Outgoing, Determined, Happy
The Beagle is a small scent hound, always looking for a trail to follow. This breed is smart, merry, even tempered, making them great family pets. They are excellent with children but prefer to be pack animals. They don’t enjoy being left alone. The breed was initially bred in England to hunt rabbits, and this “nose with four legs” is frequently used as scent detection dogs. Beagles can be strong-willed but respond well to food-reward training. This love of food can cause them to become overweight, so monitor their diet carefully.
For more on the breed check out the American Kennel Club.
The life expectancy of the Beagle is 10-14 years.
Size & Activity Level
The Beagle will range from 22-42 pounds and belong to the Hound Group.
They come in two sizes: 13 inches and 15 inches.
This is an active breed who needs long frequent walks during the day. A fenced yard is a necessity since he’s a wanderer by nature.
Care & Grooming
The breed is a chow hound who needs plenty of exercise to keep off the pounds. Their short easy-care coat is prone to moderate shedding, and their ears should be cleaned regularly.