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.
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.
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.
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.