Beagle Labrador mixed dogs can live for 10 to 15 years.
This is more or less similar to the Beagle lifespan but slightly longer than what you would expect from a Labrador Retriever. This is because the mixed breed status of the Beagador makes it a healthier and hardier breed than either parent.
However, this is not to say that they are completely invulnerable to illnesses. Here are some common health issues that your Beagador may have.
Progressive retinal atrophy
Progressive retinal atrophy is a life changing condition for Beagadors. It is characterized by continuous and irreversible loss of vision in both eyes.
Some of the signs you may notice in your dog include bumping into objects, visible anxiety during activity, and even complete avoidance of activities.
Hip dysplasia is common in large dogs like the Labrador Retriever and may be passed on to the Beagador mix. The condition is as a result of an abnormally formed hip socket which leads to incomplete joining of the hip bone.
The resulting joint unit is usually weak and unstable which affects the dog’s agility and may even compromise mobility in case it progresses to arthritis.
Hypothyroidism is a condition where the Beagador may produce inadequate levels of thyroid hormones. This leads to all sorts of metabolic issues resulting in cold intolerance, sleep disturbances, and weight gain.
Speaking of weight gain, Beagadors are also prone to developing obesity. This may come as a bit of a surprise considering how active the dogs are.
However, in cases where they have musculoskeletal issues or they simply do not get enough time to exercise properly, excessive weight gain is a real possibility.