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|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Beaglier is a designer breed, the offspring of a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Beaglier became particularly popular through crossbreeding programs in Australia during the 1990s. The dog was developed because of affection for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Beagle breeds; the breeders were looking for a healthy, energetic small dog with a less active scent drive than that of the Beagle. They are very popular in Australia due to their temperaments. The Beaglier typically has the shorter and more rounded muzzle of the Cavalier. Beagliers have variable coat colours and markings.
Coat and Color
Beagliers are most often tricolour; they can also come in tan, tan and white, red and white (Blenheim), ruby, black and tan, black and white or sometimes pure black. The Beaglier usually has a smooth, soft coat, but occasionally some Beagliers can have the longer coat like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent. All beagliers need for grooming is the occasional brush and bath. Beagliers won't shed much.
Beagliers can be described as affectionate, playful, good natured and loyal dogs. They love being around people (including children) and going on walks with people. They also love being around other dogs. They are also intelligent and confident by nature.
Beagliers will alert their family to visitors or abnormal sounds by barking, so they serve as good watchdogs.
If beagliers are given the proper training and exercise, they will do well in an apartment; however, they'll need extra space for playing.
Parent dog breeds
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been a companion dog, and was bred over hundreds of years to have a calm, soft natured temperament. It can get along well with other dogs. Its easy going temperament, as well as its looks, have made the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a popular parent breed. These qualities benefit the Beaglier. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel does not have strong hunting instincts, so its scent hunting drive is lower than that of the Beagle.
The Beagle evolved as a very good natured and easy going pack dog. It was bred as a scent hound to hunt game; however, the cross between the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel aimed to give the Beaglier a reduced scent hunting drive. The Beagle's gene pool is wide because of its popularity, and there aren't particular structural problems.
Beagliers are said to be healthy, strong, and energetic. However, they may have some problems, like epilepsy and patella luxation. Beagliers may also inherit Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and good breeders will screen breeding dogs for this disease. Beagliers may also have mitral valve disease. This is something that greatly affects one of their parent dog breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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