About how big will a Beagle/Rat Terrier mix grow to be?

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Barked: Sat May 14, '11 12:53pm PST 
One of our local rescues has a litter of them. They are 7wks old right now...all females and sooooooo cute. We might go look at them later today, but I need to know aproximately how big this breed mix gets. I know it can be hard with mixed breeds, especially not know about the parents. For reference, I've read that Beagle grow to be 20-23lbs & 13-15in and that Rat Terriers can be 10-13lbs (Miniature) or 13-18 (Standard) and 10-25lbs. Does anyone have experience with this mix? I don't know if it'll work, but I'm going to try and post a pic of the pups.

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Barked: Sat May 14, '11 4:59pm PST 
I knew a dog who may have been Beagle/Rat terrier and my terrier mix also may have been mixed with both those breeds but both dogs were rescues so no way to know for sure. The female I knew was about 18-20 pounds and my dog was 25 pounds and 14" tall.
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Honorary Kelpie
Barked: Sun May 15, '11 1:44pm PST 
Lilly, do they actually know what the parents were? A lot of time breed guesses for shelter puppies (especially if they never saw both parents) are WAAAAAAY wrong. If size is a really important consideration to you (like you have a clause in your house or apartment lease about it) I'd pass on any litter where you can't meet BOTH parents.


If you can roll- in the dirt, do- it!
Barked: Sun May 15, '11 5:35pm PST 
I know that shelters will tend to go for names of breeds that are popular (like Beagle) very what is more likely. For instance a Doxie mix will be called a Corgi mix as they are more popular. I am not accusing them of anything sinister. But that is the case.

It's so hard to tell with puppies too. I think they all look like little sausages. smile

You could ask if how the shelter knows the parents breeds because there may be reasons why they know them.