This dog is a happy, family dog that makes a great pet for children. It may bark, bay, and howl.
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 Details & Traits
Weight: 18-30 lb
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Adventurous, Loving, Scenthound, Sociable,
Common Health Concerns for Beagle:
- Cherry Eye
- CPRA-Central Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Hip Dysplasia
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Patellar Luxation
Less Common Concerns for Beagle:
- KCS-Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
- Umbilical Hernia
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