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Beagle Breed Profile

Beagle fact file

KC Group: Hound
Size: Medium
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Lots
Good guard dogs?: No
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Little
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.

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.

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.