Beagador Overview

Parent Breeds:
Beagle & Black Labrador Retriever
Breed Nickname:
17 to 22 inches
23 to 38 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years
Coat Colors:
Red, brown, black, white, and fawn

Beagador 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 Beagador

What Is A Black Lab Beagle Mix Called?

The offspring between a Black Labrador Retriever and a Beagle is called a Beagador. They can also be called a Labbe, Labeagle, or Labbe Retriever. However, the Beagador tends to be the most common name breeders go with.

These dogs are fun, energetic, and affectionate. They’re good with children and other pets, and can make good watchdogs. They’re a fan favorite among dog owners, but is this the right breed for you? Keep reading to find out more about them.

Beagador Breed History

  • Both parent breeds have rich histories.

  • First bred in the 1990s in North America.

  • Most likely bred to minimize the health concerns of purebred parents.

The Beagador first originated in the US during the 1990s, when breeders first started intentionally breeding the Black Labrador and Beagle together.

There isn’t much information on the breeding history of the Beagador, so to learn more about them we need to look at the history of the parent breeds.

The Beagle is a scent hound that was developed in the UK during the 1830s. There have been many different types of Beagles throughout history, including the Glove Beagle and Singing Beagle.

Queen Elizabeth I reportedly used to allow Singing Beagles onto the royal table to entertain guests. Otherwise, Beagles were used for hunting rabbits.

Labradors have been around since the early 1700s when they were used by fishermen to pull in nets and retrieve fish.

Labradors have always had a great reputation for being working dogs, and they’re now used primarily as guide dogs and companions.

Beagador Personality & Temperament

  • Sweet-tempered and loving dogs.

  • Don’t like being left alone for long periods of time.

  • Good with children.

The Beagador is known for being kind and energetic, with a very sociable personality that gets along well with anyone they meet. They are loyal to their owners and inherit the Labrador’s intelligence.

Beagadors don’t do well with owners who are out of the house for long hours a day, as they can suffer from separation anxiety. They might also get bored, which can lead to destructive behaviors.

Beagadors have plenty of hunting history within their bloodline, so they like to dig and chase smaller animals. These behaviors can be trained away to some extent, but be aware that they might always be prone to these behaviors.

Beagadors are great dogs to have around children and they have plenty of patience with them. They can also live with other dogs provided that they have been socialized early in their lives.

Beagador Health

  • Mixed-breed dogs are healthier than their purebred parents.

  • Routine vet checkups are vital to keeping your dog healthy.

  • Life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.

Most mixed-breed dogs are considered healthier than purebreds, as crossbreeding dilutes the genetic illnesses that can be inherited, making it less likely for them to show up in an older dog.

Beagadors are the same and generally considered to be healthy dogs.

However, there are a few concerns to know about as a Beagador owner. Here are the major concerns:

  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Epilepsy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defect

Minor concerns also include Cataracts, Otitis Externa, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.

Most of these health issues can be treated, provided that they are diagnosed quickly. Keeping up with your routine vet checkups will ensure that your dog remains healthy throughout their lives.

Ideally, you should have a checkup for your Beagador at least once a year.

Beagador Training

  • Considered easy to train.

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

  • Prone to getting distracted by anything that moves.

Beagadors are generally considered to be easy to train as both parent breeds are working dogs and intelligent. Black Labradors are people pleasers, so the Beagador might inherit this and be a dream to train.

However, Beagles tend to lose track of what they’re doing a lot of the time. They’re very prey-driven, so they often get distracted when something catches their eye.

This can be very frustrating for owners, but remember to keep your cool when training.

Positive reinforcement is the best way to go when training a Beagador. You might also want to train them inside or in a controlled environment so that they don’t have as many distractions to contend with.

Beagador Exercise Requirements

  • Considered easy to train.

  • Use positive reinforcement only.

  • Prone to getting distracted by anything that moves.

Beagadors are high-energy dogs that will always want to go outside when you let them. They prefer being outdoors to indoors, so take them with you wherever you go. They enjoy running on the beach, hiking and even swimming.

Bear in mind that this prey-driven dog has a tendency to run after anything that catches its eye, so you might want to keep them on a leash when outdoors.

These dogs need a large yard where they can burn off plenty of energy throughout the day. Keeping them in an apartment all day will make them feel down and frustrated. Aim to offer the Beagador 60 minutes of exercise a day.

Beagador Diet & Feeding

  • Offer food with lots of protein and carbohydrates, with some healthy fats.

  • Offer smaller portions to help with bloating.

Choose food for medium-sized dogs with high energy levels. They will only need to eat as much as their body weight allows, so make sure you get them weighed at your annual health checkup.

Beagadors can suffer from Gastric Torsion, so feed them smaller meals throughout the day rather than one large meal. Talk to your vet if you’re concerned about their bloating.

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Beagador Cost

  • Costs from $600 to $1,000.

  • Always use a reputable breeder.

  • Ongoing costs include training, food, and toys.

A reputable breeder will charge between $600 and $1,000 for a Beagador. Don’t cut corners when it comes to the cost of your puppy, as an untrusted breeder can cost you much more in the long run through vet bills.

Ongoing costs for Beagadors include food, lots of toys, vet bills, and insurance. You might also want to pay for obedience training to prevent your dog from chasing after everything it sees moving outdoors.