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Beagle Dogs

Thinking about getting a Beagle? Already have 1, 2 or more?   

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Interesting Facts
  • Alongside the Bloodhound, the Beagle has one of the best developed senses of any breed.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson owned three Beagles named "Him," "Her," and "Edgar."
  • Beagles carry there moderately-long tail like a flag above the back, providing a marker when they follow scents through tall grass.
  • This breed has a loud baying cry that used to be a delight to hunting horsemen.
  • Beagles are a loving and popular family member, but sadly this dog breed is used more often than any other in medical experimentation.
  • Because of their gentle nature and unimposing build, Beagle dogs are frequently used in pet therapy, visiting the sick and elderly in hospitals.
  • In June 2006, a trained Beagle assistance dog was credited with saving the life of its owner after using his owner's cell phone to dial an emergency number 
  • This breed has been among the top 5 most popular breeds for years.
  • The Beagle received official recognition by the AKC in 1885 and by the FCI on definitive basis in 1955

Breed Group: Hound - Read about Hound dogs
Purpose: Rabbit/Hare Hunter;  Scent dog; Family Companion
Weight: Approximate weight for 13” and under: 22 to 30 pounds (9.97 to 13.60 kg). Approximate weight for 13 to 15”: 25 to 35 pounds (11.33 to 15.87 kg).
Size:  Considered a medium sized dog. Most clubs recognize 2 sizes. Per the AKC & CKC (Canadian Kennel Club):
  • 13 inch: for those not exceeding 13 inches in height (33 cm)
  • 15 inch: for those over 13 inches in height but not exceeding 15 (33-38 cm)
With some other registries including FCI:
  • One size: 13 -16 inches (33-40.6 cm); both male and female
Life Span: 12-15 Yrs, 13.5 on average
Origin: Ancestors date back to Ancient Greece, the modern Beagle was developed in Britain
Origin of Name: Beugler, a french term meaning "to bellow"
Common Misspellings: Beegle
Maturity: Adult at 18 months; may still show puppy-like tendencies

Puppy... to Adolescent... to Adult

Time will go by quickly and before you know it, your little puppy will be a adolescent who understands commands & is completely that senior dog who needs will change. 

We cover all topics for you, so that you can stay informed...whether you just brought a Beagle into your home, you already have this loving dog as a family member or if you are thinking about bringing home one of the cutest canines in the world. 

Just look to the navigation which is in alphabetical order...So that you can read about the topics that are most important to you. 

This breed is a sturdy squarely-built, small hound that makes a wonderful family pet. This dog has a sleek, easy-to-maintain short coat, which can come in any hound color. Colors include such unique names as Bluetick, Lemon and Red.

The long, wide ears are one of the most famous features. The brown or hazel eyes have a characteristic pleading or sad expression, despite the fact that this dog is generally very happy, outgoing & friendly. 

This breed is known for its distinct bark, which is a howling. This can be controlled with proper training.  
Proper Grooming

This breed has a double coat of fur, which classifies this dog as having a medium coat; although one would assume that the coat would be deemed short. This is one reason why the Beagle sheds a bit more than single coated dogs. Attention must be paid to bathing with the correct shampoos to keep that fur healthy. Paying attention to the dog’s nails , ears, anal glands and teeth is very important, as well. Although you will be spared some of the extra grooming that a long haired dog requires, you should still prepare to take time to ensure that proper grooming is done. This is not only so that your dog has a nice appearance, but also for health reasons. See: Grooming.


We know how important it is to you to keep your canine family member healthy. Each breed of dog is more susceptible to certain diseases than other breeds. Keeping an eye out for the early symptoms of these health issues is a huge step toward a fast recovery. 

Possible health complications for Beagles may be heart disease, epilepsy, eye issues, back problems and chondroplasia (otherwise known as dwarfism.) Regular veterinarian checkups are vital. Learn about each disease that the Beagle is prone to. Learn how to keep your pet healthy with details of symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. See: Health

woman holding Beagle puppy
We are dedicated to the health and happiness of the Beagle breed and will always be here for your puppy, dog or senior.
What is This Month's Topic?

Check out our new Beagle dog topic, each month, something new for you in our Topic of the Month. Would you like for us to write about something you have been wanting to know about? Become a Member for free, suggest a topic & you can!

The Beagle VS Other Breeds
Quote of the Month:

"No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a wag of the tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes."  
That Famous Howl

Yes, Beagles are known for their howl; a type of bark that its hunting ancestors were known for. 

In fact, throughout the centuries, great care was taken to create a "perfect" hunting dog and that included one that could alert its masters from long distances. 

Now a family pet, most of us could do without that howling or baying And many owners are looking for ways to help stop excessive barking. 

While you can't completely silence a Beagle, many types  of unjustified barking can be controlled with proper training. For more detailed information on this, see Barking.

Important Dental Care 

Dogs will develop decay just as humans do if their teeth are not cleaned. Many dogs may resist having teeth cleaned; however with proper training you can have Beagles that actually look forward to this. Grooming time with your Beagle can be a great way to bond with your canine family member.

It is a fact that dogs can die from dental disease that is left untreated. Some dogs, when finally brought to the vet for a dental cleaning , will have decay that is so bad their teeth need to be extracted. Never believe that chewing on bones or hard dog treats will clean a dog's teeth properly. It will be a combined effort between proper home care and professional dental cleanings to keep your dog's teeth healthy. See: Dental Care
Biting Issues

There is a very clear difference between biting and chewing. In addition, Beagles must be trained specially for the cause of any biting or nipping.

Training varies depending on the reason. Some of the causes are: Boredom, Separation Anxiety, Play, and Puppy Teething. To learn more information on these issues, see Beagle Biting.

While either a male or female will be a wonderful canine family member, those who have females should be aware of elements such as the heat cycle, the facts about pregnancy and breeding that are specific for Beagles. You will find all of these topics here, so that you can take provide the best care possible. 

Beagle Poll

Read what other owners have to say about their Beagle dogs... See how you and your little buddy compare to others!

You'll read Beagle information regarding behavior, training, environment and more.
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Leaving Your Beagle Home Alone

Many owners worry about leaving their dog home alone. At what age can you do this safely? How do you train your dog if you need to be gone? What can you do to make your dog comfortable while you are gone and avoid any destruction to your home? There are ways to help your dog cope with your absence and there are many ways to train your Beagle to handle different situations.  The most important elements will be:
  • Plan ways to keep your dog busy
  • Use proper training techniques to help your dog cope not only when you leave, but when you return.
  • Set your Beagle up for success by offering the right environment
Learn more about Separation Anxiety.
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