The Beaglier, also spelled Beagelier or Beagalier, is an energetic and loyal crossbreed between a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
You may have seen this hybrid as Molly in the 2019 film, A Dog’s Journey. Directed by Gail Mancuso, the movie follows a dog’s love of its owner over multiple lifetimes.
Are you ready to find out more about this designer pooch?
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The origin of Beagliers
While the Beagle-Cavalier mix has probably been created by accident in the past, breeders in Australia started to intentionally create Beaglier dogs sometime in the 1990s.
The Beaglier satisfied the need of people who loved the small, high energy nature of the Beagles, minus the intense hunting and scent drive that they’re known for.
Although they’re not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), Beagliers are recognized by the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR), American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Dog Registry of America (DRA), and Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC).
Let us get to know this hybrid better by taking a closer look at both of its purebred parents.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Affectionate & athletic
During the 1600s, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was named after Britain’s King Charles I, who kept these pretty dogs as companions.
This fido became a firm favorite amongst aristocrats, noblemen, and royals who loved this breed for their beauty, grace, and temperament.
Despite all that history, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel got officially recognized by the AKC in 1995.
This toy spaniel stands around 12 to 13 inches (30 to 33 cm) tall and weighs between 13 and 18 pounds (6 to 8 kg).
These well-mannered dogs are also known for their silky and wavy medium-length coats, and their large, round eyes with a heart-warming puppy dog expression.
Aside from having a coat with four distinct color varieties, including blenheim (chestnut and white), tricolor (black on white), black and tan, and ruby red, this furball is an average shedder.
Because of its playful and loving nature, it’s no wonder that this social butterfly is adored for its personality.
Beagle: The amazing scent hound
We can trace the history of Beagles back to the 1800s when they were bred as a scent hound to track hares in packs in Great Britain. Although, some version of this breed has likely been in existence for around 2,000 years.
They were imported into the United States in the 1860s and were recognized as a member of the hound group by the AKC in 1885.
Currently, they’re ranking number 5 of 194 hounds in the group, according to the kennel club.
Did you know that Beagle dogs come in two different sizes?
The smaller version, also known as Pocket Beagles, can weigh 22 to 30 pounds (10 to 14 kg) and is less than 13 inches (33 cm) tall.
The standard version has a height of 13 to 15 inches (33 to 38 cm) and weighs up to 35 pounds (16 kg).
You can find these cute dogs in a variety of colors, including red and white, tri-color and white, light lemon, and many more!
What does a Beaglier look like?
Designer dogs can inherit some of the best physical traits of their purebred parents.
There are cases when a Beaglier puppy can look or be more like the Beagle or the Cavalier Spaniel. If you want a hybrid such as this fido, be prepared for surprises.
Generally, a Beaglier will have the dark, expressive eyes that both its parent breeds have and a short muzzle.
Combining those features with its soft, floppy ears gives the Beagle Cavalier mix a super cute, puppy-like appearance throughout its lifetime!
To give you an idea of what your Beaglier puppy may look like, watch this video and Meet Tilly. The adorable farm-loving Beaglier from Australia:
Beaglier size: How big do they get?
There are a few variations when it comes to the size of the Beagle Cavalier mix.
Typically, the Beaglier is an average-sized lap dog with a height of 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) and a weight of 10 to 20 pounds (4 to 9 kg).
This breed is well suited to a range of environments – from large homes with big yards to small city apartments.
A colorful crossbreed
While the Beaglier can sometimes have the longer wavy coat of the King Charles Cavalier parent or the Beagle’s coarse hair, they mostly have short and shiny fur.
Similarly, the color of your mixed breed pup can vary depending on the parents, and a solid-colored puppy is possible. Its most common color combinations are brown, black, cream, or white.
Temperament: Are Beagliers good family dogs?
The Beaglier is a fantastic choice for families. This cutie exhibits a super affectionate nature and craves attention.
While good among kids, small pets are fragile and can easily get injured by little ones who don’t know how to handle them with care. With that said, this canine is recommended to families with older children.
Also, the Beagle Cavalier mix tends to latch on to one family member or a favorite human. It will not tolerate being left alone for a long time as it may suffer from separation anxiety.
However, if you’re looking for an adorable dog that just wants to be cuddled and loved consistently, then this may just be the perfect fur baby for you!
Despite their affectionate nature amongst humans, Beagliers may get along with other dogs, but we can’t say the same for small pets such as cats, mice, and rabbits.
It’s still possible that this doggo can inherit the hunting and chasing instinct of its Beagle parent, which can lead to disaster.
So, aside from making sure that your canine friend undergoes early socialization, those who have other fur babies should introduce them to a Beaglier slowly.
This mixed breed doesn’t bark often, but it makes a distinctive noise, making Beagliers good watchdogs.
When it comes to training the Beagle Cavalier mix, the jury is still out. Some owners say they are easy to train while others mention that it’s quite challenging.
This can be due to the timid nature of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or the Beagle’s stubborn traits.
Either way, consistency is the key. This crossbreed responds well to positive reinforcement and rewards in the form of treats. During training, be firm yet be extremely patient to get the best results.
Looking after your Beagle Cavalier mix
Thanks to its short coat, the Beaglier is considered low maintenance.
The Beaglier’s high energy level
Beagliers are highly active. This may mean that sometimes, they prefer to play than be cuddled. Thirty minutes to an hour of daily exercise is enough for this designer dog.
In addition to your daily walk, the Beaglier will love a few play sessions and other activities such as swimming. However, your pet may lose stamina quickly due to the King Charles Cavalier parent’s physicality.
They also easily get bored and tend to follow that Beagle-born nose. Deal with it by providing some nice chew toys and ensure that your yard is fenced to prevent your canine pal from sniffing, digging, or chasing their way out!
When out with your dog, don’t leave her unattended as she could disappear on a mission very quickly.
Grooming: Do Beagliers shed?
Beagliers are considered low shedders, but if they inherited their Spaniel parent’s coat, they might shed more frequently.
While easy to groom, this mix requires a decent brushing at least once a week to keep their fur in tip-top shape, and avoid mats and tangles.
The Beaglier’s floppy ears have to be checked daily to ensure that they are free of debris, pests, and moisture, which can lead to bacterial infections.
You should also brush your dog’s teeth every day as small breeds can be susceptible to dental disease.
Nails can be trimmed once a month, while bathing should only be done when necessary or every three months. Excessive baths can lead to dry, flaky skin.
Its fur will not need to be trimmed, but the grooming process can be a vital part of bonding with your dog.
Try and groom your dog on your own rather than taking her to the doggy parlor.
A diet suited for the Beagle Cavalier mix
You should know that this breed is prone to weight gain as they tend to eat everything and anything that is put in front of them.
While having a non-fussy eater may sound like a dream, stick to a strict feeding schedule, and don’t leave unattended food out to avoid canine obesity.
When feeding your Beaglier, look for a high-quality dry kibble specially formulated for small breeds with a lot of energy.
Your Beagle Cavalier mix will require about 1 to 1 ½ cups of this food daily with this quantity split between 2 or 3 meals.
The life expectancy of the Beaglier dog
As the Beaglier is a crossbreed dog, it is likely to live longer than its purebred parents as hybrid dogs are known to avoid some of the more serious ailments that affect highly bred dogs.
As a result, you can expect your Beaglier to have a lifespan of 10 and 15 years.
That said, this hybrid can still inherit some of the illnesses that its parents are susceptible to.
Other common health problems to watch out for are gum and teeth issues, heart failure caused by mitral valve disease, syringomyelia, cherry eye or glaucoma, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, as well as various hearing disorders or ear infections.
Buying: How much is a Beaglier puppy?
A Beaglier can have an average of 6 puppies in a litter, and each puppy can cost around $500 to $1,200.
If the price of any advertised pup seems too good to be true, chances are it is. So, make sure you’re buying a puppy from a reputable breeder.
One of the signs that you’re dealing with a responsible breeder is to look at how they care for their breeding stock.
With that said, you should know that the bigger purebred parent should be the mother when purchasing mixed breeds since it’s easier for them to carry through with the pregnancy and puppy birth. In this case, that is the Beagle parent.
Don’t forget to ask for a full vet check and health certificate of both parent dogs when visiting the breeding facility.
Getting a Beaglier from a breeder
Ready to look for available Beaglier puppies online? We have found some websites that are worth checking out.
Also, before contacting a breeder, be sure that you’re ready to ask and answer some questions to make sure that you and the pup are a perfect match.
Here are some Beaglier breeders located in Tennessee to get you started on your search:
- My Best of Both (Bethpage, TN)
- Happy Hill Pups (Manchester, TN)
- Little Riverview Farm (Hohenwald, TN)
If you are not in the U.S., we found some Beaglier breeders that are located in Australia:
You can also check out online marketplaces, like Greenfield Puppies, to see other Beaglier puppies available for sale.
Beagliers for adoption
While it may be hard to find a Beaglier mix to adopt, a good place to start would be specific rescue sites of its parents.
You should also know that adopting is way cheaper as costs can start from $50 to $100. They also make sure that the dogs are healthy and trained so that they’re prepared to go home with new owners.
Try these rescue sites as you search for the perfect Beaglier puppy:
- Cavalier Alliance for Rescue, Research, and Education, Inc. (Bedford, MA)
- Colorado Beagle Rescue, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
- Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue (Carmel, CA)
- SOS Beagle Rescue, Inc. (Atco, NJ)
Other adorable Beagle hybrids and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixes
If you considered a Beaglier puppy as your next dog, you might be interested in other super cute Beagle or Cavalier mixes:
Boggle: Boxer and Beagle mix
Beagador: Beagle and Lab mix
Cheagle: Chihuahua and Beagle mix
Cavachon: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise mix
Cavapoo: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix
Is the Beagle Cavalier Mix the dog for you?
While the Beaglier is an adorable and sweet family dog, it’s vital to ensure your lifestyle matches this mix.
These dogs will not get along great with other pets, and training can be a tricky experience.
This crossbreed will also require a good amount of affection and exercise to keep it happy, and you won’t fully know what the dog will look or act like until they are older.
Do you have a Beaglier? Share your thoughts with us about this designer dog by commenting below.