Boingle (Beagle & German Shorthaired Pointer Mix)

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Dogs have developed over generations to become one of the best companions around. They are helpful, loving and provide copious amounts of love to their family.

This is why buying a dog is such a big deal, and a huge commitment to make.

While a dog does bring an extensive amount of joy to people, their owners need to repay this with dedication, persistence, and patience. Being a dog owner is sometimes a hard job, but it’s never a boring one.

The Boingle is a relatively irregular, rare hybrid that we’ve only started to see more of in the past few years.

Because of this, there’s not a lot of history surrounding this crossbreed itself. However, by looking at its parent breeds, we can learn more about this particular canine.

The Beagle has ties to over 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece. However the beagle we know today developed in Britain during the 1800s.

It was used for tracking and hunting rabbits and proved as an incredibly effective companion. It is now today, the 10th popular breed in the United States.

The Pointer first originated in Great Britain in 1650. It was used to trace birds and other small game, for its owner to hunt.

It is said that it came to fruition throughout breeding foxhounds, greyhounds, bloodhounds and bull terriers.

When purchasing a Boingle, you can expect a smart, scent following the dog, that is loyal to its family. It will be loving, and protective of its owners.

It will love a run in the park and will need socialization and training from an early age.

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re interested in this breed. However, it can be difficult to know where to start as an aspiring dog owner.

To help guide you in your quest to bringing a dog home, I have constructed this as a blueprint to make it a whole lot easier.

This manual of sorts will outline the Boingle’s traits, costs, and life expectancy, as well as a slew of other things.

After you’ve done the reading, you will be ready to bring a Boingle into your humble abode.

Boingle: Before You Buy

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The Boingle is not the dog for an apartment.

It’s easy to decide that you want a dog, but not to prepare for one’s presence. You need to alter a considerable amount of things in your life, and it can be stressful.

However, it will ensure happiness with your future dog and your future dog’s happiness.

Things you need to prepare to include:

Dedicated space for your dog to rest, and play. If you have an apartment, the Boingle is probably not the dog for you. It needs a large amount of space, and preferably a backyard.

Time to socialize, train and spend time with your dog. Puppies need attention from an early age, so you have to make sure somebody is home frequently, or you need to alter your schedule to accommodate the Boingle’s needs.

Colour, gender, and spaying/neutering preferences.

How much does a Boingle cost?

Before you bring the Boingle home, you need to buy it first, and the price of a dog can be daunting.

They are often expensive pets and can push a bank account to its limits. The price of a dog truly is the deciding factor in what size dog you get, and the type of breed you get.

The Boingle is not a budget-busting puppy. It usually costs around $400-$500, which is considerably cheaper than both the $1000 price point of a Beagle, and a Pointer.

he Boingle tends to be a cost-effective alternative for those looking for a dog with similar traits to a Beagle or Pointer, and don’t have the cash to obtain one.

This is the price is about buying from a reputable breeder, adopting will be less, but will also incur a $175 adoption fee at most establishments.

How do I find a reputable breeder?

Here’s the hard part, you have to pick a breeder to purchase from, and there are thousands of them around.

Some are incredibly caring and compassionate; others are in the business purely for a cash grab.

It can be hard to determine the difference at times because you can never really delve behind the scenes and observe a breeder’s process.

However, there are some things you can analyze to determine the ethics, and professionalism of a breeder.

Some things a reputable breeder should supply for its puppies include:

  • Ample space that is clean and large enough to play, and rests in infancy.
  • A large amount of socialization, care, and attention to ensure comfort in the puppy’s mindset. It can be hard for a dog to assimilate, a breeder needs to help it.
  •  Frequent feeding, grooming, and exercise to keep the puppies healthy.

A breeder should also assist you with any additional purchases such as equipment and dog food, as well as some recommendations for future purchases.

Three little-known facts about the Boingle

  1. Its parent breed, the Beagle, was previously a favored pet of Queen Elizabeth I and former U.S President Lyndon Johnson.
  2. The Boingle has an incredibly powerful sense of smell.
  3. Its other parent breed, the Pointer, is said to have first made its way to the United States during the Civil War.

The Physical Traits of the Boingle

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The Boingle is an incredibly well-tempered dog.

The Boingle is known to have an incredible variety of physical traits. It is said that even that puppies from the same litter can even inherit unique features.

A Boingle is known to look either like a purebred Beagle, Pointer or a complete splice of the two canines.

Common physical characteristics include the Boingle’s tri-color coat, which is often tan, black and white. It is medium-sized, sturdy and masculine, with arched legs for support.

It has a long muzzle and medium-sized, soft ears.

How big is a full-grown Boingle?

The Boingle is classified as a medium to large-sized breed and can grow up to 20 inches in length. Although, they usually average around 16-18 inches.

This is considerably large compared to its medium-sized counterparts, and only further solidifies its acclaim as an incredibly active dog.

This is bigger than the 16 inch maximum of a Beagle but smaller than the 23-28 inches of a Pointer.

Weight-wise, the Boingle is expected to weigh anywhere between 40-60 pounds. This means it a considerably large dog, and should be watched around smaller children.

What is the life expectancy of the Boingle?

The Boingle is expected to live roughly around 12-15 years, which is around the average for medium-sized breeds. In comparison, the Beagle lives for 12-15 years, and the Pointer is expected to live around 12-14.

As a mixed-breed dog, the Boingle tends to inherit fewer health problems than that of its purebred parents.

Health is the defining point in life expectancy, and you need to watch the Boingle for any possible signs of health issues for it to live its fullest life.

Temperament, Personality and Behavioural Traits of the Boingle

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The Boingle is a loving and caring dog.

The Boingle is an incredibly well-tempered dog and is known to well around its owners, children, and strangers alike.

However, at an early age, it tends to be a little stubborn. To fix this, it’s going to need frequent obedience training from an early age.

Use positive reinforcement, not aggression, to teach it right and wrong.

The Boingle is not ideal for those who need to be out of the house a lot, as it suffers from separation anxiety.

This will result in holes being dug in the backyard, broken trinkets and a whole lot of barking. So at least one person must be home frequently to keep it company.

The dietary requirements of the Boingle

The Boingle eats quite a large amount for a medium-sized breed. It is roughly estimated that it will eat around 3 cups of food per day, which would result in around $40-$50 in costs.

However, its appetite can change on a day to day basis.

Regarding the food, you should feed the Boingle; it will enjoy a good dose of dry dog food and snacks.

However, its true favorite is meat, and it will chomp through servings of steak, chicken, lamb, and pork.

How much exercise does the Boingle?

The Boingle is an active dog and is going to need a lot of exercises to prevent boredom and distaste.

The Boingle serves as great jogging, walking and hiking partner, and is always eager to go rampant down at the park, or in your backyard.

It is estimated that the Boingle will need an hour of exercise a day, and around 10 miles of walking a week.

So if you’re an owner that can’t commit to a strict exercise regime, perhaps try looking at smaller lap breeds.

Health concerns and conditions of the Boingle

The Boingle is a dog that only needs irregular trips to the vet for check-ups on the blood and ears, as well as various other physical examinations.

Possible illnesses include:

  • Cataracts
  • Ear Infections
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Bone Cancer

ConclusionBeagle Point guide

Overall, if you can prepare a firm training and exercise regimen, the Boingle will be a loving, caring and fun addition to your family, and will serve as a great companion for over a decade.

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