Beagle is a happy, curious, shorthaired hound. A great companion dog. An eager hunter in the field.
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Beagle | Profile
|Size||Small Dog Breed|
|Life Span||11 – 15 years|
|Height||13 – 16 inches|
|Weight||20 – 23 Pounds (9 – 10 kg)|
|Coat||A close, hard hound coat|
|Color||Black, tan and white, red and white, or pale tan and white. White feet and tail tip|
Beagle | Character
|Trainability||Easy to Train|
|Energy level||Very High|
Beagle | Overview
The beagles look like a miniature foxhound, reliable for its size. They are favored for their compact size and short easy to care for coat. Beagles are happy-go-lucky and friendly, making them a wonderful family pet and successful pack hunter. Its moderate build enables it to nimbly traverse rough terrain. The beagle is noted for its melodious bay, which helps hunters locate it from a distance.
One of the most amiable (Friendly) hounds, the beagle was bred as a pack hunter and naturally enjoys the company of other dogs and humans. Curious, it loves to explore the outdoors and is an enthusiastic trailer. It is an excellent child’s dog, gentle, incredibly tolerant and always ready to join in a game or an adventure. It is an independent breed, however, and may run off if a trail beckons. It barks and howls.
His hunting ability, combined with a merry personality, has made the Beagle one of the most popular dogs in the United States. Frequently ranked in the top ten.
Beagle | Health & Care
The beagle needs daily exercise, either a long walk on leash or a romp in a safe area. It can live outdoors in temperate climates as long as it is given warm shelter and bedding. It is a social dog, however, and needs the companionship of either other dogs or its human family; as such, it is usually happiest if it can divide its time between the house and yard.
- Major concerns: intervertebral disc disease, CHD
- Minor concerns: glaucoma, epilepsy
- Occasionally seen: deafness, hemophilia A, cataracts
- Suggested tests: hip, (eye)
Beagle | History
In the 1500s, most English gentleman had packs of hounds. Hare hunting had become a popular sport. Larger hounds tracked deer, while smaller ones went after rabbits. These were the first Beagles. The origin of the name “Beagle” may have been derived from French term “be’geule” meaning “open throat” in reference to the breed’s melodious bay when in pursuit of game, or from the Celtic, Old English or Old French words for “small.”
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