Beagle Breed Profile

Beagle Dog Breed Profile

KC Group Hound

Size Medium

Good with children? Yes

Good guard dogs? No

Moulting level Low

Grooming Light

Exercise requirement Lots

Jogging partner Yes

Beagle Breed Profile

The Beagle is an ancient English breed, and have been popular since the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Excellent scent hound, working either in packs or individually.

Beagle character

The Breed Standard describes the Beagle as being "a merry hound...showing no aggression or timidity". They do maintain a strong hunting instinct and they are incredibly energetic and active.

Beagle size

The Beagle should measure between 33-40cm and ideally weigh no more than 20kg

Beagle health

Inactivity is a concern for the Beagle as due to their body shape any additional weight places undue strain on their joints. An average lifespan of 12-14 years.

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Beagle care

Be sure to clean his ears regularly as they are prone to infection. Due to their adventurous nature they often find themselves with scrapes and knocks so a working knowledge of canine first aid will come in handy

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.