Cheagle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cheagle so you can get to know the breed more.

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Origin United States flag United States
Other Names
What other names does the Cheagle have?
Beagle Chi Chi-Bea Chibeagle
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Cheagle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Cheagle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
300-500
If you choose to purchase the Cheagle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cheagle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cheagle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Cheagle?
Average: The Cheagle is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Cheagle Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Cheagle weigh? Cheagle weight:
10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Cheagle? Cheagle average weight:
14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cheagle? Cheagle height:
10-13 inches (21-33 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cheagle average height:
11.5 inches (27 cm)

Cheagle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Cheagle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Short Shiny
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cheagle's coat?
Brown White Cream
Grooming
How to groom the Cheagle and how often?
Average: The Cheagle requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Cheagle, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Cheagle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Beagle Chi?
Cheagles shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Cheagle need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Cheagle every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Cheagle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cheagle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Energetic Loyal Funny Spirited Affectionate
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cheagle? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Cheagle's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Cheagle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cheagles are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Cheagle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cheagle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cheagles don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Cheagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Beagle Chi need? Cheagle social needs:
Cheagles need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Cheagle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Beagle Chi bark?
Average to High: The Cheagle is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cheagle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Cheagles are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Cheagle dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Cheagles are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Cheagle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Beagle Chi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cheagle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Cheagle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Cheagle has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cheagle bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cheagle do?
Cheagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cheagles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cheagle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cheagle roam?
Cheagles have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cheagle have high prey drive?
Cheagles have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Cheagles are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cheagle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Cheagle breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Cheagles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cheagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Cheagle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Cheagle temperament with other people:
Cheagles are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cheagle dogs get along with other pets? Are Cheagle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cheagles usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Cheagle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cheagle temperament with children:
Cheagles are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cheagle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Cheagles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Cheagle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cheagle dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cheagles are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cheagle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Cheagles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Cheagles good office dogs? Do Cheagles make good office friendly dogs? Can Cheagles be office dogs?
No
Cheagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cheagle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Beagle Chi temperament with senior people? Are Cheagle dogs good for elderly owners?
Cheagles are commonly okay with elderly people.

Cheagle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Cheagle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Cheagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Cheagle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Cheagle breed? Most common health risks of Cheagle:
Hip Dysplasia Obesity Thyroid Problems
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Cheagle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Cheagle see the vet?
Average
The Cheagle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cheagle dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cheagle be? What is the age limit of the Cheagle? How many years can the oldest Cheagle live?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cheagle: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cheagle breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cheagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cheagle have? What is the activity level of the Cheagle?
Cheagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Cheagle dogs require per day?
Cheagles have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cheagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Cheagle need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cheagle risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cheagle's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cheagle's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Cheagle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Cheagle drool?
The Cheagle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cheagle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Cheagle. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Cheagle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cheagle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cheagle is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cheagle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Cheagle be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cheagle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cheagle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cheagle is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cheagle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Cheagle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cheagle be a boat dog?

Not really

Cheagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cheagle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cheagle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Cheagle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Cheagle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Cheagle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cheagle have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-6 puppies

Cheagle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Cheagle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cheagle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Cheagle breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Hybrid Club International Canine Registry

Cheagle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Cheagle's has great intelligence.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Cheagle breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Cheagle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Cheagle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cheagles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Cheagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cheagle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cheagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Cheagles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Cheagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Cheagle History

The Cheagle is a small-sized dog breed, that came to existence after cross-breeding the Beagle and the Chihuahua. The trend of creating new designer breeds started around the middle of the 20th century, in North America, with crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to create new dogs, which suited people’s different lifestyles. These hybrid dogs were an instant success, thanks to the fact that they always inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of their parent breeds. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we are certain about every detail of these hybrid breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeder to develop these dogs.

This is not different in the case of the Cheagle, the history of the breed is very uncertain. However, it is known that the breed was developed relatively recently, during the late 1990s. In order to better understand the motive behind the creation of the Cheagle, we need to learn about the two-parent breeds’ history. First of all, the Beagle’s origins can be traced back to Roman times, thus it is believed to be a very ancient breed. It is thought that the breed was used for hunting purposes, after its creation. Later, the breed got imported to the United Kingdom, where it was crossed with some scent- breeds, with the intention of heightening the Beagles hunting abilities and in order to make the breed bigger, and taller. The Beagle we know today emerged during the late 18th century. regarding the other parent breed’s history, the Chihuahua is an ancient breed that emerged back in the 9th century, in Mexico from the Techichi tribe. During the early centuries, it was believed that the Chihuahua possesses some spiritual power, and can accompany their owners through the afterlife after they were buried together. The breed’s popularity never faced any significant decline over the centuries, and it is still very popular today.

The Cheagle is the perfect combination of these two breeds. The breed inherited the Beagle’s excellent hunting abilities, intelligence, and prey drive. While the Chihuahua gave the Cheagle their size and less active companion style. The majority of the Cheagle specimens resemble the Chihuahua in their size and snout and have the Beagle’s round dark eyes, ears, head-shape, tail, and occasionally, some facial markings too. Speaking of the Cheagle’s temperament, the breed is energetic, mostly excited, and fearless like the Chihuahuas, yet loving and kind like the Beagles. For the reason that they have the fearlessness and excitement of a Chihuahua, any Cheagle needs to be supervised during playing with children.

However, every single Cheagle specimen is different from the other, due to the fact that most of the puppies are first-generation ones, and the multigenerational crossing the relatively rare in the case of the recently developed designer breed. Besides, some breeders prefer first-generation Cheagles, because they are convinced that crossing two purebreds, will result in the perfect mixed puppy. The Cheagle is always kept as a playful and energetic family companion. Furthermore, thanks to their size, they can be easily transported and be side-by-side with their owners all day long. Just like other hybrid breeds, the Cheagle is recognized by the Dog Registry of America, the Design Canine Registry, the American Canine Hybrid Club, and the Designer Breed Registry.

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