Beagle

The Beagle is an easy dog to care for, with a short coat that requires minimal grooming. The Beagle’s friendly disposition makes them an excellent family pet, and this medium dog breed enjoys human company. Beagles possess a deep, loud bark, making them a good choice for a family pet which can act as a watch dog. Their high intelligence makes the very trainable, with Beagles used today in many working roles, for example as ‘sniffer dogs’ detecting narcotics, drugs and explosives. If you want your Beagle to live side-by-side with a cat, it will need to be exposed to one early one. Otherwise, expect your Beagle’s hunting instincts to kick in. They are known as persistent hounds, originally used to chase rabbits into quarries. You will find that your Beagle does require daily exercise and activity to keep it’s sharp mind occupied. This dog breed is known to be an independent thinker, so approach your puppy training in a firm and consistent manner. Beagles are known to get up to mischief, so ensure your puppy is given activities that will occupy its mind.If left idle, their ancestral role as a rabbit hunter may get the better of your Beagle, whose hunting skills have not diminished with age. This is why it is important to ensure that your yard is well fenced, or that you never let your Beagle off-leash in un-fenced areas, so that your Beagle puppy does not quite literally follow her nose! Beagles are solid dogs, and are recognized by the AKC as coming in two height varieties: either thirteen or fifteen inches.


Beagles are a member of the hound dog breed group.
Beagles’ eyes are either brown or hazel in color.
The American Kennel Club recognized the Beagle in 1885.
The cartoon dog Snoopy from the comic strip "Peanuts" Was a Beagle!
The most common color for a Beagle is tri-color (black, tan and white color combination).
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Group:

Hound

Size:

Medium

Beagles measuring more than 15 inches are disqualified by the AKC.

Height:

13 to 15 inches (33 to 38.1 cm)

Weight:

20 to 25 pounds (9.1 to 11.4 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

12 to 15 years

Origin:

Great Britain. During the 1500 the English used Beagles to hunt rabbits.

Popular Beagle Cross-Breeds:

American Eagle Dog - American Eskimo X Beagle
Bagle Hound - Basset Hound X Beagle
Be-Apso - Beagle X Lhasa Apso
Bea Griffon - Beagle X Brussels Griffon
Bea-Tzu - Beagle X Shih Tzu
Beabull- Beagle X Bulldog
Beagleman - Beagle X Doberman Pinscher
Beaglier - Beagle X Cavalier King Charles
Bocker - Beagle X Cocker Spaniel
Boglen Terrier - Beagle X Boston Terrier

Available colors:

Temperament

The Beagle is:

  • Adventurous
  • Alert
  • Friendly
  • Lovable
  • Sociable
  • Trainable

Health Concerns

Epilepsy, Obesity

Beagles are a generally healthy dog breed, but are prone to overeat.

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19-May-2011

Brendan

such a good looking and intelligent dog, love them! smile

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