Pitbull Beagle Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 12/07/22 •  11 min read

The Pitbull Beagle Mix, also known as Beaglebull, are a hybrid breed that combines the playful and energetic personality of the Beagle with the strength and loyalty of the Pitbull. These intelligent and affectionate dogs make great family pets and are known for their outgoing and friendly nature.

Beagle Pitbull Mix
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In this blog post, we will explore the origins of the Beaglebull, their characteristics and personality traits, and tips for caring for these adorable pups.

Pitbull Beagle Mix – At a Glance

Weight:30 – 40 pounds
Height:18 – 20 inches
Lifespan:11 – 15 years
Coat Colors:Light brown, tri-colored combination of white, black and tan
Temperament:Territorial, playful, sociable, intelligent, friendly
Most Suitable For:Active families, families with or without children.

What Does a Pitbull Beagle Look Like?

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A Pitbull Beagle Mix, or Beaglebull, is a hybrid breed that combines the physical characteristics of both the Pitbull and the Beagle. These dogs are typically medium-sized, with a strong and muscular build inherited from the Pitbull and a longer, floppy ear and short, smooth coat typical of the Beagle. Beaglebulls may also have a wide variety of coat colors, ranging from black, white, and tan to more unusual shades like brindle and red.

The History of the Pitbull Beagle Mix

The history of the Pitbull Beagle Mix is not very well documented, as these dogs are a relatively new hybrid breed. Although both parent breeds have long and storied histories in the British Isles, the Pitbull Beagle cross is a relatively new breed that most likely began to be crossed during the 1990s and 2000s, as the United States began to experience an increase in popularity of crossbreeding dogs.

It is likely that the first Beaglebulls were created by breeding a Pitbull with a Beagle in an effort to combine the best traits of both breeds. The Pitbull, also known as the American Pitbull Terrier, is a strong and loyal breed that has been used for various purposes throughout history, including hunting, guarding, and as a companion animal.

The Beagle, on the other hand, is a small hound breed that was originally used for hunting rabbits and other small game. By combining these two breeds, breeders may have hoped to create a dog that was intelligent, friendly, and energetic, with the strength and loyalty of the Pitbull and the playful nature of the Beagle.

The History of the Pitbull


Unfortunately, the history of Pitbulls (American Pitbull Terrier) isn’t a very pretty one. It begins in the 19th century in England, where Pitbulls were originally from Old English Bulldogs and Old English Terriers – the thinking was to create a breed that was strong and powerful, while being quick and having that ‘killer’ terrier instinct.

This led to Pitbulls being used in a variety of heinous blood sports in the British Isles, until the majority of these practices were outlawed in 1835 with the passage of the Cruelty to Animals Act.

This act helped pave the way for Pitbulls to become less fighting dogs and more companion pet.

In the early 20th century, the Pitbull was brought to the United States, where it became popular as a farm dog and pet. Today, Pitbulls are still used for various purposes, including as family pets, service animals, and search and rescue dogs.

How Popular Are Pitbulls in the United States?

The popularity of Pitbulls in the United States is not measured by the American Kennel Club, as Pitbulls are illegal in many US states and cities, and unrecognized by the AKC as a ‘breed’. Instead, other statistics indicate the Pitbulls are as much as 20% of the American ‘strong dog’ population.

Who Are Pitbulls a Good Dog For?

Pitbulls are a good dog for many different people and families. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and strength, and are considered to be loving and devoted companions. Pitbulls are often well-suited for families with children, as they are patient and affectionate with kids.

They can also make excellent guard dogs, thanks to their natural protectiveness and territorial instincts. Pitbulls are highly trainable and are often used as service dogs, therapy dogs, and search and rescue dogs. Pitbulls are also known for their love of activity and play, making them a great choice for individuals and families who enjoy spending time outdoors or participating in sports and other activities.

How Did Pitbulls Come About?

Pitbulls were originally bred from the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier to create a powerful fighting dog that could participate in a variety of blood sports, including ‘bull baiting’ and rat-fighting.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Pitbull?

Due to the murky nature of the legality of Pitbulls, they’re not often crossbred in the United States, though given their age as a breed, it’s not hard to imagine that Pitbulls were first crossbred early on in their lives and that as crossbreeding peaked in the 1990s and early 2000s, this was when Pitbulls were first popularly crossbred in the United States.

The History of the Beagle

The History of the Beagle

The humble Beagle is small breed of hound that comes from the British Isles and has lineage stretching back to the 16th century. They were the creation of wealthy English landowners of the day, who used them to hunt rabbits along with other hounds. The modern-day Beagle is the result of a cross between the Northern Hound, the Talbot Hound and the North Country Beagle.

Beagles were prized for their keen sense of smell and their ability to work in packs, and were often used by hunters to follow the scent of their quarry. Over time, the Beagle became a popular companion animal, and was known for its friendly and playful personality. Today, Beagles are still used for hunting, but they are also often kept as family pets and are known for their affectionate and loyal nature.

How Popular Are Beagles in the United States?

Like in England, Beagles are popular dogs for hunting and fetching purposes of downed waterfowl and small game. When not used as hunting companions, Beagles are sometimes deployed as sniffer dogs by law enforcement and of course find loving homes as companion pets.

Beagles ranked as the 7th most-popular dog in the United States in 2021, according to the AKC’s rankings.

Who Are Beagles a Good Dog For?

Beagles are fantastic pets for everyone – including the elderly! They are a small breed, making them well-suited for individuals and families who live in apartments or smaller homes. Beagles are known for their friendly and playful personalities, which make them great companions for children as well.

Beagles are intelligent and highly trainable, which makes them a good choice for individuals who are looking for a companion that can be taught to perform various tasks or tricks. Beagles are also known for their love of activity and play, and are often used in sports like agility and obedience competitions.

How Did Beagles Come About?

Beagles were bred as early as the 16th century in England by noble English lords, who used the dogs as hunting companions for rabbits and other small game.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Beagle?

While crossbreeding in the United States gained huge popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, given the history of the Beagle, it’s not beyond comprehension to imagine that the Beagle was crossbred much earlier than the late 20th century.

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

A dog’s temperament is one of the things that makes it an individual. It gives it spirit, personality and sets it apart from the dog beside it. Dog’s temperaments are decided by their lived environment, their upbringing and life experience, as well as their genetics.

One of the most important things you can do before buying or adopting a dog is to do your research on the potential temperament of the dog you’ll be adopting/purchasing. You’ll want to make sure that the dog is temperamental match to your family. That is, an active dog will need to live an active life in order to be happy and healthy – you need to be sure that you can give such a dog that kind of life.

Failure to do proper research could mean that the dog ends up not fitting in with your family unit, and you and the dog have to go through the trauma of being re-homed or sent back to where it came from.

What is the Temperament of the Pitbull Beagle Mix?

The Pitbull Beagle mix is a very even-tempered dog. The Pitbull’s general excitability and energy is somewhat tempered by the Beagle’s ‘older brother’, calming approach to life. You can therefore expect the Pitbull Beagle mix to be slightly less hyperactive. Both the Pitbull and Beagle are very loyal and loving animals, so you can expect them to stick to you like glue!

Is The Pitbull Beagle Mix Friendly?

In general, Pitbull Beagle mixes tend to be very friendly dogs! The Beagle has a somewhat aloof approach to others – both dog and human – which can somewhat temper the Pitbull’s standoffish, quasi-aggressive temperament.

Is The Pitbull Beagle Mix Easy to Train?

You can expect there to be some challenges when you train the Pitbull Beagle mix, as the Pitbull tends to be a bit of a rascal when it comes to training. However, Beagles generally follow commands very well, so you may not have any issues at all if your dog adopts more of the Beagle’s temperamental genes.

How Much Can The Pitbull Beagle Mix Weigh?

You can expect your Pitbull Beagle mix to weigh between 30 and 40 pounds.

How Tall Can The Pitbull Beagle Mix Get?

Pitbull Beagles tend to be medium-sized dogs, reaching between 18 and 20 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

Some similar-sized breeds to the Pitbull Beagle mix include: the Labrador Retriever, the Border Collie, the Boxer and the Chow-Chow.

Does the Pitbull Beagle Mix Shed?

The Beagle genes mean that the Pitbull Beagle mix may shed. While you can expect a low to moderate degree of shedding, it might be a good idea to brush your Pitbull Beagle once every two weeks.

How Much Exercise Does A Pitbull Beagle Mix Require?

A Pitbull Beagle tends to be a very energetic dog, requiring at least 30-45 minutes of exercise each day, with a longer walk on the weekends, or an hour or so of off-leash play time!

How Long Can a Pitbull Beagle Mix Live?

The average lifespan of a Pitbull Beagle Mix is between 11 and 15 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Pitbull Beagle Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Pitbull Beagle Mix Puppy For Sale?

Before you embark on your quest to find a Pitbull Beagle Mix puppy for sale, we ask that you first consider adopting a Pitbull Beagle mix first! You can search at your local veterinary clinic or animal shelter to see if anyone has brought in a Pitbull Beagle mix puppy for adoption.

You can also look online in your local area via AdoptAPet.com, which allows you to search your locality for your desired breed.

How Much Does a Pitbull Beagle Mix Puppy Cost?

Another reason to choose adoption over purchasing is the cost of purchasing a mixed-breed pup. The going rate for a Pitbull Beagle mix puppy is around $500.00 – but if you’re looking to spend very little, then adoption is still the way to go.

However, if you’re looking to purchase and you’ve struck on the adoption market, we highly recommend that you read and follow the American Kennel Club guidelines on buying from a reputable breeder.

Is the Pitbull Beagle Mix the Right Breed For You?

Whether or not the Pitbull Beagle mix is the right breed for you is a question that only you can answer, however, if you’ve been looking for an energetic loyal companion, that you can just as easily snuggle up on the couch with, or take up a hill or on a hunt, then the Pitbull Beagle might just be the mix 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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