The Beacol is produced by crossbreeding the Beagle and the Bearded Collie purebreds. The dog is playful, affectionate, and gets along well with children and other dogs. It can be a great companion for anyone looking for a high energy dog that is fairly easy to care for and train.
This designer dog is small to medium in size weighing between 25 and 55 pounds, and measuring between 14 and 20 inches in height. Some may have a smoother coat like that of the beagle, while others have thick, shaggy medium length coat like the bearded collie’s. The common coat colors of the beacols include, white, black, orange, brown, orange or a combination of any of these colors.
These designer dogs are generally affectionate, curious and playful. They get along very well with adults, children and other dogs. However, they may experience difficulty in getting along with other animals in the family, so, proper socialization is necessary from an early age.
This dog is generally healthy, but may inherit some health problems from the parent purebreds like hip dysplasia, patellar luxation and epilepsy. Therefore, it is very important that you take your dog for regular medical checkups to help keep him or her in optimal health.
The beacols are highly intelligent and respond well to obedience training. You just need to start the training from an early age and be positive, firm, patient and consistent.
Being high energy animals, these designer dogs need plenty of exercise regularly to help them expel their energy. Consider taking them for daily walks or runs to help them stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight. You can also play with them in a fenced yard.
These dogs should be bathed at least at least once every week, or as needed. Their coats should also be brushed daily.