Bagle Hound is the mix of two hounds, the Basset and the Beagle. Since it is a hybrid, not much is known about its history.
Temperament & Personality
Due to their size, dedication and social instincts these dogs are an ideal family dog. However, it can get a little lazy and mischievous. It inherits the tolerance for pets and kids from the Beagle. Having a great sense of smell and linked to specific odors, they are good hunters but obedient to their families. They do not go out of control owing to their loyal nature.
Bagle Hounds love being active, so a couple of long walks a day and play sessions at a dog park in a fenced area is enough. Fetching the ball and tracking are activities the dog enjoys. Keeping it alone for extended periods of time will lead to destructive behavior, so the owner should always be with it.
It has low grooming needs so owners looking for a low maintenance dog should buy a Bagle Hound. Brush 1-2 times a week to remove the loose hairs and debris. These dogs are moderate shedders so the owners should look out for strands of hair at their home. Bathe using a dog shampoo when needed to clean its dirt because frequent bathing will remove the natural oils of the skin. Wipe the ears with a moist cloth and cut its nails using the right tool or by a professional groomer. Also, clean its teeth once a week.
Like all crossbreeds, these dogs are healthier and less prone to illnesses. Potential health issues include epilepsy, ear and eye problems, obesity, back problems and hip dysplasia.
Bagle Hounds are harder to train than other dogs because of their laidback attitude. The owner must avoid harsh tones and punishments but should be firm. Positive methods of training and treats should be used by the handler. For any help, the owner should take the puppy to a professional obedience school.
All kinds of highly nutritious dog foods are recommended to feed this dog. The quality of the food and the amount of nutrition must not be compromised. The amount of food the dog eats depends upon its size, age, and metabolism.