Cheagles are not considered to be very smart, considering that its parent breeds are both poorly ranked on Stanley Coren’s dog intelligence list. Owners may also find Cheagles a little stubborn towards training, as they prefer to do things the way they see fit.
Cheagles offer the best of both worlds when it comes to personality traits. However, this does not mean that they are perfect, unproblematic little angles that will be a dream to live with. Let’s just say you will never have a dull moment in your home, and you will love it.
Here is what you can expect in terms of temperament from your Beagle Chihuahua mix.
Cheagles take after their Beagle parents in terms of how loyal and protective they are of their human companions. This makes them fantastic guard dogs, despite their small size.
Speaking of size, Cheagles may be small but this does not mean they are cowards. The little doggies make up for their small build with their massive guts (figurative, of course). These doggies are not the kind to back down from confrontation or adventure.
Another awesome personality trait you have to look forward to with Cheagles is the fact that they are very lively. These doggies have high energy levels, which they will always find a way to expend.
If you would like a bit of peace in your home, we recommend you start obedience training early and stick to the Cheagle’s exercise routine.
Cheagles may be smart but they are not always easy to train including potty training. This is because they can be stubborn and easily distracted especially if your training sessions are long and there are no rewards involved.
Mistrusting Of Strangers
Cheagles take after the Chihuahua, in terms of their general mistrust towards strangers. In fact, they can be quite aggressive, especially if they feel threatened. However, this is a problem that you can easily solve by socialization training.