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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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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Cheagle have?
Beagle ChiChi-BeaChibeagle
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Chihuahua and Beagle mix

Cheagle Size and Weight

Is a Cheagle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Cheagle get?

What is the average size of a Cheagle?

How much does the Cheagle weigh? How much should a Cheagle weight? What is the normal weight of a Cheagle? How much does a full-grown Cheagle weight?
10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Cheagle?
14 pounds (6.5 kg)
How tall is the Cheagle? Cheagle height:
10-13 inches (21-33 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Cheagle?
11.5 inches (27 cm)

Cheagle Price and Availability

How much does the Cheagle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Cheagle in the United States? How much money is a Cheagle?

Where to buy a Cheagle with a good pedigree?

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.
How easy is it to get a Cheagle? How many Cheagle are there in the world?
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 Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cheagle? Is the Cheagle breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Cheagle dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Cheagle is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Cheagle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Cheagle?
Cheagle dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cheagle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Cheagle dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Cheagle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Cheagle dogs 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.

Cheagle Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Cheagle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cheagle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cheagle dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, 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? Is a Cheagle a good family dog?
High: Cheagle dogs 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 dogs 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:
Cheagle dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cheagle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cheagle roam?
Cheagle dogs 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?
Cheagle dogs 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 Cheagle dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Cheagle Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Cheagle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
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 different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Cheagle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Cheagle in an apartment?
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.

Cheagle Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Cheagle dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Cheagle be left alone? How long can you leave a Cheagle alone?
Cheagle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Cheagle Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Cheagle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Cheagle? How much bite force does a Cheagle have? How strong is a Cheagle bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cheagle bite force: Weak. The Cheagle bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Cheagle measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Cheagle may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Cheagle being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Cheagle bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Cheagle puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Cheagle can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cheagle do?
Cheagle dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cheagle dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Cheagle Health and Lifespan

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 ObesityThyroid 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?
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? How old can a Cheagle be? What is the age limit of the Cheagle? How many years can the oldest Cheagle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Cheagle?

How long is the lifespan of a Cheagle?

10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cheagle: 12 years
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.

Cheagle Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Cheagle have? What is the activity level of the Cheagle?
Cheagle dogs 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 exercise does a Cheagle need? How much exercise do Cheagle dogs require per day?

Do Cheagle dogs need a lot of exercises?

Cheagle dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Cheagle breed need?
Cheagle dogs 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.

Cheagle Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Cheagle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Cheagle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Cheagle? How much food should I feed my Cheagle?
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 weight regularly.

Cheagle Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Cheagle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Cheagle coats?
Cream White Brown
How to groom the Cheagle and how often? How often should I take my Cheagle to the groomer?
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? Do Cheagle dogs shed a lot?
Cheagle dogs 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 you give a Cheagle a bath? 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.

Is the Cheagle breed hypoallergenic?
Cheagle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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.
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 Good With

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?
Cheagle dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Cheagle temperament with other people:
Cheagle dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cheagle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cheagle temperament with children:
Cheagle dogs 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? Can the Cheagle breed live with a cat?
Cheagle dogs 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?
Cheagle dogs 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? Is Cheagle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Cheagle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Cheagle dogs good office canines? Do Cheagle dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
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 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 is 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 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 is a Cheagle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Cheagle breed is pregnant?

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Cheagle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Cheagle have? How many puppies can a Cheagle give birth to?
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 ClubInternational Canine Registry

Cheagle Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Cheagle dogs have 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: Cheagle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Cheagle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • 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: Cheagle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Cheagle dogs 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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