Meet the Australian Shepherd Beagle mix or the Aussie Beagle for short. An incredible mix of two athletic, hardworking, and friendliest dogs around: the Australian Shepherd and the Beagle.
There are no doubts about it, the Aussie Beagle is one incredibly charming and highly desirable designer breed.
They have a wide range of looks, though all of them are absolutely adorable, and thanks to the Australian Shepherd and Beagle both having similar personalities, this is one mix whose personality won’t be a complete guessing game.
So let’s not waste anymore time and find out if an Aussie Beagle pup is in your future.
Aussie Beagle Breed Characteristics
|Breed||Crossbreed / Designer|
|Group||Herding / Hound|
|Coat Colors||White & Brown, White & Black, Black & Brown, Merie & Brindle|
|Suitable For Apartments||Larger Ones|
|Suitable For Families||Yes|
|Suitable For Singles||Maybe|
|Training||Highly Trainable But Requires Daily Training When Young|
The Aussie Beagle Personality — Meeting The Parents
The Australian Shepherd and the Beagle share many overlapping personality traits. They are both full of energy, working breeds, happy-going, loyal, incredibly smart, and have a powerful drive that needs some training to keep it from becoming an issue. More on that in the training section below.
Appearance-wise, you’ll find a much greater distinction between the two breeds, however, like all mixed breeds, predicting personality is more difficult than it is with a purebred. So, to learn what to expect, it’s best to learn about both parent breeds.
The Australian Shepherd is perhaps the most athletic dog from the herding group, and honestly probably the most sports excelling dog around. This is the dog you see jumping for the frisbee at the park or rounding up a bunch of cattle.
They have a lot of jobs, — from herding to being emotional support dogs — and they are excellent at all of them.
With the Beagle, it’s not a requirement that you or someone in your family be into jogging, running, and just exercise in general, but for the Australian Shepherd that’s a different story.
They are a medium-size breed that really needs a good amount of green space to fulfill their urges, making it tricky to raise one in an apartment.
It is completely possible for your Aussie Beagle to become the same size and need the same requirements as the Australian Shepherd.
So while you can get away with a Beagle in an apartment, don’t expect to with the Aussie Beagle.
The Australian Shepherd is the 17th most popular dog according to the AKC, but don’t be fooled into thinking this is an entry level dog. They are quite far from it.
Full of energy, high-spirited, and bravery that never stops, the Beagle acts way more like a bigger dog than their size gives off.
While having a similar personality to the Australian Shepherd, they can be much more stubborn where the Shepherd is pretty disciplined when given work.
Beagles’ noses just get the best of them, and if they pick up a scent, it can be incredibly difficult to get their attention off it.
This creates a bit of a tricky situation. Where the Australian Shepherd excels at staying by your side even without a leash, this is no bueno for the Beagle.
So if you’re looking for a dog that you can hike with off-leash, etc. the Aussie Beagle mix might not be the best answer. Now, that’s not to say many Aussie Beagles aren’t fantastic off-leash, you’ll just won’t know right away if you get them as a puppy.
Beagles have about the same amount of demands as the Australian Shepherd, meaning they are not a great dog for first-time dog owners. Their smaller size does make them somewhat less work on average.
If you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t shed much — whether due to allergies or you just don’t want the maintenance — then the Aussie Beagle isn’t the best dog for you.
Both parent breeds are known shedders with Australian Shepherd being the worst of the two offenders. Most Aussie Beagles tend to have a medium lengthened double coat, and this means you’ll want a brush like the Furminator that specializes in thick double coats.
How big does an Australian shepherd beagle mix get?
There can be quite big — pun intended — discrepancies in how big or not big these guys and gals get. An Aussie Beagle can be as small as your average beagle — about 20lbs and 14 inches at the shoulder.
Or they can get fairly big like the Australian Shepherd, whose males can weigh over 60lbs and stand 24 inches at the shoulder. But wait, I said there were big discrepancies!
That’s because there are two versions of the Australian Shepherd and two versions of the Beagle. The Australian Shepherd comes in two sizes: standard and mini (which sits around the same size of the beagle).
And while the beagle also has two varieties, there is only a slight difference with one reaching no more than 13in at the shoulder while the other typically reaches about 15 inches.
In general, you should expect your Aussie Beagle to weigh anywhere between 20 to 65 pounds and stand 13 to 23 inches at the shoulder. If this range scares you, consider adopting a mix that’s at least 6 months old.
Above, it was mentioned that both the Australian Shepherd and the Beagle require training because their natural drive can cause some issues. For the Australian Shepherd, that’s their tendency to want to nip at the heels of kids or other animals.
This is how they herd sheep around, and if you don’t want this to happen, it needs to be trained out, which doesn’t take much work.
The Beagle issue is less problematic, but a little harder to work with. Beagles are notoriously hard-headed because their nose gets the best of them when they catch a fun scent.
The key to generally training a beagle is to have patience and expect training to take a little longer on average.
Both the Australian Shepherd and Beagle are bursting at the seams with energy, and their offspring will be no different.
About 1 to 2 hours of exercise every day is required for most Aussie Beagles. It might seem like a lot, but it’s critical to know that both Beagles and Shepherds are some of the most high-energy dogs that were bred to work for long hours.
Fortunately, exercise can be divided up across multiple activities throughout the day. Walks, jogs, fetch, and energy-demanding agility training are all great activities that your Aussie Beagle will love.
Health and Lifespan
Both the Beagle and Australian Shepherds are known as relatively healthy breeds with long lives. As such, the Aussie Beagle is no different, living between 14-16 years on average and experiencing relatively few health issues due to their genetics.
Australian Shepherds and Beagles don’t share many overlapping health issues, and this can actually mean a crossbreed that is generally healthier than their purebred parent.
The biggest worry is both the Shepherd and Beagle are prone to epilepsy. As such, it’s a great idea to read up on early warning signs of epilepsy. If you decide to go the private breeder route, make sure to ask about the parents’ and grandparents’ health history.
How To Find Aussie Beagle Mix Puppies?
If you’re looking to get an Aussie Beagle mix from a breeder, expect to pay anywhere between $400-1,000. Coat color and eye color generally contributes to the cost, with blue eyes and unusual coat markings upping the asking price.
Remember, if you’re getting a puppy from a breeder to ask the breeder for the health records of the parents and preferably the grandparents.
If instead, you want to go the rescue route, then it’s best to regularly check your local rescues along with rescues that specialize in rescuing Australian Shepherds and Beagles.
A great perk of rescuing an older Australian Beagle is you won’t have to play the guessing game of how big your Aussie Beagle will get.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Aussie Beagle
Can an Australian Shepherd be left alone?
It’s not the best idea to leave an Australian Shepherd alone without work to do for long. Because if they are bored — which happens fast with them — they will find work, and usually that’s destroying things and general destructive behavior.
What dog goes well with a Beagle?
The Beagle is a super friendly dog that loves both humans and other dogs. Most beagles will get along with any dog typically, but Labradors, Greyhounds, Golden Retrievers, Whippets, and other Beagles have all been noted as great companion dogs.
Why doesn’t the Aussie Beagle have a unique name like other designer breeds?
The Aussie Beagle does in fact have a unique breed name like the Auggie and the Puggle. You’ll sometimes see these little cuties referred to as the Sheagle, which sounds like Smeagle — Gollum’s real name from Lord of the Rings — who is well….much less cute.
What Are Some Other Australian Shepherd Mixes?
• Australian Shepherd x American Bulldog mix = American Bull-Aussie
• Australian Shepherd x American Eskimo mix = Australian Eskimo
• Australian Shepherd x Australian Cattle Dog mix = Texas Heeler
• Australian Shepherd x Border Collie mix = Border-Aussie
• Australian Shepherd x Boston Terrier mix = Bossie
• Australian Shepherd x Boxer mix = Australian Boxherd
• Australian Shepherd x Bull Terrier mix = Aussietare
• Australian Shepherd x Bulldog mix = Bull-Aussie
• Australian Shepherd x Cairn Terrier mix = Carin Australian Shepterrier
• Australian Shepherd x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix = Aussalier
• Australian Shepherd x Chihuahua = Aussie-Chi
• Australian Shepherd x Collie mix = Aussie Collie
• Australian Shepherd x Cocker Spaniel mix = Cotralian
• Australian Shepherd x English Bulldog mix = Bull-Aussie
• Australian Shepherd (Standard, Toy or Miniature) x English Cocker Spaniel mix = English Cotralian
• Australian Shepherd x Flat-Coated Retriever mix = Aussie-Flat
• Australian Shepherd x German Shepherd mix = German Australian Shepherd
• Australian Shepherd x Golden Retriever mix = Australian Retriever
• Australian Shepherd x Irish Terrier = Irish Aussie Terrier
• Australian Shepherd x Labrador Retriever mix = Aussiedor
• Australian Shepherd x Miniature Schnauzer mix = Confetti Australian Shepherd
• Australian Shepherd x Newfoundland mix = Aussie Newfie
• Australian Shepherd (Standard, Toy or Miniature) x Papillon mix = Austi-Pap
• Australian Shepherd (Standard or Miniature) x Pembroke Welch Corgi mix = Aussie-Corgi
• Australian Shepherd (Toy or Miniature) or Australian Shepherd x Pomeranian mix = Aussie Pom
• Australian Shepherd x Poodle mix = Aussiedoodle
• Australian Shepherd (Standard or Miniature) x Shetland Sheepdog mix = Shel-Aussie
• Australian Shepherd x Shiba Inu mix = Aussie Shiba
• Australian Shepherd x Shih Tzu mix = Standard Auss-Tzu
• Australian Shepherd x Siberian Husky mix = Aussie Siberian
• Australian Shepherd x Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mix = Aussie Wheaten
What Are Some Other Beagle Mixes?
• Beagle x American Eskimo mix = American Eagle Dog
• Beagle x American Foxhound mix = American Foxeagle
• Beagle x American Rat Terrier mix = Raggle
• Beagle x Basenji mix = Baseagle
• Beagle x Basset Hound mix = Bagle Hound
• Beagle x Basset Hound x Dogue de Bordeaux mix = Bebasset Bordeaux
• Beagle x Bearded Collie mix = Beacol
• Beagle x Bichon Frise mix = Glechon
• Beagle x Bolognese mix = Beaglolo
• Beagle x Border Collie mix = Border Beagle
• Beagle x Boston Terrier mix = Boglen Terrier
• Beagle x Boxer mix = Bogle
• Beagle x Brittany mix = Brittany Beagle
• Beagle x Brussels Griffon mix = Bea Griffon
• Beagle x Bulldog mix = Beabull
• Beagle x Cairn Terrier mix = Cairn Beagle
• Beagle x Cavalier King Charles mix = Beaglier
• Beagle x Chihuahua mix = Cheagle
• Beagle x Chinese Crested mix = Crested Beagle
• Beagle x Chinese Shar Pei mix = Sharp Eagle
• Beagle x Cocker Spaniel mix = Bocker
• Beagle x Coton de Tulear mix = Coton-Beagle
• Beagle x Dachshund mix = Doxle
• Beagle x Dalmatian mix = Beaglemation
• Beagle x Doberman Pinscher mix = Beagleman
• Beagle x English Springer Spaniel mix = Spreagle
• Beagle x English Toy Spaniel mix = English Speagle
• Beagle x French Bulldog mix = Frengle
• Beagle x German Shepherd mix = Beagle Shepherd
• Beagle x Golden Retriever mix = Beago
• Beagle x Italian Greyhound mix = Italian Greagle
• Beagle x Jack Russell Terrier mix = Jack-A-Bee
• Beagle x Japanese Chin mix = Beagle Chin
• Beagle x Labrador Retriever mix = Labbe
• Beagle x Lhasa Apso mix = Be-Apso
• Beagle x Maltese mix = Malteagle
• Beagle x Mini Fox Terrier mix = Mini Fox Beagle
• Beagle x Miniature Pinscher mix = Meagle
• Beagle x Norwegian Elkhound mix = Elk-a-Bee
• Beagle x Papillon mix = Papeagle
• Beagle x Patterdale Terrier mix = Patterbea
• Beagle x Pekingese mix = Peagle
• Beagle x Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi mix = Beagi
• Beagle x Pit Bull mix = Beagle Pit
• Beagle x Pointer mix = Beagle Point
• Beagle x Pomeranian mix = Pomeagle
• Beagle x Poodle mix = Poogle
• Beagle x Pug mix = Puggle
• Beagle x Rottweiler mix = Reagle
• Beagle x Schnauzer mix = Schneagle
• Beagle x Scottish Terrier mix = Sceagle
• Beagle x Shetland Sheepdog mix = Beagle Sheltie
• Beagle x Shiba Inu mix = Shi-Beagle
• Beagle x Shih Tzu mix = Bea-Tzu
• Beagle x Siberian Husky mix = Beaski
• Beagle x Smooth Fox Terrier mix = Smooth Fox Beagle
• Beagle x Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mix = Wheagle
• Beagle x Toy Fox Terrier mix = Toy Fox Beagle
• Beagle x West Highland White Terrier mix = West of Argyll Terrier
• Beagle x Wire Fox Terrier mix = Wire Fox Beagle
• Beagle x Yorkshire Terrier mix = Yorkie Beagle
Brave, intelligent, driven, and friendly, the Australian Shepherd Beagle mix is one incredible dog that can lighten up many households. Speaking of which, who’s the best fit for these dogs?
The Aussie Beagle has an incredible amount of energy, making them great for active individuals or families with kids. To get all the energy out, a yard is recommended for these dogs.
When it comes to kids, as long as you train out any herding tendencies that might come from the Aussie side, they make wonderful family pets.
And last, because this is a dog that’s a combination of two working dogs, regular training is key, so make sure to be comfortable with that.
If you feel you can meet these demands, you may have one incredible dog in your future.