My love for animals made me pursue the path of becoming a veterinarian assistant. After taking a 2-year training program and earning my certificate, I started working in a veterinarian clinic together with colleagues who share the same passion of saving animal lives. In our clinic, we provide all types of medical and health care to animals.
I’m glad that I choose this profession because I really enjoy the moments when I get to interact with pets and their owners. Seeing them happy after attending to their pet companions is a rewarding experience. Last year, I had the opportunity to handle hundreds of dogs and interact with their owners. This experience made me decide to adopt several dogs belonging to different breeds.
Beagle Husky Mix
The Beagle Husky mix, also known as the Beaski, is a cross between two popular breeds – the Beagle and the Siberian Husky. They are medium-sized dogs, which may have the enchanting blue eyes of the Husky and the floppy ears of the Beagle. These dogs are also the sweetest pet companions around. They make great family pets and are known to be loyal and easy to train.
3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get a Beagle Husky
1. They May Shed a Lot
Due to the Siberian Husky in their lineage, this mixed breed may shed a lot. The Husky Beagles are an average to heavy shedder dog. You may expect them to shed moderately if they got the Beagle coat. While they’re more likely to shed excessively if they inherit the long fur of its Husky parent breed.
If you hate spending extra time than what is needed in grooming your pet companion, then you should probably think twice of owning a Siberian Husky mixed with Beagle.
2. They Can Be Expert Escape Artists
There’s no denying that the Siberian Huskies are the best escape artists. This is something that many breeders warn new Siberian Husky owners about. With this in mind, your Beagle Husky mix has the potential to inherit this trait too. While they may be great at finding ways out of a yard, it’s essential to note that dogs usually do this if they get bored or are under-stimulated. So as a dog owner of this active and energetic hybrid, basic exercise requirements should be met.
3. Supervision is Recommended with Children
The Beagle Husky mix is generally good with children, but guidance is still needed when you adopt this medium-sized dog. If you have babies or infants at home, careful attention should be given because these dogs may display a willful and stubborn behavior. The lack of socialization and training of this mixed breed at a young age will more likely develop aggressive behaviors due to the Siberian Husky standard in their breeding.
3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Husky Beagle
- Loyal and Affectionate Pet CompanionsContrary to being mistakenly known as aggressive because of their Husky parent, the Husky Beagle mix is a loving dog when raised correctly. They love to provide and be provided with companionship. This can be attributed to the Beagle lineage in their breeding, which is known as the most easy-going and friendly dog breed.
Their parent breeds may have contrasting temperaments, but crossing the two breeds creates a wonderful companion who’ll be loyal to you at all times.
- Intelligent CrossbreedThe Beagle crossed with Husky is an intelligent mixed breed. Training them can be less of a hassle for you since they are able to respond incredibly well to training and commands. Also, you’ll get the privilege to train them for advanced tricks which can be really fun and exciting for you as well.
- They Make Excellent Watch DogsThis hybrid is an extremely alert and observant crossbreed. If trained properly, it can be very protective which makes them excellent watchdogs.
Appearance, Personality, and Traits of a Beagle Crossed with Husky
|Weight||Male: 40-50 lbs. |
Female: 35-45 lbs.
|Height||Male: 18-22 inches|
Female: 16-20 inches
|Coat Type||Short, straight, fine|
|Coat Color||Brown, black, tan, white|
|Amount of Shedding||Moderate-to-heavy|
|Eyes||Blue, hazel, brown, or amber|
|Nose||Black or brown|
|Temperament||Loving, loyal, affectionate, independent, intelligent, alert and active|
|Life Expectancy||10-15 years|
|Kids Friendly||With dominant Beagle genes: Yes|
With dominant Husky genes: No
|New Owners Friendly||With dominant Beagle genes: Yes|
With dominant Husky genes: No
|Breed Recognition||DRA (Dog Registry of America, Inc.)|
According to most dog breeders, it’s difficult to determine which breed the Beagle Huskies will mostly look like because they can go either way. Some may show resemblance to the small Beagles and others may look like the large Siberian Huskies.
Generally, the Beaski may inherit the characteristic floppy ears of the Beagles and the markings of the Huskies. They may have a strong built with muscular, thick-boned legs and a long torso. They also have a long tail which may curl up over the back.
When it comes to temperament, the Husky Beagle mix is a smart, friendly and an easy-going dog breed. With proper training and socialization, they go along well with other pets and even children too. Supervision, however, is needed when they’re around small kids as these dogs have tons of energy which love to work and play. Aside from being an extremely affectionate dog mixed breed, they are also alert and attentive which make them good candidates as watchdogs.
Beagle Husky Mix Puppies for Sale
The best place to obtain a Beagle Husky pup is often at an animal shelter, where you have the privilege to adopt a new pet companion. Aside from enjoying the benefit of spending less money, you are also saving the life of a homeless dog by providing him a warm home and serving as his new loving family.
While we highly recommend that you get your pet dog through a rescue, we understand that some people might prefer to purchase from a breeder. When choosing this option, make sure that you negotiate with a trusted dog breeder. Remember that a responsible breeder will show you with health clearances for both parents of the pup.
Ensure that your new family pet companion has been screened for any possible conditions it might have before purchasing. Moreover, be careful from obtaining your dog from puppy farms or puppy mills, which are places where puppies are bred under inhumane conditions.
Here’s a list of websites to help you start off your search for a new pup from a reputable breeder:
Take note that buying puppies online is strongly discouraged. The above websites are provided to find a reputable breeder near your area. You may pay them a visit and see for yourself if they indeed are trustable breeders.
Grooming Your Husky Beagle Mix
Grooming your Husky Beagle depends on which type of coat he ended up with. If he inherited the long, dense coat of the Huskies, they might shed heavily especially during the change of seasons. In this case, brushing several times a week is recommended. While if he has the short and smooth coat of the Beagles, you may just regularly brush his fur at least once or twice a week.
Make sure to clean his floppy ears more often since this area is common to accumulate dirt, moisture, and bacteria. Check them also for the presence of mites, skin irritation, and wax buildup.
Nail trimming is also a must. Trim their toenails when needed as overgrown nails can be painful for your dog and it might also serve as a site of dirt accumulation.
A good call would be paying a visit to the veterinarian clinic for them to do the grooming professionally. Moreover, don’t forget to check your dog’s teeth for tooth decays. Remember to brush them at least once a week.
Beagle Mixed with Husky Health Problems
Generally, this crossbreed has no known health issues; however, they are still prone to health conditions which they may inherit from their parents. For instance, their Beagle parent is highly susceptible to have osteological problems such as intervertebral disc disease and hip dysplasia.
Potential pet owners should ensure that the dog they’re adopting or purchasing is free of any health issues. That is why buying your pet dog from a reputable breeder is very important. You don’t want your pet companion to suffer from serious health diseases.
Here’s a list of ailments that is common to both the Siberian Husky and the Beagle that you should be aware of if you’re a potential owner of a Husky Beagle puppy:
- Hip Dysplasia: It’s a heritable condition wherein there is an abnormal formation of the hip socket which may lead to crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
- Intervertebral Disc Disease: It’s a condition where the cushioning discs located between the vertebrae of the spinal column burst or herniate into the spinal cord space. This pushes the surrounding nerves causing extreme pain which may lead to nerve damage and paralysis.
- Idiopathic Epilepsy: It’s an inherited disorder with an unknown cause. Dogs may experience episodes of seizures, but appear completely normal in between events.
- Eye Diseases: The Beaski may also acquire eye diseases such as cataracts, corneal opacities, glaucoma, distichiasis or progressive retinal atrophy.
Husky Mixed with Beagle Food Requirements
The Husky Beagle is a medium-sized breed with lots of energy, so its food requirement is under the high caloric category. Generally, feeding him 3.5 cups of good quality dry food daily in combination with a nutritious homemade diet would be sufficient.
The Husky Beagle’s diet should include lean meat-rich foods, preferably with a minimal amount of vegetables and fruits. You may also give him doggy treats that contain whole grain eatables on rare occasions. Make sure not to forget supplying him with a fresh, clean bowl of drinking water from time to time. Moreover, always remember to not feed your dog with foods stuffed with preservatives.
For healthier commercial food options, here are some recommendations:
- Wellness CORE Grain Free Original Formula: This dog food is a favorite for all breed types. It is a grain free food with deboned turkey, turkey meal and chicken meal as primary ingredients. It’s also rich in protein (34% crude protein) and a moderate amount of fat (16% crude fat) to fulfill your Husky Beagle’s nutritional needs.
- Blue Buffalo Wilderness High Protein Grain Free (Natural Adult Dry Dog Food): It’s also a grain-free food, but made out of turkey and potato recipe supplemented with antioxidant-rich kibble. This dog food is formulated to minimize food sensitivities while maximizing the nutritional value that dogs receive. It has 34% protein and 15% fat.
- Purina Beyond Grain-Free Adult Canned Dog Food: If you’re aiming for grain- and gluten-free diet for your pet companion, then this dog food is what you’re looking for. It has all-natural ingredients infused with additional minerals and vitamins. Its main components include chicken, real beef and salmon meat products.
- Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Chicken Meal Formula: It’s freeze-dried dog food, so the nutrients are kept as is for every kibble and raw bites. If you’re searching for a good grain free diet for your Beagle Husky mix that has lots of good meat protein, this dog food is the right choice.
- Eukanuba Puppy Dry Dog Food: It is comprised of 29% protein and 18% fat, making it another good candidate as a staple food for your pup.
- Nonetheless, it’s still better to pay a visit to your dog’s veterinarian and ask for a recommendation on what dog food is best for your pup. You may also ask the veterinarian for supplements for your pet dog to ensure that he receives his needed vitamins and minerals.
Beagle Crossed with Husky Exercise Requirements
The Beagle Husky mix has a high level of energy, so he has tendencies to be aggressive once he gets bored. Both its parent breeds are classified as working dogs and therefore need a lot of vigorous amount of exercise daily. It is recommended to exercise him at least 60-90 minutes every day. This could be in the form of long walks or by letting them play outdoors.
If you are a dog owner who isn’t the walking type, there are still many outdoor activities you can enjoy with your pet companion. You may bring your Beaski to a dog park to run and play with other dogs. As long as they get to release their high energy by getting enough exercise, they won’t become bored or anxious.
Here are some other outdoor activities that you can try out with your Siberian Husky mixed with Beagle:
- Hiking: This is an exciting and fun activity for you and your dog. You may go to the woods near your area and hike for a few distances. It’s a great way to turn your daily walk with your dog more challenging and fun.
- Play Fetch: It’s a classic outdoor game that is best to do during the summer months. You may also challenge your dog by putting some twist to the activity, such as using either a Frisbee or a tennis racquet to make the object travel farther for your Husky Beagle to retrieve and return back to you.
- Go Running or Do Canicross: Your Husky Beagle will genuinely appreciate your exercise session if you take him out for a run. You may also opt to do canicross – a sport that involves running with your pet dog while he’s attached through a harness to you and a shock-absorbing rope to connect you both. It’s a new kind of sport that is getting really popular among dog owners nowadays. Moreover, this type of activity is also an excellent way for both of you to stay in shape.
Husky Crossed with Beagle Training
As previously mentioned, the parent breeds of the Husky Beagle mix are both working dogs. They were developed to be work-oriented and therefore training them to perform varying tasks would be easier compared to other breeds.
This hybrid is an intelligent dog, but he still needs further training especially when they are still a pup. He may show streaks of stubbornness at times if not adequately trained. A consistent and firm training session with your Husky Beagle is what it takes to prevent him from developing aggressive behaviors when he grows up. Keep in mind the following training tips for your pet companion:
- Train Him While He’s Still a PupStart training your Husky Beagle as early as a puppy, but avoid forcing him to do it. It’s not recommended to be overly strict to a pup as it may grow up fearing you instead of showering you with affection. Remember to be gentle but firm in training him.
- Obedience TrainingTrain your Husky Beagle puppies to grasp basic obedience training commands such as sit down, stay and recall. This will also help to improve your bond with your friendly companion.
Moreover, every time your Husky Beagle does something unethical such as chasing a cat or being a nuisance by barking randomly, reprimand him from doing such acts by avoiding him for a while. This mixed breed is an extremely affectionate dog, and he will notice when you avoid talking or interacting with him. At this time, your hands and voice might seem to be a reward to your dog, therefore realizing the wrong behavior he showed.
- Leash TrainingAs previously mentioned, this mixed breed can also be excellent escape artists. They will continuously escape from their leash if they get bored. It is essential to prevent your pup the moment it starts doing this behavior. Early and proper training can help fix this unwanted behavior. When you see him pulling out of his leash, make him sit down and be next to him until he calms down.
- Socialization TrainingProper socialization of your pet dog should be a part of the training routine of any responsible dog owner. It’s recommended to socialize your Beagle Husky at a young age with other pets and to strangers as well. This hybrid has a tendency to chase a cat or other pet animals randomly, so make sure you expose him to other animals and to a new environment to create a better sense of acceptability.
Socialization has been proven to prevent developing aggressive behaviors, anxiety, and fearfulness later on in their adulthood. It might seem easy to do, but it’s also time-consuming. The key is to introduce and desensitize your dog to different people and environments as early as a pup.
- Positive Reinforcement Training
Lastly, make sure to use positive reinforcement in training your pet companion. Praise him whenever he does something right. Reward him with treats for obeying simple commands and following the rules. Training your Husky Beagle mix in a positive method will give you a pet companion that is not only obedient but also good-natured.
Beagle Husky and Families
By all accounts, the Husky crossed with Beagle breed should make a lovely and excellent family companion. He’s always full of energy and loves his humans and their family members. Generally, this hybrid also gets along well with children, but supervision is still recommended if you have babies and infants at home. This is a medium-sized crossbreed and can be vigorous at times which may not be fit for small kids.
With early proper training and socialization, the Husky Beagle mix can get along well with other dogs and children. Kids would surely love the Husky Beagle since it’s a crossbreed that has a genuine nature and friendly disposition. Just make sure to supervise them since this breed may get provoked unknowingly and end up doing aggressive behaviors.
Overall, the Husky Beagle mix can be an excellent family companion. It all comes down to how you’ll be raising your dog. Be a responsible dog parent by feeding them well, socializing them and giving them sufficient amount of exercises and training. If you were able to accomplish those things rightly, expect a Husky Beagle that will shower you with lots of affection and loyalty.
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