When a Rat Terrier and a Beagle is bred, you get a dog with passion, generous nature, and a love for their humans. This is a gorgeous look, and their overly pleasing nature, this dog has a lot of takers.
Following are the characteristics of the dog:
- Stout body
- Medium built
- Dark nose
- Floppy ears
- Straight or a slightly curled tail
- Almond eyes
Although the beagle terrier mix comes from both sets of parents, he has much more energetic nature that is inherited from the Beagle. Once you make them a part of your family, they will give you their hearts. You do not have to think twice before bringing them home, even if you have small children, this dog is great with humans and animals alike. It is one of their life’s pleasures to be kissed, hugged, cuddled, and on the whole being pampered and loved. A thing to keep in mind is that you need to ensure that your dog is socialized since (thanks to the terrier gene), tends to have hunting instincts which might overcome their friendly, loving one.
Both Terriers and Beagles are known for their excessive prey drive, and you are sure to find your rat terrier beagle mix running around the yard chasing smaller animals. Training him could be difficult, especially if you are a first-time pet owner, as he tends to be stubborn and does as he wants. But, if you love him, he will return the favor with more than equal gusto.
This dog needs space to run around and burn his energy. So, if you plan to make him a part of your family, you need to have a large house with a yard. A smaller space would make them go crazy as they would have no place to burn her energy. The more outdoor activities they do, the more calm and pleasant their overall countenance will be.
Ensuring that they need much energy, not only brings peace, calm, and love to your home, the exercise would also help your dog stay mentally and physically alert. You can opt to take him on two long walks and a free reign of the house and the yard; this would keep your dog healthy. You could even get him to the dog parks, or on your treks or hikes, he would motivate you to be healthy. Do not keep him tied to a chain, if you feel he would be safe, let him free.
Rat Terrier Beagle Mix Puppies Pictures
As we have mentioned before that the Beagle Terrier Mix is quite stubborn, so training him would be a bit hard for those who are first-time dog parents. But, if you have an experience, and you know how to handle your dog tactfully, patiently, and positively, your dog will respond to you properly. There are many ways that you would need to train him; we have mentioned some here:
Crate training: If you wish that your dog should stay in a crate, you would need to ensure that your puppy views the crate as a “safe” place. So, you need to make sure that your dog accepts the crate from the first time he comes home.
House training: Analyse your dog’s bathroom habits and with the ensure that you take him out each time. Use praises and treats each time the dog does his business outside while ignoring when accidents happen inside. Do not scold or beat the dog, just ignoring would do the trick.
Leash training: Since the dog likes chasing others, so you need to work on making him comfortable walking on a leash.
Obedience: Repetitions is a key, be patient and persistent. You would need to show him that you are the pack leader.
Along with all this, you can also teach him various tricks as you want. There are various internet videos and articles that tell you how you can go about it.
Food your dog would want to eat
You can feed your dog dry food, the quantity of this could vary depending on the brand that you choose or the brand that your dog loves. You would find the exact number mentioned at the back of the pack. You can give treats as an indulgence.
If you find your dog to be underweight or overweight, you can go to your vet and insist on having a complete checkup of your dog. Then, you can ask for a diet chart and follow it to ensure that your dog’s proper and mental, physical and psychological health is going on.
On the whole, the rat terrier beagle mix is a dog with a smooth coat. So, you would find that the grooming required is quite less, all you need to do is the comb or brush a couple of times a week and a bath once a week to ensure they are clean and have a healthy coat.