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Beagle Pit (Pitbull & Beagle Mix): Info, Pictures, Facts, Traits

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Beagle Pit mixed breed dog

Height: 18–20 inches
Weight: 30–40 pounds
Lifespan: 10–12 years
Colors: White, brown, gray, red, blue, brindle
Suitable for: Dedicated, strong-willed owners, active owners
Temperament: Loyal, energetic, stubborn

Are you looking for one of the biggest personalities the dog world has to offer? Then go check out a Beagle. But if you’d like that, but toned down a few notches, a Beagle Pit might be right for you.

Also known as “Beaglebulls,” this breed is a unique mix between two very opposite, but similar breeds. Bred by crossing a Beagle and an American Pit Bull Terrier, these pups are extremely sweet and loving just like their Pit Bull parent. And they are just as flamboyant as their Beagle side.

Both of these breeds require a strong-willed pack leader (AKA you) to take charge. Are you up to the challenge?

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Beagle Pit Puppies


Owning a Beaglebull requires a strong owner ready to take the position of pack leader. These are not necessarily the easiest dogs to train. But that’s not from an aggression standpoint. These pups are the exact opposite. They’re loving and caring, but as stubborn as they come.

The Pitbull Beagle mix is very strong-willed with a big personality. And they’re not afraid to show it. You’ll need to be ready to handle that if (or when) the time arises. Early training is the key to success here.

And if you’re looking for a quiet dog, these are not the breed for you—especially if the Beagle gene runs deeper with your particular dog. You also need to be sure that you can dedicate lots of together time to your Beagle Pit. They absolutely can’t stand being left alone.

3 Little-Known Facts About the Beagle Pit

1. Beaglebulls Make Terrible Guard Dogs

If you’re looking for a guard dog, do not get a Beagle Pit. They’re about as bad as they come when it comes to guarding. And that’s because of their parent lineage. Contrary to popular belief, Pitbulls are some of the sweetest dogs around. And Beagles are extremely friendly and indifferent. Your Beagle Pit may bark at a stranger entering, but it’s probably just because they want to play.

2. They Can Be Extremely Vocal

If you choose to raise a Beagle Pit, you’ll need to be prepared to deal with barking. And the more Beagle inside your pup, the more barking there will be. Beagles will bark, howl, and attempt to talk to anything that moves, sits still, or exists in general. And that trait tends to get passed down to Beaglebulls.

3. They Do Not Like Being Left Alone

If you need to leave your Beagle Pit at home alone regularly for extended periods of time, you may want to consider a different dog breed. Beagle Pits inherit a lot of their personality from their Beagle parents and that includes separation anxiety. When left alone, Beaglebulls will do everything they can to eliminate their anxiety and quell their boredom including serenading the neighbors with barking all day or destroying furniture.

The parent breeds of Beagle Pit
The parent breeds of Beagle Pit: Left – Pitbull (Caroline Ziemkiewicz, Unsplash) | Right – Beagle (825545, Pixabay)

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Temperament & Intelligence of Beagle Pits 🧠

Anyone who’s ever owned a Pit Bull will tell you just how sweet, loving, and loyal they are. But ask the same question to a Beagle owner and check their response. You’ll find out that Beagles are absolute drama queens. So, how about a mix of the two?

You’ll find that Beaglebulls keep a lot of that Beagle personality including stubbornness, howling, and mild separation anxiety. But they’ll be much more affectionate like a Pit Bull. With early training, you’ll be able to bring out the best in both breeds in your Beagle Pit.

However, your Beaglebull might not take to training so quickly. As a matter of fact, they may come across as more difficult to train than other dogs. That has nothing to do with their intelligence though. They just have the tendency to be stubborn.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 🏡

This really depends. This breed will get along great with children and others if introduced and trained early. Beaglebulls will be very loyal to their owners and love children as if they were their own.

However, if not trained early, we don’t recommend these for families with small children. Not because of aggression, but because these dogs will be difficult to handle.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽

When trained early, these dogs get along great with other pets. They love to play and are extremely sociable. But you may see your Beaglebull try to take the alpha position and impose their rule as leader upon other pets if left unchecked.


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Things to Know When Owning a Beagle Pit:

Other than their personality traits and temperament, there are some key things you need to know about owning a Beagle Pit.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

This breed is classified as a medium-to-large breed and requires a substantial amount of food every day. Your Beagle Pit will require approximately three cups of highly nutritious dog food when fully grown.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll want to eat it all up right away. Beagle Pits can be notoriously picky about which food they prefer and for how long. You may find yourself swapping out kibble brands from time to time in order to find the right one.

Exercise 🐕

Beagle Pits are extremely high-intensity dogs and definitely need regular exercise in order to stay entertained and happy. It’s recommended that they get at least 12 miles of recreational walk time a week! And when you’re walking, be prepared to explore. Your Beaglebull’s nose is going to be investigating anything and everything you pass. However, if you can dedicate one hour every day to your pup, they’ll be satisfied.

Training 🦮

These dogs need to be trained at an early age before they establish their own dominance. Because after that, it’s pretty close to impossible. Just remember when training, this breed is super stubborn. However, they may appreciate a treat or two to make things go easier. Be patient and stick with it.


Grooming ✂️

Grooming is probably the easiest part of owning a Beaglebull. They have a short coat that’s easily maintained with a weekly brushing with a slicker brush. You shouldn’t have to bath them too often either — unless their curious nature gets them into something smelly.

The biggest thing to look out for when raising your Beagle Pit is redness and skin irritation. They tend to have sensitive skin so be sure to consult your vet if you see your pet experiencing discomfort.

Health Conditions ❤️

All in all, Beagle Pits are pretty healthy dogs. Like other designer dogs, they inherit most of their major conditions from the breed’s parentage. Fortunately for the Beaglebull, Pit Bulls are an exceptionally robust breed.

That means that most of the inherited conditions come from the Beagle side of things.

Minor Conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Ear infections
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Food allergies
Serious Conditions
  • Patellar luxation
  • Heart murmur
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Diabetes

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Male vs Female

There are no real discernable physical differences between male and female Beagle Pits. However, many Beagle Pit owners swear that females carry more swagger and sass.

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Final Thoughts

If you’ve got what it takes to care for a Beagle Pit, they’ll make an amazing addition to your home. For as energetic and personable as they are, Beaglebulls are the biggest sweethearts.

The Beagle Pit is sure to captivate your heart, soul, and patience.

But if you can’t dedicate the time and energy towards your Beagle Pit, it’s best to find a more suitable breed.

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