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Beagleman

The Beagleman is a cross breed also known as Dobeagle or a Beagle/Doberman Pinscher Mix. His parents are the purebred Beagle and Doberman Pinscher and he has a life span of 10 to 12 years. He has talents in watchdog and agility and it known to be a protective dog who can become very attached to his owners.

He is a dog that could be a good companion or family dog but does need early socialization and training can be more difficult than for some dogs. This means his owner needs to have experience and patience. He will be very loyal and dedicated and offer a lot of affection.

Here is the Beagleman at a Glance
Average height 16 to 22 inches
Average weight 40 to 55 pounds
Coat type Sleek, shiny, silky
Hypoallergenic? No
Grooming Needs Low to moderate
Shedding Low to moderate
Brushing Every other day
Touchiness Very sensitive
Tolerant to Solitude? Low
Barking Occasional (can have the Beagle howl)
Tolerance to Heat Very good
Tolerance to Cold Low to moderate
Good Family Pet? Very good
Good with Children? Good to very good with socialization
Good with other Dogs? Good with socialization
Good with other Pets? Good to very good with socialization
A roamer or Wanderer? Moderate to high
A Good Apartment Dweller? Good – medium to large means he could adapt if needed
Good Pet for new Owner? Good – ideally needs an experienced owner
Trainability Moderately difficult
Exercise Needs Fairly active
Tendency to get Fat Above average
Major Health Concerns Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, epilepsy, Von Willebrand's, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS
Other Health Concerns Hip dysplasia, ear infections, Color Mutant Alopecia,
Life Span 10 to 12 years
Average new Puppy Price Unknown
Average Annual Medical Expense $460 to $560
Average Annual Non-Medical Expense $355 to $455
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Where does the Beagleman come from?

The Beagleman is understood to originate in the USA where a lot of so called Designer dogs come from. He is one of the newer mixes likely to have occurred in the last 10 years though designer dogs have been around for 40 years or more. Their popularity and trend saw a huge increase in the last 15 years though. They are called designer dogs as they are deliberately designed mixed dogs. Some argue there is little difference between them and mutts you can adopt form shelters, and some say there is a big difference. It depends really on the kind of breeder you visit as there are a lot of puppy mills and bad breeders using this trend to make a profit only. Take care where you buy from if rescuing is not an option. With no history known we can look briefly at the parent dogs for an idea of what goes into them.

The Beagle

You can find Beagle like dogs back in Roman times but the actual Beagle we have now cannot be traced back that far. As with a lot of dogs his history is a little confused. 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!

The Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman originates from Germany, bred in the 19th century by a tax collector who needed a dog who was loyal, a good companion, but also able to protect him from thieves. German breeders after this were most focused on function rather than looks wanting to have a dog who was strongest, smartest, quickest, and bravest. But for a while the breed was seen to be too independent and aggressive. In the late 19th century another breeder called Goeller reshaped the breed into something more useable. The Doberman came to America in 1908. While his numbers went down during the first world war in Europe he continued to do well in America and the same happened during World War II. The dog was called a Doberman in Germany and then Britain and breeders continued to develop the breed into something more suited for homes and families.

Today he is affectionate, very intelligent, extremely loyal and a a great protector. He is playful and energetic and loves to mes around with the family. He is not aggressive without reason. He likes to be busy and needs a lot of physical and mental stimulation. He trains easily though he sometimes thinks he knows how to do something better! Socialization and early training are important to get a well rounded dog.

Temperament

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The Beagleman is an affectionate and loving dog who is loyal and very attached to his owners. He can therefore be very protective especially when strangers are present. He has a playful side to him too and has a lot of energy. He is smart, can have a sweet personality and loves to be the center of attention. He has a lot of patience, loves his food and can pick up the hunting instincts from the Beagle. While he is wary of strangers when he has been introduced and accepts you he is friendly.

What does the Beagleman look like

He is a medium to large sized dog weighing 40 to 55 pounds and standing 16 to 22 inches tall. He has a slightly curved tail that is a lot like the Beagle's with a white tip, soft droopy ears, large dark eyes and a sleek, silky coat. Common colors are brown, tri-colored and black.

Training and Exercise Needs

How active does the Beagleman need to be?

He is a moderately active dog, he will need daily walks twice a day to burn off some energy but does not need hours of activity. He can adapt to apartment living as long as he gets that outdoor time and can live without a yard too. Some of his activity he will get indoors playing with his toys. He will enjoy trips to a dog park now and then but remember he may have that hound tendency to catch a scent and run off leaving you far behind. If you notice your Beagleman seems restless or is behaving inappropriately this may be a sign he is bored and needs more outdoor time.

Does he train quickly?

Training is not easy for this dog usually, he can be difficult and owners should ideally have some experience. You will need to be patient and consistent. Keep a firm tone to show you are the boss and use positive techniques like using treats, rewards and praise. If necessary you can turn to professional help in the form of trainers or a school. Early training and socialization are important to him to be the best dog he can be.

Living with a Beagleman

How much grooming is needed?

He will shed anywhere from a low to moderate amount so there may be some clean up to do after him, a hair free house is not a guarantee! Give him a brush every other day to keep his coat looking healthy and take care of some of the loose hair. He should have a bath just when he needs it so that you avoid drying out the natural oils in his skin. Make sure you only use a dog shampoo too. Check and clean his ears once a week. There are ear cleaning solutions for dogs that you can use with a cotton ball or you can just moisten a cloth. Do not insert anything into the ears. Brush his teeth two to three times a week and clip his nails when they get too long. If you are not experienced with dog nails make sure you ask a groomer or vet before you do it, or you could have them do it for you.

What is he like with children and other animals?

The Beagleman is able to be good with children, other dogs and other pets with socialization to help him. He can be playful with children and loving towards them and those children should be taught how to touch and play with dogs safely. He can have a tendency to want to chase smaller animals so may try that with other pets like cats.

General information

He is alert and makes a good watchdog, he will bark to let you know of strangers approaching or intruders trying to get in. He can also be a good guard dog too. He should be fed 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups of good quality dry dog food a day split into at least two meals.

Health Concerns

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He can inherit health concerns from his parents which is something you are more able to avoid if you ask the breeder to show you parental health clearances for both of them. Issues that he could be prone to are Intervertebral disk disease, eye problems, epilepsy, Von Willebrand's, Hypothyroidism, Beagle Dwarfism, CBS, Patellar Luxation, Wobbler's Syndrome, Albinoism, heart problems, narcolepsy, bloat, Hip dysplasia, ear infections and Color Mutant Alopecia. Visiting the puppy before buying is also a good way to have more chance at having a healthy puppy as you can see the conditions he and other animals are kept in.

Costs involved in owning a Beagleman

The Beagleman is not easy to find for sale so a price range for a puppy is not yet something that can be gathered. However other costs for a dog of this size will include a crate, carrier, collar and leash, deworming, blood tests, shots, micro chipping and neutering come to between $455 to $500. Yearly basic medical costs like check ups, shots, pet insurance and flea prevention come to between $460 to $560. Yearly non-medical essentials like food, toys, treats, license and training come to between $355 to $455.

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