- Height: 6-16 inches
- Weight: 13-18 lb
- Lifespan: 12-14 years
- Group: Not applicable
- Best Suited For: Singles, seniors, and families with children and other pets, living in a house or apartment with a yard
- Temperament: Social, intelligent, friendly, playful, inquisitive, loyal
- Comparable Breeds: Beagle, Pekingese
The Peagle is an affectionate little dog that has become popular in the world of designer canine breeds. You can expect these dogs to be fun, social, and smart, and they will definitely make you laugh as they use their antics to get your attention.
Before deciding to bring a Peagle into your family, you should learn more about this breed and its needs to find out if it is the perfect match. Keep reading for a few quick facts that will help you make the right choice.
The Peagle is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Pekingese.
Food / Diet
It’s recommended that you select a high quality canine food that contains natural ingredients. If you need help picking out the right food for your pet, simply discuss your options with your veterinarian. Then feed your Peagle anywhere from ½ cup to 1 cup of dry dog food daily, splitting this amount into two meals.
If you choose to also give your dog with a high quality canine canned food, simply adjust the amount of dry food that you’re providing so your dog doesn’t end up eating too much and becoming overweight.
The Peagle is a smart breed that should be moderately easy to train.
The Peagle is a smart breed that should be moderately easy to train, especially if you are patient and you use positive techniques that include treats, praise, and other rewards to reinforce good behaviors. Also make it a point to keep your training sessions engaging and consistent. Be firm but patient, and don’t punish your dog or be harsh towards him.
A small-sized breed, the Peagle weighs between 13 and 18 pounds.
Temperament / Behavior
Peagles are affectionate and smart dogs that enjoy playing. They are also confident, inquisitive, and friendly. Plus, they prefer being the center of attention, so they are entertaining as well.
These social and gentle canines will get along well with children and other pets, including other dogs, particularly when they are provided with proper socialization and training. You can also expect that your dog will be loyal and protective.
Common Health Problems
As with all other hybrid canine breeds, the Peagle might be susceptible to the health problems that commonly affect its parent breeds. However, there is no guarantee that your dog will suffer with any of these problems, especially since hybrid breeds can be quite hardy. Because there is no way to determine the long-term health of an individual dog, it’s a good idea to be informed of what you should look out for so you can get your dog vet care right away if symptoms arise.
When it comes to the Peagle, keep an eye out for symptoms associated with heart conditions, cleft palate, hydrocephalus, eye conditions, patellar luxation, epilepsy, intervertebral disk disease, cryptorchidism, hypothyroidism, brachycephalic airway syndrome, hip dysplasia, Beagle dwarfism, and skin fold dermatitis.
The Peagle has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
The Peagle is an active breed that needs a moderate level of activity every day. Taking your dog to the local dog park, going on walks, and letting your dog play in your enclosed yard are all great ways to let him release his energy and have some fun. While indoors, give your pet a variety of dog toys that will keep him entertained and mentally stimulated.
Peagles are affectionate and smart dogs that enjoy playing.
The Peagle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, as it is considered to be a hybrid breed. However, this breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR) the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA), and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).
A Peagle’s coat will be silky and either long or short. You should expect that a Peagle will require a moderate to high level of grooming to keep his coat healthy and clean.
Brushing your dog daily will be necessary to remove any loose hairs. You will also need to bathe your dog whenever he gets too dirty. And the area under your dog’s eyes should also be wiped regularly to remove discharge that would otherwise stain the fur.
These dogs do shed a lot, so if you have allergies, this breed may not be suitable for you. You will need to vacuum often to clean up hair that is left behind on your furniture, and you will likely get fur on your clothes as well.
Like all other puppies, the Peagle will be small and delicate and should be handled with care to prevent injuries. If children will be interacting with your puppy, be sure to supervise.
Socializing and training your Peagle from as early on as possible will ensure that your pet will develop good behaviors and will get along well with everyone he meets, including other animals and other dogs. Let your companion meet a variety of other pets, children, and adults, and expose him to various situations and locations so that he can grow up to be a confident and calm canine.