Beagle puppies and dog breed review
Beagle puppies and dogs are one of the most identifiable breeds – thanks to their distinctive size, shape and colouring.
Beagles are part of the hound group and similar in appearance to foxhounds.
Small to medium in size, the beagle breed is a popular choice of pet because of their characteristics.
Beagles are stout and sturdy and usually grow to between 30 and 40cms.
They have square, medium muzzle and wide pendant ears.
The most common colouring is the tricolour of white, black and light brown but several other colours appear in the breed.
The beagle’s bark and how they sound is very distinctive, particularly when they are on the hunt.
Beagles are energetic and have plenty of stamina so need a good exercise regime. A daily walk is a minimum requirement.
Beagles enjoy plenty of space, so ideally owners will have a large fenced garden, but as long as they get plenty of exercise, Beagles are usually comfortable in smaller homes.
Their short fur is relatively easy to look after with regular brushing and a bath every couple of weeks.
Beagles are popular pets because of their gentle and sociable nature.
Beagle puppies are, of course, adorable and they grow to be single-minded and intelligent adults.
Their intelligence means good training is rewarded and indeed essential so that bad habits don’t develop through boredom.
Beagles are child-friendly and their energy means they’re never too tired to play.
Because of their hunting pedigree, they do not mix well with other pets that aren’t dogs, so be very wary about introducing a Beagle to a home if you have a cat or rabbit.
Beagles should always be kept on a lead to prevent them disappearing in search of game.
Another reason behind Beagles’ popularity is their good health. There are few hereditary medical problems, though some bloodlines have a history of epilepsy and heart disease.
The life expectancy of a Beagle is from 12 to 15 years.