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The Beabull is a medium to large cross breed and is the offspring of two purebreds, the Beagle and the Bulldog. He has a life span of 10 to 13 years and can be found participating in agility events. While he has an independent side to him he is also very devoted but can be somewhat nosy!
The Beabull is suitable for families with children, singles and seniors who are more active and can live in a house or apartment. A yard is a bonus for him but not a requirement. He is devoted and curious and will want to be where ever you are. He can be harder to train so he needs owners with experience and commitment.
|Here is the Beabull at a Glance|
|Average height||12 to 16 inches|
|Average weight||30 to 60 pounds|
|Coat type||Short, straight, coarse|
|Shedding||Moderate to heavy|
|Tolerant to Solitude?||Moderate|
|Tolerance to Heat||Low to very good depending on coat|
|Tolerance to Cold||Low to moderate|
|Good Family Pet?||Excellent|
|Good with Children?||Very good to excellent|
|Good with other Dogs?||Good to very good with socialization|
|Good with other Pets?||Good with socialization – may want to chase them|
|A roamer or Wanderer?||Anywhere from low to high!|
|A Good Apartment Dweller?||Very good due to size and nature|
|Good Pet for new Owner?||Good – training may need someone with experience|
|Exercise Needs||Fairly active|
|Tendency to get Fat||Fairly high|
|Major Health Concerns||Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS, Patellar Luxation,|
|Other Health Concerns||Hip dysplasia, ear infections, reverse sneezing|
|Life Span||10 to 13 years|
|Average new Puppy Price||$400 to $1200|
|Average Annual Medical Expense||$485 to $600|
|Average Annual Non-Medical Expense||$510 to $610|
Where does the Beabull come from?
The Beabull is thought to originate in the United States where many designer dogs come from. A designer dog is a mixed breed deliberately bred usually using two purebreds. Over the last two decades that have become a popular choice for many people including some famous people which has only made that trend more popular. There are some people that have a concern about them though mainly because of the amount of bad breeders and puppy mills that have sprung up to take advantage of the trend. Make sure you research where you are buying from. First generation breeding results cannot be controlled or guaranteed, even pups in the same litter can be different in personality and looks. Here is a look at the parents of the Beabull to get an idea of what goes into him.
Beagle like dogs can be traced back to Roman times but the actual Beagle we know today cannot be traced back that far and actually his history is a little muddled. In the mid 1800s you can see the starting of the Beagle we know today when they were bred for their hunting skills.
Today the Beagle has a gentle nature and will often make you laugh with their antics, but will also make you cry from their mischief! They are tricky things that are good at not listening or obeying you. He loves to follow a scent and is great with children – they get up their mischief together!
In England up until 1835 a popular spectator sport was bear and bull baiting. Dogs were bred and used to bait these animals and then later became dogs fighters when that was banned. This meant they were bred to be aggressive, courageous, tenacious. But they were also bred to never bite their handlers so that the humans involved did not have to worry about being attacked. When they were brought to America they were used on farms to hunt game and to guard the property. They were bred to be larger too. Breeders also focused on developing a dog who remained strong and courageous but was also family friendly and gentle.
Today we see their success. The dog when he comes from a good breeder, is confident, alert, friendly, courageous, and very loyal and affectionate. This dog too would happily try to be lap dog despite his size. He will protect you and his family if there is something putting them at risk.
The Beabull is a loyal and loving dog who has an independent side but is an excellent companion or family dog. He can be playful too and is quite nosy, happy to watch what is going on. Indoors he tends to be mild mannered and loves to laze around but outside he is happy to play and can have bursts of hyperactivity. He is a very loyal and devoted dog and will follow you around all day. He chews a lot too! He is eager to please and protective and can be sensitive too.
What does the Beabull look like
He is a medium to large dog weighing 30 to 60 pounds and standing 12 to 16 inches tall. He can vary on how he looks taking after either parent or a mix of the two. Most have some of the Bulldog wrinkles though with short legs and a short tail. Their muzzles are often long and they have droopy ears. His coat can be short, straight, coarse and prickly or soft and smooth. Common colors are golden, brindle, white, brown, spotted and merle. His eyes are dark brown and he has a lean but strong body.
Training and Exercise Needs
How active does the Beabull need to be?
He is a fairly active dog and while he does border on large he can live happily in an apartment because when inside he is a lazy thing that does not need a huge space to live in. As long as you take him outside for enough activity he will be happy. A total of an hour a day should be sufficient. Include trips to a dog park where you can play games like fetch and so on. If you are a hiker he would enjoy joining you. It is a good idea if you work to take him out in the morning for a jog or walk before you leave him or he can become bored and restless during the day and act out. He does have a tendency to bite when playing so training to correct this will be important.
Does he train quickly?
He is intelligent and eager to please and usually responds better to positive training methods. That means giving praise, rewards, treats and so on to encourage and motivate him. He can be stubborn though so make sure the sessions are engaging or he will resist. He is moderately hard to train for that reason despite his intelligence. He will try to outsmart you so be prepared and stay firm and consistent. Early training and socialization are an important thing, they will make him a better dog. If need be use a professional trainer or school for Beabulls who are especially strong willed! This means he is not the best suited dog for first time owners.
Living with a Beabull
How much grooming is needed?
He is a moderate to heavy shedding dog so be prepared for daily brushing and lots of vacuuming. He is not hypoallergenic. He will need bathing when he needs it using a dog shampoo only and as he has wrinkles these will need to be cleaned out regularly and kept dry to avoid skin infections. His teeth should be brushed two to three times a week and his nails clipped when they get too long. His ears too will need regular maintenance, check them once a week for infection and wipe them clean using a cotton ball and dog ear cleaning solution or a damp cloth.
What is he like with children and other animals?
He is very good with children and other dogs, and with socialization can be good with other pets too though he may see small animals as something to chase. He is affectionate towards children and is even patient with the younger ones who can be a little rough when they are touching.
He barks occasionally and sometimes also has the Beagle howl. He will guard and protect you but has a low watchdog ability. He should fed 2 1/2 to 3 cups of good quality dry dog food a day split into at least two meals.
There are health issues that he can inherit from his parents should they have them or be more prone to them. They include Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS, Patellar Luxation, Hip dysplasia, ear infections and reverse sneezing. There are health clearances you can ask the breeder to show you that prove the parents used in the breeding are clear of these problems. Visiting the puppy before buying also gives you a chance to see conditions he is kept in.
Costs involved in owning a Beabull
The Beabull puppy can cost between $400 to $1200. Other costs for things like micro chipping, neutering, blood tests, shots, deworming, a crate, carrier, collar and leash come to between $510 to $550. Annual costs for medical essentials like check ups, pet insurance, shots and flea prevention come to between $485 to $600. Annual non medical needs like treats, toys, food, training and license come to between $510 to $610. If regular professional grooming is needed that will be an additional $300 to $400 and then other costs are extra too.
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