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Bogle Hybrid Dogs

Updated on July 8, 2011

Physical Description

A very muscular, sleek and athletic looking hybrid dog, the Bogle is really a very close match to both its parent breeds. From the Boxer it gets the deep chest, well positioned legs and expressive face and from the Beagle it gets the longer body, well balanced stance and longer, Beagle ears.

The Bogle can be almost any color including solid colors, fawn, black and tan, tri-colored, white and black or brown or even a brindle color of brown and black. They often have white markings on the face, chest area as well as the lower parts of the front and back legs. Bogles are typically a medium sized dog and can weigh up to 50 to 60 pounds when fully mature.

Jazzy the Bogle

Very Kindly submitted by Dawn Thompson
Very Kindly submitted by Dawn Thompson

The tail of the Bogle is moderately long and very tapered when left natural. The neck and front shoulders are well developed and powerful in appearance without appearing bulky or heavy. The head is typically the wide, slightly rounded head of the Boxer with a shorter muzzle than a Beagle but not the very short muzzle of the Boxer. These hybrid dog types have lips are slightly pendulous but not loose and do not typically hang below the jaw line. The skin across the forehead is slightly to moderately wrinkly, adding a lot of expression to the face. The eyes are dark to light brown, round is shape and well set.

Bogle Hybrid Dog

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The Bogle is a great family dog that always seems to be happy go lucky and ready to jump into action. They are excellent watchdog with either the deep bay of the Beagle or the equally deep bark of the Boxer. The Bogle hybrid dog can be somewhat boisterous and will need obedience training as soon as possible to prevent bad habits from developing. They are especially likely to have the jumping behaviors of the Boxer which can lead to concerns with the dog knocking over children or adults in their excitement.

The Bogle can be a good companion dog provided they are socialized and trained to interact with non-canine pets. With other dogs they can be somewhat dog-aggressive however socialization and obedience training will minimize this concern.

Jazzy the Bogle

Kindly submitted by Dawn Thompson
Kindly submitted by Dawn Thompson

Grooming and General Care

The Bogle with its sleek coat requires little in the way of grooming, making it a good choice as a canine hybrid. A rubberized grooming mitt or a soft bristle brush will usually suffice. They do enjoy water and love to have a bath. The breed can have allergies to food and some environmental materials so carefully monitor the skin and coat for any signs of hot spots, irritations or hair loss.

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      moonlake 8 years ago from America

      Nice looking dog. Enjoyed your hub.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I love this hub mainly because I have a cross boxer that has the same traits as the one you discribe. If there ever was a sweet playfull character then it has to be Boss (or down-Boss-thefer for short)

      Great hub regards Zsuzsy

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      madison 8 years ago

      i love it its cuet i want to take him home with me from;madison.c.h

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      Julie-Ann Amos 8 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      They're definitely cute, I can understand the appeal!

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      Rocque 8 years ago from California

      I like the short hair. They are cute and the size is nice. Obedience school?

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      mariah 8 years ago

      cute puppys

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      BeagleLover 7 years ago

      This is almost as bad as the Pug cross breeding. Your breeding bad genetics into the Beagle line. Nothing is "pure bred" anymore, everyone wants a "Hybrid" dog (nice word for mutt)

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      pitts 7 years ago

      Although I don't agree with Beaglelover's opinion especially the "bogle" as bad as a pug I will agree with the explaination of "hybrid" being a nicer word than a MUTT! Mutts are great though. Any dog can be a perfect family dog or companion. I just fear people will look at this dog and others and want the "In thing" or something.

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      bogs 7 years ago

      Wait a second--why don't people take the time to look up the ancestry of the precious beagle or the boxer. It's really easy to find on-line.Seems the beagle was "bred from four different hounds",talk about a designer dog.And as far as the boxer goes,the female was mated with a dog of unknown ancestry whose name was "boxer".truth is they are ALL mutts period.All the so-called pure breeds were mutts from mixed breeding.give me a break.So if your dog isn't a wolf you have a mutt.If breeders didn't mix breeds over the last three hundred years there wouldn't be a "pure bred" while your at it check out the Rhodesian ridgeback for a designer dog. There is nothing wrong with the bogle they are great dogs just like most dogs---go mutts---

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      kellie 7 years ago

      THANK YOU BOGS!- for saying exactly what I have been thinking as I read so many demeaning comments about "mix-breeds". Dogs have been cross bred for generations to produce the best characteristics of all breeds. I have a Bogle and a ChiWOWzer(okay-technically Chizer-chihuahua/mini schnauzer, but I like chiwowzer)and they are both lovely canine citizens that I treasure. Rather than being overly inbred "pure bred" neurotic terrors, they are noble companions of immeasurable comic talent, possessors of great soul and heart, and protectors of the home...which I believe, is exactly what motivated early man to let them snuggly up next to the campfire in the first place! GO MUTTS, I mean HYBRIDS!!!

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      Tatteredgown 7 years ago

      WHY OH WHY, arnt there enough cross breeds in all our rescue centres in need of really good forever homes. I don't understand the need or desire to deliberatly create more, do you really understand the lines and all their underlying health issues behind these crosses it may come back to haunt you in the future generations.

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      MY BOGLE BETTER THAN YOURS 6 years ago

      GIVE IT A BREAK.. Beaglelover is a loser who did not take a history lesson and wants to come up here and smash boxer/beagles... i got a 10 month old "Bogle" 2 weeks ago and hes the best dog ive ever had.. i trained a female labrador retriever that wasn't half as smart or instictive as my "bogle" get over your "pure bred B.S." you don't even have a pure bred beagle.. so Shut IT

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      Tatteredgown 6 years ago

      Wrong, we do indeed have a pure bred beagle, and have had for many many years, as you would also find with boxers, im sure the care takers of these breeds over many years of carefull and considered selection for their breeding programmes would be appalled at your ill informed knowledge, and obvious lack of experience in such matters. Keep on funding the pet market with mongrels you make some one out there a lot of money probably puppy farmers and the like.

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      Jo 6 years ago

      We have a rescue dog who was listed as a Boxer mix. She has a deep chest but otherwise looks like a shorter-eared, taller, stretched out beagle. In other words, presumably a Bogle, or something close. Her behavior matches the descriptions on this hub, which has been very helpful in "explaining" her a little better. Thank you so much! Am I safe in calling her a Bogle, or do I need proof of parentage before being so bold?

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      Julie-Ann Amos 6 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      I'd say it's fine to call her a Bogle unless you're showing or breeding her as one, in which case you should know the parentage. She sounds lovely by the way!

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      oscarbogle 6 years ago

      We got a boxer mix about a month ago from my husband's boss, he couldn't keep him anymore, and this is the best dog ever! Well, not ever, I had a beagle at one time that was the BEST dog ever! But this dog is amazing! Looking at these pics he is a bogle for sure! I agree with those here you like the Mutt over the purebreed dogs anyday. Oscar, the bogle, is so smart, fun, loving, and so easily trained it is amazing! Definetly smarter than our Lab, King Charles, or the Pomerainian we have. He is the only one who consistently knows the proper place to potty! Yeah Beagle-boxers!

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      rgyd 6 years ago

      soooo cute

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      Scott 5 years ago

      We saved a young one from the shelter and I love her. They are right though when they talk about the excitability of the beagle mixing with the jumping of the boxer. My wife isn't crazy about that. The thing is that she needs more exercise in the summer and we live in Arizona. The boxer part of her can't handle that heat or I'd have her running with me. I will say that she has the attention span of a beagle, distracted by smells, then focused completely when she sees something to chase like a lizard. Great dog if you're active, and once tired out loves to cuddle on the couch, but if you want a calm dog to sit and watch TV with you on a regular basis, this isn't the one.

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      Stacey 5 years ago

      My bogle just died. He was the best dog ever. He was allot of work but bursting with personality. The love of my life. I was never lonely with my bossy smart boy. He could reason more then any dog I have ever met. Loved to swim in cicles barking, chase the lazer light, purr like a cat, spoon every night.....

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      Momof4plus2 4 years ago

      I don't think anyone is saying that purebred dogs are better than mutts or "hybrids" I think the problem at hand is that fact that "breeders" (as well as puppy mills) are purposely breeding and selling mixed breed dogs!! I have a purebred Boxer, I also have a Boxer/ beagle mix ( I am not personally fond of the term BOGLE--- it's just a cutesy name so people can sell them in a trendy market)... My mix girl came from a high kill shelter... my Boxer boy came from a breeder....I don't think I could ever say that one is better than the other... both of my dogs are amazing... I just wonder why people insist on making more mixed breeds when the shelters are FULL to the Brim with mixed breeds and Purebreds alike... Before you breed or buy from a breeder ( or pet store that buys from Puppy Mills) do your research and take a second to look at the astonishing number of dogs and puppies being gassed and lethally injected EVERYDAY. ( Do a quick search for Puppy Mills too.. and see what comes up ) Please SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS... AND *ADOPT- DON'T SHOP*

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