Bagle Hound Overview

Parent Breeds:
Basset Hound & Beagle
Breed Nickname:
Bagle Hound
Medium to large
12 to 15 inches
30 to 50 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years
Coat Colors:
Brown, black, and white

Bagle Hound Characteristics

Good for First-Time Owners
Good with Children
Easy to Train
Exercise Requirements
Ease of Grooming
Amount of Shedding
Amount of Drooling
Tendency to Bark

About The Bagle Hound

What Is A Beagle Basset Hound Mix called?

The mix between a Beagle and a Basset Hound is called a Bagle Hound. They’re a mix of the best traits from both parent breeds, and they make lovely companion dogs for most people.

They’re relatively low needs, making them a good option for any new owner who wants a dog good for novices. However, this doesn’t mean that keeping a Bagle Hound is an easy ride. Let’s learn more about these adorable dogs.

Bagle Hound Breed History

  • First bred in the 2000s in North America.

  • Both parent breeds are excellent scent hounds.

  • Bagle Hounds are recognized by many dog clubs in the US.

The Bagle Hound was originally intentionally bred in the US during the 2000s.

This was the time when designer breeds were all the rage and first growing in popularity, so many of the beloved mixed breeds originate from this time.

While the history of the Bagle Hound is short and sweet, their parent breeds have a much richer history.

The Basset Hound was first bred in the 1500s in France and used for hunting rabbits. Beagles were prevalent in the 1300s when they were first bred to be scent hounds. They were used to follow rabbits and hares.

Despite their roots as scent hounds, the majority of people adopt Bagle Hounds as companion dogs.

They are recognized as a breed by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and more.

Bagle Hound Personality & Temperament

  • Loyal companion dogs.

  • Can be loud, good watchdogs.

  • Love a cuddle with their owner.

The Bagle Hound is a kind and well-mannered dog that is loving and loyal to its family. Their parent breeds have been bred to hunt and chase, though, so the Bagle Hound might be inclined to run after anything that moves.

They can be loud when they want to be, with their howl surprisingly low and gruff. They have plenty of droopy features which makes them look sad all the time, but they’re happiest when they’re cuddling their owner on the sofa.

These dogs don’t do well on their own for long periods of time. They enjoy following their owner around throughout the house, as well as running errands with you.

They are true lap dogs, and they can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for too long.

They are fine with children and other pets as long as they have been properly trained and socialized from an early age.

Make introductions calmly to prevent their prey drive from being kickstarted – the last thing you need is them running after whoever you’ve just introduced them to!

Bagle Hound Health

  • Mixed breeding can minimize the health issues of pure breeds.

  • Have your dog checked over by a vet at least once a year.

  • Life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.

The majority of health issues Beagles and Basset Hounds experience are minimized through mixed breeding.

However, they can still develop health conditions that their parents are prone to, so it’s worth researching these to know what symptoms to look out for.

The major concerns to look for in your Bagle Hound are Intervertebral Disc Disease, Patellar Luxation, Cancer, Von Willebrand’s Disease, and Joint Dysplasia.

Minor issues include Entropion, Bloating, Ear Infections, Ectropion, Glaucoma, and Obesity. While these are less severe than the major concerns, they can still be detrimental to your dog’s health.

For this reason, they should still be taken seriously.

Having a dog check your dog over once a year will improve the chances of any ailments being treated quickly.

Bagle Hound Training

  • Eager to please dogs.

  • Use positive reinforcement.

  • Make sure your dog is content before beginning a training session.

Bagle Hounds are eager to please and therefore good dogs to train. They are happy to listen to you and consider you the alpha of the household, as long as you keep giving them treats!

Basset Hounds tend to be lazy, which means this trait might also be present in some Bagle Hounds. This will make training more difficult, as you need to make sure that they are in the right frame of mind for training.

They should be fed, well-rested, and happy.

Use positive reinforcement to celebrate their achievements, and ignore their bad behavior. Shouting will only make training more difficult.

Bagle Hound Exercise Requirements

  • Eager to please dogs.

  • Use positive reinforcement.

  • Make sure your dog is content before beginning a training session.

The amount of exercise your Bagle Hound will need will depend on the genes inherited from both parent breeds. Beagles are mischievous and love to run for hours at a time – it can be difficult to keep up with them!

However, Basset Hounds are considered lazy and will slowly walk alongside you, stepping on their ears.

Your Bagle Hound will likely adopt the temperament regarding exercise from one of their parents, so you’ll need to keep an eye on their attitude towards exercise.

If they are more like their Beagle parent, they’ll need around one hour of exercise a day.

However, if they take after their Basset Hound parent more, you’ll be lucky to get 20 minutes of exercise out of them! Keep an eye out for heatstroke or overexertion when exercising, and don’t push them too much.

Bagle Hounds will suit owners who live in a house with a yard, and who have enough time to spend with them – whether that be exercising or cuddling on the couch.

Bagle Hound Diet & Feeding

  • Look for food formulated for medium dogs with low energy levels.

  • Only feed them the right amount for their weight.

Feed your Bagle Hound food formulated for medium-sized dogs. Even better if you can find kibble formulated for low-energy dogs!

Consult your veterinarian about how much food to feed your Bagle Hound if you’re unsure, as it is imperative that you avoid overfeeding them.

As low-energy dogs, they might be prone to obesity, which can lead to a number of additional health issues.

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Bagle Hound Cost

  • Costs between $500 and $1,000.

  • Ongoing costs are relatively low for these dogs.

The average cost of a Bagle Hound is between $500 and $1,000. This is because they are relatively new breeds that aren’t in high demand yet, so it’s more difficult to find reputable breeders with these puppies for sale.

As demand increases, you can expect to see the price fall slightly.

Ongoing costs include food, plenty of mentally stimulating toys, and vet bills.