Beagle Breed Information:
This dog breed is small, compact, and hardy, Beagles are active companions for kids and adults alike. Beagles are merry and fun loving, but being hounds, they can also be stubborn and require patient, creative training techniques. Their noses guide them through life, and they're never happier than when following an interesting scent. The Beagle originally was bred as a scenthound to track small game, mostly rabbits and hare.
Height: 33-40cm, Weight: 9-11kg
Beagle Life Span:
The Beagle is a loving, sweet, gentle and happy breed of dog. It is sociable, brave and intelligent. The Beagle is excellent with children and generally good with other dogs. Beagles are determined and watchful, and require patient, firm training. Beagles are an intelligent breed and like to please their masters but must clearly be shown what is required - owners must be firm and consistent. If one does not begin training early and continue with firm commands, then this intelligent and independent breed can be difficult to house break.
The Beagle's smooth short haired coat is easy to look after and will suffice with a good brush once a week. Like all dog breeds with floppy ears it is important to make sure their ears are properly dried after their bath and ears and eyes are regularly checked and kept clean and nails trimmed.
Beagle Exercise Requirements:
Beagles are a fairly high energy breed so they will require daily walks as well as regular cardio exercise such as throwing a ball in the back yard or park. If they are well socialised and outgoing, it is also a good idea to take them to parks or other pet friendly areas, where they can interact with other dogs and people - being a very social breed, they can get a little stir crazy cooped up at home all the time.
Did You Know?
The Beagle is a small hound that is best known for its usefulness in hunting hares in England from the late 15th century. The Beagle's ancestors however, have been traced back to 400 BC Greece, making it one of the oldest of purebred hounds.