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Kidadl Team

AUGUST 05, 2021

Pawfect Facts About The Cheagle Kids Will Love

One of the best Cheagle facts is that Cheagles love to binge on blueberries

Are you looking for a cute little companion pet? Your search ends here. The Cheagle breed is a crossbreed that came into existence in the '90s. The breed's origin can be traced to breeders crossing Chihuahuas and Beagles in North America. Known for their loyalty to owners and their fun-loving nature, they are quite popular in family setups. They get their floppy ears from their Beagle parents and their small size from the Chihuahua parent. As well as the name Cheagle, you may come across some other names for a Cheagle like Beagle Chi, Chi-Bea, Beagle Chihuahua mix, and Chibeagle. Which is your favorite?

To find out more about different hybrid dog breeds, you can read our guide to the Bernedoodle and the Lab Chow mix, but for now, let's focus on the Cheagle. A Cheagle dog or a Cheagle puppy will be extremely faithful and takes some of their parent breeds' best qualities. So to find out more about the Beagle Chi breed, read on!

Cheagle Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Cheagle?

A Cheagle is a hybrid dog breed that takes its traits from its parent breeds, the Chihuahua and the Beagle. Over time, breeders have been interested in fusing various breeds' fascinating qualities and making a unique breed out of it. Here we get a tiny, fun-loving companion by the name of a Cheagle, a Beagle Chihuahua mix. The combination of Chihuahua Beagle dogs makes them very adaptable to home living. They alter their manners very well both in families with older kids and for adults living alone.

What class of animal does a Cheagle belong to?

The Cheagle belongs to the class Mammalia. This means that they are mammals, and all of these species have hair on the body and, the female of the species have mammary glands. The female dog produces milk for its pups once they are born.

How many Cheagles are there in the world?

As there are many breeders worldwide, the exact number of Cheagles being bred worldwide is unknown. They aren't an uncommon designer breed though, as Cheagle puppies are loved for their intelligence and high activity levels.

Where does a Cheagle live?

Cheagle puppies (or the Beagle Chi) live with their pet owners in their homes. They are easily able to adjust to human surroundings. They are suitable for single owners or families with older kids. As the Beagle Chihuahua mix is a small dog, they need to be carefully looked after.

What is a Cheagle's habitat?

As these Beagle and Chihuahua crossbred pups are domesticated animals, their natural habitat is with their pet owners. Dogs, as such, are highly evolved and highly adaptable animals and are able to be happy in any wells-suited home with loving owners.

Who do the Cheagles live with?

It is a known fact that these Beagle Chihuahua mixes make very faithful companions for pet owners. They live with their human owners. This designer dog tends to get attached to one family member more than others, in other words, they have a favorite! Although some think of the Cheagle as difficult to train, early training and positive reinforcement can make this breed of dog a reasonably low maintenance pet. The key is early socialization and obedience training, with which the Cheagle may grow up to become a very social and well-mannered adult dog. They need to be fed dog formula or dry dog food as recommended by your vet.

How long does a Cheagle live?

The average lifespan of the Cheagle is bwteen 10 and 14 years. If this small dog is well taken care of, this Chihuahua Beagle mix can live to 14 years and beyond. Early health screenings of the Chihuahua Beagle mix can help us anticipate what health issues these breed of dogs may develop in the future.

How do they reproduce?

Chihuahua Beagle mix dogs reproduce by mating. On average, these Cheagle breeds have a litter size of nine puppies. Each pup's characteristics will vary, and it's a guessing game as to which trait will be dominant from their Beagle and Chihuahua parents. If one of the mating dogs is purebred, the resultant pups may end up with more characteristics of this parent breed. It's very likely that some breeders will do intentional breeding of the Chihuahua Beagle to their desirability level. This means if these breeders are looking for particular traits in a Cheagle, they will breed second-generation dogs to achieve the desired results.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the Chihuahua Beagle mix, Cheagle, is of Least Concern. As this is a designer breed dog, they are found in abundance and they are in high demand for their fun-loving nature.

Cheagle Fun Facts

What do the Cheagles look like?

One of the Cheagle's parent breeds is a Beagle.

*Please note that this is an image of a Beagle, one of the parent breeds of a Cheagle, not of a Cheagle itself. If you have an image of a Cheagle please let us know!

A Cheagle is a very compact and fun-loving breed of dog. The skin color of the Cheagle may vary from black, white, brown, or cream. They have floppy ears and tiny bodies. The floppy ears will remind us of the Beagle breed (as seen in the image above) while the tiny body size will remind us of the Chihuahua breed. These dogs are energetic and are a very friendly bundle of fur for their humans.

How cute are they?

Due to their tiny size and floppy ears with dreamy eyes, these Chihuahua Beagle mixes are sure to take a tug at your heart from the word go. The dog breed came into existence as the breeders wanted to find a compact dog with high energy levels, which was still really social at the same time. For all of these attributes, this designer dog is sure not to disappoint. These dogs are extremely cute and are often the proud possession of their owners.

How do they communicate?

They communicate by barking or by jumping up on people. Despite their small size, they are a powerhouse of energy. They are easy-going, energetic, and attention-seeking four-legged friends and they do sometimes take their stubborn nature from the Chihuahua breed. Hence, they need loads of love and positive reinforcement to keep this under control. They do tend to bark a lot, so Cheagle pet owners should be mindful of the noise levels they are signing up for when they adopt a Cheagle. You also might upset your pup if you leave him alone for many hours at a go; they do not appreciate being left alone. The Cheagle demands a lot of time from its human companions, so be ready to spend some quality time with your fur buddy.

How big is a Cheagle?

A little Cheagle buddy will be between 9-14 in (22-36 cm) tall. These dogs are almost half the size of a beagle. This is due to the Chihuahua parentage, which means that these little ones remain small in size, making them somewhat more manageable than larger mixed breed dogs like the Labradoodle or the Goldendoodle. Due to their compact size, these dogs can be raised in apartments or smaller houses.

How fast can a Cheagle run?

The Cheagle can run quite fast, a quality inherited from the Beagle. Beagles are known to run as fast as about 32.2 km per hour (20 miles per hour). The Cheagle dog, therefore, needs to be under constant supervision and requires lots of exercise. They need to be walked around every day as a routine. Their intuitive nature also requires them to be taken out in the open more often, with lots of opportunities to smell the world around them. A good exercise routine helps to keep their high energy levels at optimum levels.

How much does a Cheagle weigh?

The average Cheagle weighs about 9-20 lb (4-9 kg). They are half the size of a Shepsky (a mix of the Husky and the German Shepherd) which can weigh about 45-88 lb (20-39 kg), so it's the dog owner's choice as to what size of furry friend they would prefer. Due to their small size, owners find it easy to travel with Cheagles, unlike their larger and heavier counterparts. Perhaps owing to its tiny stature, the Chihuahua Beagle mix can be very attention-seeking. Pet owners have recounted their battle with their pup's need for attention, especially when they are young. However, with the right training and love any Chihuahua Beagle mixes can become a cherished family member.

What are their male and female names of the species?

There are no specific names for the male and female species for a Cheagle. Like any other dog, when breeding the female parent is referred to as a dam, and the male parent is called a sire.

What would you call a baby Cheagle?

A baby Cheagle is simply called a Cheagle puppy. In general, any dog breed takes the common name of 'puppy' for their little ones. Hence a baby Beagle will be referred to as a Beagle puppy and likewise for any other dog breed.

What do they eat?

As mixed-breed dogs, they need to be given dry dog food. Their diet needs to be customized to suit their energy levels. The dietary need of a Cheagle puppy or an adult Chihuahua Beagle mix, will vary as the dog grows. It is recommended that the owners consult their vets with any questions about their pets' dietary needs.

Chihuahua Beagle mixes are very much susceptible to weight gain if overfed, hence owners need to be mindful of what they are feeding their dog. Weight gain can lead to varied health issues in the future, making a healthy feeding schedule at a young age even more important.

Are they hypoallergenic?

Cheagles are not hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic dogs are dogs with only shed a minimal amount of hair or fur. The Chihuahua Beagle mix has a moderate amount of shedding, so the Cheagle requires a brushing of its coat twice a week. If you find that your Cheagle dog is shedding more than normal, the brushing frequency might need to be increased accordingly.

Would they make a good pet?

With their amiable and adaptable nature, this Beagle Chihuahua mix, Cheagle, would make a great pet in a small household. They have a great bonding ability with their owners, but they are prone to develop separation anxiety if kept away from the owners for a long time. These little pups are smart and enthusiastic companions who can bring huge amounts of love into your life. They will bring lots of joy into your life for sure!

Did you know...

Sadly, these designer dogs are at risk of inheriting brachycephalic airway syndrome from their Chihuahua parent. Brachycephalic airway syndrome can cause sleep apnea and heavy breathing issues in Cheagle puppies, as seen in the Chihuahua breed. These health problems can cause a lot of discomfort for these dog breeds and they should be addressed as early as possible so that it does not lead to further serious ailments later down the line.

Like the Chihuahua, Cheagle dogs can be very obstinate and hard to tame. But do not lose heart, as a Cheagle may not disappoint you if you make sure to provide early training and focus on positive reinforcements. The Cheagle may inherit its intelligence from the Beagle parent, and a domineering nature from the Chihuahua parent, which is the challenge at hand. However, despite these challenges, these little pups are still likely to grow up to become a man or woman's best friend, all they need is a lot of love and patience!

The cost for a Cheagle puppy from a breeder could be anywhere between $500 to over $1000. This cost is likely to vary depending on the quality of the two parent dogs of the litter.

Cheagle dogs can also act as mini guard dogs due to their sometimes domineering nature and ability to bark loudly for their little bodies. Though they are tiny in size, they are very alert and they can be very supportive companions for the apartment dwellers as well as those in family homes.

General dog ancestry can be traced to species of gray wolves. Hence the earliest breeds of dogs were likely to have been used for hunting. After years of rearing and domestication, the dog has become a loyal and faithful friend to humans everywhere, but many breeds have not lost their hunting instincts. The Cheagle has a high prey drive like the Beagle. Due to this high prey drive, the Beagle Chihuahua mix needs to be controlled on a leash on walks and only let off the leash in enclosed areas.

Characteristics and health issues

This Beagle Chihuahua mix is a highly dynamic and energetic pet that needs a lot of attention from its owner. They require at least 30 minutes of playtime outside of the home every day. If not, they can become agitated as it isn't easy to contain their energy levels within a home's four walls. Good training and socialization will help these dogs be friendly towards other dogs or other pets. A gentle and positive approach to training will result in the best outcome in their personality development.

The typical health problems that these Beagle Chis can develop include hypoglycemia, heart problems, skeletal issues, and eye problems. A Cheagle should be taken for regular health checkups with the vet, and owners should lookout for any symptoms that can be a signal of your pet's general well-being declining.

Having your own Cheagle

A Cheagle puppy can cost anywhere between $500 to $1000 for a pup, depending on their parent breeds' quality. Enthusiastic pet owners of the Beagle Chihuahua mix, Cheagle, will certainly vouch that they are worth every penny!

Due to their high energy levels, Cheagle pups may be at risk of developing what is known as "small dog syndrome". "Small dog syndrome" is a set of behaviors that small dogs can develop over time which are often ignored or overlooked by owners who may consider these behaviors as not abnormal for these tiny pups. Small dogs may get away with behaviors such as jumping up at people, barking aggressively, demanding food, hostility towards other dogs, taking over the physical space from their human companions, and more. The key in preventing this is to be watchful as an owner and to train these Cheagle pups at an early stage as this will prevent them from being aggressive in their adulthood. These Cheagle buddies need to be made aware of who is the boss at home at a very young age. They need to be reprimanded softly for their bad behaviors and rewarded positively and regularly for their good behaviors. This breed of designer dogs' difficult-to-train trait will become a myth if you stick to these basics!

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals, including the Pitbull Chihuahua mix, or the King Shepherd.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our Cheagle coloring pages.

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