Baseagle

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Democratic Republic of Congo <> Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Baseagle

The Baseagle is a hybrid between the quiet Basenji and the overly vocal Beagle. Not much is known about this hybrid, and it has no detailed history outside its parent breeds. Both parents are athletic, compact and medium-sized, but the Beagle is slightly smaller. Depending on your dog's parental heritage, your Baseagle may resemble either parent breed, but most of the time, the Baseagle will have the coloration of a Beagle but the calmer disposition of a Basenji. Both parent breeds belong to the Hound family and were originally bred as hunting companions. Today, the Baseagle is regarded as a companion dog more akin to a quieter, calmer Beagle.

History of the Baseagle

The Baseagle is a hybrid of two old hunting dogs, the Basenji and the Beagle. Its history is unknown at present, and the hybrid is a modern dog. Most likely, people began breeding the parents to produce a hybrid Beagle that was less vocal than the parent Beagle. Beagles are well known for their vocal nature and can bark and very bark with the best of them. Conversely, the Basenji breed is a non-barking dog that makes few sounds. This is not to say that Basenjis don't vocalize. A Basenji makes noises that sound like something between a chortle and a yodel.
        

A little of the Basenji

        
The Basenji is an ancient dog, which explains its quiet voice. Early hunters preferred quiet dogs for hunting. Basenjis originated in Africa and were first discovered in the Congo in West Africa in the 19th century. The Basenji breed is athletic and adds a graceful look to the Baseagle.
Standard of the Basenji

A little of the Beagle

The Beagle was developed in England during the 1300s and may also have roots dating back to the Roman occupation. The breed was mainly used to hunt small game on foot, but fell out of favor with larger Foxhounds in the 1700s. Otherwise for farmers, who continued to breed Beagles to help hunt vermin and rabbits, the breed may have disappeared.
Standard of the Beagle

Appearance of the Baseagle

The Baseagle is a hybrid between the Basenji and the Beagle, and will often have distinctive characteristics of both breeds. Both parent breeds belong to the Hound family and are small to medium-sized, though much smaller in scale. This hybrid often has striking Beagle coloration, but is leaner and more graceful with longer legs like its Basenji parent. The Basenji is a demanding dog that keeps itself clean and well behaved. These traits add a calm, thoughtfulness to the Baseagle where the Beagle can be stubborn and mischievous. A Baseagle's tail often curls and touches the back, like a Basenji, but can also stand straight, like a Beagle. The ears seem to be a 50/50 split between the two breeds, and stand half pricked before drooping and on the sides of the Baseagle's head.

Temperament of the Baseagle

The Beagle is a pack-minded breed that won't tolerate being left alone, while the Basenji is a very independent-minded dog. Despite its independent streak, the Baseagle loves being with its family and is friendly with other dogs. Basenjis and Beagles are intelligent dogs, and sometimes with one parent breed bringing independence and the other slightly stubborn, your Baseagle can be a little difficult to train. Many owners resort to food-based reward methods for training, but be careful as this hybrid tends to put on weight.

Needs and activities of the Baseagle

The Baseagle is a medium-energy hybrid of equal temperament thanks to the mix of the two parent breeds. Beagles, known for their mischievous and sometimes exuberant behavior, are great fun but can be difficult to manage, while the Basenji is a calm, intelligent and independent dog. Baseagle parent breeds make excellent family dogs who love children and are friendly to strangers.

Maintenance of the Baseagle

The Baseagle is a mix between a hypoallergenic breed and another non-hypoallergenic dog. The resulting hybrid may be less likely to disrupt allergies, but is not considered hypoallergenic. Maintenance is easy for your Baseagle, as this hybrid takes good care of its own coat. However, a weekly brushing with a dog glove will help remove loose or dead hairs, although many hairs will probably not exist. The Baseagle doesn't drool and, thanks to Basenji, won't develop a doggy smell. However, the Baseagle can develop a too-careful habit if not stimulated physically and mentally.

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