The Beagle Lab mix is a common crossbreed dog between a Beagle and a Labrador and is also known as the Labbe, Beagador, Labeagle and Labbe Retriever. This high energy ‘designer’ dog first originated from the US and its popularity quickly spread throughout the world due to its fun-loving nature. The typical Beagle Labrador mix takes after both its parents in appearance and has the head of the Beagle with its tricolor coat with the colors of the Labrador. The Labbe’s body tends to resemble that of the Beagle in height but it is slightly longer in length. Its coat is very short and it has a sleek appearance which it inherits from the Labrador side.
Beagle Labrador mix temperament:
This dog is a lovable dog that is fiercely loyal and protective. Both the Beagle and the Labrador are intelligent dogs that are easily trained and the Labbe is no different. This is a playful dog which is perfect with children as they are gentle and sweet. It has an outgoing personality and likes attention. This dog is in its element when in the outdoors and with its great curiosity it likes to explore. This dog adapts well, however, it is wary of strangers and will bark when a stranger approaches the home which makes it an excellent watchdog.
This dog is of medium size, slightly bigger than the Beagle but smaller than the Labrador. It can be anywhere between 19-24 inches (48.2-60.9cm) in height and 25-40lbs (11.3-18.2kg) in weight.
Labrador Beagle mix health problems:
Both parents of the Labbe are prone to seizures and hip dysplasia and it is possible that the Labbe puppy will inherit these traits, however, being crossbred they have a lower chance of suffering from major health related problems.
The Labbe is a medium sized dog that likes to chew when it’s bored therefore keeping it in the confined spaces of an apartment is not recommended. This dog needs an enclosed yard to play in. Owners must make sure that the fencing is of a good quality as this dog likes to dig and can easily dig its way under a fence. If there is a kennel it is fine to keep this dog as an outdoor pet but it needs sufficient bedding to keep the dog warm in the winter months.
The Labbe, just like the Labrador, is full of energy and it needs a lot of daily exercise to keep it healthy and out of mischief. This dog generally loves the water like the Labrador and a good workout for it could be a swim in the river. The Labbe is an intelligent dog which likes to play games so it is also recommended to play Frisbee or fetch with the dog.
Labrador Beagle mix grooming:
This dog has a very short coat so it only needs to be brushed once a week to keep it looking shiny and healthy. Its nails tend to grow long just like the Labradors and it is advised to have them professionally clipped or to exercise them on concrete to help wear them down.