The Beagle Great Dane Mix is the result of cross-breeding Beagle and Great Dane. This mix is popularly referred to as ‘BeDane.’ The puppies inherit the best qualities of both the breeds. They are affectionate, loyal, gentle, and playful.
Beagles are friendly, gentle, and playful. Great Danes are loyal, kindhearted, and affectionate. The mix inherits all the good qualities from both the side. Beagle Great Dane Mix or BeDanes are super friendly and affectionate large dogs. They bond quite well with children and other family members.
Further, in this article, we will look at the history of Great Dane Beagle mix and learn more about their personality, skills, and characteristics.
Origin of Beagle Great Dane Mix
Crossbreeding has recently become popular to create a designer mix breed. There isn’t much information available on the history of BeDane (Beagle Great Dane Mix), but we can surely learn about their parents.
Origin of Beagle
The exact origin of the Beagle is unknown, but it can be traced back to medieval times. Back then, beagles were small pocket-sized dogs. Queen Elizabeth I had one of these pocket beagles whos size was around 8 to 9 inches. You can read more about the history of beagles here.
The beagles we know now are entirely different. In the 1830s, Reverend Phillip Honeywood laid the development of modern beagles who are medium in size.
Experts strongly believe Harrier’s bloodline has played a significant part in modern Beagle’s lineage.
Beagles were imported to the USA as hunting dogs. They were used in packs to track down small animals and chase them.
Origin of Great Dane
Great Danes are considered giant-sized dogs with an average height of 30 to 34 inches. They are the result of cross-breeding English Mastiffs and Irish Wolfhounds. Their origin can be traced back to 16th-century England.
After being imported by various countries across Europe, they were called ‘Englishe Docke, ‘ which means English Dog. Great Danes are working dogs, and they were used for hunting bears and boars.
Later in 1878, their name was changed from ‘Englische Dogge’ to ‘Deutsche Dogge’ (German Mastiff) in Berlin. They were known as ‘German boarhound’ in English speaking countries. But in the 19th century, due to the increasing tension between Germany and other countries, the name was changed to ‘Great Dane.’
You can read more about the history of this breed here.
Beagle Great Dane Mix Appearance
The mixed-breed will inherit attributes of both the breeds. However, the appearance highly depends on the genetics they inherit and may vary from puppy to puppy.
They may have long and floppy ears with a straight tail like beagles.
They can be of one solid color like Great Dane or have color markings and patches like beagles.
Here’s a Great Dane Beagle Mix puppy running around, playing in the open:
Size of Beagle Great Dane Mix
While beagles are medium-sized dogs, Great Dane is a giant breed.
Beagle Great Dane mix results in a large-sized dog usually standing at 25 to 35 inches tall. However, the size can vary depending on which genes the mix acquires.
Female BeDanes may be a little smaller as compared to male BeDanes.
Pure Beagles are friendly, gentle, and playful. You can just watch them all day, and they will make you laugh doing stupid things. They are very social. They can get along with humans as well as animals quite well. Their gentle nature makes them a perfect pet for kids. However, they can be a little stubborn sometimes.
Great Danes are kind, loyal, and big-hearted dogs. They are always eager to please their owners, making them easy to train. Their heart is as big as their size. They genuinely care for their family.
Beagle Great Dane Mix inherit qualities from both of their parent breeds. They are social, playful, kind, and loyal. They make a fantastic house pet and prove to be an excellent companion.
However, what qualities they inherit highly depends on genetics. They may or may not be a little stubborn and hard to train like one of their parent, beagles.
No matter what, this large mixed breed will require lots of exercise daily. You will need to take them out for walks twice a day for at least 45 minutes.
Beagle Great Dane mixes are usually healthy. However, not enough research has been done on this unique mix.
They can inherit health problems like hip dysplasia from their parent breed. Let’s discuss some of the health of both the breed:
Health of Beagle
Overall, beagles are a healthy breed. Being active and energetic dogs, they require daily exercise to stay happy and healthy.
Some of the common health problems beagles are prone to are:
- Hip dysplasia
You can refer to this article to know more about common beagle health problems.
Health of Great Dane
One of the most common health problems among Great Danes is obesity. Without proper exercise and a healthy diet, they can become obese.
Other common health issues include:
- Gastric Torsion
- Hip Dysplasia
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
You can read more about their health issue here.
Training and Exercise
As Beagle, as well as Great Dane, has high exercising needs, their mix is no different. Beagle Great Dane mix requires a good amount of exercise to stay healthy.
You will need to take them out for long walks at least twice a day. Apart from that, you may need to give them some sort of hardcore exercise like running.
Failing to provide enough exercise can make them destructive. They also need mental stimulation, which can be provided by playing or training with them.
If the mix inherits beagles’ stubbornness, then they can be challenging to train. You may want to spend extra time training them and teaching them good behavior.
But if they inherit Great Dane’s eagerness to please their owners, then training them can get relatively easy.
Apart from that, beagles, as well as Great Danes, are social and friendly. You can expect the mix to be the same.
Beagles, as well as Great Danes, both breed are prone to obesity. So it is essential to provide a well-balanced diet to a Beagle Great Dane mix.
Ideally, dog food made for large dogs is perfect for this mixed breed. The nutritional needs of a dog change according to its age. So you will have to carefully select the dog food as per the stage of their life.
It is better to concern a veterinarian for recommending dog food based on the breed’s weight, activity level, and age.
Just like both of their parents, Beagle Great Dane Mix has a short but dense coat of fur. This makes them fairly easy to groom. They shed seasonally, which can be managed by regular brushing.
Their coat is dense enough not to let dirt inside. However, bathing them once a month is advised.
You will need to cut their nails regularly, usually once in two weeks.
You don’t need to take them to the professional groomer every time. They have low grooming needs, and you can buy all the necessary grooming supplies and groom them at your home.
Tips for Raising a Beagle Great Dane Mix
Here are some tips that can come in handy for raising a Beagle Great Dane Mix. By the way, I would love to see some pictures of this unique mix; please email me.
- Beagle Great Dane mix has high energy, so make sure to provide proper exercise daily.
- Feed them a well balanced and high in protein diet. But make sure to control the amount as they are prone to obesity.
- Having a short coat doesn’t mean they don’t need to be groomed. Brush them twice a week to stimulate body oils and remove all the dirt from their fur. And bath them once every month or two.
- The training of the mix should begin as soon as you bring them home. Start with crate training and housebreaking your pup. If the mix inherits Beagle’s stubbornness, then training can become a little difficult. But do not give up. With enough practice and consistency, even the most stubborn dog can be disciplined.
- Start socializing your Great Dane Beagle mix as soon as possible. Introduce new faces in their life, make them meet other dogs and cats.
Beagle Great Dane Mix is a rare breed, and enough studies have not been conducted to study this unique combination. But there are quite a few owners with this mix. If possible, try to contact them and ask for advice. That’s how I got the above information.
If you are interested, you can read more about one more unique combination, Great Pyrenees Beagle Mix.