Beabull – Everything You Need to Know About This Amazing Breed

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The Beabull is a sturdy, adorable, and very loyal mixed breed that can be several different colors. They inherit the best bits of their Beagle and British Bulldog parents and make wonderful pets for single and multiple-person households.

They have pretty moderate exercise needs but love to play with their favorite people and adore going outdoors for a quick adventure.

But what exactly do you need to know about the Beabull before adopting one? Would they be a good fit for you and your family? Let’s find out!

What Is A Beabull?

The Beabull is a Bulldog Beagle mix. They’re a medium-sized, short-haired breed that is usually quite calm, a little goofy, and affectionate towards those they love.

Because these pups are a mixed breed, they’re not accepted by the American Kennel Club and cannot compete in competitions or shows for the AKC.

They are, however, accepted by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and the American Canine Hybrid Club.

History of the Beabull

The Beabull is a designer dog breed and, like many other pups, was first bred in North America in the 1990s. Bulldogs have short muzzles which means they can have breathing and health problems. Breeders wanted to come up with a solution and they started to mix Bulldogs with other dogs.

This was common at the time and resulted in many more and healthier mixed breeds such as the Puggle and the Retro Pug.

One of the most popular and sweet mixes was the Beagle Bulldog mix. Breeders went on to breed them further and these wonderful dogs began to get a name for themselves.

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Temperament of the Beabull

Beabulls are usually considered pretty docile dogs. They’re happy to curl up with you on the couch, follow you around the house, and go on the odd walk.

Whilst some may misinterpret this as lazy, this mixed breed dog actually needs lots of playtime and will tend to have short bursts of energy rather than be excited all of the time.

Of course, as is the case with any mixed breed, it’s hard to know the exact temperament of your pup as they may inherit more traits from their Bulldog or Beagle parent. However, most Beabulls are friendly, affectionate, and really loyal. They bond strongly with their family members and can be protective.

Some Beabulls may also be a bit stubborn and training them well is really important.

Do Beabulls Get on Well With Kids?

Beabulls will adore kids and they make excellent companions for older ones. A Beabull puppy can be a bit bouncy and they’ll love mouthy play, so it’s really important to monitor kids playing with Beabull puppies and introduce them when they’ve been properly trained.

Do Beabulls Get on Well With Other Animals?

Well-trained Beabulls should get on well with other animals, including dogs. They’re generally obedient and enjoy the company of other furry friends.

However, if your Beabull inherits more Beagle traits, they may have a strong prey drive. If this is the case, care should be taken if you have smaller animals in the house, including rabbits, ferrets, or guinea pigs.

Can Beabulls Live in Apartments?

Yes, Beabulls are pretty adaptable dogs and they can live in apartments. They don’t tend to be overly excitable and don’t need huge amounts of space. They would, however, appreciate a backyard to roam in which they can use when they have one of their energetic moments.

Appearance of a Beabull

Beabulls are medium-sized dogs. They’re usually pretty stocky and can have a classic ‘Bulldog’ look, or they may be more lean like a Beagle. They can grow to be between 12-16 inches and weigh 20-60 pounds. Female dogs are usually a little smaller than males.

They usually have hazel or brown eyes and a black nose.

Coat Color of a Beabull

Beabulls are often brown and white, entirely white, tri-colored, or a beautiful golden color. White Beabulls can look a lot like white Boxer dogs. They can also be brindle, have spots (of any color), or be a solid one.

Coat and Grooming a Beabull

Beabulls have short and straight coats – but don’t be fooled into thinking that makes them easy to care for. Like many Beagle mixes, these pups need almost daily brushing as they shed a lot.

It’s best to brush them with a firm bristle brush and even wipe them over with a wet cloth to remove any loose hairs. they’re not considered hypoallergenic dogs.

Even though one of the parent breeds is a hunting dog, these pups only need to be bathed every so often or when they roll in something that smells (dogs love rolling in poop).

When you do bathe them, try to use it as a bonding exercise – it’s also a good excuse to check their bodies for any lumps and bumps.

It’s quite likely that your Beabull will also have floppy ears (just like a Beagle) and it’s really important to clean and dry them well to prevent ear infections.

If your Beabull puppy inherits the ears of an English Bulldog, you’ll still need to keep them clean and look out for any signs of infection.

You should also keep your pup’s nails trimmed to the correct length. If you’re unsure of how to do this, ask a professional groomer.

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Do Beabulls Bark?

Some Beabulls inherit their Beagle parent’s tendency to howl, which makes having a Beabull difficult for some people. Early and proper training should keep howling under control.

Training a Beabull

Some dog breeds are more difficult to train than others. Your dog may inherit a slightly stubborn side from its Bulldog parent and a mischievous curiosity from its Beagle parent – which can be a difficult combination to manage. These pups are often headstrong too.

However, with lots of early and positive training, you can ensure your Bebaull is well-behaved and eager to learn. They’re clever dogs and love treats and affection, so will respond well to healthy treats, puzzle toys, and extra strokes from you!

Exercising a Beabull Dog

Beabulls have minimal exercise needs and are happy with a daily walk and a game of fetch (you could try getting them a doggie ball launcher). They’ll love a trip to the dog park and socializing with friends and it’s a great way for them to get their daily exercise too.

Socializing a Beabull

All dogs need to be socialized, including Beabulls. It’s very important that they’re exposed to different people, animals, sites, and sounds from a young age so that they grow up to be confident and understand the world around them.

Unsocialized dogs can be very skittish and even show aggressive behavior.

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Health of a Beabull

Beabulls are generally healthy dogs but, just like both parent breeds, they can be susceptible to a couple of issues. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Obesity/Weight-related diseases
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Epilepsy
  • Ear infections
  • Patellar luxation
  • Disk disease
  • Digestive issues

As with all dogs, it’s essential to research a breeder well to make sure you’re getting a happy and healthy pooch that has been well-bred from good (and healthy) stock.

Feeding a Beabull

Beabulls need to be fed good quality dog food that’s appropriate for their age and medium-sized dogs. Weight gain can be a problem for Beabulls, as it can be for both parent breeds, so it’s really important you don’t overfeed your pooch.

Try not to feed them scraps from the table and opt for healthy human treats, such as shrimp, zucchini, strawberries, or blueberries, rather than calorie-rich shop-bought ones.

Adopting a Beabull

Whenever you adopt a dog, especially a designer breed, it’s really important to research the breeder so that you know they’re ethical and are responsibly breeding puppies. This will ensure you get a happier and healthier pup.

Of course, you can always look in your local shelter too. Both parents are popular dog breeds and one of their mixes may be waiting for their new home there. You might also find another pooch waiting to be taken home!

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So, Should You Adopt a Beabull Puppy?

Beagle Bulldog mixes are amazing dogs and they’re gaining popularity for a reason. They’re playful but not overly excitable, love spending time with their families, and have wonderfully charming personalities.

They do need a little encouragement when it comes to training and their weight must be properly managed (with a good diet and enough exercise) but apart from that they’re a fairly chilled breed to look after. They make great family pets and will love you for a lifetime.