Beago: Beagle & Golden Retriever

The playful little Beago combines the ultra-light nature of the Beagle and the alluring personality of the Golden Retriever into a great family dog that gets along well with children, dogs, other pets, and even new faces. Since both parents are kind, loving dogs, this pooch understandably bonds closely and not always well when left alone for long periods of time. The playful Beago is a mix of the light-footed Beagle and the people-friendly Golden Retriever.

The Beago is the product of crossing a beagle that originated in 13th century Great Britain with the golden retriever, a dog that was developed in America in the mid-19th century. While each of these breeds has quite an impressive background, the Beago itself only dates back 30 or 40 years and is considered a designer dog – a cross of 2 or more different purebred animals with the goal of eliminating common health problems and adding smaller, gentler, or even hypoallergenic variations of a popular breed.


Because he is the descendant of two different purebred animals, the Beago is not eligible to join the coveted American Kennel Club (AKC) roster. However, both parents are long-term members. The Golden Retriever joined the “athletic” group in 1925, while the Beagle rejoined the group in the “Hound” group in 1885.


Fortunately, Beago is a very active pooch because they love their food and are prone to obesity. Since he is also prone to joint problems as he ages, it is important that he stay as active as possible and that his diet ensures that the ideal weight is maintained. Plan to feed him 2 to 3 smaller meals each day and avoid anything heavy in fillers. Carbohydrates will make him want to eat more in order to feel full, so opt for a nutrient-dense meal that suits his super active lifestyle.
The Beago is a loving little dog who has a carefree nature.


The Beago comes from two highly intelligent breeds and its people-friendly nature makes it an easily trainable dog. Both socialization and obedience training should begin while he is young and always have a firm, consistent, reward-based approach that gives rewards and verbal praise when he responds well to commands.


The Beago is a loving little dog who has a carefree nature and gets on well with other dogs, children, and new faces. He is a smart pooch who connects with his family quickly and thrives on the mental stimulation that comes from human interaction. If left alone for a long time, he can develop destructive behaviors such as chewing and barking. Because he is from two breeds of dogs that are used for hunting, he has high prey and may be inclined to hunt smaller animals, but it’s all in sport and he is typically not aggressive.

General Health Problems

While the Beago is generally a healthy little dog, knowing what to inherit from its parent breeds is always important. In the Beago, this can include joint problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia, as well as a blood disorder known as Von Willebrand plus cataract.

The Beago has a life expectancy between 10 and 12 years.

Exercise Positions

The Beago is an active, agile pooch who will not settle for simple daily walks. He wants to catch balls, hunt frisbees, and visit dog parks. So schedule some interactive playtime so your dog doesn’t get bored and potentially develop destructive behaviors like chewing and barking. Since he has a tendency to become obese, it is important never to skip the activity.
The loving Beago bonds quickly with his family and do not do well if left alone for long periods of time.


The Beago will typically have a sleek, shiny, shorter coat similar to that of the Beagle, and since it is considered moderately washed out, brushing 2 to 3 times a week should be sufficient to keep the fur from flying. If their coat is a little longer than the Golden’s, it may require more frequent brushing and possibly a trip to the groomer from time to time. Bathe him only when necessary, and as with all floppy ears, check and clean his ears weekly to avoid infection.


This busy little pup will want to be go-go-go all day long, but it’s important that you moderate his training to avoid possible small limb injuries. Common problems later in life are not what you want for him, so start the socialization process early as he comes from two hunting breeds that hunt smaller animals and can become a nuisance at home and in the dog park.

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