We know what you’re thinking. Beabull doesn’t sound like a real dog name. It sounds more like a designer energy drink than a designer dog. However, dismissing this pup based purely on it’s ludicrous name would be a huge mistake. Beabulls are little sweethearts that deserve their popularity in the hybrid dog community.
The Beabull is a breed of designer dog created by crossing a English Bulldog with a Beagle. The result is a playful and loving dog with a strong and independent streak. They will fill your home with joy, even when they are acting up (at least they’ll look cute doing it!).
As with most designer dogs, the appearance of individual Beabull specimens can vary depending on the genetic contribution of both parents. It really is a roll of the dice with every puppy. However, most Beabulls inherit the Bulldog’s wrinkles, underbite, short tail, and legs. Their ears on the other hand are long and droopy like the Beagle’s and their muzzles are long.
Beabulls make for extremely loving and devoted pets and make excellent family dogs. They are also a great option for most beginner designer dog owners. Is a Beabull the designer dog of your dreams or a pup who wouldn’t fit into your home? Keep your eyes glued to this page and we will explore everything that you need to know about Beabulls.
Beabulls are a breed of designer dog created by crossing a English Bulldog with a Beagle.
Designer dogs, although very popular among pet owners, still remain a mystery when it comes to their individual origin stories. Sure, the most popular mixes, such as the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle, might have a well-documented origin and history, but the rest of crossbreeds are not that lucky. While undeniable well-loved among pet owners, Beabull is among those hybrids who don’t have a clear history. The best guess anyone can have is that they share their tale with the majority of designer dogs, which would mean that the breed has its start in the United States, sometime in the last 20 to 30 years. That’s not exactly a satisfying origin, but it’s the best we can do. Chances are Beabulls existed by accident long before them as well. Sadly, if breed history is important to you, a designer dog will never scratch that particular itch.
However, just because we don’t known when or where Beabull was first made, it doesn’t mean that it’s not clear why these designer dogs were bred in the first place. The Beagle and English Bulldog mix is a one-of-a-kind dog that brings together the best qualities of his parents. And considering how lovely these purebreds are, that’s saying a lot about their hybrid offspring! Just a few minutes in the presence of this gorgeous and loving animals will be all you need to understand why the breed was created and popularized.
Beabull is a cross between a purebred English Bulldog and a Beagle. It’s a straight 50-50 mix, no fuss and no muss. These are so-called first generation designer dogs, where both parents are purebreds, but there are some hybrids that are a result of multi-generational crossings (Beabull x Beabull, or Beabull x one of the parental breeds). However, these second generation Beabull hybrids are very rare. This means that Beabull puppies have unpredictable looks- sometimes the English Bulldog will be more prevalent in the mix, and sometimes the Beagle. You don’t quite know what to expect from a Beabull puppy until it’s in front you. Kind of like the designer dog equivalent of a blind box toy.
Even though his parents are purebreds, the Beabull is not recognized by the American Kennel Club or its international counterparts. As a result, these designer dogs won’t have official pedigree papers. To make sure that the Beabull puppy you’re buying is not from a puppy mill, ask the breeder for a health guarantee and family history. Unfortunately, that’s the best that you can do in this regard.
Food / Diet
To make sure your dog stays healthy and in top shape, you will have to provide them with a nutritious and well-balanced diet. Beabull will do best on high-quality dry food for dogs.Choose kibble that is suitable for your dog’s age (puppy, adult, senior), size, and activity level. You shouldn’t free feed them, though, as they are prone to bloat and obesity. Stick to recommended serving sizes and split these into two separate daily meals. As always, if you are in any way concerned that you aren’t provided your Beabull with a balanced diet, consult your veterinarian. While dog food manufacturers might provide useful size and age guides, all dogs are different. The only personal qualified to identify the dietary needs of your specific pup is your vet. So don’t be afraid to ask them for advice. After all, that’s why you have a vet in the first place.
Beabulls look like both Beagles and Bulldogs, are extremely intelligent and a pleasure to train.
Beabulls like both Beagles and Bulldogs, are extremely intelligent and a pleasure to train. They respond well to most reward based training methods. However, they can sometimes inherit the Bulldog’s stubborn streak. Therefore it is important that owners keep training sessions engaging and interesting. Beabulls should always be handled with a gentle but firm hand. It’s important to rely on reward and positive reinforcement based training methods with your Beabull. Anything else is closer to abuse than training. If you find that your Beabull’s stubborn streak is making training too difficult, consider sending him to an obedience training school. This will provide valuable socialization skills to your pup as well and is always worth considering.
The average weight of a hybrid breed is usually estimated as the average weight of its two parents. A fully grown Beabull male can weigh up to 30 pounds.
Beabulls, like their Beagle parents, are people dogs and love being in the company of their masters. They are also extremely devoted and loving and will happily follow their owners around all day. They are also extremely affectionate towards children and are tolerant of even the most annoying and curious youngsters. These traits make them an excellent family dog. They will fit into almost any home as a lovable and loving companion.
Beabulls are often very mild mannered and enjoy lazing about like Bulldogs. However, they do sometimes have bursts of hyperactivity and love to play games of fetch. They sometimes tend to play bite and it is important to correct this behavior early on. This sort of behaviour will quickly become a serious problem if it isn’t trained out of your Beabull early.
Like most intelligent breeds, Beabulls are at their happiest when they have mentally stimulating tasks and challenges which they can apply themselves to. This can be something as simple as a game of hide and seek. This is why they respond so well to children who will always provide games and play. If you are planning to bring a Beabull into a home without children, definitely consider providing the pup with some mentally stimulating toys as a substitute.
Common Health Problems
Beabulls, like most designer dog breeds, are a generally healthy breed and do not suffer from any hereditary ailments. Still, issues such as hip dysplasia, canine disk disease, and hypothyroidism are a possibility. Their long ears also make them prone to ear infections and owners should take care to clear their ear canals of any debris or dead hair. Like Bulldogs, Beabulls too are sometimes known to develop various digestion problems. It’s important to maintain regular check ups with a vet so that any potential issues like these can be identified and treated early before they grow into more significant problems.
Beabulls have a life expectancy of 10-13 years.
Beabulls do not require a great deal of exercise. An hourly walk each day and the occasional game of fetch is more than adequate exercise for this dog. This means that they could easily fit into an urban apartment provided that there are regular trips to the dog park. They do not require a yard to keep them exercised and stimulated.
Beabulls, like their Beagle parents, are people dogs and love being in the company of their masters.
As with other designer dog breeds, the Beabull is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Beabull is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, Inc., the International Designer Canine Registry, and the Designer Breed Registry.
As a mixed breed dog, Beabull is quite unpredictable. These English Bulldog and Beagle mixes can either look more like one parent than the other, or be a perfect blend of both. In terms of their coat, it’s hard to say what to expect. In most cases, though, they will have short, coarse hair that tends to shed a lot. Beabulls will need daily brushing to keep their coat lustrous- and to remove dead hair before it sticks to your couch.
Beabull puppies are cute, clumsy, and curious. Make no mistake, they will charm your pants off almost instantly. Once you bring your new family member home, though, don’t spend all of your time fawning over them (it’s hard to resist it) and start training and socialization as early as possible. It’s important to initiate this process early to avoid behavioural issues later on.
When socialized, Beabull will be a lovely companion to families of all shapes and sizes. It’s probably a good idea to enroll them in puppy kindergarten, too. That will make the training easier on you and more successful for your pup.
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Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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