Beagle Breed

Beagle :

General Information
Dog Name: Beagle
Dog breed Group: Hound dogs
Size Category: Small dog breeds
Height: Ranges from one foot, one inch to one foot, three inches (measured at the shoulder).
Weight: Ranges from 18 to 30 pounds.
Lifespan: Ranges from 10 to 15 years.

Brief History
The Beagle is has a varied history. It's theorized that these small dogs originated in Greece at around 400BC, but it is since their arrival in England that the breed has undergone the most changes. Since the fourteenth century the breed has taken on many forms including the extra-tiny Glove Beagle, the Pocket Beagle, the loud-mouthed Singing Beagle and the colorful Patch Beagle. In the eighteenth century the Foxhound overtook the Beagle as the hunting dog of choice, and so they were relegated working on farms around the UK. Nowadays, the Beagle is a popular companion dog in the UK and USA.

Dog Breed Characteristics

A. Protection Ability
Beagles are not aggressive dogs. They have no protective instinct and they are not visually intimidating. It is therefore unsurprising that they do not make the best guard dogs or watch dogs.

B. Ease of Training
Whilst traditional dog training techniques do not work with Beagles, they can indeed be trained. With a little determination and creativity, owners should be able to train their Beagle without too many issues.

C. Playfulness
Young Beagles are extremely playful and attached to their owners. As they get older, Beagles become a little bit lazier and will be content to laze around the house for most of the day.

D. Exercise needs
This breed is prone to obesity, and so it's important that owners get their Beagles to exercise. They are generally lively and energetic enough that when prompted, they will indeed exercise.

E. Adaptability
Beagles are happy living in large houses or small apartments, and they are very friendly to all they encounter. They cannot abide being alone for long periods of time, and may shiver during cold weather.