Welcome to the official Beaglier website.
The Beaglier as a "designer pedigree dog"
The Beaglier is a "designer breed dog" given that it is a cross between two purebred dogs ( the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Beagle).
On average, a Beaglier has a life expectancy of 10-13 years.
The average height at the withers of a Beaglier is 30-40 cm.
Its weight varies between ± 4½ - 15 kg.
The Beaglier comes in a number of colour variations, namely:
Tri-Color : black / brown / white.
Blenheim : chestnut brown / white.
Black & Tan : black / brown / (small white muzzle).
Ruby : reddish brown.
The Beaglier as an ideal family dog
A Beaglier puppy is often chosen when the future owner is actually looking for a Beagle or a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
However, compared to its ancestors Beagle + Cavalier, the Beaglier has several advantages, both in behaviour and in health!
The Beaglier is a very social breed towards both humans and animals. They usually listen better than the Beagle, are easy to learn and are just as cuddly as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
The Beaglier is active, lively and always ready to go on adventures with its owner. Hiking is therefore an activity that will please the Beaglier immensely. However, if you cannot go for a long walk due to circumstances, the Beaglier will also enjoy lying next to you on the couch.
History of the Beaglier
The history of the Beaglier dates back to the 1990s in Australia. Dog breeders wanted to cross the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to breed a beautiful and somewhat healthier family dog compared to the Cavalier K.C.S. and, if possible, a more domestic type of dog compared to the Beagle.
In Australia and America, the Beaglier is now recognised as a designer purebred dog. The Beaglier is a registered name of the International Designer Canine Registry for designer dog breeds.
In the Netherlands, there is no central body that actively promotes the Beaglier, but partly thanks to the cooperation between Beaglier.nl and some recognised breeders, the breed is becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands and their popularity continues to rise every year.
(See e.g. : www.kenneldeharmonie.nl).
The Beaglier is usually quite healthy and energetic. However, as with any other dog breed, problems sometimes occur, such as epilepsy and patella-luxation (loose kneecap). Another condition that can occur is mitral valve disease (heart disease). This is unfortunately an "inheritance" from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
However, the Beaglier is generally a core healthy breed and is no more at risk of disease than other dog breeds. Careful selection of healthy progenitors should always be the first priority for breeders when breeding healthy offspring. The approved breeders we work with guarantee the health of their Beagliers.
The Beaglier can range in size from small to medium. Usually, the Beaglier will be the size of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (shoulder height ± 31 cm).
The Beaglier is known for its lively appearance, like the Cavalier & Beagle, they look adorable. They tend to be very affectionate and are especially fond of children. A defining characteristic of the Beaglier is their gentle nature. In addition, they are known for their lively charisma.
The Beaglier's coat is usually short and wavy, although there are also Beagliers with a slightly longer coat. These therefore look a little more like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It is therefore advisable to brush these dogs regularly to keep the coat in good condition.
With the "Beagle-type" (short-haired Beaglier), weekly brushing is sufficient.
With the "Cavalier-type" (semi-shorthaired Beaglier), brushing once a week (at least twice a week) is sufficient.
Both types are otherwise low-maintenance in terms of coat.
The Beaglier is playful, affectionate and very curious. They do especially well in the family and are gentle with children. As with many other dog breeds, they are energetic and prefer not to be left alone for long periods of time. They usually live well with other pets.
Although the Beaglier does not usually bark much, "as a watchdog" they will start barking or warning their family as soon as they hear or feel something that does not seem right.
The Beaglier is among the smallest medium-sized dogs and can do well in a flat, provided they get enough exercise, however. This breed is energetic and this comes into its own best when the animal is given room to run and play outdoors. They love a daily walk and are very fond of playing with their owners or other animals.
- It is advisable to brush the Beaglier regularly to remove loose or dead hairs.
- The ears can be prone to infections, so check them regularly and keep them clean.
- For dental care, Dentasticks are a good (and tasty) alternative to brushing teeth.
2 different types of Beagliers.
The short-haired Beaglier (see for example background picture on the left) :
In terms of appearance, this type of Beaglier has adopted many characteristics of the Beagle, but the Beagle's stubborn behaviour has been tempered to such an extent that the Beaglier can be said to be a companion dog that usually does listen to its owner's commands.
The semi-shorthaired Beaglier (see background picture on the right):
The Beaglier whose coat grows a bit longer in length after the puppy has been young for about 6 weeks, gets as an adult dog a reasonably maintenance-free coat that resembles that of the Cavalier K.C.S.
In the Cavalier, the shape of the skull often causes health problems (Syringomyelia). However, because the shape of the skull of the Beaglier is completely different, this health problem is virtually absent in the Beaglier!
Info on the ancestor "the Beagle"
The Beagle is originally a hunting dog. It is still used today for hunting small game such as hares and rabbits.
It is a cheerful, balanced and active dog. It is social and affectionate but also stubborn, persistent and independent. It loves to sniff and outside it prefers to follow its nose, which sometimes makes listening to its master's commands very difficult.
Beagles are calm at home and sporty and energetic outdoors.
Towards unknown people, they are usually friendly. They normally get along fine with other dogs, as they were bred to work in packs.
The Beagle likes to get a lot of attention and demands this from its owner. Its cheerful character means it is always up for a game. A bin filled with rope knots, jeans legs, cloths, tennis balls and toilet rolls are often his favourite toys. A Beagle needs a lot of exercise.
In addition to walking and running, he also needs to be able to do plenty of walking and running.
Common diseases in the Beagle
Diseases occur in every breed of dog. In the Beagle, degeneration of the intervertebral discs (hernia) plays a particularly important role. Other diseases including autoimmune disease, Cushing's disease, obesity, epilepsy and meningitis arthritis also occur.
Info on ancestor "the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel"
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, also known as 'Cavalier' for short, is an affectionate companion dog with a long history. At the court of King Charles II, these little dogs were very popular, which is why the current breed got its name. Cavaliers are cheerful, friendly and affectionate dogs that rarely show the hunting instincts of spaniels.
The character of the Cavalier
The Cavalier is a true companion dog. They are friendly, cheerful, sporty and affectionate. They are also sensitive and gentle dogs. A Cavalier will do well in a family with children.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels love walking and most Cavaliers also enjoy swimming. The Cavalier adapts when given little exercise, but it does lose its liveliness as a result.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has an almost flat skull and the muzzle is relatively short, it is a short-skulled dog.
There are four recognised colour bases:
Black and tan (black with red markings),
Ruby (all reddish brown),
Blenheim (chestnut markings on a white background.
tricolour (black and white with tan markings on eyes, cheeks, ears, legs and tail).
The weight should be between 5.4 and 8 kg.
Diseases and hereditary disorders
Hereditary diseases can occur in any breed. According to recent research by the Veterinary University
Utrecht, for the Dutch population of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, the most important hereditary diseases are:
- Mitral valve degeneration
- Chiari-like Malformation / Syringomyelia *
- Primary secretory otitis media (PSOM).
* These disorders are related to the specific conformation as defined in the
breed standard. The aberrant appearance of this breed therefore has
adverse effects on its welfare.
Health of the Beaglier
The Beaglier has far fewer hereditary health problems than its progenitors because of the mix of both ancestors.
For instance, the shape of the skull is different from that of the Cavalier, so health problems (CM + SM) are almost non-existent and heart problems (see also Cavalier K.C.S.) are significantly less common.
Do you work together with recognised breeders?
Yes, Beaglier.nl cooperates with several Beaglier kennels in the Netherlands (e.g.: www.kenneldeharmonie.nl) . Here Beaglier pups are not only surrounded by lots of care and warmth from birth onwards, but also grow up in an environment where social behaviour is extremely stimulated. Our affiliated kennels meet the standards required to obtain national recognition under the Dutch Animals' Owners Decree by holding the certificate of competence for dogs and cats.