The Beagle is, by nature, a
hunting dog. The instinct to hunt goes back many, many generations. However, with this being said, the majority of owners do not hunt with their dog. They choose this breed because of appearance and personality. When choosing a dog, one must not only think about themselves, but also think about if they can offer the dog the type of environment that he or she will be happy in.
It is true that this breed, in general, loves to run. They also like to explore, go for long walks and are happy when they are able to sniff around to follow outdoor scents and see where it leads them.
On the other side of the coin, is the fact that the Beagle has a heart of gold and is very loyal to his or her owner. They bond closely with their human family members when living indoors as part of the family.
While it does help to have a large, fenced in yard for the dog to play and run around in, it is not a "must have" if you take certain steps. And it should be noted that many apartments and flats are larger than some houses. With this said, no matter what the size of your indoor living facilities, the Beagle is medium sized dog and will do just fine in an apartment if you offer him enough exercise and set up things properly for him.