The Bea-Tzu, also known as a Beazu and Shigle, was developed by crossing the Beagle and the Shih-Tzu breeds. This breed is a small to medium sized dog with short front legs, broad head, droopy ears, round, brown eyes, and a heart-shaped nose. Their muzzle is shorter than the Beagle. Their slim and short body, along with the long, curved tail, is covered with medium to long straight fur. Their coat can be black, white, brown, cream, gray, black and tan, or tricolor.
Noted for its loving, compassionate, loyalty, and commitment to its family, the Bea-Tzu has a great personality and gets along well with everyone. Because of this, they make great companion dogs and are a great choice for homes with children and are good with fellow pets. Due to their protective instinct, it also makes them a good watchdog. They are fairly active, and their level of adaptability is moderate. With enough exercise, the Bea-Tzu can do well in an apartment. They love to play and enjoy the view of other animals during playtime in order to stay entertained.
Bea-Tzus can make great indoor pets if provided with lots of fun and playtime. This breed is playful, energetic, and should ideally have at least a small yard in which they can play. Brush them about three times a week and bathe them when needed. Also, getting your dog groomed once in 7 or 8 months by a professional is also recommended.
Being a clever and intelligent breed, the Bea-Tzu should pick up training very easily. While some might display signs of stubbornness inherited from its Shih-Tzu lineage, it will most likely learn to adapt quickly. Due to their affectionate nature, they are usually well behaved and are always willing to please their masters. As with other breeds, begin training soon after owning them. Training at a young age should include socialization, crate, housebreaking, and obedience training.
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