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Origin England
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Other Names
What other names does the Beagle have? The breed also known as...
English Beagle
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Beagle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Beagle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Beagle gets to a happy place.

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General Appearance

What is the Beagle's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Beagle weigh?
Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg)
How tall is the Beagle?
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Beagle have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Beagle's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
How to groom the Beagle and how often?
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Beagle is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Beagles shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Beagles shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.


What kind of personality does the Beagle have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Beagle?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Beagle obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Are Beagles easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Beagles are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Beagle is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Beagles don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Beagles are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Beagles need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Beagles bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Beagles good watchdogs?
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog. They aren't territorial and protective about their property, so they won't alert you if they sense something different.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Beagle do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Beagles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Beagle to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Beagles are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Beagles good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Beagles kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Beagles get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Beagles are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Beagles get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Beagle can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Beagles have health problems?
Beagles are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Beagles live? What is this dog average life span?
12-15 years
Is the Beagle breed hypoallergenic?
Beagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Beagle have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Beagles require per day?
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Beagle need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Beagle more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Beagle's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Beagle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Beagle. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Beagle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Beagle have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Beagle have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-14 puppies, average 7


  • Grooming: Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Trainability: Beagles are easy to train.
  • Adaptability: Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.


  • Hypoallergenic: Beagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Barking: High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
  • Watchdog Ability: Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
  • Apartment Friendly: Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Territorial: Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.

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