Glechons are designer dogs, a result of the crossing of the Bichon Frise and the Beagle. Many reputed organizations recognize this breed, although its origin is still unknown as it is a crossbreed.
Facts About Glechon
|Breed Group||Non-sporting, companion, hounding and designer dog|
|Country of Origin||U.S.A.|
|Other Names||Beachon Frise Beagle Mix, Beachon|
|Size & Height||Medium, up to 15 inches|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR, DDKC, DRA|
|Hypoallergenic||Yes, if the coat is of the Bichon Frise|
|Color||Black, brown, yellow, white, gray, multi-colored, and solid|
|Life Expectancy||12-16 years|
|Coat||Smooth or rough, fluffy, and curly|
Temperament & Personality
These intelligent and carefree dogs love to show their love for their master and family members. Even when they get tired, they want to cuddle or curl on the owner’s lap. Glechons also get along well with strangers and other dogs, but their behavior with other animals is not good. It has a habit of chasing small prey, so ensure that it is leashed correctly. While exposing them to children, always maintain supervision. Thanks to their sharp sense of smell, tracking something is easy for them. It stays alert and signals its family about a stranger, for this reason, it makes an excellent watchdog.
Working out is vital to the Glechon’s well-being. A couple of walks, jogging and play sessions will provide it enough mental and physical stimulation. Remember that spending excess energy is essential or it may become lazy and visit to a dog park will help them socialize with other animals and kids. Keep it leashed, or it may follow any scent it picks up.
If the coat is long, brush every other day to maintain the skin’s health as the amount of shedding depends on the coat. If the coat is of the Bichon Frise’s, the Glechon will shed more and will be hypoallergenic. Ask the breeder for more details regarding this matter. Trim its nails with the right tools, or visit a professional groomer. Clean and wipe their ears to prevent infections.
Obesity is a prevalent disorder in this breed so keep an eye on the amount of food the dog eats. Other health concerns include asthma, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, patellar luxation, ear infections, allergies and hip dysplasia.
Inherited properties play a significant role in this regard. If the Glechon is more like the Bichon Frise, training will be relatively easy. But if the Beagle’s genes are dominant, Glechons act stubborn while posing a challenge to the process. In any case, patience and consistency will be significant. Never revert to negative methods, like scolding, as this grows destructive behavior in them. Teach them basic obedience and socialization skills right from puppyhood. In-house training will be difficult, so ask a professional or visit a dog school.
Always choose the dog food which has the adequate nutritional content and doesn’t create health problems, like obesity. To avoid overfeeding, split the meal into two parts and give them treats occasionally.