Fun Meagle Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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Age: 3-18
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Do you love dogs and like to know everything about them? Then read on to know all about the Meagles.

Meagles, or the beagle-miniature pinscher mix, are popular as designer dogs that have gained much popularity in the last few years. The mini pin-beagle mix is a small dog with a big personality.

These dogs have a slightly dome-shaped head and long floppy ears which make them look extremely cute. They are crossbred between Miniature Pinschers and beagles, so their look, characteristics all depend a lot upon the parents. These dogs are loving, affectionate towards their owners and other family members.

They can be trusted around children, are active, loyal, intelligent, friendly, and gentle. Their weight is about 10-25 lb (4.5-11.3 kg), so they are a perfect fit for small dogs.

They are generally healthy, but you would still need to look out for some diseases. Their average lifespan is about 15 years if they are healthy and free of diseases.

Read on to know more about the Meagle, and if you like this article, then check out German pinscher facts and beagle facts.

Meagle Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Meagle?

The meagle is a breed of dog. They belong to the Canidae family.

What class of animal does a Meagle belong to?

The meagle breed belongs to the Mammalia class of animals.

How many Meagles are there in the world?

Meagle dogs or the miniature pinscher-beagle mix are primarily bred by expert breeders or the homes of their owners. They are one of the hybrid designer dog breeds.

The popularity of these dogs has grown manifolds over the last few decades. As the demand for these dogs in society has increased, the breeding process has become more uncontrolled over the years. Hence, the population of the Meagle dogs in exact numbers cannot be calculated.

Where does a Meagle live?

Meagle is a relatively new breed of dog. It's a mixed dog breed of the Beagle and the Miniature Pinscher.

Both the parents are pretty popular around the world, and the popularity of the Meagle is catching on with the parent breeds.

As the Meagle is particularly new, the location or the time it was first bred is not known, but as the popularity of the dogs is growing, they can be seen living in many parts all around the world, except Antarctica.

What is a Meagle's habitat?

Meagles are a mixed breed of a dog. They are a cross of beagles and miniature pinschers.

According to the history of beagles, they were first bred to help out their owners to hunt for small animals, like rabbits. They have been considered excellent hunters for a long time.

The history of the miniature pinschers also states that they were first bred to help their owners in hunting rats, vermins in their households. Their cross offspring, the meagles, are comparatively a new breed, but they have also been bred to live as companions with their owners.

Hence, they live in households with their owners all around the world. They have short hair on their body, which means that they usually will not be able to tolerate cold climate regions.

Who do Meagles live with?

Meagle dogs or the min-pin beagle mix live with their owners, in domestic households. They are loyal and affectionate towards their owners.

They can be cautious of strangers, but they are extremely loving and friendly towards the family they live with. The parent breeds of the Meagle have been known as hunting dogs, so the Meagles might become a little problematic if there are small animals like rats or rabbits.

However, they get along pretty well with other dogs and slightly bigger animals. They get along very well with the children of the house as well.

How long does a Meagle live?

The average lifespan of these dogs is about 10-15 years. The only things that can threaten their lifespan are injuries or diseases. Hybrid dog breeds are usually healthy and active, but you should still keep an eye out for health issues.

How do they reproduce?

Reproduction for all dogs happens in the same way with a few little differences. Whatever kind of dog you have, before they are bred, you would need to test them for two things.

The first of them would be to test them for any diseases.

If the male or female of the parents has any disease, chances are the puppy might inherit those as well, so it's very important to test them beforehand. The second would be to test if any of the parents have any negative personality traits.

These dogs are usually very affectionate, energetic, active, might be prone to separation anxiety, mischievous, intelligent, gentle, and friendly. If the parents have any negative temperament issues other than these, then they might pass on that to the puppies.

If your male and female dog has passed these tests, then the other thing you should look out for is the males and females both should be at least two years of age. The female should have already had 3-4 heat cycles.

Usually, the gestation period is 60-63 days.

The average litter size of a beagle is up to eight puppies, and the litter size of miniature pinschers is up to five puppies. Hence, we can assume that the meagles can have anywhere between two and eight puppies after their gestation period ends.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the Meagle dogs is Not Listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List. These pinscher beagle mix dogs are gaining popularity and are not facing any great threats, so we can assume that their population is not threatened in any way.

Meagle Fun Facts

What do Meagles look like?

Meagle dog has a silky and hard textured coat.

*This is not a picture of the meagle, but a picture of one of its parent breeds, the beagle. If you have an image of a meagle, please let us know at

Meagles are small-sized dogs. Their appearance depends a lot on their parents. They might look more like the beagle, or the miniature pinscher, but they have some generalized physical characteristics.

They have a short, but athletic body with thin legs. They have short small muzzles along with big floppy ears. Their eyes are usually oval-shaped and the eye color can be brown or amber. The coat is short or medium in length.

It can also be silky, and hard. Coat colors usually vary between black, white, brown, red, or cream. They might need cover in cold weather.

How cute are they?

They can look extremely cute owing to their long floppy ears, small muzzles, and short, athletic body. They are also loyal, intelligent, friendly, affectionate, and have a keen sense of smell. These personality traits only add to their cuteness.

How do they communicate?

All dogs communicate in two ways - through body language and vocally. The owners need to understand these cues better to give their pets a happy life.

Some examples of their body language are, if your dog is shaking off its entire body, or sniffing the ground, that means your dog is releasing stress. If your dog seems relaxed, wagging its tail, or rolling on the floor on its back, that means your dog is happy and playful.

The other way dogs communicate is by vocal means.

The Meagle dogs have a habit of barking. They will bark to alarm when they see any stranger at the door, or they will bark to alarm you if it senses any danger.

Dogs bark for many other reasons as well, like if they don't get their required amount of activity. Learn to recognize the different barks of your pet dog to keep them happy.

How big is a Meagle?

Meagles are usually 12-16 in (30.5-40.6 cm) in size. They are two times smaller than Scottish deerhounds. Scottish deerhounds are usually 28-32 in (71.1-81.3 cm) in size.

How fast can a Meagle run?

The exact speed at which meagle dogs run is not known, but we can assume their speed from their parents. Beagles run at a speed of 20 mph (32.2 kph), while Miniature Pinschers run at a speed of 15 mph (24.1 kph).

Hence, we can assume that Meagle dogs would certainly be able to run at a speed of 15-20 mph (24.1-32.2 kph).

How much does a Meagle weigh?

Meagle dogs are small in size. Their weight is about 10-25 lb (4.5-11.3 kg). Always check their weight, so that they don't get underweight or overweight, as both these weight-related conditions can cause many other health concerns.

What are the male and female names of the species?

The males of the species are called dogs and the females of the species are called bitches.

What would you call a baby Meagle?

The baby of a dog is called a pup or puppy. Hence, a baby of a meagle would be called a meagle puppy.

What do they eat?

Meagle dogs are small-sized and they are highly energetic, which means that they require a certain amount of activity or exercise.

The Meagle dogs should be given food keeping their requirements in mind. It is essential to give a young Meagle pup a diet rich in proteins for growth and an adult dog should be given fibrous food.

Meagle puppies should be given small amounts of food three or four times a day.

When the Meagle puppy enters into its adult years, and when the adults enter into their senior years, the diet should change and they should be given food two times a day at a gap of 12 hours and no more than that. If you are giving them commercial food, then always give them high-quality dog food.

If you give them tailor-made food suggested by the vet, always check the balance of carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and good fats in their diet.

Are they slobbery?

Both the parent breeds, the beagles and the miniature pinschers have a very low drooling tendency. Hence, we can assume that meagles also have a very low drooling tendency.

Would they make a good pet?

They make excellent pets. They are good with children, intelligent, so they are easy to train, they can be good with other pets of the family, but early socialization is needed.

They generally do not shed a lot, so grooming once a week would be enough for the dogs. They are also loyal and loving towards the family members, so the Meagle would surely make a good pet.

Did you know...

If you have decided to get a puppy from a breeder, then you must the history of the parents of the puppy beforehand. It will help you cater to the puppy in a better way. Meagle puppies cost around $500. The price can go up to even $1000 or up if you get a show-quality dog.

Health and characteristics

A meagle is a cross between the miniature pinscher and beagle, and it gets its temperament from both its parents. They have a great sense of smell.

The breed is energetic, so they need a good amount of exercise or playtime. They are good around children, intelligent, so trainability is high, might be independent, needs minimal grooming, but a certain amount of exercise, are loyal, loving, and affectionate.

Like its temperament, the breed gets its health issues from its parents as well. The Meagle dog is a healthy breed, but health issues that you still need to look out for are elbow and hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, chondrodysplasia, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, eye-related problems, and heart-related problems.

Having your own meagle

Before you take a meagle home, you need to understand their requirements. They can tend to be independent, so obedience training would be important, but their trainability is high, so it will be easy.

They can become a problem if there's a smaller pet animal in the house, but they get along well with larger animals. Grooming for the breed won't burn a hole in your pocket. Weekly brushing of the coat would be enough.

In fact, go to a shelter and adopt from there. It might give some dog all the love and help it needs.

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 goldendoodle facts and Irish terrier facts.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable meagle coloring pages.

Thank you to Kidadler Brenda Graves for providing the image of their pet Meagle in this article.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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