention and mental stimulation to match their intelligent and curious personalities. So, try to include them in family time as much as possible!

This breed loves to show off its smarts and respects a good challenge. You can keep your Beabull happy by simply giving it puzzle toys and games.

The Beabull is a docile and patient breed that is content with hanging inside and cuddling with you on the couch.

Their good manners may have some limits if your Beabull inherits some temperament issues from either parent.

Stubbornness & other possible temperament issues

Bulldogs are friendly and loyal companions, but they also have a stubborn streak. If your Beabull inherits these bossy genes, training may require some extra patience and hard work to train from an early age.

Beabulls may also inherit a high prey drive because of its Beagle parent’s hunting instinct. Investing in a fenced-in yard may be a good idea to make sure your Beabull doesn’t wander off on a trail.

Are Beabulls aggressive?

Reading about the Beabull’s parent’s history may raise questions about this hybrid’s tendency to be hostile.

Meet Koda, the Beabull

Although it may inherit the Bulldog’s mouthiness and rough play, they are not aggressive dogs.

Don’t be fooled by their steady gait and expressive face, and be a firm alpha, so your dog doesn’t push you around.

While Beabulls are generally great with kids, it’s still vital to supervise playtime and teach children how to respect your puppy’s space.

This dog can be quite loud with a tendency to bark, whether he inherits the Beagle’s melodious howl or its Bulldog parent’s sharp bark.

Training your Beabull may require some extra patience, but these dogs are easily trainable because they’re eager to please their owners and are highly motivated by treats.

As with any puppy, early obedience training and socialization are extremely important to nip these bad behaviors in the beabutt before they turn into adult dog issues.

What to expect after bringing your Beabull home

Beabulls may be one of the lazier crossbreeds, but their care requirements certainly aren’t.

We wouldn’t say the Beabull is high maintenance, but we wouldn’t recommend it to a novice dog owner.

Do Beabulls shed?

Beabulls are not hypoallergenic and are high shedding dogs, so if you’re prone to allergies, this breed may not be for you. Luckily, the dog’s short, coarse fur makes their daily brushing needs manageable.

The Beabull requires need-only bathing, no more than once a month. With a body of wrinkles, it’s essential to dry them carefully to reduce dryness, skin infections, and irritation of which they’re prone.

Pay attention and clean your Beabull’s folds and lines with cotton balls and a wrinkle cleaner once a week.

The Beabull is prone to ear infections, too, so you’ll have to check for debris and dirt regularly and clean both ears with a cotton ball and dog-specific ear solution.

This thorough grooming regimen has other benefits, like getting your puppy used to being handled. It’s recommended to touch puppies everywhere, including their feet.

This improves the bond you have with your puppy, and for him to learn to get comfortable with being handled and not reacting out of fear.

The diet for your Beabull’s big appetite

Beabulls need to eat about 3 to 4 cups of dry food per day. Healthy kibble formulated for medium dogs with moderate energy levels would be best.

If there were such things as doggy eating competitions, the Beabull would take home gold. But they’re prone to obesity, so stick to your guns and your feeding schedule!

They use their underbite to scoop food and eat extremely fast, so you must feed their needs using the right bowl for their safety.

How much exercise does the Beabull need?

The Beabull isn’t an overly active dog, but they still cherish maintaining their thick, stocky figures with exercise and playtime. About one hour of exercise a day should be sufficient. 

This dog’s high intelligence needs mentally stimulating activities, too, so mix it up with games and social trips, such as to the dog park or hiking.

Are Beabulls healthy dogs?

Yes, Beabulls are generally healthy and have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years, but they’re still susceptible to genetic illnesses.

Some of these health concerns are hip dysplasia, disk disease, hypothyroidism, and reverse sneezing.

Bulldogs are brachycephalic dogs – a fancy way of saying they have flat faces with short snouts that can cause breathing issues. The Pug and the Pekingese are other examples of dogs with the same problem.

Some recommended occasional tests for Beabulls include X-rays, full blood work, urinalysis, and physical exams– because dogs need regular check-ups just like we do.

How much do Beabull puppies cost?

Beabull puppy sitting in a bassinet

A Beabull puppy can range from $400 to $1200. Keep in mind that the price is affected by factors such as the breeder’s location, the popularity of the kennel, the lineage of the purebred parents, and the pup’s availability.

Before you decide on purchasing a Beabull puppy, you should also think about the other expenses that come with owning this fido. A new pup will require a crate, a carrier, a leash.

Then there’s microchipping and neutering or spaying procedures, vaccinations, etc. All these necessities can cost around $550.

There are regular vet visits, pet insurance, and preventive measures, like fleas and tick prevention, which may add up to $600. Consider grooming services and training sessions, too.

Considering the array of potential health issues your Beabull may inherit, you must do your research when buying a Beabull puppy, especially with a brachycephalic parent. Only buy from responsible breeders!

So if you’ve made up your mind and you really want to cuddle with a Beabull puppy, let’s move on to where you can find one.

Beabull breeders & kennels

Talk to friends and people who have accurate and personal testimonies on what it’s like to take care of one of these dogs.

No matter how much research you do via the web, it’s always comforting and exciting to hear goofy stories from experienced owners!

I have found a few reputable Beabull breeders that are worth checking out:

  • Smiths Beabulls (Kittanning, PA)
  • Rockin R Puppies (Pottersville, MO)

You can also look at marketplaces such as BFF Puppies, Lancaster Puppies, and Greenfield Puppies.

Beabull dogs for adoption

Most crossbreeds end up in shelters for many reasons, and they’re waiting to go to their forever home.

If you’ve visited the shelter near you and haven’t found a Beabull of your own, we have found specific rescue organizations for Beagles and Bulldogs that also take in their mixes.

  • Peaches Bully Rescue (West Chester, OH)
  • Hoosier Bulldog Rescue (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Colorado Beagle Rescue, Inc.
  • Beagles and Buddies Sanctuary

The Bulldog Club of America has listed many rescue networks for Bulldogs and their mixes from different states in the US.

Other Beagle mixes you might like

The Bulldog Beagle mix is not the only adorable and loving crossbreed out there. If you love the designer breed mixes, here are a few more for your pleasure:

Boxer Beagle mix (AKA Boggle)

Meet Stella, the Boxer Beagle mix
Source: @_stellaandolive_ / IG

This mixed breed has other nicknames such as Beagle Box, Bogel, and Boxel, they have strong physical features, but they’re cheerful, athletic, and excellent family pets.

Boxer Beagle mixes are medium-sized and muscular canines that are suitable for owners looking for active and reliable companions. They’re very loyal, too!

Although they have moderate to low grooming requirements, they make up for it with their need to be on the move. So be prepared to give it about an hour of exercise a day.

Beagle Lab mix (AKA Beagador)

Beagle Lab mix
Source: @jo_bee_66 / IG

The Beagle Lab mix, also referred to as Labbe, inherits the Beagle’s intelligence, and sprinkles some Labrador agility and working dog on top to create the perfect medium-sized sporty crossbreed. 

These dogs aren’t as lazy as the Beabull, so if you’re looking for a more active breed to take on long hikes or to challenge in some fun sports games, the Beagador may be the perfect dog.

Corgi Beagle mix (AKA Beagi)

Corgi Beagle mixes generally have the body of its Corgi parent, but can also have the droopy ears of its Beagle parent, and comes in a range of colors!

Meet Pennypie, the Corgi Beagle
Source: @pennypie_theblueeyedbeagi / IG

With a highly active mom and dad, they’re considered natural athletes who love attention.

They’re not only loyal companions, but Beagis are great with kids, too.

A dog with a strong prey drive might be an issue for some owners, but they make great guard dogs.

They may be moderate shedders, but they’re relatively healthy and one of the affordable mixes out there.

Beabull pros & cons: Can you handle two breeds in one?

It’s no question that the Beabull breed is a loyal companion, but not everyone can handle this loving tank of a crossbreed.

The Bulldog Beagle mix needs an owner who can appreciate both sides of this lazy yet playful pup and will do best in a relaxed environment that can provide for its intelligent mind.

They also require quite a bit when it comes to grooming, feeding, and exercise.

But for us, the Beabull is a perfect balance of work and play for the right owner. Would you agree?

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