Canis lupus

Last updated: May 27, 2024
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These adorable dogs are known for their love of children, strangers, and other animals because of their docile demeanor.


Keagle Scientific Classification

Scientific Name
Canis lupus

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Keagle Conservation Status

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Keagle Facts

Name Of Young
Group Behavior
  • Social
Fun Fact
These adorable dogs are known for their love of children, strangers, and other animals because of their docile demeanor.
Other Name(s)
Gestation Period
58 to 68 days
Litter Size
2 to 10 puppies
  • Diurnal
Common Name

Keagle Physical Characteristics

  • Brown
  • Black
  • White
  • Cream
Skin Type
12 to 16 inches
Age of Sexual Maturity
6 to 9 months
Age of Weaning
3 to 6 weeks

Keagle 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
$1,200 o $2,000
Dog group
Male weight
10-20 lbs
Female weight
10-20 lbs

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The Keagle is a designer breed that results from crossbreeding the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This breed was initially bred in Australia during the 1990s to create an easy-going and energetic dog. In addition, they hoped that mixing these two breeds would weed out some of the Beagles’ hunting instincts and scent drive.

Their hopes were verified as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel brought some admirable traits into the mix. Keagles make an excellent family pet as they are small-medium in size, playful, gentle, and very affectionate. People also know this bread as Beagliers.

Four Different Types of Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mixes

If you like Beagles and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, these hybrids might be perfect for you:

Cheagle (Beagle x Chihuahua)

The Cheagle is a mix of the curious Beagle and feisty Chihuahua. It is a toy-sized breed, but with big personalities. Cheagles are spirited, affectionate, friendly, and fun-loving companions with tons of confidence, thanks to their Chihuahua genes.

However, they are incredibly energetic and need a lot of exercise, so they don’t do well with inactive families. If Cheagles do not get enough physical stimulation, they can start to act out by jumping and barking.

Bagel (Beagle x Basset Hound)

The Bagel is an adorable mix between a Beagle and Basset Hound. This breed has an incredible sense of smell, thanks to its parents.

However, they can be mischievous but adapt well in homes with young children because of their friendly and loving natures. In addition, Bagels get along well with other animals.

Cav-A-Jack (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Jack Russell Terrier Mix)

The Cav-A-Jack is a mix between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Jack Russell  Terrier. They are small dogs that only weigh around 12 pounds and grow to 12 inches tall.

Cav-A-Jacks are loving and affectionate; however, they generally inherit the Jack Russell’s independence, which might make them hard to train. So, these dogs are not an ideal breed for first-time owners.

Aussalier (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Australian Shepherd)

The Aussalier is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They inherit their intelligence and energy levels from the Australian Shepherd, but they get their loving nature from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Aussaliers are generally a small breed but can weigh as much as 20 pounds depending on which parent they take after.

Three Pros And Cons Of Owning A Keagle

While Keagles are super cute, there are a few things dog lovers should know before purchasing one.

Grooming: Keagles don’t require a lot of groomingIntelligence: Keagles are not as intelligent as other breeds
Less Slobber: They are not big droolersAllergies: Not a great breed for allergy sufferers
Great with Children: This breed is excellent with childrenFrequent Bathing: These dogs can get quite stinky

The Best Dog Food For A Keagle

Keagle / Beaglier

These adorable dogs are known for their love of children, strangers, and other animals because of their docile demeanor.

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Because Keagles are small, it is best to feed them high-quality dog food specifically formulated for small breeds. In addition, they need different food for each stage of their lives. For example, puppies require a special diet to help them grow, and seniors may need a low-calorie diet because they are not as active anymore.

As this breed is prone to weight gain, you should never free-feed them. Instead, they need 2 to 3 small meals throughout the day to keep them healthy and satisfied.

Size And Weight

Height (male)12 to 16 inches
Height (female)12 to 16 inches
Weight (male)10 to 20 pounds
Weight (female)10 to 20 pounds

Common Health Issues

Beaglier lying on a lawn

They may be susceptible to the issues that plague their parent breeds like Glaucoma.


Keagles, like most hybrids, are generally healthy dogs. But, unfortunately, they are susceptible to health issues plaguing their parent breeds. That’s why taking your Keagle for regular veterinary checkups is essential.

Health conditions that they are prone to may include:

But, despite their susceptibility to these health issues, Keagles can live a long and healthy life of 10 to 13 years.


Keagle / Beaglier

This breed was initially bred in Australia during the 1990s to create an easy-going and energetic dog.

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The Keagle is an interesting breed because they can be extraordinarily calm but also energetic at times. They are perfect for people who love the outdoors and exercise but like to stay home in the evenings and relax.

These adorable dogs are known for their love of children, strangers, and other animals because of their docile demeanor. But, at the same time, Keagles are playful and really affectionate.

While these pups aren’t that bright, they inherit a hunting spirit from the Beagle but make great companions because of their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s genetics. With these characteristics, they are the perfect breed for obedience training.

In fact, that is the entire reason why breeders decided to mix these two breeds. They were hoping to weed out the strong prey drive of the Beagle and create a dog that prefers companionship over hunting.

However, while Keagles enjoy relaxing at home with their owners, they also need to burn off some steam every day. That’s why they must go out for walks, hikes, or any sort of adventure daily.

Because of their obedient and calm nature, they are the perfect breed to take to a dog park where they can enjoy the company of other canine friends.

How To Take Care Of A Keagle


Keagles are heavy shedders, they are not the best breed for people who suffer from allergies.

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 If you want your Keagle to live a long and happy life, you must ensure they receive the proper care.


The Keagle’s coat varies in length depending on which parent they take after. Therefore, they can either have short or medium-length hair. In addition, they shed a lot, so brushing them at least three times a week is necessary. Because they are heavy shedders, they are not the best breed for people who suffer from allergies


Keagles aren’t as clever as many other breeds and can sometimes be a bit stubborn. Therefore, they are considered moderately easy to train. In addition, this breed is not recommended for first-time dog owners and would do better with people who have trained canines before.

They respond best to positive reinforcement methods, including praise and treats. The best time to train a Keagle is when they are young puppies because of their stubborn streak. But, the key to success with this breed is consistency and patience.


The Keagle is an energetic breed that will need lots of time to play and exercise every day. That’s why they are best suited for families who are active and home a lot. For example, owners can take them for walks or runs every day, or they can play in an enclosed backyard. In addition, they will need a lot of toys to keep them mentally stimulated; treat-based toys are always a winner.


Keagles are a desirable hybrid because of their innocent and adorable appearance. In fact, they never grow out of this puppy look, even when they are fully grown.

The cost of this breed varies depending on the breeder’s reputation, location, and pedigree of the parent breeds, so they can cost between $1,200 o $2,000.

Female Keagles can give birth to 2 to 10 puppies per litter.

Keagle and Children

A Beaglier plays on the beach (cross between a Beagle and a King Charles Spaniel)

Keagle dogs are very social animals with very friendly and calm personalities.


These dogs can adapt to most situations because of their friendly and calm personalities. This makes them the best choice for families with young children. In addition, they are very social animals and thrive in households with more than one pet.

However, Keagles need to be socialized from a young age because of their hunting background. If they don’t get the proper training, they might try to catch smaller pets like cats or rabbits.

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About the Author

Melissa Bauernfeind was born in NYC and got her degree in Journalism from Boston University. She lived in San Diego for 10 years and is now back in NYC. She loves adventure and traveling the world with her husband but always misses her favorite little man, "P", half Chihuahua/half Jack Russell, all trouble. She got dive-certified so she could dive with the Great White Sharks someday and is hoping to swim with the Orcas as well.

Keagle FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Are Keagles obedient?

Because of their obedient and calm nature, they are the perfect breed to take to a dog park where they can enjoy the company of other canine friends.

Are Keagles lap dogs?

Keagles are affectionate and small enough to cuddle up in your lap.

Are Keagles smaller than Beagles?

Keagles are a small breed with males and females weighing around 10 to 20 pounds and measuring 12 to 16 inches in height.

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