The Australian Beagle is a cross between the active Beagle and the smart Australian Shepherd. The new breed took on the best qualities of its parents. So let’s take a closer look at the Australian Beagle.
The appearance of the Australian Beagle can vary depending on which breed the puppy looks like. Usually, dogs have a combination of traits from both parents. These dogs can grow from 13 to 23 inches at the shoulders and weigh 20 to 65 pounds.
The Australian Beagle can have a short, smooth coat or medium length and thick coat, or they can have a combination of the two. The coat comes in a variety of colors, including black, tricolor, blue merle, red merle, red, red, and white, or some combination of these colors.
Australian Beagle can inherit a variety of character traits from their parents. But you can always correct the personality of the dog with the right upbringing. Let’s talk about the most characteristic temperament of these dogs.
If you pay enough attention to a pet, then he shows his active, cheerful disposition, shows love and devotion to everyone who is a member of his family. The Australian Beagle is not aggressive, but it treats strangers with caution. At the same time, fear does not demonstrate.
Australian Beagle gets along easily with other pets, especially if they were raised together. If the dog is overly active in relation to a cat or other dog in the house, then it must be taught to stay with them.
Australian Beagles are very loyal animals. They love the company of the owner. In the game, they show high intelligence, obedience, moderately curious. Aggression is shown only in case of a real threat. The dog learns new commands with pleasure.
The owner must provide the Australian Beagle with daily walking and running and play opportunities. If a pet spends most of its life in a closed house, then depression may develop. At home, the dog will find activities for itself, so household items may suffer.
The care needs of your Australian Shepherd Beagle mix will depend on what kind of coat your dog has. The Australian Beagle needs to be bathed periodically (once every 3 months) and brushed an average of 2-3 times a week. It’s also important to check and clean their ears regularly. Unless your dog is naturally wearing out his nails, he needs to get trimmed monthly. You will also need to brush his teeth several times a week.
You need to walk in the fresh air with the Australian Beagle at least twice a day. Each walk should be at least an hour, and preferably more. In the summer heat, it is better to walk the dog early in the morning and late in the evening. During the day, you should choose shaded places without direct sunlight.
Australian Beagles are generally quite healthy and are often much healthier than their purebred parents. However, you still need to consider potential hereditary diseases and defects in parenting breeds, which may include:
- Pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism
- Beagle pain syndrome
- Intervertebral disk disease
- Chinese Beagle syndrome
- Corneal dystrophy
- Ear infections
- Pulmonic stenosis
- XX sex reversal
- Cherry eye
- Persistent papillary membrane
- Patellar luxation
- Dental problems
- Autoimmune diseases
- Iris coloboma
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Hip dysplasia
- Osteochondritis dissecans
Before you get an Australian Beagle puppy, you need to check with the breeder the likelihood of hereditary diseases, as well as consult on how to behave correctly when certain symptoms of the disease appear. The Australian Beagle is a loyal pet with no signs of aggression, which needs education and active training.