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Last updated: March 22, 2023
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Beagadors like to dig, so make sure your garden has a good fence around it!


Beagador Scientific Classification

Scientific Name
Canis lupus

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Beagador Facts

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Beagadors like to dig, so make sure your garden has a good fence around it!
Sweet, playful, and loyal

Beagador Physical Characteristics

  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Tan
  • Chocolate
Skin Type
12-15 years
25-40 lbs

Beagador as a Pet:

General Health
Energy Level
Tendency to Chew
Family and kid friendliness
Yappiness / Barking
Separation Anxiety
Preferred Temperature
Average climate
Exercise Needs
Friendly With Other Dogs
Pure bred cost to own
Dog group
Male weight
25-45 lbs
Female weight
25-40 lbs

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Beagadors are sweet and friendly with great personalities and will loyally follow you through your daily activities.

Created by crossing a beagle with a labrador retriever, the beagador is a designer dog with a sweet and playful personality. These dogs are extremely cute, do well with kids, and love to follow their owners everywhere. Both beagles and labs are known as good family dogs, and their designer descendant the beagador is no exception. Beagadors have even temperaments and plenty of energy. These dogs love to run, play, dig, and explore. If you’re looking for a loyal dog who you can count as a member of your family, the beagador is a great choice.

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Owning a Beagador: 3 Pros and Cons

Extremely loyal
Beagadors are hunting dogs that are incredibly attached to their primary parents. Expect your new puppy to follow you around the house and try to take part in all of your activities.
Separation anxiety
Like their beagle parents, beagadors do not do well if they are left alone. Luckily, these dogs are small enough to follow you to most locations.
Low grooming
Beagadors have short coats and don’t need to go to the groomer very often. As long as you trim their nails and clean their ears, these pups require almost no maintenance.
Moderate shedding
Although they have short coats, beagadors still shed and may leave fur all over your house. You can mitigate this with weekly brushing and regular baths.
Playful personality
Beagadors are sweet dogs that love to play games like fetch and tug-of-war. These dogs are a great choice for active couples or families with older children.
Likes to dig
Beagadors are known for digging in soft dirt and sand. Make sure that your fences are deep enough to keep your dog contained, especially considering that beagadors are small enough to crawl through moderately-sized holes.
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Beagadors love to explore and are a great choice for active couples or families with older kids.

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Evolution and Origins

As the beagador is a hybrid dog, it’s not known exactly when this breed was first introduced, but it is possible that it was in the U.S. during the 1990s when designer dogs became popular following the success of crossbreeds with the poodle such as the labradoodle and goldendoodle.

Both of the beagador’s parents are very popular breeds to use to develop hybrids. Some of the labrador retriever’s crossbreeds are the boxador, cavador, corgidor, dalmador, and mastador, while the beagle’s crossbreeds include the boggle, meagle, pomeagle, puggle, and raggle.

Both parent breeds were also originally working dogs, with the labrador a gun dog and the beagle a scent hound.

Health and Entertainment for your Beagador

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Labrador retrievers originated in Canada’s Labrador Territory and due to their water-repelling coats and swimming skills were used to help retrieve fish that had fallen off fishermen’s hooks as well as bring in nets with the catch of the day. Sailors and traders brought them to the U.K. in the 19th century and after the English bred them with British hunting dogs, the modern-day Lab was created.

It’s theorized that the beagle’s ancestors could date back to the 5th century in Greece, where hounds assisted in hunts for foxes, rabbits, and small game. Many consider the modern beagle’s descendants to be the Talbot Hounds, which William the Conquerer brought to England in the 11th century. By the 16th century, packs of beagles were commonly used on hunts to chase and flush out deer and rabbits.

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The Beagador’s parent breed the Labrador was bred to assist fishermen.


Size and Weight

Beagadors are medium-sized dogs that take mostly after their beagle parents, although their torsos are usually longer and stockier. These dogs have floppy ears, big eyes, and strong noses. Depending on the parent breeds, you can expect your beagador to have a copper or tan coat with black, white, and brown patches. Most beagadors weigh between 25 and 45 pounds and stand between 18 to 24 inches tall. Female beagadors tend to be slightly smaller than their male counterparts.

Height (male)19-24 inches
Height (female)18-22 inches
Weight (male)25-45 lbs
Weight (female)24-40 lbs
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Beagadors take mostly after their beagle parents but have longer torsos.

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Common Health Issues

Hybrid dogs tend to be healthier than their parent breeds, and the beagador is no exception. In addition to inheriting the good health of the labrador, beagadors are also less susceptible to many of the problems that beagles face. Still, these dogs do have some genetic health concerns, including the potential for epilepsy, joint dysplasia, and heart problems. When you bring your beagador puppy home, make sure the vet checks for:

  • Eye problems
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Heart problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Beagle dwarfism
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Beagadors inherited the good health of their Labrador parent breed.



Beagadors are sweet and friendly dogs with great personalities. As puppies, beagadors tend to be incredibly adventurous and will want to explore your entire house and backyard. Expect them to display playful behaviors like chewing on toys and dropping tennis balls at your feet. Once your beagador is full-grown, they will become incredibly attached to their primary parent and will loyally follow you through your daily activities.

When they’re not playing or exploring, beagadors love to sit and listen to family conversations. These dogs are always underfoot, largely because they don’t like to be alone. Expect to see affectionate and adoring personality traits, especially if you raise your beagador from a puppy. Remember that because beagadors are hunting dogs, they will need plenty of exercise in order to stay on their best behavior.

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Beagadors are sweet, loyal, and friendly dogs.

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How to Take Care of a Beagador

They are playful and energetic dogs that want to spend as much time outside as possible. Otherwise, these dogs are friendly and very easy to take care of, especially if you take them to the vet twice a year.

The Best Dog Food for Beagadors

These dogs love to eat; once they’ve had their fill, they’ll simply run around until the calories are burned off. Look for a high-quality kibble with an emphasis on protein and healthy fats. If you can’t give your dog as much exercise as they might like, consider slightly reducing their portions to help prevent obesity. Also, consider a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement if you’re worried about your Beagador’s joints.

Beagadors can develop heart problems, so it’s important to pick dog food that won’t increase that risk. Researchers have discovered a possible link between dog foods containing legumes and dogs developing canine dilated cardiomyopathy, which leads to heart failure. Legume-free food with taurine for heart health could be a smart decision for Beagador owners.

Our recommendation at A-Z Animals is Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Grain-Free Dry Dog Food. It’s legume-free and contains plenty of taurine to support heart health and long life, plus Vitamin A for Beagadors’ eyes.

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Maintenance and Grooming

These are short-haired dogs with a mild amount of shedding. Because their coats are short, these dogs seldom need to go to the groomer. However, you should still brush them once a week to reduce shedding and prevent their fur from matting. Remember to trim your dog’s nails and clean its ears on a monthly basis to prevent infections.

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Your dog’s nails should be trimmed every month to prevent infections.

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These dogs are known for having even temperaments that make them easy to train. Start working with your puppy as early as possible to set a good framework for later training sessions. Because these dogs are so athletic and dedicated, you don’t have to stop after teaching basic commands; depending on how much work you want to put in, your beagador could learn tricks and might even be able to compete in local canine competitions.

Beagle puppy standing in the grass

Training for beagadors, like their parent breed beagles, should begin as early as possible.



These dogs love to play and need as much exercise as you can give them. A full-grown dog needs at least an hour-long walk every day, accompanied by access to a yard or another space to run around. Like many athletic dogs, beagadors slow down as they get older; this is why it’s important to play with them as much as possible while they’re still young.

Beagle and Labrador Mix Dog, a Beagador, on the side of the road

Beagadors need a daily walk and a yard or space to run around.



Beagadors inherited their parent breeds’ playfulness and sense of adventure, and when they’re puppies they are especially curious. Make sure to watch your puppy closely to make sure that they don’t wander off and get into trouble. Start training sessions as early as possible to help your dog have an easier time paying attention when they are full-grown.

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Beagadors, like their Lab parent breed, are playful from their puppy stage.


Beagador and Children

These dogs, like their parent breeds, are great with children and are a good choice for families with kids who are at least in elementary school. Because these dogs are medium-sized, they can play with the kids without becoming overwhelmed. However, you should never leave a beagador or any other dog around unattended children who are too small to respect a dog’s natural boundaries. Keep an eye on playtime, and end the situation if you notice that your dog is getting tired.

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Like their parent breed the beagle, beagadors are great with children.

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Dogs Similar to Beagadors

Beagle and lab hybrids are both incredibly popular as designer dogs. If you can’t find a breeder in your area and you’ve already checked your local animal rescue, try adopting a boglen terrier, poogle, or spanador instead.

  • Boglen Terrier – This adorable mix has the scrunched face of a Boston terrier and tends to be the life of the party.
  • Poogle – With the hypoallergenic coat of a poodle and the friendly nature of a beagle, the poogle is a sweet designer breed that most kids will love.
  • Spanador – Spanadors love to swim and play, which makes them great companions for athletic families.

Poogles and beagadors share a parent breed the beagle and both inherited its sweet temperament.

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Beagadors are energetic, playful dogs that deserve cute and sporty names. Popular names for them include:

  • Bailey
  • Bentley
  • Jackson
  • Jamie
  • Louie
  • Lucky
  • Ranger
  • Sally
  • Copper
  • Tucker
  • Hunter
  • Maggie

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Beagador FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What is a beagador?

A beagador is a designer dog breed created by crossing a beagle with a labrador retriever. The result is a friendly and playful dog with strong hunting instincts and a loving personality. Most beagadors have copper coats with tan, black, and white patches.

How much do beagadors cost to own?

The price of a purebred beagador is typically between $600 and $1,000. Expect to pay a higher price for your pup if the breeder can provide pedigree information for both of the parents. Although there is no official difference between puppies bred from black, white, or chocolate labradors, you should expect these variations to change both the appearance and the personality of your new dog. You may also be able to adopt a beagador from an animal rescue for a lower price.

Are beagadors good with kids?

Beagadors are small, playful dogs that are a great choice for families with kids. Whether you rescue the dog together as a family or simply purchase one from a breeder, you can expect your new puppy to be incredibly attached to your children. Remember that no dog should be left unsupervised around small children.

How long do beagadors live?

Beagadors are fairly long-lived canines with a lifespan between 12 and 15 years. Your dog will live longer if you feed them a healthy diet and give them plenty of outdoor exercise.

How big do beagadors get?

Beagadors are relatively small dogs that usually weigh between 25 and 40 pounds. Because hybrid dogs can have fairly random genetics, you can expect your beagador to be larger if he takes after his labrador parent.

Do beagadors bark a lot?

Although black labs are not known for barking, beagles tend to vocalize frequently, especially if they are left alone. Expect your beagador to bark when people come to the door, and remember to offer training to help combat their separation anxiety.

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