Beagle Lab Mix

Beagle Lab Mix

The Beagle Lab mix is a designer hybrid dog with a purebred Labrador Retriever parent and a pedigree Beagle parent. A cross breed with two driven, intelligent and athletic parents the Beagador, Labbe or Leagle can be a great companion for a family with an active lifestyle. The Beagle Lab mix needs a lot of positive training and to have a strong recall command proofed against distractions like wildlife and other people. They shed profusely, need weekly grooming and can be destructive and noisy if left alone for long periods of time. However, their loyal, loving devotion more than makes up for their potential challenges.


Where Do The Come From?

The Beagle Lab mix has a strong working history on both sides of the family. The Lab originated in Northwest Newfoundland, Canada. Once upon a time, the Labrador was actually known as St. John’s Dog and was largely bred for hunting.

In modern times, the Lab is bred as a doting family pet. But don’t be surprised if you see one at the hip of an officer working as a narcotics detection dog, or even leading the way on a search-and-rescue mission. In addition, Labs are known as excellent guide dogs for the blind. Their intelligence and loyalty make them great service animals to their human companions.

Just like the Lab, Beagles were bred primarily for hunting. Beagles are also known for a keen sense of smell and their signature bark, which comes in handy when leading hunters to a fallen game.

Temperament and Behavior of the Beagle Lab Mix

As with any first-generation crossbreed, the outcome in terms of things like temperament can be unpredictable. Crossbred dogs can inherit behavioral traits from either purebred parent. Taking a closer look at the parents of your potential Beagle Lab mix puppy can give you some insight into the possible temperament your dog could inherit.

In general, Labs are widely known as intelligent dogs, eager to please and easy to train. They are excellent family dogs and do well with children and other pets. But Labs like to chew! As such, they require an abundance of toys and bones to reduce the chances of damaged furniture and flooring. Labs are also high-energy dogs requiring regular exercise and love nothing more than being part of fun family activities.

Beagles are known to be playful, affectionate, and highly energetic, meaning they crave constant activity and need a sufficient amount of exercise. Beagles are also known to love the outdoors. Since they are easy to train, Beagles do well in homes with children, just like the Lab. However, they are quite vocal and known for their boisterous bark!

Defining Characteristics of the Beagle Lab Mix

As with temperament, the Beagle Lab mix can inherit a wide range of physical traits from both parents. Features like coat color, weight, and height have to be left to chance and will depend on which parent the mix takes after.

The Lab comes in three standard colors: black, yellow, and chocolate. The Beagle has 25 possible color combinations, with ten colors making up those combinations—tan, white, brown, lemon, red, blue, black, bluetick, redtick, and fawn.

The full-grown Labrador will be 22 to 25 inches and weigh about 55 to 80 pounds. An adult Beagle is typically 13 to 15 inches tall and weighs about 20 to 30 pounds.

In general, a full grown Beagle Lab Mix will be a medium sized dog that about 19 to 24 inches and 25 to 45 pounds. Again, size, height, and weight can vary depending on the purebred parents.

Grooming Your Lab Beagle Mix

For the most part, the Beagle Lab cross is easy to care for and only requires bathing a few times a month. Both the Lab and the Beagle have similar weather-resistant coats that shed seasonally. So, the Beagle Lab mix is going to require weekly grooming and brushing to help keep its coat shiny and healthy.

Training and Exercising Your Beagle Lab Mix

Since the temperament of the Beagle and Lab are quite similar, a Lab Beagle Mix puppy is expected to be an intelligent, highly energetic, and incredibly loyal crossbreed. Like his parents, the Lab Beagle Mix will be eager to please and easy to train.

When introducing a new dog to your household, it’s best to provide your new pup with proper socializing and training. This can include daily walks on public trails or paths, hanging out in parks, and switching up scenery to get your dog used to new faces, sounds, and smells.

Labrador Beagle Mixes are known to suffer separation anxiety and may exhibit destructive behavior when left alone too long. If they become bored, the Beagle Lab Mix will sometimes bark, or even howl. Consistent exercise and a variety of toys will help keep your Beagle Lab Mix calm and entertained while you are away.

Lifespan and Health Issues of the Lab Beagle Mix

Typically, the Beagle Lab mix has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. It’s also important to consider the lifespan and any health-related issues the purebred parent breeds. Let’s begin with the Lab.

A healthy Labrador’s lifespan is 10 to 12 years. As with all breeds, some health problems are passed down from generation to generation, and the purebred Lab is no exception. Labs are known to suffer loose knee joints, elbow and hip dysplasia, ruptured ligaments in their hind legs, eye disease, heart disease, epilepsy, cancer, and chronic allergies. Labs are also more prone than the average dog to gastrointestinal problems and bloating.

Early health screening of your Beagle Lab mix can help to avoid or prepare for future problems.

Beagle Lab Mix Dietary Requirements

Both the Beagle and Lab are prone to obesity and overeating, so it’s important to have a healthy feeding plan for your Labrador Beagle Cross. Choose healthy brands of food that provide proper nutrition depending on the age and weight of your Beagle Lab mix. Doing this can help reduce the chance your Beagle Lab mix will suffer from obesity.

What is the Ideal Home for a Beagle Lab Mix?

The Beagle Lab Mix will do best with an owner who lives an active lifestyle and enjoys being outdoors. Lab Beagle Crosses makes excellent family dogs. Although, it’s important to bear in mind your dog could be prone to chewing, like the Labrador or be a boisterous barker, like the Beagle.

Finding a Labrador Beagle Mix Puppy

Finding a new puppy from a reputable, responsible source can sometimes be tricky. So do plenty of research before you decide where to get your Beagle Lab Mix. Because so many health issues are heritable, it’s always important to research the history and parentage of your puppy, if possible. Most reputable breeders should be able to provide certificates regarding the health of its parents and prove they have been screened and cleared of certain health issues.

Be sure to ask about temperament issues and health concerns with parent dogs when looking to adopt any crossbreed. As we’ve already discussed, crossbred dogs can inherit tendencies from either parent.

If you are unsure about rescuing from a local shelter or purchasing a dog from a breeder you find online, you could try attending a local dog show. Networking at events like this can help point you in the right direction. You can also find a local AKC, which can help you locate the right breeder.

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Shelters often carry all types of crossbreeds, and one of the many advantages of a rescue dog is the price! Although most shelters incur fees, they are often a fraction of what some breeders will charge. Most shelters will cover the initial vet fees, to ensure the dog is adoption-worthy and ready for a new home.

So, How Much Does a Beagle Lab Mix Cost?

From a breeder, be ready to spend anywhere from $600 to over $1,000 depending on the breeder’s reputation and the history of the Lab Beagle Mix’s parents. We recommend researching reputable shelters in your area to find out the specifics on pricing. For a rescue dog, you can expect most adoption fees to be anywhere from $50 to $100.

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  1. I adopted two siblings on 1/10/24, each one year old . Bad history. Had their DNA done and the female came back as lab/chihuahua and the male a lab/beagle. He looks more like a lab/daschund to me. I have to say I am envious of those who have a great companion, mine is not the case, to me anyway. Our family always had beagles and I see Beagle traits but don’t remember these traits he has. You can tell he has not been socialized, allergic to all meat but can eat venison, fish and exotic meat. Allergic to a lot of things including grass. He is great when he is asleep but awake? Jumping, teeth mouthing, no focus. I have always attracted behaviourly challenged dogs and I don’t back away. One day Finn will be a great companion like you guys have when he is awake. Lila seems to have no problems other than the chi licky licky habit.

  2. We have a 12yo Lab/Beagle mix who takes on most of the Beagle side. He’s been a fantastic adventure buddy, loves the outdoors (great for the PNW) and the BEST kid doggo we could ask for. He’s grown up along side our kiddo and has always been for of a people guy, since I was a sahm and had kiddo in tow. We’re enjoying all our days, as we see the progressive decline. I’d definitely recommend this breed. We love Fang oh so much! (He’s solid black- now very greying, and the size of a larger Beagle. About 60lbs.)

  3. We have two lab beagle mix dogs. We were told they were called “mini labs”, which is what appealed to us since they are a smaller lab. I can’t find anything on “mini labs” any more, so I guess we have beagadores.

  4. We own two Beagadors since birth. They are the product of our Championship blood line Beagle and English Lab. The mother was the beagle and the father the English lab. Both beagadors are female and are eleven years old now. Both parents have passed. They are very different. Cocoa is 40 pounds and chocolate, while Precious is 62 pounds and black. Precious has her fathers wavy thick coat, while Cocoa has more of a beagle one. They are both beautiful and have wonderful temperaments. Although it was definitely not an intentional breeding, they have been the biggest blessing! Wouldn’t trade them for the world!

    • Hi I am looking for a beagle lab mix. I recently lost mine to an acute illness. We loved him so much. Any suggestions where we could find a breeder of this mix?

  5. People are describing their Labrador Beagle mix dogs. We’ve had 3 Labs and all smart, easy to train, loyal, good with kids. I have nothing bad to say about either of the three.Are people deliberately crossing the two? I see absolutely no need to cross anybreeds. l know accident happen and thats fine. I’ve never bought a dog. All were hand-me-downs. People gave each away because no time to spend and train them.

  6. I adopted a Beagador a few months ago. His name is Wybie and he is 6 months old now. His already the perfect companion and loves people and other dogs. He loves cats too but he can be a little too rough some times. He’s my best friend and I think I’m his too (lol). The separation anxiety is no joke though and something we continue to work on as well as him jumping when he gets excited. He’s done very well with house training and is pretty easy to train overall. I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

  7. March 10th, just a little over two months ago I adopted a three year old female Beagle Lab mix from Memphis Animal Services that we are enjoying so much. Lilia is so obedience trained that we would like to know where she learned to be such a finely trained shelter dog. We can tell that this is one of the better things that I have done and hopefully we will have many years of pleasure owning her.

  8. We have a lab beagle mix bout 3 now have tried different kinds of dog food she’s eats for few then doesn’t want it What is best kind of food people feed them?

  9. I have a beagledor Named Bentley he I got him at five weeks old and it was nine of them in the back of the trunk of a car I got the runt he is eight years old he has been the best smartest dog I’ve ever had he is my soulmate as an animal I love him so much and I would love to have tons more of the bageldors he is sweet not aggressive he’s loving the best dog he sleeps with me every night and Hass to be with me night and day I love him so much I won’t go anywhere without him the best dog to have!!

  10. We have a Beagle/Lab Mix named Bailey. We got him from a shelter back in 2005, and I remember that after walking down about 10 rows of dogs I spotted him, scared and shaking, and so thin that you could see his ribs. Right there I fell in love, and we adopted him. The shelter guessed his age at 6 months, but they didnt know for sure. We took him to a vet, and they guessed at least a year. No idea where he had came from, he was shaking quite a bit and looked depressed for the first few months, and it took him a little while to get comfortable. He also didn’t ever bark. After he became comfortable, he ended up being a great dog, loved playing with toys, loved running around and playing all day everyday. He loved the outdoors, was very active, watching him catch bunnies and birds, was unbelievable, and he managed to jump into a “Y” of a tree about 6 ft up trying to catch a squirrel. He travelled with me and my wife everywhere, on many road trips. Bailey is still with us, though not very active anymore. He is now 16-17 years old. He lays on his bed all day, and only gets up when he needs to go out and go to the bathroom, or to eat. His joints are definitely bothering him, and he has trouble sitting. I try to get him out of the house to walk around the yard a little everyday, to keep him moving. Its sad to see him like he is now, but we will do whatever it takes to make him comfortable.

  11. Tavi is our second beagle/lab mix. She is such a sweet girl. Tasia, our first one was also an incredible loyal, smart, loving girl. She was or first family dog and I could not imagine a better person. After she passed, we searched for months to find another one. They are difficult to find in Utah. Finally, we found Tavi. She is just as great as Tasia was. She is smart and was ready to train. She rings a bell but the back door when she wants out. She’s never had an accident in the house. We take her off leash trail hiking 2-3 times a week, this seems to keep her energy in check. While I hike 5-6 miles, she easily does 10-15 miles. I blow a whistle and she immediately runs back to me no matter what her nose is telling her to do. We want to get another one and have been looking for about a year now. I don’t think we’ll ever get another dog that’s not a lab/beagle. They are perfect for our family and lifestyle. Anybody know where to find one?

  12. We have an almost 2 yr old Beagle Labrador mix named Leia and of our three dogs she is by far the sweetest and best behaved! She never has accidents in the house and only gets “testy” when one of the others wants to play and she’s napping! She is a rescue so we don’t know much of her history other than she was living on the streets before being rescued.

  13. We’ve just adopted a puppy Beagador. He is GORGEOUS ! Absolutely brilliant with my 11 year old son and therefore a brilliant family hound. He’s incredibly affectionate, inquisitive, energetic and can be quite stubborn (in a fun way) – basically a real character and he’s not six months yet. He’s my fifth dog and we find him unique. He needs loads of love and cuddles and proper training. All in all a little legend 😀😀

  14. Any idea where you can get a Beagador in the USA? Preferable in the Northeast? We are looking for a puppy. Thank you

  15. Hi,
    I adopted a 5 month old beagle lab mix from a shelter. She’s wonderful but I’m having A very difficult time with house training her. I’ll take her outside to the same spot wait 10 minutes and she does nothing. I come inside and put her in the crate for about 10 minutes and then we go out again. Again nothing. I repeat this several times A very difficult time with house training her. I’ll take her outside to the same spot wait 10-20 minutes and she does nothing. I come inside and put her in the crate for about 10 minutes and then we go out again. Again nothing. I repeat this several times Finally when I come inside, she pees in the house!

  16. I have a beagal lab mix that is almost 12 years old now and my dog has been such a blessing to add to our family. We have owned him since he was about 7weeks old and he is very lovable playful intelligent wasnt hard to potty train as a puppy either and great with kids. Even as he gets older if hes around little kids and he gets nervous he will just go find somewhere to lay down away from the kids and noise but most generally he has to stick around because hes a big baby and loves to have all the attention. Highly recommend this breed for a family pet. I got blessed he didnt take after beagals and want to chew up things he loves toys but doesnt chew them up carries them around. He doesnt like storms he has to be around someone or he shakes severely and prances around.

  17. We just adopted a one year old beagle lab mix and she is a sweet girl. She loves to run on a leash and of course loves her chew toys. She is so good with people and other dogs. We have noticed that she seems to be either anxious or experiencing withdrawal symptoms when one of us are not in the room. She wanders around the house whining, sometimes barking and looking for something. We will be taking her to the vet next week and hope to get a better idea of what it might be.

    Has anyone experienced this with beagador mix dogs.

    • Did you ever figure it out? We JUST adopted a beagle/lab and while I think it may be him just adjusting to a new home, he does seem to show signs of separation anxiety. Thankfully I work from home so I’m here all day most days with him and don’t mind him constantly by my side, but also want him to learn to be ok when we are both gone from home on occasion

  18. We adopted our beagle-lab mix from a shelter. She’s wonderful with kids, and especially good with special-needs kids. Very easy to train and she’s great off-leash. A touch of separation anxiety, so I bring her to work on days we can’t tire her out beforehand. She runs fast, has caught a number of squirrels. About 40 lbs, but has the bark of a much larger dog when people knock on our front door. Up for anything – such a loving dog!

  19. Just had our rescue dog genotypes and she’s 50% Labrador retriever and 50% beagle. She is delightful – intelligent, gentle, and calm. She has a touch separation anxiety, loves her walks, food, and rarely barks. We had her spayed because she had a phantom pregnancy and are sad we didn’t let her have puppies as she has such a wonderful team temperament. Everyone loves her!

  20. Our beagador is the best dog we will ever own. He has never chewed anything up besides his toys, but he has about dozen of them and he takes time to chew everyone. He is 25 lbs but has the bark of a 100 lbs dog, which we like because our kids get home from school before we do and I like that he sounds big from outside the house. He LOVES to snuggle, he would snuggle all day long. Very smart. Minimal training and he sits, stays, lays down, rolls over and shakes. We have a game where I make the sounds of eating and he frantically searches for his bone because he thinks I’m gonna eat it. For the first year he had to be leashed because he would just follow his nose and keep going, but once he bonded he was fine. He takes turns sleeping-guarding each kid at night. He’s the best. I wouldn’t recommend apartment living, we have over an acre fenced and he will go out run around the yard 5 or 6 times, he is pretty dang fast too. Several times he has caught up to a bird and caught him in his mouth but lets them go, of course we don’t encourage this because we have chickens. Minimal training early on will produce a focused, smart, loving, snuggle maniac.