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While beagles are known for hunting, they also make for a loving companion for families.

  • Origin:

    Great Britain

  • Average size:

    Medium

  • Weight Range:

    Males: 10 - 11 kg

    Females: 9 - 10 kgs

    Height Range:

    31 - 41 cm

  • Lifespan:

    10 - 15 years

    Bred For:

    They were bred as scent hounds for tracking and detection.

  • Characteristics:

    Happy-go-lucky, intelligent but difficult to train, prone to separation anxiety, in-between aggressive and timid.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    Generally compatible with dogs and cats, very compatible with children.

  • Health Risks:

    Obesity, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia.

    Grooming Requirements:

    They need to be brushed once or twice a week and their ears need to be checked and cleaned routinely.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    They need an hour of exercise every day which can be divided into two 30-minute sessions. These sessions can be a combination or walking and running.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    Protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, minerals and vitamins.