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
Origin: Ancestors date back to Ancient Greece, the modern Beagle was developed in Britain
Origin of Name:
Beugler, a french term meaning "to bellow"
Adult at 18 months; may still show puppy-like tendencies