Welcome to our guide to the Beabull dog which is a mix of two different breeds, the Beagle and the Bulldog.
Why Choose a Beabull?
Owner Mitchell Vance Toon gives a great insight into the Beabull:
We love English Bulldogs but the prices are way too high, their health is poor and they have a short life expectancy. We were looking for something that would incorporate some of the physical characteristics of an English, some of the personality, but would live longer and hopefully in better health. This brought us to the Beabull.
Some things we like.
1. She is cute!
2. She is the most cuddly dog I have ever seen.
3. She has good energy levels and is playful but when it is time to sleep it is time to sleep!
Some things we don’t like.
1. The hound in her is strong. Squirrels are her weakness and there is no calling her off the chase.
2. Need a 6′ fence to keep her in.
3. Her strong nose leads her to digging every once in a while.”
Owner Benny Lilly says: “In general it seems to be the common consensus that these are the best dogs anyone has ever had❤️
I am far from being an expert on Beabulls or any other dogs but…
– these guys all seem to be loving and loyal and very smart (but kind of in a selective stubborn way-lol!)
– they love to snuggle and cuddle and be as close as they can to their owner(s) if not actually sitting on top of their owner(s) whenever possible
– the Beagle part of them does require them to play/run/walk some to burn off boredom & energy to keep from being a little destructive at times but the Bulldog side of them tires out easily so a little action tends to go a long way (at least that’s my experience with our which is 3/4 Bulldog & 1/4 Beagle)
– the mixture does seem to minimize some of the full blooded Bulldog health issues but I do see several comments/discussions about some of them being prone to allergies (like food allergies) and several have reported issues with “cherry eye” so that seems to not be all that uncommon in the breed (I think)
– did I mention stubborn!! I know I did earlier but it’s worth repeating- lol!
Mine is so playful and happy all of the time and loves people and attention. He has to be right by us wherever we are and constantly needs to know what we’re doing all of the time but he’s well behaved and so freaking adorable – I wouldn’t have it any other way! And at the end of the day he loves to just snuggle up and be loved!
Brenda Newman wrote in to ask: “I adopted a Beabull puppy I think she was abused. It wasn’t by a breeder but this person had 2 litters. I picked one and when she got home she was throwing up had diarrhea with blood and phlegm in her cough. She was very sick. I took her to the hospital and she was cared for she’s all better now but she cowers when people are around and she sits when I try to get her to walk on her leash. She is calm and sweet and smart but terrified how can I help her?”
Brian Olssen says: “Our puppy was also like that. We have exposed him to everything and everyone as much as we can. He comes with us on most car rides and we encourage everyone we meet to pet him. He goes into stores and it has helped tremendously he’s turned into an outgoing happy dog instead of a scared skittish dog. On walks we always let him meet other dogs (we ask if they are dog friendly first) and anyone that wants to pet him can.
The more we bring him out and get him acclimatized to the world the more comfortable he is. It can be a scary place but reassuring them by continuing to go out as much as possible has really helped his confidence and let him know that everything will be okay. We also never encourage scared behavior by comforting him or petting him, he needs you to just get through it and move on, it helped a lot.”
John Wheeler: suggests: “Puppy classes by a trainer.”
Daniel Brother says: “If you have intentional litters at your home you are a breeder no matter how you try spin it. Anyway, the pup might have not have had enough socialization. So the experience from the vet might have just set her over. She will need extra support to build her confidence levels up.”
Alice Weeks: “My Beabull puppy was also like that when we got her at 8 weeks. I was told to introduce her to 100 dogs and 100 people by the time she reached 18 weeks. She is seventeen weeks old now. She loves other dogs and other people, but barks at her own reflection in the window both morning and night.”
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Beabull breed of dog. You can also help too!
If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Beabull you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Beabull? We hope to publish a list of Beabull breeders but currently we are unaware of any. Please get in contact if you would like to be listed here or know of a reputable breeder.
What type of owners buy a Beabull?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Beabull breed?
Why do you think the Beabull is special?
What are your favourite things about the Beabull?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Beabull and not another breed?
How would you describe the Beabull temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Beabull over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Beabull?
About The Breed
What colors of Beabull are most popular?
What does the Beabull look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Beabull breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Beabull and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Beabull have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Beabull?
What is the breed standard/description for the Beabull?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Beabull that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Beabull breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Beabull?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Beabull breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Beabull match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Beabull – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Beabull puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Beabull home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Beabull, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Beabull weigh?
When the Beabull is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Beabull ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Beabull smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Beabull growth chart?
What breed group does the Beabull come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Beabull is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Beabull with children?
Do you think the Beabull is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Beabull get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Beabull owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Beabull or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Beabull be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Beabull during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Beabull?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Beabull breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Beabull puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Beabull?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Beabull cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Beabull and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Beabull owners?
What types of people are buying the Beabull and why?
Where can I buy Beabull rescue dogs or find a Beabull for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Beabull can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Beabull puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Beabull?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Beabull?
As a Beabull breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Beabull?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Beabull’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Beabull puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Beabull have popular names?
If my Beabull is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Beabull be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Beabull biting?
How do you prevent a Beabull chewing?
How do you stop a Beabull jumping up?
Does the Beabull have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Beabull keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Beabull dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Beabull and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Beabull owners?
As a breeder of the Beabull , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Beabull breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Beabull owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Beabull?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Beabull compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Beabull owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Beabull?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Beabull shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Beabull a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Beabull?
Can you offer new Beabull owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Beabull?
What started your interest in showing the Beabull?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Beabull – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Beabull and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Beabull?
What official organisations are there for the new Beabull owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Beabull, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Beabull out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Beabull special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Beabull and do you have any tips or advice for new Beabull owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Beabull home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Beabull to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Beabull sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Beabull owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Beabull?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Beabull have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Beabull have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Beabull vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Beabull for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Beabull be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Beabull spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Beabull is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Beabull not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Beabull?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Beabull dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Beabull?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Beabull?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Beabull – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Beabull dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Beabull or tips you can pass on?