Beago Dog Breed

  • Other names:
  • Beago Retriever

Pronunciation: [ bea·go ]

The Beago is a medium-sized hybrid dog that comes from cross-breeding a Beagle with a Golden Retriever. Due to the vast differences in the dog breeds in most every way, it's best to fully understand both purebred parents' characteristics in order to best understand your Beago. Still, this mixed breed dog is known for being congenial, playful, and cute.

Beago Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid10-12 yrs.15-20 in.30-40 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

The Beago comes from two related Dog Groups as categorized by the American Kennel Club: the Beagle is in the Scent Hound Group and the Retriever is in the Hunting Group. Despite the qualities your Beago may inherit, she may be best as a companion dog as that is how most of these hybrids find homes. Until they are mature, it is impossible to know if she will be more Beagle, more Retriever, or a perfect mix of both. Puppies from a single litter can vary greatly from one another in both looks and personality.


  • Easy to train
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Loves to have tasks
  • Highly affectionate
  • Plays well with children
  • Gets along with other dogs


  • Not a good watchdog
  • Not good for guarding
  • May bark or howl a lot
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Easily develops separation anxiety
  • High number of severe health concerns are possible

Beago Breed Description

This is one of those Beagle mixes that is hard to find, and Beago information is in short supply too. There is little demand for a puppy produced from two breeds that look and act so differently. These dogs will be active, and they may be somewhat easy to train, but if the Beagle side of them is stronger, they may easily get into trouble.

While Golden Retrievers are known for their intelligence, some say the Beagle is a little less so. Since both parent breeds are used for hunting, these dogs tend to be easy to socialize as well as live well with other dogs. Small, furry, non-canine pets may require a lot more socialization, supervision, and patience.

Another great difference between the parent breeds is loyalty. Retrievers are highly loyal whereas Beagles are extremely friendly and prone to follow their nose no matter what. You may get a Beago who howls like a Beagle. Regardless of how much of either parent she inherits, she won't be a good watchdog let alone a guard dog. They are best as companions, as they love being with people and playing games.

These dogs will be highly active, and they will need a lot of daily exercise. Long walks, visits to the dog park, and constant activity are highly recommended for these dogs. Competitive sports are activities that your Beago should greatly enjoy.

Beago Health

Beagles and Golden Retrievers have a number of serious health problems. While hybrid vigor can help mitigate the possibility of your Beago inheriting them, you should be aware of what can occur. However you acquire your puppy or dog, you should get health tests and all available vet certifications so you can be prepared for any possible problems. You should be aware that perhaps the worst of these ailments is cancer, and that Golden Retrievers are extremely prone to it. Understanding how to manage your Beago's diet will also help, as will making sure they get their daily amount of significant exercise.

The list of potential issues includes:

  • Bloat
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye problems
  • Skin diseases
  • Joint dysplasia
  • Back problems
  • Heart diseases
  • Thyroid issues
  • Blood diseases
  • Ear infections

Kept active and fed well, your Beago should live to be 10 to 12 years old.

  • Back Issues
  • Bloat
  • Cancer
  • Ear Infections
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Joint Problems
  • Skin Diseases
  • Thyroid Problems
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Beago Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Beago as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry