The Peagle is a recent hybrid dog that originated in the U.S.A. As for the parents, Beagles are an ancient breed that was developed for hunting. The earliest Beagle-type dogs are traced to Ancient Greece. The Pekingese is a lap and companion dog that originated in Western China over 2000 years ago.
Peagles are small-statured and cute. They are normally 6 to 16 inches long and weigh between 14 to 15 pounds. Usually, they have a rounded head, well-set eyes, and soft floppy ears. Their most common colors are black, brown, white and cream. They have a silky coat which can be short like the Beagle’s or long like their Pekingese parent.
Peagles are intelligent, affectionate, playful and social. They are fun-loving, convinced and confident dogs. They are usually playful, energetic and affectionate around children, and this makes them a perfect family dog. Early socialization and consistent, firm training helps the Peagle become a smart and even temper dog.
A mixed dog breed health, like its appearance, varies with its parentage. Therefore, the health prospects of a Peagle are indicated by the history of the puppy’s parents. Beagles’ health concerns include hip dysplasia, congenital cardiac disease, eye problems, and thyroiditis. There are no outstanding health issues for the Pekingese. However, the breed is sensitive to anesthesia and can easily suffer trauma.
Regardless of the Peagle’s parentage, routine health checkups, deworming, basic blood tests and microchip are necessary. Like all other breeds, proper nutrition and maintenance will help the dog to grow and thrive.