The Beagle was bred by crossing Harrier with many other English hounds around the 1830s. This breed was originally bred to hunt, and this is its forte. Beagles are versatile and are nowadays employed for various other roles in detection, therapy, and as family pets. The general appearance of the Beagle resembles a miniature Foxhound.

Height: 13-16 inches  Weight: 20-25 pounds  Lifespan:10-12 years


The Beagle is a small-sized, muscular hound with short legs and long, drooping ears. This is very active and energetic breed, always alert. One of the most popular dogs in America, the Beagle is one of the most beloved hounds. Beagles are charming and upbeat, never showing signs of aggression. However, this breed can show considerable stubbornness, so the training and socialization can be quite difficult. Comparable Breed: Basset Hound, Bloodhound.


The Beagle is extremely intelligent, always in excellent spirits, which makes him a great family dog. Dogs of this breed are ready to adapt to any environment and any lifestyle, they are happy to please their master. They can be difficult to recall once they have picked up a scent, and are easily distracted by smells around them. If socialization is conducted at the early age, Beagle gets on well with all the other pets, and he’s an excellent companion for children.

Coat / Care:

Beagles have a smooth coat of medium length. The most common Beagle colors are brown, black and white. Shedding is of medium intensity so the dog requires daily brushing to remove the excess hair. It is best not to bathe your dog, but simply clean it with a damp towel or a rubber glove. You also need to periodically trim the claws. Weight gain can be a problem in older or sedentary dogs, which can lead to heart and joint problem. This breed is prone to inflammatory diseases of the ears, epilepsy (but this can be controlled with medication) and dwarfism.


Beagles are very smart and eager to please. The only drawback is that they are single-minded and quickly lose interest in learning, so they need adequate obedience training. Teaching methods should be based on consistency and severity, nevertheless, the Beagle must always be treated with love and respect.


The Beagle is extremely vivid and needs strong physical and mental stimulation. These hunting dogs are driven by their nose, and long ears help them trap scents and keep them close to the nose. They can differentiate smells and remember them for the future. This is very hardy and truly tireless breed that needs long walks at least twice a day. Make sure to keep your pet on a leash. This breed loves to bark and howl, so he is not the best apartment dog. The most suitable environment for the Beagle is a house with a large fenced yard.

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