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Beagle Dog Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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Thinking of getting a Beagle Puppy? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Beagle is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Beagle live? 12-15 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? High

How big will my Beagle grow? 9-12kg 

Will a Beagle be suitable for my family? Beagles are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Beagle? Medium - large backyard is required

Beagle Temperament

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 very good with other dogs, given they have been properly socialised as a puppy.

Beagles are determined and watchful, and require patient, firm training which is best undertaken with a food reward. 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.

Beagle Health Issues

Hip Dysplasia: A common disease where a malformation in the hip joint results in the joint rubbing and grinding. This can lead to irritation, pain and impaired walking ability. 

Inter-vertebral Disk Disease: Abnormality in the cartilaginous disks that provide cushioning between the vertebra. This is a condition that can be aggravated if your beagle is overweight.

Obesity: An excess of body fat, generally due to over nourishment and lack of exercise. More common in middle aged dogs, indoor dogs, dogs that have been neutered and food driven breeds.


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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations,  you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.