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One of the oldest breeds, the Beagle was used as a hunting companion by English gentlemen in the 1500s. A gentle, intelligent pack dog, the Beagle enjoys the company of other dogs and people. Friendly and cheerful, he makes a great family companion. An active breed, the Beagle needs daily exercise, but his short coat requires minimal care.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
President Lyndon B. Johnson owned three Beagles named "Him," "Her" and "Edgar."
Also Known As:
English Beagle
  • Size Small/Medium
  • Height 33 to 38 centimetres
  • Weight 8 to 16 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any hound color including tricolor, red and white, and lemon
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both