Beagle

Bred for hunting hare, pheasant, and quail, Beagles have an amazing sense of smell. With a great temperament, Beagles are popular family dogs.
Beagle

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

13 Inches

WEIGHT

18-30 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12–15 years

Beagle Information

A scent hound, the Beagle was originally bred for hunting hare, pheasant, or quail. This breed adapts to many different environments and lifestyles, if not all.

Beagles have one of the best senses of smell amongst all dogs.

The Beagle looks like a small English Foxhound. Beagles have a very sleek and shorthaired coat.

Beagle Exercise Needs

Regular exercise should be maintained for Beagles to avoid obesity — something they are prone to. Beagles have great stamina but don’t need to be worked hard to rest.

Beagle Training

If properly trained, the Beagle should listen however, if not trained properly, ignoring is a big problem.

Beagles are easily distracted and can be challenging to train but respond well to food rewards and positive reinforcement.

Beagle Grooming

The Beagle has a hound-type coat of medium length making grooming relatively easy for this breed.

Beagles require daily brushing to remove any dead or loose hair.

Beagle Health

The ears of this breed should be cleaned on a regular basis, as this breed is prone to painful ears or ear infections. Known health conditions include Beagle Pain Syndrome (Meningitis), IgA Deficiency, Patellar Luxation, IVDD, and Demodectic Mange.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Any True Hound Color (tricolor)

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

Once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

More than an hour per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Beagle Pain Syndrome (Meningitis), IgA Deficiency, Patellar Luxation, IVDD, Demodectic Mange

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