Beagle Shepherd

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Beagle Shepherd History

The Beagle Shepherd is a fairly new hybrid, or designer, dog breed that was created in the 1990s by combining the traits of the Beagle and the German Shepherd. The Beagle Shepherd is a cross between the Beagle and the German Shepherd. The canine ancestry of the Beagle can be traced back to the 12th century, where they were used for hunting hares and rabbits. The beagle was crossed with several other small breeds to develop the Silky Terrier and Fox Terrier. The ancestors of the modern-day German Shepherd date back to the Middle Ages, where they were used as herding dogs and guard dogs. The Mixie, a mix between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier, was recognized by the UKC in 2001. The Yorki-Chi, a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua, is a newer breed of miniature dog that is also gaining in popularity. The Jack Russell is descended from a number of small terrier type dogs, including the Parson Russell, the Skye Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont, and possibly the Airedale. The Jack Russell is famous for its energetic and outgoing temperament.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Beagle Shepherd Physical Characteristics

The Beagle Shepherd is a small, medium to large-sized dog breed that typically stands between 14 and 20 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 30 and 60 pounds. They have a long, lean body with a narrow, flat muzzle and a medium-length, straight or wavy coat that is fawn, red, black, or a mixture of these colors. They have a pointed, medium-length head. The Beagle Shepherd has a round-shaped, dark brown eye and a black nose. Their ears are long, thick, and floppy. They have a rectangular body with slightly bowed legs. The Beagle has a keen sense of smell, high endurance, and a high prey drive. They are friendly, outgoing, inquisitive, and cheerful.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Silver, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 16 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 15 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 22 – 26 lbs

Female Weight Range: 22 – 49 lbs

Beagle Shepherd Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Beagle Shepherd Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Diabetes, Heart Murmur, Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Cataracts, Glaucoma, Allergies

Beagle Shepherd Temperament and Behaviour

The Beagle Shepherd is highly intelligent, playful, and has good energy levels. This mixed breed is strong, athletic, and agile. They are friendly and protective of their family, even children. They are eager to learn and have a great desire to please, which makes this a good pet for obedience and agility training.

Beagle Shepherd Activity Requirements

The Beagle Shepherd is a cross between a Beagle and a German Shepherd. While both breeds are active, the Beagle side makes them more laid-back. The German Shepherd side gives them plenty of energy, but they are generally lower-maintenance than some other large breeds. While your Beagle Shepherd will enjoy a short walk and some time outside, they are quite happy to curl up on the couch and take a nap. If your schedule is busy, you can still enjoy a beagle shepherd as long as you are prepared to give your canine companion some quiet time. A home with a fenced-in yard will help your Beagle Shepherd stay happy and safe, no matter what their size. They will enjoy some time spent playing in the yard, but they may be just as content to spend time napping in the sun.

Miles Per Day

12 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Beagle Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Beagle Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Beagle Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Beagle Shepherd is part of the Unclassified group.

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