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Beagle Corgi Mix (Beagi)

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Height: 10-16 inches
Weight: 10-20 pounds
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Colors: White, brown, black, red, tan, orange, sable, tricolor
Suitable for: Families, the elderly, children, multi-pet households, apartments, houses
Temperament: Loyal, affectionate, attentive, lively, sociable, patient, smart

Intelligent and loyal, this designer dog is the result of breeding a Beagle and either a Pembroke Welsh or Cardigan Welsh Corgi together. Usually referred to as the Beagi, these dogs are sweet, attentive, and fun-loving. They get along well with other dogs, and they love having a big family to live with. They’re protective of children, and they’ll let their owners know when someone strange is coming to the door.

These small dogs come in a variety of different colors and typically have dense, soft double coats that feel nice to the touch. They are active, but not overly so, which makes them a great pet for people living in both apartments and houses. The Beagi is highly intelligent but also stubborn, which can make training somewhat of a challenge, especially for first-time dog owners.

They have a bit of a prey drive, thanks to their Beagle and Corgi heritage, but they can get along with smaller animals like cats if trained to do so. They love to run and play, but they also enjoy lounging around when their family is relaxing at home. Keep reading to learn more about this interesting hybrid dog.

Divider 1Beagle Corgi Mix Puppies — Before You Buy…

Energy
Trainability
Health
Lifespan
Sociability

Beagi puppies are super cute and sweet, and they stay that way throughout their lives. Of course, they have their quirks, and every dog is different. But there are basic traits that most of these dogs possess to one extent or another.

What’s the Price of Beagle Corgi Mix Puppies?

Most breeders sell their Beagi puppies for less than $1,000. The price will depend on a variety of factors, including the history of the parent breeds, the breeding location, and the cost of care that the breeder incurred while raising the puppy that you want to purchase. There are many Beagle Corgi mixes in animal shelters around the country too. Adopting a Beagi from a rescue center can save you hundreds of dollars on the cost of acquiring the pup.

Divider 83 Little-Known Facts About the Beagi

1. They have an excellent sense of smell.

Beagles have a whopping 220 million scent receptors that help them tell different odors apart from one another and remember those odors as time goes on. Although the Beagi likely doesn’t have as an impressive sense of smell as their Beagle parent, they have shown the ability to sniff things out better than the average dog breed.

2. They always seem to be cheerful.

The playful look that adorns the faces of these dogs makes them look like they are always cheerful and in a good mood, although this isn’t always the case, of course. Like any other dog breed, a Beagi can become irritated, bored, lonely, and even sad occasionally. You just wouldn’t usually know that a Beagi is feeling these things because of their bright eyes, perky ears, and cute smirks.

3. They have plenty of stamina.

Even though they have short little legs and small bodies, Beagle Corgi mixes have a surprising amount of stamina and drive. They can take long hikes with their family members, and they can keep up with the best of them on the agility course, even if they don’t typically win.

parent breeds of the Beagle Corgi mix
Parent breeds of the Beagi | Left: Beagle, Right: Corgi (Image credit: Pixabay)

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Beagi

The Beagle Corgi mix is a bright dog that wants to understand what is going on around them, especially when something is happening on their own home turf. They are attentive and loving when it comes to their family members. But they can be leery of strangers, particularly when meeting them in public and away from home. Their parents are hunting and herding dogs, so they may tend to try and herd other dogs or chase smaller animals.

The average Beagi looks forward to a daily walk and regular outdoor activities with the family, but they don’t mind spending their time at home where they feel safe. Their small stature makes these hybrid dogs suitable for apartment living if they can get outside for exercise and restroom breaks regularly throughout the day. Overall, these sweet-natured dogs are awesome companions that don’t require much maintenance.

Are These Dogs Good for Families?

The Beagle Corgi mix is a great pet option for families of all sizes. They happen to love children and will do whatever it takes to protect them, whether at home or in a public setting. These dogs will play with kids of all ages for hours on end, and they love sleeping in the same bed as them — or at least on the floor in their room. They don’t have to live in a household that includes kids, though. They’ll do fine with singles, couples, and the elderly.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?

The Beagi typically gets along with other dogs, both inside and outside of their home base. They will fit in perfectly at the dog park and have no problem living with other dogs and cats. Although they should be introduced to cats while still puppies so they can be taught not to chase them. If they don’t live with any other dogs, these pooches should be regularly socialized with dogs outside of the home to ensure that they don’t become afraid of them or aggressive toward them. Smaller animals like rabbits and hamsters could trigger the Beagi’s prey drive and result in a dangerous game of chase. Small animals should always be supervised or kept away from them while in the same household.

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Things to Know When Owning a Beagle Corgi Mix

There are still quite a few things to learn about the Beagi, especially if you are thinking about adopting one of your own. Here are all the specifics that you should know to determine if you are up for the job of caring for one of these adorable dogs.

Food & Diet Requirements

These dogs can eat between 1 and 2 cups of dry commercial dog food (or the equivalent of wet food) each day, depending on their unique activity levels. Whatever the type of food chosen for the Beagi, it should contain high-quality protein like chicken or beef as the first ingredient. Also included should be fresh fruits and veggies for plenty of carbohydrate energy. Carrots, spinach, beets, and sweet potatoes are great options. What should not be included in their food is artificial flavors or colors of any kind.

Exercise

Every Beagle Corgi mix is different when it comes to their activity level. Some are highly active and curious, while others are lazier and more laidback. But all Beagis should be walked daily to keep their weight under control and to allow them to expel pent-up energy. Other outdoor activities, like playing at the dog park, hitting the beach, and enjoying an agility course, will keep this hybrid dog’s body and mind in optimal condition as they age. These dogs should also have access to interactive toys while spending time inside the house.

Training

While these designer dogs are intelligent and could easily learn obedience commands and tricks, their stubborn side can make the task of training hard on everyone involved. Patience and a firm yet caring attitude should be practiced during each training session. It may take a little longer to teach the Beagi how to come, sit, and stay than other breeds, but the task is far from impossible. To make the process easier and quicker, owners can always choose to work with a professional trainer, at least in the beginning.

Grooming ✂️

These pooches have short, dense double coats that should be brushed a few times a week to keep shedding to a minimum. Their fur doesn’t grow long, so they never need to be trimmed. They could use a bath once a month or so to help keep their fur soft and free of unwanted odors. Their nails should be inspected monthly and trimmed if any chips, cracks, or other types of damage are observed. Owners can brush their teeth or feed them dental chews to help minimize the risk of them developing gum disease.

Health and Conditions

Unfortunately, there are a few serious health conditions that the Beagi is susceptible to. Knowing about them early on makes it easier to deal with such problems if they do arise at some point during the dog’s life.

Minor Conditions
  • Ear infections
  • Hip dysplasia
Serious Conditions
  • Eye problems
  • Epilepsy
  • Cystinuria
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intervertebral disk disease

Divider 5Male vs. Female

Both male and female Beagis are loving and attentive. However, some owners and breeders report that males are a little more dominant than females and want to work toward being the leader of the pack. However, they are never aggressive toward their pack members. Females seem to be more independent than males and don’t need as much attention from their human family members. But all in all, there are not any huge or worrisome differences between the two genders that owners should be concerned about.

Divider 3Final Thoughts

The Beagle Corgi mixed breed is small in stature yet big in personality. These dogs have plenty of love and affection to offer in exchange for attention and proper care. They can adapt to almost any type of home environment, whether apartment, house, cabin, or loft. If you are looking for a fun family dog to adopt, this is one hybrid breed that should not be overlooked. What are your favorite characteristics of the Beagi? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.


Featured Image Credit: Crystal Alba, Shutterstock

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