Beagle Dog Breed Information


Beagle Quick Facts
Beagle
Breed Group: Hounds
Origen: England
Nickname: English Beagle
Weight: 16-38 lbs
Height: 10-16 inches
Color(s): Lemon, tri-color, black and tan, red and white, orange and white, or lemon and white, blue tick and red tick.


Beagle Appearance

The Beagles are small to medium-sized dog that is slightly longer than taller. The general appearance of the Beagle resembles a Foxhound in miniature, but the head is broader and the muzzle shorter, the expression completely different and the legs are shorter in proportion to the body. It has large, brown hazel eyes and a black nose. The drop ears are long, broad and falling to the side, and the tail is set moderately high and never curled over the back.

The Beagle has a muscular body, a medium-length, sleek, and dense coat. Beagles appear in a variety of colors. Any hound-type of coloring is acceptable including lemon, tri-color, black and tan, red and white, orange and white, or lemon and white, blue tick and red tick. Beagles are generally between 10 to 16 inches high. The weight can vary from 16-38 pounds depending on his height.

Beagle Temperament

The Beagle is one of the most amiable hounds. They are outgoing, friendly, always happy to see everyone, and greeting them with a wagging tail. They do not have a normal sounding bark, but rather a loud bay cry, that almost sounds like a short howl.

The Beagle loves to explore the outdoor and is an enthusiastic trailer. They are curious and have a tendency to follow their own noses and can be difficult to recall once they have picked up a scent are easily distracted by smells around them. Beagles loves food and are always hungry, so is good to feet them only the right amount to fulfill his daily nutritional requirement.

Is Beagle the Right Dog Breed for You?

Beagles will go well in an active family and is adaptable to most living situations. They will do okay in an apartment if they get plenty of chances to be outdoors. They are happy-go-lucky and friendly, making them a wonderful family pet. They are also favored for their compact size, short easy to care for coat, and excellent with children and other dogs. Beagles enjoy company, and although they may initially be unfriendly with strangers, they are easily won over. They make poor guard dogs for this reason, although their tendency to bark or howl when confronted with the unfamiliar makes them good watch dogs.

Beagle Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Beagles is around 10-15 years.

Beagle Health problems

The Beagles major concerns are intervertebral disk disease and CHD (Coronary heart Disease). They are also prone to glaucoma, epilepsy, CPRA (Central progressive retinal atrophy), cherry eye, cataract, demodicosis, chondrodysplasia, hypothyroidism and patellar luxation.

Beagle Care and Grooming

A Beagles hair is short, hard and flat coat of medium length with an undercoat of finer hair which will need brushed two or three times a week to keep it clean and healthy. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe with mild soap only when necessary. You should ensure that you clean the ears of the Beagle regularly to reduce the chances of infections.

Beagle Shedding

The Beagles are an average shedder. They will shed all year round.