Everyone. This weekend I saw the cutest puppy ever!!! It was a husky-beagle cross! It had the markings of a husky but the ears of a beagle. Blue eyes, floppy ears. Oh it was cute! The person who has it also bought a husky-gsd mix from my hubby when he first got his husky about 7 years ago. The thing is. I want one so bad! DH says no, but this thing is adorable! The lady who she got it from has 4 left! What is one more mouth to feed anyways?!?!?! I would get it spayed/neutered and would have no intentions for it other than pulling sled, agility and companionship for my other dogs! Help me convince DH!!!!
ADD Also, would having a mix like this in my kennel reflect on me as a breeder (I would not breed it, and it would be fixed) and make potential owners of my pups look at me different?
***Edited By: scenicvalesiberians on 5/30/2006 11:30:25 AM*** Reason: add
Well, I just called the place who has them, they have 3 left, but none are the brown mix colors. I will be going this afternoon (DH is at work) and look at them with my daughter. Who knows, I may or may not bring one home! I will keep you guys posted!
I am the one who takes care of the dogs so I think I can make up my own mind! I am an adult!
I sort of agree, this may not make a good sled dog, it may. Depending on size. I will try its hand (or should I say paw) at sledding, and if it don't work out, then it don't, I just have one adorable little thing to love!
I will let you guys know if i bring one home or not. Sad thing is, they are GIVING them away! Not so good when it comes to people getting dogs for the wrong reasons.
I was searching the web and found this discussion. I just recently rescued a husky/beagle mix puppy about 6-8 weeks old from a not so good home. She is wonderful! She listens so well and shes so darn cute. She follows me everywhere and comes when I call her. I say you should bring it home, it would make a great addition to your family!
its so funny you said the dog has the beagle ears... my dog is a beagleborder collie mix and he has no outstanding physical traits from the beagle except the floppy ears! post pics if you get the dog :)
The hardest years are those between 10 and 70. -- Helen Hayes
Prices for mixed breeds should be LOW! I would pay an adoption fee to a shelter or an actual rescue, but I would never reward someone for irresponsible breeding or even an oops litter. Your best bet is just to read up on both breeds and understand that your could get any mix of those attributes.
I disagree about the mix being a good sled dog. Assume it has the size of a Husky, I think it would do fine. You highly underestimate the Beagle, my friend. Though bulky and sometimes slow, this dog can go all day long. I have never been able to tire out my Beagle, even after the numerous 26 mile marathons she has run with me. This dog was built for stamina and endurance, and I think mixed with the Husky (again, size would be the only issue), it would make for a hardy sled dog.
These dogs are exteremely smart! My puppy Sadie (now about 8 months old) is quite the genius. She has learned how to escape from the back yard using the back of the bench to propel herself up onto the cement platform that we use as a driveway. She'll come to the front door and peer inside and howl until we let her in. If you put her back she'll turn around and do the exact same thing. I have also noticed she will jump on top of her dog house and try to climb the chain fencing of her pen. Her two hind paws will be in the fencing and her two front paws will be on top of the pen and she'll look down as if to say "what now?". Fortuently, she listens well and when she excapes she comes back when i whistle or holler.
If anyone happened to watch the Puppy Bowl on the Animal Planet during this year's Superbowl, you would've noticed the immensely loveable "Schroder" (The sleepy beagle/husky mix who just laid down on the field the entire game). After discovering him I hit the web and found out he had been a rescue pup. It doesn't seem that this is a common breed mix and I am curious to know how those who own husky/beagle mixes acquired them. I have my heart set on this breed, so if anyone can direct me to a breeder or knows anyone who could help, please let me know!
It doesn't seem that this is a common breed mix and I am curious to know how those who own husky/beagle mixes acquired them. I have my heart set on this breed, so if anyone can direct me to a breeder or knows anyone who could help, please let me know!
It's nice to hear of someone who actually wants a dog like this! I own a beagle-husky mix. Generally speaking, he's a mutt. I adopted him a few months ago from my local humane society. Keep your eyes open and on the shelters. I would think you would have more luck there than at a breeder, as I'm pretty sure my dog was an "oops" and sired by whatever got into the backyard one night. If I'm not mistaken, even the puppy in the Puppy Bowl was a rescue.
I can't recommend this mutt enough. He's a big dumb sweetheart, very affectionate and loyal. Best of luck in your search, and don't forget to keep your heart open to other dogs! (I certainly didn't expect to wind up with a beagle-husky mutt!)
i have a beagle spitz mix, she weighs about 30 lbs, markings of beagle, spitz tail, and thick spitz fur, especially on her collar. she's extremely smart (too smart for her own good), stubborn, but is very friendly.. my biggest issue with her is the fact that she is a houdini dog that likes to get out of the backyard... i live in the south, and recommend that if you ever get a spitz/husky mix down here that you either a. keep them indoors during the summer, or b. get them shaved during the summer. we actually do both, we get her shaved around april/may and she's inside in the a/c during the day, and outside at night...
I found my beagle/huskymix on kijiji. Her owners could no longer care for her. She was 4 months when I got her and she is now 8 months. She is an awesome addition to my pack. I already had a choc lab and a shepard/boxer mix! She is so smart and such a lover. She has a shiny black coat and one blue eye. She is beautiful. She is a husky in a beagle body. She weighs about 25lbs and won't get much bigger. I love this mix!!
We just said goodbye to our husky/beagle mix last night. We had her for almost 17 years. She was the greatest pet. We live on a creek and the only times she barked was when someone was on the creek which is only about 1-3 times a year or when a hot air balloon went over.
She was medium size and the vet figured she was 3 years old when we rescued her. She had been dumped close to the school I worked at and after five days of her hanging around I took her home and the rest is history so to speak.
She loved to run. She was fast and had great stamina. I wished I had hooked her to a sled. When she got loose it was hard to catch her. She would run up behind and bump us and be gone before we could catch her. She survived 3 cancer surgeries in the past 4 years and finally succumbed to kidney failure after receiving subque fluids and accupuncture for 18 months.
She was great with kids. Never learned to sit or heel, but was the greatest pet. We miss her already and would definitely consider another husky/beagle mix. She also pointed at raccoons and oppossums when they were in the yard and she would tree them if she got the chance.
Anyone reading this, they make a great pet with this mixture.