Boggle Breed Information and Facts
The Boggle, sometimes spelled Bogle, is a cross between the Boxer
and the Beagle
. Athletic and muscular, it is a great choice of pet if you want a companion that is both energetic and brave. As with designer crossbreed dogs, the Boggle can inherit any combination of traits from its purebred ancestors, but generally has better health than either of them. A Boggle that is well taken care of usually lives to about 10 to 15 years old. Let's take a closer look at other information and facts regarding this breed.
The best means for understanding this breed is to profile its genetic parents. The Beagle, one of the Boggle’s two ancestors, is a medium-sized breed that belongs to the hound family. Bred to hunt, it has a strong sense of smell and great instinct. The Boxer, which originated in Germany, is also a strong breed. Though kind-hearted, it is known to be rather distrustful of strangers. The Boggle combines the best of these traits.
The Boggle usually weighs around 45 to 60 pounds and stands about 13 to 16 inches tall. It is considered a medium-sized dog, but a strong one with plenty of muscle.
One of the advantages of the Boggle is it does not need much grooming and is easy to take care of. The Boggle should rarely be bathed. Instead, a simple brushing and ear cleaning usually is all that is needed. If it is definitely time for a bath, you can usually get away with just rubbing down the dog with a wet towel.
Crossbreeds get their character from their purebred ancestors, so the Boggle can have any of the personality traits of the Beagle and the Boxer. While it is hard to be sure which characteristics will stand out, the Boggle tends to be energetic, excitable and playful. This is probably because both parent breeds are very cheerful dogs. The crossbreed is also gentle and even-tempered. Amiable and friendly, the Boggle is not aggressive and loves to be around its people. The dog is also bright and extremely loyal. Looking at its lively and sociable creature, it is hard to not love the Boggle back.
While the Boggle tends to be quiet, it can develop a habit of jumping that could be a minor annoyance in the long run. Keep it calm by showing that you are the pack-leader, and by giving it plenty of things to do. The crossbreed is gentle and patient, so it does well with children and other dogs, especially those it grows up with. The Boggle can be a little nervous and untrusting around strangers if it picks up that trait from the Boxer, so plan for an early socialization. Although every Boggle is different, the most active Boggles may not get along with cats that are not always ready to play.
Because the Boggle is very active and athletic, it is important to train yours to behave from an early age. The Boggle is smart and not very hard to train, but consistent training is essential. The crossbreed responds poorly to negative reinforcement, so do not be heavy-handed or yell. Stick with positive reinforcement and treats, which should quickly get your pup into line.
The Boggle loves activities and being in the outdoors. Running and hiking are particular favorites. This dog has lots of energy, so be sure to give it 45 to 60 minutes exercise and playtime per day. The Boggle would do well in a house with a yard or in the country. Keep in mind that the Boggle has great jumping abilities, so appropriate fencing needs to be used in a yard.
The Boggle may sound like a handful, but this is actually a great dog. While it can be a bit too energetic at times, it expresses this in positive and funny ways. Click below to see our current listings of Boggle puppies. If the Boggle doesn't sound like the best choice for your family, click here
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