This dog is a happy, family dog that makes a great pet for children. It may bark, bay, and howl.

Breed Overview

As a scenthound originating in England in the 1300s, the Beagle's main purpose was to trail rabbits. The name beagle comes from old French words meaning “open throat” referring to their bay, or howl. They are considered to be one of the most amiable of the hounds. They require companionship, human and canine alike, and are enthusiastic about being outdoors and exploring. With regular exercise, it can be a calm house pet that is excellent and gentle with children. Ideal human companions would be singles, seniors, suburban families, apartment dwellers, and those who enjoy the outdoors. They are very easy to maintain when it comes to grooming; very minimal brushing is required.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 13-15"
Weight: 18-30 lb
Lifespan: 12-15 years

Breed Traits

Adventurous, Loving, Scenthound, Sociable,

Similar Breeds

Basset Hound


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