A Beagle Pitbull Mix is a cross between a Beagle and a Pitbull.
These mixed dogs were thought to have originated in the United States around 20 years or so ago.
However, there is no definitive date of origin for the Beagle Pitbull Mix unlike some designer breeds.
A Beagle Pitbull mix can also be called a Beagle Pit.
In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the cross breed, including their size and weight, physical characteristics, temperament and exercise requirements.
We’ll break this article into the following sections:
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What’s a Beagle Pitbull Mix?
A Beagle Pitbull Mix is a cross between two well established breeds: the Beagle and the Pitbull.
This hybrid dog can often be called a Beagle Pit – too.
A Beagle Pitbull Mix will inherits traits from both parents but it’s difficult to predict which physical and personality characteristics they’ll get from their Beagle parent and their Pitbull parent.
They were used to help humans during hunts for deer, hares and rabbits.
Beagles are often described as “merry” due to their high-spirited personalities. They’re a loyal companion to their humans.
They like to be around other people and dogs given they were bred to hunt in packs.
The AKC rates the Beagle as the sixth most popular dog in the USA.
The American PitBull Terrier is recognised as a breed by the United Kennel Club and the American Dog Breeders Association. The AKC don’t recognise the Pitbull as a breed.
The Pitbull Terrier is a controversial breed that are banned in many nations around the world, including their country of origin, England.
They were bred for blood sports in the 1700s and early 1800s such as bull and bear baiting before such “sports” were banned in 1835.
The UKC writes that the Pitbull came about as a result of dog fanciers who wanted a breed that combined the gameness of the terrier with the strength and athleticism of the Bulldog.
The result was a dog that embodied all of the virtues attributed to great warriors: strength, indomitable courage, and gentleness with loved ones.
These dogs were brought to the USA by immigrants in the 1800s and 1900s.
How big will a Beagle Pitbull Mix get?
In trying to understand the size of a Beagle Pitbull Mix, we need to take a look at the size of both of the parents.
Typically, Beagles can either be 13 inches and under or 13 to 15 inches tall. The smaller variety will weigh under 20 pounds and the larger variety will weigh between 20 and 30 pounds.
Pitbull Terriers have a desirable height range of 17 to 21 inches at the withers and can weigh between 30 and 60 pound depending on the sex of each individual dog.
Therefore, a Beagle Pitbull Mix will usually be between 18 and 21 inches in height and 30 to 40 pounds in weight.
Beagle Pitbull Mix characteristics and temperament
A Beagle Pitbull Mix will inherit certain characteristics and personality traits from each parent.
The medium-sized dogs will usually have brown eyes and floppy ears. Mirroring their Pitbull parent, they can boast a square-shaped head.
Their coat color could be black, brown, gray, white, red, blue or brindle. These colors are a blend between the Beagle and the Pitbull Terrier.
With regards to their temperament, a Beagle Pibull Mix will usually be a caring and loyal dog where their pet parents are concerned given loyalty is a key trait of both breeds.
This attachment their owners can sometimes spill over into separation anxiety. This manifests itself as persistent barking, howling or whining, destructive chewing or digging – and much more.
They’ll need a lot of exercise to ensure they dogs are satisfied in both a mental and physical sense. A tired dog is a happy dog and less likely to resort to unwanted behaviors.
Are Beagle Pitbull Mix good dogs?
Although Pitbulls have a bad reputation and are banned in some countries, it’s unfair to stereotype all members of the breed.
A Beagle Pitbull Mix will need to be socialised from a young age to improve your chances of having a balanced and well-rounded dog.
You should never leave a Beagle Pit – or any dog for that matter – with a child or small pet unsupervised.
A Beagle Pit can have a high prey drive, which is the result of the Beagle being used to hunt out small animals.
Beagle Pitbull Mix training
Like any dog, a Beagle Pitbull Mix will need consistent and persistent training from a young age.
In doing so, you can teach it basic commands as well as help it to socialise with other dogs if you opt for a class setting.
They do have a reputation for sometimes having a stubborn streak.
Beagle Pitbull Mix exercise
These hybrid dogs will need a lot of exercise given both parents are high energy breeds.
WagWalking.com recommends around 60 minutes of exercise a day for a Beagle Pitbull Mix. They’ll need to walk an average of 12 miles a day.
Beagle Pitbull Mix hypoallergenic
A hypoallergenic dog is one that is less likely to cause an allergic reaction. There is no such thing as a 100 per cent hypoallergenic dog breed but some canines are better suited to allergy sufferers.
Beagle Pits aren’t considered a hypoallergenic mix breed.
Beagle Pitbull Mix shedding
A Beagle Pitbull Mix will require a weekly brushing to remove dead hair and debris that may have attached to their coat. They’re considered moderate shedders.
Beagle Pitbull Mix lifespan
Beagles have an average lifespan between 10 and 15 years. Pitbull Terriers can live to between eight and 15 years. Therefore, we can deduce that a Beagle Pitbull Mix can live between eight and 15 years as well.
Beagle Pitbull Mix health problems
While mixed breeds are known to suffer from less health problems than purebreds, the Beagle Pit could still be prone to some issues.
Owners of the cross breed should be aware of Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism and Heart Murmur.
Beagle Pitbull Mix to follow on Instagram
If you’re looking to learn more about the Beagle Pitbull Mix, you can always check out some of these cross breed dogs on Instagram.
Owners are usually very forthcoming with advice and tips if you’re interested in learning more about these dogs.
Here are three accounts that you can follow on Instagram:
1) Avery (@avery_the_pit)
2) Dudlee (@dudlee1615)
3) Laurie (@lauriebarnett22)
Anything else to consider?
If you’re interested in a Beagle Pitbull Mix puppy, you should contact an established and reputable breeder. They’ll usually ask you to fill out a questionnaire, place you on a waiting list and request a deposit.
It’s good practice to ask to see a puppy’s mother and father, watch the puppy interact with its mother, ask for the AKC and UKC papers for both parents as well as documentation regarding health checks at the vet.
If you’re living outside the USA, you’ll need to check your country’s legislation to see whether owning a Pitbull is illegal or not.
That brings us to the end of our introduction to the Beagle Pitbull Mix.
These cross dogs are mix between Beagles and Pitbull Terriers. They’ll inherit traits of both breeds but it’s impossible to predict which exact characteristics they’ll have.
Beagle Pitbull Mixes are sometimes abbreviated to Beagle Pit.