Beagle Boxer Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 11/15/22 •  8 min read

The Beagle Boxer mix also known as the “Bogle” seeks to warm its way into your home and heart, with its adorable appearance, cheerful and calm demeanour, it’s easy to see why breeders would have crossed the Beagle and Boxer together to create a friendly, stocky, energetic, medium-sized dog that will be a fantastic family pet – borrowing the best of both parent breeds.

Beagle Boxer Mix
Photo: @rigbythebogle

Beagle Boxer Mix – At a Glance

Weight:50-60 pounds
Height:23-25 inches tall
Lifespan:10-15 years
Coat Colors:Tan, Black, Brown, White – or a mixture of any two of four.
Temperament:Affectionate, energetic, loyal, friendly.
Most Suitable For:Families (with or without children), single individuals, not necessarily suitable for the elderly. 

What Does a Beagle Boxer Mix Look Like?

Beagle Boxer Mix
Photo: @dorabogle14

You can expect your Beagle Boxer mix to have a short, smooth coat, with an elongated muscular body. Because they don’t have a very thick coat, they are low to moderate shedders. They traditionally have long tongues with droopy ears and a short tail. They tend to resemble the Beagle in their facial features and the Boxer in the body.

The History of the Beagle Boxer Mix:

As the Beagle Boxer mix is a first-generation cross between the two breeds, we have little to no recorded history of how the breed came about. However, it’s not difficult to think about why someone might want to crossbreed the two. You’ll get a happy-go-lucky, energetic mix of power and politeness.

Beagle History

Beagle History

The Beagle was bred from several other English hounds in the 16th century in England. Being small in size, the Beagle was used primarily as a fetching dog or a hunting dog to chase down or collect rabbits and other small game.

Their popularity in England among English farmers and hunters took off and the Beagle quickly became a staple that English immigrants brought with them to North America. In the 19th century, the Beagle was widely recognized and wildly popular in the United States, for similar reasons as the British. Though today, they are more companion pet than hunting dog.

How Popular Are Beagles in the United States?

The Beagle ranks fairly high on the popularity list, according to the American Kennel Club. Last year, they finished 7th on the most popular list. They’re a firm favourite among families with children, for their lovable, docile nature.

Who Are Beagles a Good Dog For?

The Beagle is a dog for everyone! It’s laid back approach to life and relatively low-maintenance demeanour make it a perfect family dog, but also good for others without families and the elderly.

How Did Beagles Come About?

Beagles were originally bred by English hunters in the 16th century as companions for their hunts, tasked with chasing down or fetching small game like rabbits and hares.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Beagles?

Given the age of the Beagle, it’s not far-fetched that perhaps they were crossbred from an early age, once their mettle had been tested as fetching dogs. However, none of that crossbreeding has been documented. Cross breeding of dogs became more popular in North America in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s and early 2000s. Therefore, we can surmise that the Beagle was originally crossbred in North America during that time period.

Several popular crossbreeds of the Beagle have emerged over the last thirty years or so. These include:

Boxer History

Boxer History

Conversely to the Beagle, the Boxer has a very different history. Bred from the extinct “bullenbeisser” dogs, crossed with Mastiffs, Bulldogs and possibly the Great Dane, the Boxer was bred in Germany in the 19th century to replace the extinct ‘bullenbeisser’ dogs as “bull-baiting” dogs, and later they became butcher’s helpers who controlled cattle in large slaughterhouses.

How Popular Are Boxers in the United States?

Despite this history of originally being bred for violent ends, the Boxer’s adorable disposition would lead you to think they were anything but their origins. Boxers rank relatively high in popularity throughout the United States – finishing fourteenth on the AKC’s 2021 rankings of the country’s most-popular dogs.

Who Are Boxers A Good Dog For?

Boxers are generally very strong, agile and quick dogs. Making them a good fit for families, or single individuals who can handle their strength and size (they are neither light nor small), but not suitable for the elderly.

How Did Boxers Come About?

Boxers were bred by the Germans in the 19th century, who were seeking a replacement for their then-extinct “bullenbeisser” dog breed – the dogs used to torment bull cattle in fields for hours on end throughout England and Western Europe. They would eventually become herders of cattle in large butcher shops in Germany.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Boxers?

The history of crossbreeding of the Boxer is a little spotty – given their likeness to Pitbulls (it can be easy to mistake the two), some breeders may have been reticent to begin cross breeding them throughout the years. However, crossbreeding of dogs to create ‘designer’ dogs became very popular in the 1990s and early 2000s. Therefore, we can surmise that the Boxer would have been crossbred at some time during this popularity boom.

Some popular Boxer crossbreeds include:

What is the Temperament of the Beagle Boxer Mix?

Luckily for almost anyone, the Beagle Boxer mix is a very friendly, affable and loveable dog, with a mopey, laissez-faire approach to life. Dare we say that the dog can be cat-like in it’s laziness! But, when its play-time for the Beagle Boxer, you’ll know it! They are best exercised by running off-leash and they do like to run! This happy-go-lucky attitude to life makes them a perfect fit for almost any type of owner.

Are Beagle Boxer Mixes Friendly?

Yes! In general, Beagle Boxer mixes do very well, regardless of who they’re around. They’re good with other pets, strangers and their pets, and so on. A very friendly breed overall.

Are Beagle Boxer Mixes Easy to Train?

Yes, both dogs are very easy to train. Given their history of following commands and being used as working dogs, they’ve retained their obedient streak.

How Much Can Beagle Boxer Mixes Weigh?

A typical Beagle Boxer mix will weigh between 50 and 60 pounds.

How Tall Can Beagle Boxer Mixes Get?

Your typical Beagle Boxer mix will reach between 23 and 25 inches at shoulder-height.

Similar Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the Beagle Boxer mix. These can include the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the American Foxhound, and the Basset Hound.

Does a Beagle Boxer Mix Shed?

Fortunately, the Beagle Boxer is a low to moderate shedding dog with a short, single coat. We recommend brushing your Beagle Boxer once per week, or as needed.

How Much Exercise Does a Beagle Boxer Mix Need?

The Beagle Boxer generally requires a moderate amount of exercise – around 30-45 minutes walking daily, and then an off-leash run on the weekend should suffice.

How Long Does a Beagle Boxer Mix Live?

The life expectancy of the Beagle Boxer mix is anywhere between 10-15 years.

Like with any dog, there are a number of factors that will determine the number of years your specific Beagle Boxer mix lives like diet and exercise.

What Health Conditions Could the Beagle Boxer Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Beagle Boxer Mix For Sale?

Instead of beginning with shopping for breeders of a Beagle Boxer mix, we recommend you try adoption first! Your local animal shelter would be a good place to start. You can also look online in your local area, on websites such as, which allows users to search their local area.

How Much Does a Beagle Boxer Mix Cost?

If you’ve struck out on the adoption route and want to go down the breeder route, we first recommend reading through the American Kennel Club’s guidelines on finding a reputable breeder. However, should you find a breeder, you’re likely to pay a very cheap price of between $300 and $800 USD.

Is the Beagle Boxer Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Beagle Boxer mix generally finds itself fitting in fairly well, no matter where it ends up! It’s a great option for those seeking a medium-sized family pet with little maintenance, fuss, mess and an easy-going personality. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, then the Beagle Boxer mix is the right dog for you

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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