Cheagle

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

Origin
Mexico <> Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Chi-Bea
Chibeagle

A brief presentation of the Cheagle

Small in stature like the Chihuahua, gentle in nature like the Beagle, the Cheagle is a cross between these two popular dog breeds, resulting in a fun, playful and happy pet. Always in a good mood, Cheagles are quality pets, although they are difficult to train and not best suited to very young children. In appearance, the Cheagle resembles the Chihuahua parent in size and muzzle, and the Beagle parent in round, dark eyes, tail, head, ears and occasional facial markings. In temperament, the Cheagle is energetic, overexcited and fearless like the Chihuahua, gentle, loving and curious like the Beagle.

History of the Cheagle

The Cheagle is a specific cross between a Chihuahua and a Beagle. As such, this crossbreed is a blend of the physical traits and personalities of its parents. The history of Cheagles is uncertain and very recent, and is very much linked to that of their parents. So, to better understand the origins of this newly created crossbreed, we need to delve into the history of its parents' breeds. Cheagles can be made up of 50% purebred Chihuahuas or purebred Beagles, or can result from multi-generation crosses. The result is a pet that perhaps retains some of the Beagle's hunting instincts, although it is difficult to train and probably not a good hunting dog. The Chihuahua's contribution is its small size and lively, energetic nature. Cheagles are recognized by the Design Canine Registry, the Designer Breed Registry, the American Canine Hybrid Club and the Dog Registry of America.
        

A little of the Chihuahua

        
The Chihuahua may have been brought to Mexico from China by Spanish settlers, although a different theory claims that Chihuahuas are probably descended from the Techichi, a small, 9th-century mute dog found in Central and South America, which was kept by the Toltecs. Later in the 19th century, this little dog was found in the Mexican state of Chihuahua and brought to the United States.
Standard of the Chihuahua

A little of the Beagle

The history of the Beagle goes back to Roman times, when Beagle-like dogs were thought to be used for hunting purposes. They were then brought to England and crossed with English scent hounds, becoming the Beagle we know today in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Standard of the Beagle

Appearance of the Cheagle

Cheagles have a shiny, straight, short coat, which can have different colors, depending on the contribution of their parents. Although they can have solid colors (usually white or cream), their coat is usually a combination of more than one color: white, black, cream, brown, bronze. Some Cheagles have freckles that resemble those of the Beagle. Cheagles have a long, curly tail, overbite, Chihuahua paws and muzzle, and Beagle tail, ears and head. Cheagles are compact and small like the Chihuahua, but appear rougher, resembling the Beagle. Cheagles weigh no more than 9 kilos and measure 23 to 36 centimeters at the withers, males being slightly taller and heavier than females.

Temperament of the Cheagle

Cheagles are pets and serve no other purpose, despite the hunting heritage of their Beagle parent. Cheagles are extraordinary companions, as they are very friendly and open, playful and loving towards their families, to whom they are eternally loyal and protective. In return, they demand a lot of attention and don't stay alone for long. They love to play games and run around, entertaining adults and children alike. Although they get on well with children, it's best not to leave them unsupervised with young children, as a certain level of awareness regarding dog handling is required to interact with this crossbreed. Pushing more towards the Chihuaha side, Cheagles are very energetic and fearless. Because of their high alertness and tendency to bark, they are good watchdogs. They are easily excited and, when happy, tend to bark in a high-pitched voice, leap energetically and jump enthusiastically. Cheagles can be aggressive towards other dogs, displaying nipping and biting behaviors. Early socialization and appropriate training are therefore essential. This aggression is generally associated with Small Dog Syndrome, a behavioral problem often linked to overprotection on the part of the owner, leading to poor social and behavioral skills in the dog. The Beagle's Cheagle side softens their personality by adding a calmer, gentler nature. The Beagle's kindness and gentleness dampen the Chihuahua's energy. As a result, the Cheagle proves to be a good mix of active and large dog, who likes to run but also snuggle, is open and affectionate, and is an excellent choice for families with older children, people living in apartments and single people. However, due to their high energy levels, they can be difficult to train and are therefore not the best choice for first-time dog owners.

Needs and activities of the Cheagle

Activity requirements for Cheagles are relatively straightforward, and they are usually satisfied with forty to sixty minutes of vigorous activity a day. It's often best to divide these sessions into smaller chunks of time. These little dogs are very happy living in smaller spaces with a few short walks or energetic indoor play sessions a day, and many can also excel at scent-hunting activities. Although they can sometimes become yappy, this breed combination is much less vocal than the average Beagle, making them more suited to apartment living than many other Beagle hybrids.

Maintenance of the Cheagle

Most Cheagles require very little grooming to keep them clean and healthy. Baths should be administered sparingly to these dogs, as they are likely to develop dry, flaky or irritated skin if bathed too often, but regular brushing should be carried out to remove dead hairs and distribute their natural oils correctly. Two to four brushings a week are usually enough to keep short- and long-haired varieties healthy, clean and shiny, although long-haired dogs may need a little more detangling and a little more time. It's important to keep the ears clean and dry, as hanging ears are more prone to infection.

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