The Beaglier is a designer breed; the offspring of a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Beaglier became particularly popular through crossbreeding programs in Australia during the 1990’s. Developed because of affection for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Beagle breeds, the breeders were looking for a healthy, energetic small dog with a less active scent drive than that of the Beagle.

The Beaglier weighs about 15-25 pounds, and is about 12-16 inches tall. Their coat may be of medium length and may be slightly wavy and silky. The colors include lemon and white, red and white and black and tan, usually referred to as bicolor; or black, white and brown, usually referred to as tricolor.

Beagliers typically have the shorter muzzle of the Cavalier. They do, however, retain the Beagle’s scent hound ability. They have large, expressive eyes, and are lively and athletic. The Beaglier is playful, good natured, gentle and curious. They are affectionate, calm and outgoing. They are wonderful companion dogs and prefer not to be left alone for long periods of time. The Beaglier does best with older, considerate children. They do well with other dogs. They make good watchdogs as they will bark to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.

Regular brushing is recommended to remove loose and dead hair of the Beaglier. Bathing should be done when necessary. The ears should be checked and kept clean. They will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and properly trained. They are energetic and require secure ample space to romp and run. They enjoy walks and family activities.

The Beaglier may have a tendency to be stubborn but they love to please their owners. Early socialization and obedience training is recommended. Beagliers will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience and consistency.