The Beagle Chihuahua mix, also called “Cheagle”, is a very brave and dignified dog. Like a Chihuahua, he believes he can handle everything and sometimes he behaves like he’s ready to take a bulldog down! Jealous and protective around his loved ones, he likes and requires a lot of attention. These dogs are generally great barkers. The quality of his bark will depend on whether he inherited the Chi’s Yap or the Beagle’s Bay. They are small and can be fragile like the Chi or firmer. Expect them to be loving, stubborn and quirky. Chihuahuas are intolerant to pests, so they are not good companions for children; Beagles are calm and much more tolerant. Cheagles can inherit a characteristic or a mix, so it is safe to assume that they are not child-friendly until proven otherwise.
They are usually small, although not as small as the Chi, of course. Expect the dog will grow to between 9 and 20 pounds.
Like Beagles, Cheagles enjoy daily walks and exercise and are fond of running. Their portable size makes them reliable travel companions. Hope your animal inherit the intelligence of the Chihuahua; Beagles are incredibly sweet, but they have hunting brains, hunting and smelling all, and don’t think much after. If your Cheagle gets the Chi-brain, he or she will be much easier to train.
Care: They need you to provide their basic needs, firm discipline and affection in that order.
- Make sure to keep a Cheagle like a Chihuahua in terms of keeping him warm. Always choose good quality food (read the labels, not just the brand name or price) and take care of clean water. Perform vaccinations, boosters and control of flea and worm. At junctions, the genetic weaknesses that pedigree dogs suffer are usually eliminated. Since both breeds have a higher than normal incidence of glaucoma, epilepsy, tracheal collapse and patellaproblemen, please note here.
- Train them softly, firmly, early and constantly. Do not let them develop nasty habits; They won’t understand it later if people don’t want to spend time with them. Let them know what you expect and continue to maintain the rules and reward good behavior. Like a child, a dog wants to be safe in knowing what will happen and what he needs to do and not do.
- They like love. They dig under the blankets, sleep on your lap and follow you through the house. Do not get this pet if you are 5 or 6 long days a week out of home without them. They want company, attention and interaction, and they will find ways to entertain themselves if no one else is available to play…
Many people report that their Cheagle has the loving personality and aggressive loyalty that divides the races. Be careful about supervising your dog when guests come to visit, especially children, or when introducing other animals. Like any dog, the Cheagle is happiest when he or she spends a lot of time with his or her people.