The Beagle is a small dog that is full of life with an alluring receptive nature. This is also an independent dog that loves to follow smells.

Their desire for scents could well make it difficult for you on walks. The Beagle will ignore your shouts and calls when out on walks if they are on a scent trail.

Beagle Facts


Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       3 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         3 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 33 -40 cm (13 -16 in)

Weight: 8 – 14 kg (18 – 31 lb)

Coat: Short and dense

Colour: Tip of the tail is white with body any recognised hound colour other than liver

Lifespan: 13 years

Special Characteristics

The Beagle is very interested in scents and is independent and active. These small dogs are determined little characters that are very alert, always curious and very friendly.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs need long and energetic walks everyday. Their exercise requirements are high, if you love to walk then this is the dog for you.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Very affectionate towards their owners but are also independent.

Children: Are normally really good with children however there are a few exceptions.

Other Pets: Pretty good with other pets, be warned, they will chase them.

Strangers: Are always friendly towards strangers.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Friendly towards unfamiliar dogs, no problems here.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs can be difficult to control or keep track of on walks if you take them off the lead. If the Beagle gets on a scent or off on a chase they will be hard to get back. If they get bored they tend to bark and can get a little boisterous at times.

Health Risks

Not too much to mention here; eye problems, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, intervertebral disc disease.

Ideal Owner

You are going to have to enjoy long energetic walks and need to be rather easy going. These dogs are happy with an affectionate owner.

More Photos

Beagle on the grass with a tennis ball playing fetch Beagle standing up straight looking regal

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