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A Bagle Hound is a hybrid between the Beagle and Basset Hound. They typically stand around 12 to 17 inches tall and weigh 33 to 55 pounds. They are often described as lazy, mischievous, and friendly. Their life expectancy is anywhere from 10 to 15 years, making them great longtime companions.

Although Bagle Hounds are a recent mixed breed, their parents have been around for centuries. This Hound is a beautiful companion that makes a great lap dog. They are lazy and stubborn but will enjoy tracking scents and hanging out with the family. Bagle Hounds are intelligent and lovable but have a short attention span. They can blend into many environments and are not known to bark. You can have them in a large house or a smaller apartment if you spend time with them both indoors and outdoors. Training needs to start early for the most success.

Grooming is effortless with Bagle Hounds, as they do not shed very much, if at all. Their short hair does not typically get tangled but needs a run-through with a hound-specific brush around once a week. The main thing with grooming is checking their ears for signs of debris or infection, which is expected because of their size and shape. Although they are lazy, Bagle Hounds will need about an hour of exercise throughout the day. Make sure to split this up throughout the day to keep them at their healthiest. Feed your Bagle Hound a high-quality dry dog food designed for hounds, and you will have a wonderful family dog for many years to come.

History

Bagle Hounds were first intentionally bred in the late 1990s or early 2000s to be a calm companions. Beagles were first produced in the 1300s as scent hounds in England. A few hundred years later, Basset Hounds were bred in France for the same purpose. Apart from the Bloodhound, the Basset Hound has the best nose of any dog. Combining these two purebred breeds resulted in a companion dog with an intense nose and many generations of history going into its making.

There is not much specific history for Bagle Hounds, as they have been a new addition to the hybrid breed world in the past couple of decades. However, like many other mixed breeds, they are generally much healthier than their purebred parents. We love Bagle Hounds for their fun personalities. Many of the most popular mixed breeds include a Poodle as a parent, so we love that this is a mix of two hounds. The Beagle and Basset Hound have remained extremely popular purebreds. George Washington had a Basset Hound, so the Bagle Hound has excellent genes.

Temperament

Bagle Hounds are known to be lazy dogs and will be perfectly happy resting at your feet throughout the day. This can hinder training a bit, but it is essential to be persistent when teaching commands. The Bagle Hounds' intelligence outweighs its laziness. Focus does not come naturally for these dogs, so be patient and train in shorter increments. These are susceptible dogs and can quickly get upset or offended, so positive reinforcement is critical. Never yell or punish Bagle Hounds with harsh tones. Not only will this broken trust between the two of you, but it will cause a very unhappy dog. Food-based rewards typically yield much success with this breed. Use treats with caution, as obesity is a very real issue with hounds.

Bagle Hounds are rarely, if ever, aggressive. They have a very sweet temperament that makes them loved by many. Bagle Hounds have big, droopy eyes, exemplifying "puppy dog eyes" to the max. Start training as soon as you bring your Bagle Hound home for the most success. You can start with basic commands, like "come," "sit," and "stay." Once they have demonstrated mastery of these commands, you can move on to more complex ones. Separation anxiety is somewhat common with Bagle Hounds, so we recommend spending lots of time at home or having sitters come by if you expect to be out of the house.

Potty training typically comes naturally to Bagle Hounds, but we recommend crate training to aid in this. Dogs typically do want to keep their environments clean, so they will not go to the bathroom in a crate. When they alert you that they need to go out, reward them with a treat and positive reinforcement, and they will catch on quickly. Crates are also quite useful in alleviating separation anxiety and providing a safe and comfortable space for your Bagle Hound if you are out of the house.

Where will the dog feel best?

Since the Bagle Hound is so relaxed, it can make the perfect companion for the elderly or disabled. Bagle Hounds tend to get along well with other dogs, cats, and young children. They really enjoy being around other people, which makes them great family pets. They do not tend to bark, which makes them ideal for people living near neighbors. They do not have the instinct to chase but will track scents throughout the house or yard.

Their Beagle parent is known for being one of the most cat-tolerant dog breeds, which gets passed down to the Bagle Hound. The stubbornness and difficulty in training might make Bagle Hounds a hard first-time pet, but certainly not impossible. Bagle Hounds that are left alone or not physically and mentally stimulated can turn to destructive behaviors, so it is important to take proper care of them. Although Bagle Hounds can get on the heavier side, they do not stand very tall, so you will want to make sure any young children are careful when playing. Smaller dogs are more prone to injury, so teach young children how to play in a safe manner.

Bagle Hounds' short coat lets them be tolerant of just about any climate but be wary of extreme weather. You might want to add a sweater or jacket to keep them warm while using the bathroom or playing in very cold weather. Make sure they always have access to water and shade in warm weather. Avoid going out for long stretches in high humidity, as this can make it difficult to breathe. When going on walks in the summer, make sure to have somewhere to walk other than asphalt, which can burn their paw pads.

Grooming

Although Bagle Hounds are not fully hypoallergenic, they do not shed very much throughout the year. You will not need to whip out the vacuum cleaner every day to clean up fur. This makes them a great option for people with allergies. Their coat is easy to maintain. Drooling is frequent and common with Bagle Hounds but can be a sign of thirst or hunger. If you notice drooling, be sure they have access to food and water. However, they drool much less than the Basset Hound, as the Beagle rarely drools.

Their coats are short and sometimes wavy. We recommend brushing around once a week to keep their coat healthy and shiny. Use a round brush or a hound mitt to get rid of any loose hair. Grooming helps to distribute oils from the skin, which keeps them healthy and helps get rid of the "dog" smell you might be familiar with. You will not need to bathe your Bagle Hound very often. It can strip oils from the skin, leaving it dry and irritated if you do.

Apart from brushing, make sure to brush your Bagle Hounds' teeth daily to prevent dental disease and tooth decay. If your pup does not cooperate with brushing, try out dental chews or treats to help break down tartar. Nail trims will need to happen around once a month or whenever you start to hear them clacking on hard surfaces. Regularly check your Bagle Hounds ears. They are long and floppy, which can trap moisture and cause ear infections. Clean out any debris you see to keep them healthy.

Bagle Hounds do not typically need haircuts. Their short hair only grows to a certain length and then stops growing, so it is not necessary to get them professionally clipped. However, you might opt to get them professionally bathed whenever they do need a bath, as professionals usually have top-of-the-line shampoo and other materials.

Exercises

Although the Bagle Hound is small, it can weigh up to 60 pounds of lean muscle. All that muscle needs to be exercised, so make sure to incorporate a variety of exercises throughout the day. We recommend around an hour of exercise per day.

Bagle Hounds have the nose of a Basset Hound, so give them plenty of time to sniff around on daily walks. This stimulates both their mind and body, making it a great form of exercise. If you have a backyard or access to a park, Bagle Hounds love to play fetch with balls or sticks. Always keep an eye on them in public settings. If you are playing off-leash and they start to track a scent, little will stop them.

We highly recommend doing exercises that use their scent tracking ability. You can do scent games both indoors and outdoors, which will help teach commands and provide a great level of exercise. Spread out exercise throughout the day to keep them stimulated. Exercise does not need to be super vigorous with this breed. Some short walks and fetch or scent work are plenty. Be careful when exercising Bagle Hound puppies, as too much or too difficult exercise can cause damage to bones and joints. Work your way up to longer walks as your Bagle Hound gets older but keep it easy while they are still a puppy.

Nutrition

When looking for food for your Bagle Hound, we recommend choosing a high-quality dry food that has whole meats, animal-based fats, whole grains and veggies, no artificial additives or synthetic supplements. In general, you will want food with at least 18% protein for the adult Bagle Hounds and at least 22% for puppies. The most important aspect of their nutrition is high-quality ingredients and staying away from preservatives.

You cannot go wrong with whole meats and healthy fatty acids like Omega-3. Fatty acids help reduce inflammation and create a shiny and healthy coat. Make sure the kibble has plenty of probiotics to help with gut health. Bagle Hounds are prone to diarrhea and constipation, but probiotics can help prevent this by promoting healthy bacteria in the gut. Experts say that much of the immune system is dependent on the health of the digestive tract, so having a healthy gut can help ward off many other diseases.

We recommend giving your Bagle Hound a dry kibble diet to help with dental hygiene. If you do opt for homemade food or wet food, make sure to incorporate dry kibble in some capacity, as this is important for their teeth and gums. It helps to chip away at built-up tartar while chewing. The main benefit of adding in a bit of wet food is helping with hydration or constipation. Wet food is high in water content, making it helpful to rehydrate. Be aware of poisonous foods to dogs and give treats sparingly to prevent obesity.

A common issue with many dogs is bloat, which happens when they eat too much too fast. This can be life-threatening, so we recommend spreading meals throughout the day rather than just one big meal at once. If your Bagle Hound is known to eat food too quickly, you can also opt for food bowls that are designed to slow your pup down. However, spreading out meals throughout the day should keep your pup happy and healthy. Always consult with your veterinarian before making changes to your Bagle Hound's diet.

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