The Cheagle dog is a cross between the Beagle and the Chihuahua. Both the Beagle and the Chihuahua are excitable dogs that demand a lot of attention from their human owner. It is a fun-loving dog and likes to play.
The Cheagle hybrid dog is a small dog with a long curled up tail and floppy long ears just like its Beagle parent. They are attentive dogs and when alerted their tail becomes more erect. Typically, they have the Chihuahua snout with a Beagle shaped head. Their eyes are dark and round. The Cheagle dog has a short and shiny coat that comes in a variety of colors, the most common being cream, white, or white with darker markings. It is not uncommon for the Cheagle to have slight ticking (freckly spots) on their legs just like their Beagle parent.
When the Cheagle reproduces it can produce a litter of up to nine puppies.
The average Cheagle that does not suffer health complications throughout its life has an average life expectancy between 12-15 years.
The Cheagle is a small dog and the average fully grown dog weighs approximately 12 pounds and measures between 10-14 inches in height. The Cheagle is typically smaller than its Beagle parent, but larger than the Chihuahua. Male Cheagles are generally larger than the female Cheagle.
Beagle Chihuahua Mix Health Issues
Generally, if you get your Cheagle from a reputable breeder, it should not encounter many health problems. Sometimes the Cheagle is known to have a bit of an overbite, which may require dental work. Check the dog thoroughly before making the decision to get it as dog dental work can cost a bit. Other Cheagle health problems could result in the overcrowding of teeth in their mouths, a common health problem in Chihuahuas. Dogs typically have 42 teeth when they are fully grown adults, which is a lot for the Cheagle’s small jaw.
The Cheagle is a happy-go-lucky dog that likes to play. Just like its parents, the Cheagle is outgoing and very friendly. It is easily excitable and full of energy. The Cheagle loves human contact and demands a lot of attention. Typically, it is a well-behaved dog, but when it gets too excited, it has the tendency to become slightly more aggressive and it is known to bark and yap a lot when playing. Because the Cheagle loves to play a lot, this is the ideal dog for families with children.
Although the Cheagle has the tendency to bark when playing, it is generally a quiet dog if not disturbed. These are small dogs and for this reason they have the tendency to snore. Despite their small size, they enjoy being outdoors and just like the Beagle it has an acute sense of smell. If taken outdoors in the bush or forest, they track scents easily and if not on a leash, they will run off to follow the scent.
Beagle Chihuahua Mix Grooming and Exercise
Cheagles have a short haired coat that is smooth and straight, making it very easy to groom and look after. Brush your dog with a solid comb on a regular basis and there is little need for anything else. Bathe your dog with a mild dog shampoo only when needed. Exercise your dog on concrete to keep its nails short otherwise you will need to visit a groomer every 3-4 months to have them trimmed.
The Cheagle is not very demanding in terms of exercise, but because it is an energetic dog it needs a good walk and play time to burn off all its energy.
Beagle Chihuahua Mix Training
Cheagles get easily excited and they have the tendency to jump around and chase, making them a little bit more difficult to control and train at first. With firm training that is consistent the Cheagle can be house trained and learn how to behave with people and other dogs. It is very important to socialize the Cheagle from an early age.
Cheagle Suitability and Living Conditions
Cheagles get along with both children and other dogs. They adapt easily and if socialized well, they are good animals to keep as pets for all ages. They make the perfect family pet, but they do require attention and despite their small size, they need walking at least twice a day to expend their energy otherwise they get too excitable.
These dogs are small and need to live indoors. They are able to adapt to apartment living conditions as long as they get some play time and a walk. They are quite fragile and do not do well in extreme weather conditions.