Border Collie Beagle Mix
  • The Border Collie Beagle mix is a hybrid between a Border Collie and a Beagle.
  • This makes them unique, but also a little bit unpredictable.
  • To the right family, though, these dogs can make great pets.

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Border Collie Beagle Mix - When Two Hard Working Breeds Meet

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Where Do Border Collie Beagle Mix Come From?
  • The beagle can be traced back to Ancient Greece, where they were bred to hunt hares. The breed later showed up in Britain during the Norman Conquest.
  • The Border Collie was originally bred in Scotland, where it was used to herd sheep.
  • The Border Collie Beagle mix is a crossbreed between these two dogs.

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Mix Breed / Crossbreeds
  • Many crossbreeds are free from the inherited disorders that many purebred dogs face.
  • Animals with more genetic diversity are healthier than those from smaller breeding pools.
  • Mixed breed dogs have a higher genetic diversity than purebreds, making them healthier overall.
  • This is called hybrid vigor and is recognized in many species.

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Fun Facts About Beagles & Border Collies
  1. Queen Elizabeth was a considerable Beagle fan and owned many pocket Beagles.
  2. President Lyndon Johnson also owned two beagles, named Him and Her.
  3. Queen Victoria loved Border Collies.
  4. One Border Collie named Chaser is recognized as the world’s smartest dog.

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Border Collie Beagle Mix Appearance
  1. Because this dog is a mixed breed, you never really know what you’re going to get.
  2. They could look just like a Border Collie, just like a Beagle, or as an even mixture of both.
  3. They will likely be tri-colored, though they come in black-and-white as well.
  4. They have a stout body and sturdy legs. Because both of their parents were bred to work, these dogs are very sturdy.

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Border Collie Beagle Mix Temperament
  1. Because of the Border Collie’s herding instinct, this mixed breed can also have strong herding instincts.
  2. Because of this, fences and leashes are a must have for this mixed breed.
  3. Both the Beagle and Border Collie are willing to follow their owner’s commands readily, as long as their instincts aren’t involved.
  4. This breed will probably thrive off of interactions with other dogs due to the Beagle’s pack instincts.

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Training for Border Collie Beagle Mix
  1. The trainability of this mixed breed can vary quite a bit. The Border Collie is a brilliant dog who can pick up on commands very quickly.
  2. But the Beagle… not so much.
  3. We recommend getting started on crate training and potty training early.
  4. You should also begin leash training as soon as possible.

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Unpredictable Traits of Border Collie Beagle Mix
  1. While the Beagle is a friendly dog, the Border Collie is more reserved.
  2. The Border Collie is very active and has a tremendous amount of stamina.
  3. But the beagle is a more laid-back dog.
  4. This mixed breed could fall in either category depending on what traits they inherit.

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General Health of Border Collie Beagle Mix
  1. This mixed breed is exceptionally healthy.
  2. Because both of their parents are designed for work as opposed to looks, they do not suffer from conformational disabilities like many other canines.
  3. The hips of the Border Collie parent should be paid particular attention to. And you should ask about whether or not hip dysplasia appears in any near relatives.
  4. With proper care, this breed can enjoy a long lifespan of up to 15 years.

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Grooming for Border Collie Beagle Mix
  1. Grooming requirements will depend on the coat type.
  2. But we recommend at least brushing your canine once a day. Both parent breeds can shed quite a bit.
  3. You should also be prepared to trim their nails. Border Collie’s nails grow very fast.
  4. So, it is likely this mixed breed’s nails will grow fast as well.

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Adopting a Border Collie Beagle Mix
  1. Once you adopt the dog, prepare to provide plenty of time for them to adjust to the new space.
  2. These dogs are usually very friendly and will settle in quickly.
  3. But it is essential to give them the necessary downtime.
  4. We recommend beginning an exercise routine as soon as you bring your canine home.

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Toys for Border Collie Beagle Mix
  1. Due to this breed’s possible high intelligence, finding suitable toys can be somewhat hard.
  2. We recommend browsing through our article on Border Collie toys and picking up a few.
  3. These toys will prevent your canine from becoming bored and help them get the exercise they need.

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