It’s like peanut butter and jelly, or pineapple pizza – okay, maybe that last one’s just me, but the Corgi Beagle mix is the canine for people who love silly yet irresistible dogs.
Also called Beagi, this breed’s qualities are hard to predict, but we can’t assume the good and the bad in every pooch. I’ll lay out the possibilities, so you can decide if this hybrid is for you.
The Corgi Beagle meets mom and dad
It’s undeniable how adorable designer dogs are. You’re basically getting the best of two purebreds!
But they’re not for people who hate surprises because crossbreed puppies can grow up inheriting the looks and personality of one parent over the other.
Since the origin of the Beagle Corgi mix is unknown, we can better understand this fido by learning about each parent.
The baying Beagle
Beagles are floppy-eared hounds that descended from small, compact hunting dogs from England during the 1500s.
Aside from being known as loyal companions, their powerful nose and melodious voice were very helpful in tracking and hunting rabbits when they arrived in the US after the Civil War.
It all started with a dog named Blunder – the first Beagle recognized by the AKC in 1885. And now, this breed is the 6th most popular in the canine world!
Did you know that there are two varieties of the Beagle? There are those who only have a height of under 13 inches (33 cm) and don’t weigh beyond 20 pounds (9 kg). Some call them Pocket Beagles.
The other variation can be 13 to 15 inches (33 to 38 cm) tall and can have a weight of 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 14 kg), which is a standard measurement of this breed.
No matter the size, this is a sturdy and solid canine with a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
They may be known for being “merry” paw pals, but they also have other traits like being loveable, funny, and clever dogs that make them excellent family pets. No wonder most people want this breed! Who could say no to that pleading puppy face?
The courageous Corgi
Generally, they have a height of 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm). The Pembroke can weigh around 28 to 30 pounds (13 to 14 kg), while the Cardigan has a weight of 25 to 38 pounds (11 to 17 kg).
The most noticeable difference between the two is the Pembrokes’ pointed ears and bobbed tail, while Cardigans have rounded ears and a long tail.
Don’t be fooled by the adorable looks and hoppy movement of this breed. There’s a reason why Queen Elizabeth II of England hasn’t been without a Corgi since 1993.
They’re intelligent and affectionate canines who are also athletic, independent, and fearless.
For those who are asking if the Corgi is a hound, they are not. These dwarf dogs are cattle herders equipped with a “big dog” bark, and they’re vigilant watchdogs, too!
Even if they come in a small package, Corgis will surprise you with how quick and agile they are.
It’s also surprising that despite the health issues related to their long body, they have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
What does a Beagle Corgi mix look like?
Beagi dogs generally have a round-shaped head and can either have drooping ears like the Beagle or upright like its Corgi parent. They’re known for their round eyes with a dark hazel and brown color, like a cute Disney puppy character.
They mostly have the long body of Corgis with their tails curling upward, but when they get attentive, it can become straight.
How big does a Corgi-Beagle cross get?
Full-grown Beagis have a height that ranges from 10 to 16 inches (25 to 41 cm) and weighs around 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 to 9 kg).
A Corgi & Beagle mix is a small dog that has an adorably chunky yet fit physique.
Thanks to their size, this hybrid can adapt to live in any type of house, even in an apartment.
Just keep in mind that this fido has active parents, so it will also require time to move freely outside. Still, we recommend this crossbreed to those who have a safely fenced backyard.
Coat & Color: Does the Beagle Corgi mix shed?
Since the Corgi and the Beagle are NOT hypoallergenic, their Beagi offspring will be the same. In fact, this canine is a moderate shedder, so it’s best to be prepared during the shedding season (fall and spring).
The Corgi and Beagle cross have a double-coated coat that can be short or medium in length.
You can find this lovely designer dog in a wide range of colors, too. They can inherit the classic look of Corgis with a white and orange coat, with a white stripe running along its nose. Or, they can come in the signature tricolor coat of Beagles.
Beagis can also have fur in shades of fawn, sable, chocolate tricolor, black and tan, black and white, red and white, brown, and white, blue merle, and more!
The Corgi Beagle temperament: The best friend you’ve always wanted
Corgi Beagle mixes have friendly personalities to match their bubbly bouncing walk and contagious upbeat attitude.
A well-bred and well-trained Beagi is good with children, families, and any person it meets. They love attention and will often steal the spotlight whenever they can.
Corgi Beagles will cherish the bond that it has with you, but because of their eager-to-please trait, your furry friend will respect you as its master first.
They’re loyal companions that will make it a full-time job to make you happy and to show how much they love their person.
Don’t let this fido’s short and stocky body fool you! Like its parents, the Beagi is a natural athlete and has bundles of energy.
You may catch your Corgi Beagle running laps, getting the zoomies, or even dominating a friendly game of fetch.
You can also be creative when spending outdoor time with this dog, just like Lily and her owners in this video:
Here comes the sass: Possible temperament issues
Both Beagles and Corgis can be stubborn, so your Corgi Beagle mix may inherit this trait, as well. If they want something, they’ll go for it, no matter what you say.
They may also be territorial when it comes to you and its human family, and act as if they’re much larger than they are.
While this may make them excellent guard dogs, it can cause issues if they feel the need to “protect” you from other people. So it’s best to be cautious.
Aside from the possibility that this crossbreed may develop separation anxiety, you need to know how to deal with its strong prey drive. Meaning this doggo is not suitable for homes with cats and small pets.
Luckily, this breed is smart and easily trainable. Obedience training and socialization can start as early as 2 ½ weeks.
How to care for a Corgi Beagle mix?
Aside from shedding, you won’t have to worry that much because the Beagi is considered a low maintenance pooch in terms of care.
Still, each dog has different and specific needs. These can sometimes be a deal-breaker for those who are scouting for their next pet. Do you think you’d be able to do all this if you get this fido?
Grooming Tips for your Corgi Beagle
As we mentioned earlier, the Beagi sheds moderately. To minimize dog hair from taking over your furniture and your home, you will need to brush its coat 2 to 3 times a week.
Baths every 2 to 3 weeks are sufficient. Use high-quality products with neutral pH levels made specifically for canines, like oatmeal shampoo.
Your Corgi Beagle’s nose is one of his most prized possessions, so inspect it regularly!
Their noses can get dry or chap for many reasons, like seasonal changes or allergies.
If staying hydrated or using a moisturizer for your pet’s sniffer doesn’t work, it’s time to go to the vet.
While this may sound like a lot of work, grooming promotes healthy bonding. Your affectionate Beagi will love the extra time and attention you two are spending together.
What should you feed your hungry-hungry Corgi Beagle?
Give your Beagle Corgi mix 1 ½ cup of a high-quality dry kibble daily. If you’re a paw parent who prefers to compute for the daily caloric intake that your pooch requires based on his weight, you can use this dog calorie calculator.
Keep in mind that the type of dog food and the amount you give your pet should be based on his age, size, activity level, and health.
This designer dog is prone to obesity, so it’s best to stick to a feeding schedule and divide your canine friend’s meals into two.
How much exercise do they need?
As mentioned, the Corgi Beagle is a breed with a high energy level that needs at least 1 hour of exercise daily.
A bored Corgi Beagle puppy may act out. If you want to keep your couch cushions and running shoes in one piece, provide your pup with interactive toys that can provide mental stimulation and entertainment for him.
If a walk around the neighborhood or a trip to the doggy park is not possible, playing fetch with your Beagi indoors or in a safely-secured area will suffice.
Health: How long does the Corgi Beagle mix live?
The Corgi & Beagle mix has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Even if most crossbreeds are considered generally healthy due to hybrid vigor, it’s still possible for these dogs to inherit health problems that their purebred parents are susceptible to.
Health issues can be unpredictable, but some of the common illnesses found in this breed are epilepsy, allergies, and hip dysplasia.
For more significant issues, the Corgi can genetically pass diseases like canine glaucoma, Von Willebrand’s Disease, and intervertebral disc disease. On the other hand, the Beagi can get hypothyroidism and cherry from the Beagle’s side.
Your fur baby will have a better chance at a full life of butt wiggles and smiles with a proper diet, daily exercise, and regular veterinary visits.
I’m Beagi-ning to fall in love: Where can I find Corgi Beagle puppies for sale?
You’d be glad to know that you can easily find puppies for sale online! But you have to be sure that you only buy one from a professional and responsible breeder.
Someone who takes care of its breeding stock and their litter avoids inbreeding and puts the dogs’ welfare as a priority.
He or she should also be ready to provide medical and vaccination records that would prove the parents had undergone genetic testing and that they’re healthy before mating.
If you’re wondering how much a Corgi Beagle mix puppy costs, the average price range is from $200 to $600. Designer breeds are trendy and are usually expensive, so the Beagi is quite affordable.
Corgi Beagle mix breeders
As of the moment, there are no breeders and kennels that specifically breed Beagis, but you can check out websites and marketplaces like Bark Avenue Puppies, Greenfield Puppies, and Lancaster Puppies.
They may mostly sell Beagle mixes, but you can get lucky and find a Beagi puppy of your own!
If not, browse through the available puppies, and you might fall in love with a little furball at first sight.
Corgi Beagle mix for adoption
Whether it’s a purebred or a crossbreed, many dogs end up in shelters for different reasons.
It can be because the owner is moving and can’t bring the dog, someone in the family is allergic to fur and dander, or they may not like how the canine turned out in terms of looks or personality.
It’s a very noble act to open your heart and home to adopt a fur angel and give it another chance to experience what it’s like to be a part of the family and be loved.
Aside from checking your local shelters, these websites for Corgis and Beagles may also have a Beagi you can rescue or foster. They have other Corgi mixes and Beagle mixed breeds, too.
- Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue (Tampa, FL)
- Colorado Beagle Rescue (Littleton, CO)
- East Coast Corgi Rescue (Washington, DC)
- Mayflower Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club, Inc.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Inc. (PWCCA) has a list of affiliate rescue contacts that you can check out.
Get your Corgi fix with another precious mix
I’ve determined that if you mix a Corgi with another breed, you’ll end up with a long, stubby version of the other parent. Check out these other adorable Corgi mixes:
Horgi: Corgi Husky mix
Dorgi: Corgi Dachshund mix
Corgipoo: Corgi Poodle mix
Corgi Beagles are silly dogs with serious commitments
I wouldn’t classify this breed as high-maintenance, but it certainly comes with a list of do’s and don’ts if you want a well-behaved dog.
They would do best in a family household where they’ll get endless attention to fulfill their desires for socialization.
Although they can adjust to apartment living, they would not do well in a house with small pets because of their high prey drive.
If you’re going to keep up with a Corgi Beagle, you’ll need not only a healthy amount of energy and love but also patience. You’ll need to know how to Come and Stay at the same time– maybe opposites do attract.
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