The Reagle is a cross of the Rottweiler and the Beagle, two well-known breeds that started as working or hunting dogs but are now more popularly kept as companions or pets.
The Beagle is an English breed, a small-to-medium scenthound that was used for ground scenting hare and excelled in slower-paced hunts. Aside from the Bloodhound, the Beagle is perhaps known best for its nose, and its restraint on the hunt. A docile pack animal, the Beagle easily becomes attached to its owner and will suffer separation anxiety if not socialized or left alone for long periods of time.
The Rottweiler is a medium-to-large powerful German breed that was used for farm and guard work. Calm and fearless, the Rottweiler is no-nonsense when it comes to work and shows strong territoriality and protectiveness in the presence of strangers. As pet and companion, the Rottweiler is an alert and self-assured animal, great for play with children and shows intelligence for a variety of tasks.
Reagle coat colors can be highly varied, although common for the Rottweiler is black with tan markings, and the Beagle almost always has a white base with markings of tan, lemon, red or black, the black often a saddle.
The coat is medium in length and hard, close to the skin and shiny or glossy when brushed. An undercoat may be present on the chest and thighs, and will be shorter and softer.
The Reagle is a mildly excitable, self-possessed dog that is as content lazing indoors as it is socializing outdoors with other people and dogs. It may require proper introduction and some time before it warms up to strangers, however, but once won over, it is a cheerful enough playmate, which makes it a poor guard dog. It is sturdy and gentle enough to play with children and can be delightfully clownish. It is affectionate towards its owner and highly loyal. It is not an outdoor animal and will not thrive if quartered outside, away from its owner.
Regular brushing will keep the coat clean and shiny. Constant bathing is not necessary, once a month or every other will do. The Reagle will not be a heavy shedder.
The Reagle can be single-minded and stubborn at times. Training is recommended as soon as possible, and reward orientation can help get the Reagle past distractions such as other dogs or unknown scents. Socialization from a young age ensures a peaceful co-existence with other pets and animals in the house.
Activity should be regular, but does not have to be high-intensity or exhausting. The Reagle will appreciate and benefit from leashed walks or play in parks, but it can take off after unfamiliar objects or animals. A fenced yard can better contain it, and tricks with treats such as biscuits or toys as reward will keep it happy.