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Last updated: April 12, 2023
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The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).


Poogle Scientific Classification

Scientific Name
Canis lupus

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Poogle Facts

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The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).
Friendly, playful and rollicking

Poogle Physical Characteristics

  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Black
  • White
  • Tan
Skin Type
10 and 13 years
13 pounds

Poogle 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
$500 to $1,000
Dog group
Male weight
7-13 lbs
Female weight
7-11 lbs

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The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).

If you’re looking for a small- to a medium-sized dog who is intelligent, friendly, and playful, consider opening your heart to a Poogle. These are hybrid canines created by crossing either the miniature or toy poodle dog breed and the beagle dog breed. Other names for the Poogle include Beapoo, Beaglepoo, and Beagledoodle. This hybrid dog breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and the International Designer Canine Registry.

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No two Beaglepoos in any one litter look exactly alike. Some will inherit the smooth, dense double coat of the Beagle line while others will get the poodle’s curly single coat. Poogle coats can be many different colors, including white, tan, grey, brown, black and mottled. Poogles with more poodle-like coats may require more intensive grooming. Poogles shed only minimally and are considered hypoallergenic.

3 Pros And Cons Of Owning Poogle

They’re hypoallergenic: Like most poodle hybrids, Beaglepoo shed very little, particularly if their coat takes after their toy poodle or miniature poodle side. Poogles who inherit the beagle’s shorter, coarser coat tends to shed a bit more and so, are less hypoallergenic.They may bark: Some Poogles are born barkers. While this can be useful if you want your dog to act as a watchdog, it’s definitely not behavior to encourage if you and your Poogle are apartment dwellers. The good news is that the right training can break your Poogle of its barking habit.
They’re easy to train: Beagles and poodles are both smart dogs, so it makes sense that their offspring have the capacity to learn quickly. Beagles are known to have a stubborn streak, though. You’ll need to begin training early, using consistent techniques that incorporate positive incentives.They’re prone to separation anxiety: Poogles are extremely sociable and don’t like being left alone for long periods of time. If you spend a lot of time out of your home in places where your Beapoo can’t accompany you, this is probably not the dog for you.
They’re good watchdogs: Poogles inherit their Beagles ancestors’ hunting instincts, so they’ll be the first to alert you if an unfamiliar person is somewhere on your property.They may have bad teeth: Toy poodles are prone to dental and periodontal issues, and your Beaglepoo may inherit these issues. It’s very important to brush your dog’s teeth daily.
Cute mixed breed dog, Poogle (Beagle and Poodle mix) sitting on the floor

Cute mixed breed dog, Poogle (Beagle and Poodle mix) sitting on the floor


History Of The Breed

Like many designer breed dogs, it is thought that the poogle was started in the United States in the 1980s. There is not much information on its origin, but it is known that they were bred from the poodle and the beagle. The poodle is an ancient breed dating back to 15th Century Germany and the miniature and toy poodle breeds were also developed in the 1400s. One of the oldest breeds of waterfowl dogs, this hunting dog still maintains its water-retrieving skills and some hunters still utilize its skills. Although most people keep it as a companion dog.

The beagle may have more of a questionable history. While it is thought that they arrived in England with the Normans in the 11th century, the modern beagle was developed in the 1800s in England. Like the poodle, the beagle was used as a hunting dog but was bred to hunt in packs.

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Size And Weight

Full-grown Beaglepoos range in size from 6 to 16 inches, depending upon whether their Poodle parent is a miniature or toy poodle. Poogles weigh between 11 and 25 pounds. Adult females may be significantly larger than adult males. Puppies generally reach their adult height by six months old, though it will take them another six months to fill out to their adult weight.

Height (Male)6 to 8 inches tall
Height (Female)4 to 6 inches tall
Weight (male)7 to 13 pounds
Weight (female)7 to 11 pounds

Common Health Issues

As a hybrid dog breed, Poogles have fewer health issues related to inbreeding than either of their parent lines. On the whole, they are healthy dogs with a life expectancy between 10 and 13 years. However, some Poogles may inherit congenital health issues from their parents. Poodles have serious issues with tartar buildup that can lead to tooth loss, and some Poogles inherit this tendency. If their parent lines are excessively inbred, Beaglepoos may also inherit hip dysplasia, mitral valve disease, and an endocrine deficiency called Addison’s disease.

  • Dental issues
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Addison’s disease


Poodle Beagle hybrids have a happy temperament. Your Beagledoodle likes to be a member of the pack, and this means he or she has a friendly personality whose behavior exhibits easy-going, affectionate traits. They’ll bond with all members of your family, including your cat (if your cat lets them.) They cherish interaction and may get stressed out if they’re left alone for too long.

They do inherit hunting instincts from their Beagle ancestors, though, so they may not be well-behaved around small animals whom they do not know. Their hunting dog ancestry also makes them particularly sensitive to unusual smells, and they may lunge off to follow a smell unless you train them not to. For this reason, it’s unwise to let your Poogle wander off-leash.

How To Take Care Of Poogles

Poogles’ grooming needs will vary according to whether their coat resembles a poodle’s or a beagle’s. Poogle owners must also be sensitive to their pets’ very specific dietary, training, and exercise needs.

The Best Dog Food For Poogles

Adults should be fed no more than one cup a day of high-quality kibble, divided into two meals. Wet dog food may exacerbate any dental problems to which your Beapoo may be prone, so it’s probably wisest to stick to dry food. Also, since Poogles can be prone to heart problems like mitral valve disease, owners should be aware of the link between dog food containing legumes and heart failure. Consider buying legume-free dog food.

Puppies need to be fed three or four times a day with high-quality kibble that’s specially formulated to meet puppies’ dietary needs.

At A-Z Animals, our top pick for the best dog food for Poogles is Eukanuba Adult Small Breed Dry Dog Food.

We love this recipe for Poogles, because the chicken-based kibble has a specially engineered shape and crunchy texture to prevent tartar and plaque buildup. Meanwhile, glucosamine and chondroitin promote strong bones and joints as well as lean muscle. There are carbohydrates and fats in a precise balance for plenty of energy and exercise.

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  • Chicken recipe kibble for active small breed dogs
  • Contains animal protein, glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate for lean muscles and joint health
  • DHA and antioxidants to support brain health
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Maintenance And Grooming

Beagledoodles who inherit a curly coat will need more brushing than their smoother-coated siblings in order to prevent their coats from becoming matted. Curly-coated Poogles, though, actually shed less than smooth-coated Poogles, so they’re a better fit for people with allergies. Unless your dog is actively playing in dirt or mud, he or she will only require bathing every 8 to 12 weeks. Both parent dog breeds are known to have sensitive skin, so be sure to use a gentle shampoo and conditioner when you wash your Poogle.

Brushing your Poogle’s teeth every day is critically important because your pet is prone to dental disease. The fluffy hair around your Poogle’s ears can catch dirt and debris, so keep it trimmed.


Poogles are very smart, and that means they can learn obedience commands and tricks relatively quickly. The earlier you start training and socialization, the better. Poogles can be stubborn and possess a keener memory for past slights than many other dog breeds, so stick with positive reinforcement as a training technique.


Beagledoodles are active dogs with a lot of energy to spare. To keep them from developing destructive behaviors, you’ll want to be sure that they get at least 45 minutes of brisk exercise every day. They’re also extremely playful and will enjoy playing fetch, tug of war, and any other games you can devise. If you’re planning to let your Poogle spend unsupervised time in your backyard, you’ll want to make sure you have a secure fence because your pet is likely to take off after any small wild animal he or she spies.


poogle puppy sitting in the yard

The Poogle is easily trained. But If not properly trained in their puppyhood, they will grow to become mischievous animals.


Puppies reach their adult height around six months old although it will take them another six months or so to fill out to their adult weight. It’s important to begin training and socialization the moment you bring your new pet home in order to keep any headstrong tendencies in check.

Poogles And Children

Their affectionate temperaments and love of romping make Beagledoodles a good pet choice for families with children. Poogle puppies, however, may not be the best choice for families with children younger than 10 years old: You may not have the energy to meet both your children’s needs and your new pup’s demands.

Dogs Similar To The Poogle

Dog breeds that are similar to the Beagledoodle include the cockapoo, the bea-tzu and the corgi.

  • Cockapoos: Cockapoos are a hybrid dog breed created by combining poodle and cocker spaniel lines. They’re about the same size as a poogle and have similarly affectionate, playful temperaments.
  • Bea-Tzus: Bea-Tzus are a beagle/shih-tzu mix. They’re typically a little bit smaller than Poogles with fast-growing, curly hair. Don’t let their adorable appearance fool you, though; these canines have inherited their beagle ancestors’ hunting instincts and will take off like a bullet in the direction of any rabbit who happens to cross their path.
  • Corgis: Corgis may not look much like Poogles but they share the Poogle’s friendly, easy-going temperament. Corgis were originally bred to be herding dogs, and they are very protective of the members of their human families.

Popular names for these dogs include:

  • Oliver
  • Max
  • Bailey
  • Coco
  • Lily

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Poogle FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What is a Poogle?

The poogle is a crossbreed. In this case, a mix of the beagle and toy poodle dog breed. The Poogle is also known as a Beagle Doodle, Beaglepoo, and Beapoo. The American Kennel Club won’t recognize the Poogle because it’s a hybrid of two pure breeds. It’s recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the American Canine Hybrid Club, and the International Designer Canine Registry.

Do poogles shed?

The poogle is part of the poodle family. This breed does not shed or sheds slightly. The poogle actually has a coarse, shorter coat, more like the beagle. This hair is less likely to shed.

Are Poogles hypoallergenic?

Poogles are considered hypoallergenic. A Poogle that inherits a poodle-like coat is considered to be more hypoallergenic than one that inherits a Beagle-like coat.

What size is a poogle?

The poogle, on average, stands between nine and 16 inches tall. It can weigh in the range of 11 to 25 pounds.

How much do Poogles cost to own?

The price of a Poogle puppy can range between $500 and $1,000, depending upon the lineage of the parent dogs used to breed the puppy. First-year puppy expenses will be upwards of $1,000, including the price of vaccinations, spaying, microchipping, and the purchase of bedding, crates, leashes, collars, and toys. On an annual basis, expect to spend around $1,000 a year on your Poogle’s food, vet bills, training, medications, toys, and treats.

Are Poogles good with kids?

Full-grown Poogles are excellent with children of all ages. Poogle puppies demand a lot of attention, though, so they may not be the best choice for households where there are children younger than 10.

How long do Poogles live?

A Poogle with no outstanding health issues can live between 10 and 13 years.

Where can I buy a Poogle?

Poogles are among the most popular doodle dogs, so you’ll find reputable breeders in almost every part of the U.S.

How much does a Poogle cost?

Poogle puppies range in price between $500 and $1,000. If you’d prefer not to take on the hassle of training a Poogle puppy, you may also be able to adopt a full-grown Poogle from a rescue organization.

How big will a Poogle get?

Poogles can grow to be 8 inches high.

What is a Poogle's temperament?

Poogles have a friendly, affectionate, and rollicking temperament.

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