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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Hound group.

Weight:

18-35 pounds (8-16 kilograms).

Height:

13-16 inches (33-41 cm).

Color(s):

Beagles come in many different colors, but tricolors of black, white, and light brown are the most common. Most colorings include a white-tipped tail.

Coat:

Beagles have a smooth coat of medium length.


Overview

Character:

Beagles are loyal, intelligent, and friendly. They like to play and are great with children. While gentle and happy, these dogs do tend to bore easily.

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom.

History:

Beagles originated in Great Britain and the modern breed is thought to have been established in the early 1800s. These dogs had appeared in the United States by 1840 and were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1884.

Name:

Beagle, English Beagle.

Temperament:

Beagles are even-tempted and are neither aggressive nor timid. While highly intelligent, these dogs are also stubborn. Beagles can be quite obedient, but they also become bored and distracted easily.


Care

Training:

Although very intelligent, Beagles have a stubborn and determined nature that can make training difficult. Also, even once trained, Beagles have a tendency to be easily distracted.

Activity:

Beagles do not tend to demand exercise, but this breed is prone to weight gain so regular exercise is important. These dogs have a high level of stamina but do not need to be exercised to exhaustion to get them to rest.

Ownership: Beagles make delightful companions for adults and children. These merry animals are friendly and playful, and are fun to have around. These dogs are prone to obesity and weight-related health problems so owners must take care not to over-feed Beagles.


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