Beagles are a curious breed that are also playful and friendly with a happy disposition. There are small to medium sized dogs with an average height of 13-15 inches and an average weight of 20-30 pounds. The life expectancy is 10-15 years on average.
On a scale of 1 to 5 ranging from independent to lovey-dovey, Beagles are around a 3/5 so they are reasonably affectionate dogs. This breed is excellent with children and gets along well with other dogs.
Standard colors in Beagles are a mix of black, tan, white, fawn, brown, and lemon with markings ranging in color from black and brown to tan and white.
The Beagle is a happy, easygoing, and loyal companion who enjoys company. The adorable face belies the fact that Beagles were bred as hunting dogs. But their loving, curious, and energetic nature makes them excellent family dogs.
A Beagle’s smooth and dense coat becomes heavier in the colder months and sheds once spring comes around. You can also expect some degree of shedding year-round. Experts recommend that you brush your Beagle’s coat once a week to remove loose hair and encourage new growth. You won’t need to give your pooch a bath too often unless he or she’s been in something messy.
Beagles are active and energetic dogs, so you’ll need to include a fair amount of exercise into their routine every day – at least an hour. Since they were bred in packs, they are happiest in company. Beagles who are left on their own without a human or canine companion for long periods of time can develop a destructive streak.
Training and socialization of Beagles is similar to other breeds. Treats work like a charm in training a Beagle. Patience is your friend and harsh training techniques can backfire with this breed.
There are no specific guidelines for a Beagle’s nutrition. You should give your dog age-appropriate high-quality dog food and watch the calories to avoid obesity.