AKC PuppyFinder: Beagle Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Merry, friendly, and curious
- Energy Level: Very Active; This quick, energetic and compact hound dog needs plenty of exercise
- Good with Children: Yes
- Good with other Dogs: Yes
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Weekly
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 13 inches & under, 13-15 inches
- Weight: under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)
- Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
- Barking Level: Likes To Be Vocal
- Breed Description
It's no surprise that one of the most beloved fictional dogs in America is Snoopy the Beagle. Your Beagle puppy will make an amusing and lively addition to the family. Bred for hunting, he'll thrive on daily exercise and being a member of your pack. Beagles are easy-going and friendly comedians, but they're also quick to follow their noses, which can lead to mischief. Give your Beagle pup lots of active play and you'll be rewarded with a loving and lovable pal.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1885
Breed History & Job Description: There are reports of hounds being used to hunt in England even before the Romans arrived in 55 b.c. By the 1500s, most English gentlemen had packs of large hounds that tracked deer, and smaller hounds that tracked rabbits. The smaller, more compact hounds were the first Beagles. Today, there are two types of Beagles: those under 13 inches high, and those between 13 and 15 inches high. They come in many colors, including lemon, red and white, and tricolor.
Beagles are generally a healthy breed. Some health issues include hip dysplasia and hypothyroidism, among others. Some Beagles may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of them are healthy dogs.
Read the Official Breed Club Health Statement.
Recommended Health Tests from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Ophthalmologist Evaluation
- MLS DNA Test
- Breed Club