Bogle

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Germany <> Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Bogle

The Bogle is a hybrid of the Boxer and the Beagle. Little is currently known about the origin of this hybrid, so examining the parent breeds is the best way to determine possible traits and characteristics, as well as to tell part of the Bogle's history. The Boxer parent makes this breed exuberant, and this large hybrid dog needs plenty of space to run around and burn off extra energy. The Bogle is an alert dog that is wary of strangers and is considered a specific crossbreed, bred for companionship.

History of the Bogle

The Bogle is a hybrid of two old hunting dogs, the Boxer and the Beagle. The hybrid is a modern dog with no detailed history as yet. Being a modern hybrid, bred as a specific crossbreed dog, those wishing to understand the Bogle's characteristics and potential traits will need to examine the parent breeds for insight. Beagles are well known for their vocal nature and can bark and howl with the best of them. Conversely, the Boxer breed is much less vocal and only barks at strange noises or approaching strangers. You can expect your Bogle to be more Boxer-like when it comes to vocalizing.
        

A little of the Boxer

        
The Boxer is of Tibetan Mastiff lineage and was developed mainly in Germany in the 16th century. The Boxer Breed Club was founded in Munich in the 1800s and earned its name from the boxer-like way it uses its paws in a fight. The Boxer was first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1904 and today ranks in the top ten in terms of breed popularity.
Standard of the Boxer

A little of the Beagle

The Beagle was developed in England during the 1300s and may also have roots dating back to the Roman occupation and was brought to England in the 11th century by William the Conqueror. The breed was mainly used to hunt small game on foot, but fell out of favor with larger Foxhounds in the 1700s. Without farmers, who continued to breed the Beagle to help hunt vermin and rabbits, the breed may have disappeared.
Standard of the Beagle

Appearance of the Bogle

The Bogle is a hybrid between the Boxer and the Beagle, and can resemble either parent breed depending on dominant appearance. It's a big dog, weighing between 22.5 and 27 kilos, with a strong muscular build. If the Bogle leans more towards the Boxer parent, it will have a square head and shorter muzzle. If the Bogle leans more towards the Beagle, its muzzle will be finer and longer. A Bogle's ears lie back, like the Beagle's, but have the same perky, curious look. The eyes are hazel to brown and generally have the expression of the Beagle dog. A Bogle's tail is set high and may have a slight brush, a trait it inherits from the Beagle parent.

Temperament of the Bogle

As far as other animals are concerned, it is said that the Bogle will not tolerate living with a cat. The cat's small size and willingness to run away from the Bogle can excite the prey's spirit. Early socialization with other dogs will help a Bogle to live in harmony with other dogs. The Beagle is a stubborn parent that can be difficult to train, but the Boxer parent helps to even this out in the Bogle. The Bogle is intelligent and eager to please. Early and consistent training will help this hybrid train well, but this mix is not recommended for novice dog owners or people with little time to devote to training.

Needs and activities of the Bogle

The Bogle is a high-energy hybrid, which is a characteristic of both parent breeds. However, unlike the friendly Beagle, the Boxer parent makes this mix slightly wary of strangers. This supports the Bogle as a guard dog, and you can expect it to bark at unfamiliar strangers. Otherwise, the Bogle is quiet, despite the Beagle parent. The Bogle is patient and with good socialization, will do well with children. However, this is a larger, more energetic breed and may not be well suited to living with very young children. Always teach your children how to approach and interact with a dog, and never leave your children alone with a dog.

Maintenance of the Bogle

The Bogle is not a hypoallergenic dog and may shed lightly or moderately, depending on which parent the mix most resembles. Weekly cleaning will help remove dead and loose hairs and keep your Bogle's coat healthy. This mix isn't known to smell, but weekly cleaning will help distribute the oils and remove dirt and dead skin that could lead to doggy odor. Frequent nail trimming is also suggested for your Bogle. Bogle don't usually drool, but increased drooling may indicate that your Bogle is suffering from a dental or gum problem. Regular brushing and cleaning of the teeth will enable you to check his gums and prevent disease.

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