The Vizsla Beagle Mix – Meet The Veagle!

By: Rachel



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Get ready to uncover the Vizsla Beagle mix, an enchanting crossbreed that combines the best of both breeds in a fun and unique package.

With the Vizsla’s aristocratic history and the Beagle’s charming personality, the Beagle vizsla mix promises a blend of qualities that will steal your heart. And if you’re curious about how these two distinct breeds come together to create a one-of-a-kind canine companion, you’re in for a treat.

Whether you’re considering adding a Vizsla Beagle mix puppy to your family or simply intrigued by what a vizsla beagle cross looks like, this article is your guide to understanding their appearance, temperament, and care needs. So, let’s delve into the world of the Beagle and Vizsla mix dogs and discover the magic that lies within this unique crossbreed.

This article is based on research and personal experience as a Vizsla owner. I’m not a qualified dog trainer, breeder, Vet or dog behaviourist.

The Vizsla Beagle Mix Dog At A Glance

The Vizsla, known for its elegance and versatility in the field, joins forces with the Beagle, a beloved family favorite renowned for its friendliness and keen nose.

This combination creates a dog that’s not only a joy to be around but also possesses the potential for diverse talents.

They are usually a small vizsla mix – intelligent, merry dogs and affectionate and family-friendly companions.

  • Also Known As: Veagle
  • Likely Weight: 20-60 lbs (9-28 kgs)
  • Likely Height: 13-24 in (33-60 cms)
  • Likely Size: Small-Medium
  • Energy: High

Both purebred Vizslas and Beagles have hunting bloodlines that originate in Europe. The Vizsla bred as a versatile pointer and retriever from Hungary, the Beagle as a scent hound in Great Britain.

Note: Although the Vizsla is a pointer, this mixed breed is not to be confused with the boingle, which is a mix of the German Short Haired Pointer and beagle.

In the following sections we take a closer look at this gorgeous vizsla mix dog with super smelling abilities and what you can expect from the vizsla beagle cross dog.

Purebred vs Crossbred Dogs

A mixed breed dog refers to the deliberate cross breeding of two purebred dogs of different breeds.

They’re not to be confused with our beloved mongrels or mutts, which are the result of natural dog breeding and generally have more than three breeds in their genetic makeup.

Crossbreeding gets a lot of bad attention as more breeders mix dog breeds primarily for appearance and not a job.

But for generations dog breeds were cross bred to enhance their working purpose. Crossbreeding led to the creation of new purebred dogs like the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Golden Retriever and the Weimaraner.

And while I don’t support the crossbreeding of designer dogs for profit, crossbreeding inevitably happens and mixed breed information is helpful to know more about the dog.

So this guide outlines the possible traits of a Vizsla beagle mix dog based on the official standards for the Hungarian Vizsla and the Beagle dog breeds.

We provide pictures of and information about the purebred parents and the Vizsla and Beagle mixed dogs so you can better understand their personality and needs.

It is also helps future owners of vizsla beagle mix puppies make an informed choice about whether it is the right dog for you.

Origins Of The Beagle Vizsla Mix Breed

There is no official history of Vizsla Beagle mixed dogs being created as a deliberate hybrid breed.

While hunting dog breeds have been continuously refined over centuries through cross breeding to enhance their hunting skills, Vizsla Beagles are most likely the result of accidental or designer dog breeding.

Despite the fact this mixed breed was not likely bred for a specific working purpose, the Beagle Vizsla mix dog is an interesting cross of two hunting dogs with plenty of adorable traits.

Short History Of The Vizsla

The Hungarian Vizsla boasts a history deeply rooted in Hungary’s rich cultural history.

Initially bred by Hungarian nobility for their exceptional hunting abilities and companionship, they are skilled pointers and retrievers, excelling in both tracking and retrieving small game.

purebred magyar vizsla dog standing on rock in forest.

The Hungarian Vizsla’s introduction to the United States occurred in the early 20th century, primarily through the efforts of dedicated breed enthusiasts.

The breed gained attention and recognition for its remarkable hunting abilities and charming nature.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognized the Hungarian Vizsla in 1960, paving the way for its establishment as a beloved breed in the country.

Short History Of The Beagle

A charming and spirited breed, the Beagle breed’s early development took place in England, where small hounds were bred for their scenting abilities and suitability for hunting small game.

The Beagle’s name is thought to have originated from the Old English word “beag,” meaning small or little, reflecting its compact size.

These dogs were particularly valued for their prowess in tracking rabbits and hares due to their acute sense of smell and remarkable determination. Even today hare hunting is known as “beagling”.

purebred Beagle dog breed sitting looking up at owner.

The Beagle arrived in the United States in the 19th century and quickly gained popularity for its efficiency as a scent hound and its friendly disposition. In 1885, the American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognized the Beagle breed.

Favored by past Presidents and Queens, the beagle became part of popular culture with the creation of Snoopy in the Peanuts comic strip in 1950.

The breed remains one of the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America today.

Vizsla Beagle Cross Appearance

Hungarian Vizslas and Beagles have some similarities but many differences in appearance that make predicting their appearance a challenge.

Both breeds have a short haired coat, large floppy ears and catlike feet. So you can expect your mixed breed dog to have these features too.

However the most obvious difference between the parent breeds (and hence variation) is size. In fact the adult size of your beagle and vizsla cross will be one of the most difficult traits to predict for a puppy.

Beagles are classified as a small dog, generally weighing under 30 pounds and height under 15 inches. On the other hand vizslas are a medium sized dog, with average weight between 45-60 pounds and height ranging from 21-24 inches.

As a result of this variation, some vizsla beagle mix puppies will remain small like a purebred beagle, while others will grow taller much like their vizsla parent.

So you can expect your Vizsla Beagle mixes to be between 13-24 inches (33-60 cms) tall and weigh 20-60 lbs (9-28 kgs).

There will also be variation in their color depending on their parentage.

Beagles are a fox hound and can be dual or tri-colored. The most well known beagle color combination is white, black and tan. Vizslas on the other hand are self-colored in a single golden-rust color.

While the most common color for Vizsla x beagles is brown and white, unusual genetic combinations are not unheard of, with red, black and lemon color patterns all possible.

The best way to know the likely size and color of your Vizsla x Beagle is to see the parents as your pup will inherit a combination of their appearance traits.

But as you would expect with a cross breed pairing, siblings may display a lot of feature variation.

Vizsla Cross Beagle Temperament

Vizslas and Beagles have many similarities in temperament that makes the vizsla x beagle a relatively predictable cross breed when it comes to personality.

Both are loyal, loving and affectionate dogs who love being around people, so there is a high chance your beagle cross will have these characteristics too.

Beagles and vizslas are also intelligent and highly trainable, so training your dog is not as difficult as it is for other mixed breed dogs.

Both breeds can be quite excitable, vocal and prone to separation anxiety too.

It is highly likely your Beagle x Vizsla will exhibit these same personality traits and should be given plenty of attention plus physical and mental exercise to keep out of trouble.

The main variation you’ll find between puppies is their degree of timidity and independence.

Vizslas are emotionally needy and can be whiny when not given what they need. Whereas beagles are much more easy going and even tempered.

Whilst both dogs are bred for hunting, beagles are scent hounds that work in a pack and need to get along with other members of the pack. Vizslas are gundogs who work more closely with their owner.

So while both breeds are happy and good natured, the degree of independence and emotional neediness will vary in beagle mixed breeds.

Vizsla And Beagle Mix Grooming

Both Vizslas and Beagles have an easy care coat so grooming your beagle x vizsla will be easier than some other mixes.

Both breeds have a short coat however the Beagle double coat is much thicker and denser than the soft and smooth single coat of the Vizsla.

You cannot predict whether a Beagle x Vizsla coat will be single or double. But you can be confident it will be short and shed a lot less than other mixed dog breeds like the vizslador.

A weekly brush down with a rubber curry glove or brush is all you need to do to keep their coat looking great.

Nail trimming will be important as both breeds have a short, upright and compact foot pad that lends itself to long nails if not trimmed regularly.

Vizsla x Beagle Training And Exercise

Both Vizslas and Beagles are high energy dogs so you can expect your Vizsla Beagle cross will be energetic too!

A well fenced yard is also strongly recommended in case your beagle cross inherits the super scent hound skills of their beagle parent!

Depending on the size and energy levels of your cross breed, you should plan to spend at least an hour a day a day exercising your dog.

Mental exercise is just as important as physical exertion and is perfect for this cross breed. Ideas include scent work, games like hide and seek and learning tricks.

As intelligent hunting dogs, both have a strong prey drive and can be easily distracted by scents when training – so persistence and patience is required!

Plus if you want to run your dog off lead you will need to work on strong recall, as the temptation to follow the scent will be strong in this hound mix dog.

For this cross breed a gentle and calm training approach with plenty of positive reinforcement is recommended as they won’t respond well to harsh words or actions.

Beagle And Vizsla Mix Health And Lifespan

Beagles and Vizslas are both relatively healthy breeds with some genetic health problems known for each breed.

Vizslas have an average lifespan of 12-14 years and Beagles have a similar life expectancy of 10-15 years.

So the life expectancy of your Beagle vizsla cross is likely to be in the range of 10-15 years.

It is recommended Vizslas and Beagles are tested for hip dysplasia and eye health. In addition, the National Beagle Club of America has additional health tests specific to the breed for Musladin-Lueke syndrome (MLS), cardiac health and auto immune thyroiditis.

Like all dogs they should be fed a healthy diet of high quality dog food. This is particularly important for this beagle mixed dogs as beagles are found to have a higher incidence of obesity.

Note that with a vizsla x beagle the possible health issues are less certain.

Some research shows crossbreeding reduces the risk of genetic disorders found in purebred dogs. But there is no way of knowing what health issues your crossbred dog will have during its lifetime.

If the purebred parents have been tested for known issues as outlined above, you can only monitor your pet throughout their life to ensure their ongoing health.

Is A Vizsla Beagle Mixed Breed A Good Family Pet?

The Hungarian Vizsla cross Beagle make excellent family dogs. They are loyal, friendly, easy going dogs who are good with kids (with supervision of course) and other pets.

They are unlikely to be a good guard dog but will certainly let you know when someone has arrived at the house!

Their small to medium size makes them more manageable than larger vizsla cross breeds and less demanding in terms of daily exercise.

However if everyone works full time and/or you have young children who need all of your attention, this may not be the best choice of dog for you, particularly if you are considering a vizsla beagle mix puppy.

Puppies are a lot of work, so you may want to consider a beagle vizsla cross rescue instead.

Is A Pointer Beagle Mix The Right Dog For Me

For active dog lovers who work at least part of the week from home, the Hungarian pointer beagle mix is a great dog choice.

You will need to devote time and energy to their physical and mental wellbeing on a daily basis and secure your yard to keep your super-scent dog safe.

But in return you’ll be rewarded with a loyal and friendly dog that will give you years of love and affection.

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Rachel is the founder of It's a Vizsla. She is a Hungarian Vizsla owner and general dog enthusiast! She loves to research and share practical tips to help other vizsla owners care for their dogs.

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