Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesBeagle Shih-Tzu Mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupCompanion, Watchdog, Designer
Bred ForFamily Companion
Life Span10-15 Years
Ideal Weight15-25 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal HeightAround 11 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeSoft, Silky, Straight
Common ColorsBlack, Gray,Black and Tan,
White, Brown, Tri-color
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToBeagle
Shih Tzu

Bea-Tzu is a small-sized dog breed that is bred by crossing Beagle and Shih Tzu. It is a hybrid that is slowly gaining is popularity as a companion dog among family. It makes an excellent companion for a family that is looking for a fun yet feisty pet.

Since Bea-Tzu is a small dog, it can adapt an apartment life as well. They do not need a big place for them to perform their regular physical exercise. It is a designer breed with a sweet temperament, loving and loyal, perfect as a family companion.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Bea-Tzu is mixed from both of its parents. It got the gentle, curious, friendly nature of the Beagle and outgoing, loyal, energetic nature of Shih Tzu. This mixed temperament from its parents makes the Bea-Tzu a unique breed.

Behavior: The Bea-Tzu thrive on the affection and attention of its people. They love their company and enjoy spending time with them. If they are left alone for a long period of time without any interaction with a human being, they become depressed and destructive.

Personality: The personality of the Bea-Tzu is dedicated, affectionate, intelligent, and active. They are dedicated to their people and form a close bond with them. They are very playful, active dog that enjoys dogs sports and other game with other pets.


Training Bea-Tzu is not a hard job to do as they are smart and quick at catching new commands and tricks. They tend to respond well to positive methods of training, so reward them with delicious treats and a lot of vocal praises. This will keep them motivated and focused on the training. Never be harsh on them and always train them with love even if they make some mistake.

Bea-Tzu taking treats
Bea-Tzu taking a treat from its master’s hand.
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Is Bea-Tzu Child-Friendly?

Yes, Bea-Tzu is a child-friendly dog that gets along with children very well. They are fun, energetic, playful natured that loves playing with kids. However, they need to be supervised as small kids might play rough and hurt them accidentally.

Guide your children and teach them to be gentle with dogs.


  • Bea-Tzu is not yet recognized by any major kennel club including the American Kennel Club.
  • The coat of the Bea-Tzu grows very fast.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Lens Luxation, Glaucoma
Cataracts, Hypoglycemia,
Vaccination RequiredCanine Distemper, Kennel Cough, Canine,
Rabies, Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 20%
Fat: 8%
Fish Oil

Bea-Tzu is generally a healthy dog breed with few possible genetic health problems.

  • Patellar Luxation: It occurs in your dog when the kneecap of your dog is dislocated from its original place. It is usually caused due to serious injuries that result in lameness. Take your dog to a vet for proper treatment.
  • Hypoglycemia: When your dog’s sugar level drops and become low, it faces hypoglycemia. There will be a loss of energy, consciousness, and even death. Give them a small meal several times a day. If the situation gets worse, take them to a vet.


Bea-Tzu puppy
Bea-Tzu puppy laying down.
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Cost: The average cost of the Bea-Tzu s between $400-$500 USD.


Height: The average height of the Bea-Tzu is between 11-15 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Bea-Tzu is between 15-23 pounds.

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