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Weight: 33-55 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate
The Bagle Hound is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-15 years
The Bagle Hound is a little bundle of joy and is a hybrid breed of the Beagle and the Basset Hound. This breed is considered to be rather healthy and does not have a lot of medical concerns like some of the other smaller breeds. While you do not have to worry about major health conditions, you do need to be aware of secondary conditions which include epilepsy, ear problems, eye problems, back problems, and hip dysplasia.
Epilepsy or seizures is a condition that may occur in your Bagle Hound. This condition can happen quickly and you may not even know that your pup suffers from the condition until you witness a seizure in your home. Seizures can be scary and you may find that your pup is a bit disoriented after one. This is normal and you should provide him or her with as much love and attention as you can. When your pup has a seizure, he or she may experience convulsions, full lock up of his or her body, and even foaming at the mouth. If your Bagle Hound does have epilepsy, your veterinarian can walk you through what you should do in the event of a seizure happening.
Ear and eye issues may become a problem and show up in your Bagle Hound. Ear problems can range from an infection to deafness while eye problems can range from an infection to complete and total blindness. It is important to monitor the health of your puppy and always alert your veterinarian of any changes.
Back problems are not as prevalent in your Bagle Hound, but that is not to say that it cannot happen. You may find that your pup develops back problems over the years including arthritis. Back problems are often painful and will make it difficult for your pup to stand and walk.
Lastly, your puppy may develop hip dysplasia over the years. This condition is common in older dogs and can be extremely painful. Hip dysplasia occurs when the hip joint is deformed or does not fit into the socket the way it should. This causes unnecessary pressure to be placed on the hip joint.
The Bagle Hound’s life expectancy is 10 to 15 years.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Bagle Hound is a friendly and curious pup that will keep your whole family entertained. This breed does wonderfully with children and other pets in the home. You will find that your pup likes to be around you and craves your attention.
Whether you are in bed or on the couch, your Bagle Hound is sure to be within a short arm’s reach of you. Since this breed likes to be so close to you, you will find that leaving him or her alone for a long period of time is not the best idea. This breed suffers from separation anxiety and may become destructive when alone.
It is not likely that your Bagle Hound will ever act as a watch dog because they are a friendly breed and often welcoming of others. In addition, you will find that your pup is curious and will wander around your home and get into areas where he or she should not.
This breed is considered intelligent, but can be difficult to train and may cause you some problems. It is important that you remain calm, consistent, and persistent with commands and requests. You should avoid using harsh methods as your pup will definitely rebel.
The exercise needs of your Bagle Hound are moderate, but not too intense like other breeds. You will find that this pup likes to run around and requires a walk or two per day. Your pup will like to play outside games with you, but is unlikely to last too long before tuckering out.
The Bagle Hound is easy to groom and does not require a lot from you. You will need to brush his or her coat two to three times per week to prevent tangles and mats.
You do not have to bathe your pup on a regular basis, but should do so when it is absolutely needed. When you do bathe him or her, make sure that you choose a mild shampoo that does not irritate the skin.
Lastly, you should clean your pup’s ears once per week and trim his or her nails on a monthly basis. Nails that become too long will be painful for your pup and may split or break.
Your pup will eat between 2 1/2 cups to 3 cups of dry food per day. You should split this up into two meals per day.
When you start to choose a food for your Bagle Hound, make sure you choose one that is high in protein and low in calories. You will need to look for a food that meets the nutritional needs of your pup as well. Avoiding fillers and by-products will allow your pup to eat better food without the risk of becoming obese.
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A Bagle Hound puppy will cost you anywhere between $300 to $700. In addition to this cost, you should factor in the cost for veterinary care, vaccines, food supplies, and any additional things your pup may need. You can estimate these additional costs at $500 to $1,500 per year.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Bagle Hound is a good choice for your home and will make a good companion. You should avoid leaving your pup at home alone as he or she may experience separation anxiety. Your pup will also need some form of daily exercise. You will find the Bagle Hound is hard to train and may give you a run for your money. This breed ranks a 3.
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