A Cheaglehund is obtained by crossing a Chihuahua, a Beagle and a Dachshund. Because this dog is a hybrid, their origin is not well documented.
Temperament & Personality
The Cheaglehund is a loyal and affectionate dog who gets nervous and submissive if it doesn’t belong to a good breeding group. It loves being with its family and the attention it gets. They are usually keen to do various activities but can also take over the sober nature of Beagles. Their possessiveness and aggressive behavior can result in excessive barking.
Moderate amount of activity will be sufficient for this small-sized dog. Apartment life is suitable for cheaglehunds and the indoor games contribute to their physical fitness. Visiting a dog park and a couple of walks per day will provide the required stimulation. Leash the dog while taking it outside to keep it under control.
The brushing needs vary, depending on the shedding of the coat. For low shedding, brush the coat 1-2 times a week and for high shedding increase it to three times. Give it a bath only when the dog is dirty, to protect the natural oils of the skin. Wipe and check the eyes and ears to prevent infection. Visit a professional groomer to cut its long nails safely.
Cheaglehunds inherit problems like eye and heart problems, epilepsy, hypoglycemia, hip dysplasia, etc. Look for the health clearances of the dog’s parents and consider the conditions of the breeding spot.
These dogs are intelligent, but their stubborn nature can make it difficult to train them. The owner should establish themselves as the pack leader and guide the cheaglehund. Use positive methods such as treats, praises and rewards. To curb its aggressive nature, train it for socialization and obedience at an early age.
Give dry kibbles and healthy dog food for the dog’s nutritional requirements. The amount of food depends on the age and metabolism of the dog.