Dog Breed profiles
Beagle Breed Profile
Beagle fact file
KC Group: Hound
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Lots
Good guard dogs?: No
Moulting level: Low
Jogging partner: Yes
An ancient English breed, Beagles have been popular since the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Excellent scent hound, working either in packs or individually.
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.
The Beagle should measure between 33-40cm and ideally weigh no more than 20kg
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.
Beagle Special 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.