At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 18 - 30 lbs.

Height: 21" - 25"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years


Also know as: English Beagle

Group: Hound

Origin: England

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: Dating back to the early 14th century, Celtic tribes used this breed for small game hunting.

Temperament / Behavior
The Beagle is gentle, lively and sociable.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hypothyroidism; atopy; epilepsy; glaucoma; progressive retinal atrophy; bleeding disorders; pulmonic stenosis

Special Needs
Exercise: The Beagle requires daily brisk exercise. This dog tends to adapt well to city and suburban life.

Grooming: The Beagle needs minimal grooming occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.


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