Dog Breed Profile: Beagle

Dog Breed Profile: Beagle

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In this blog post, we talk about the Beagle dog breed profile. Read about their personality traits, nutritional needs, grooming requirements, and physical exercises. 

Beagle Breed Profile

Country of Origin  Ancient Greece (5th Century),
then America (11th Century)
Height*  Variety 1: Less than 13 inches
Variety 2: 13 to 15 inches
Weight  9 to 14 kgs (20-30 pounds)
Coat Color  Black or brown with a mix of white
Life Expectancy  10 to 15 years

*Beagle has 2 varieties.

Personality Traits

Beagles are small, hound breed dogs that have squarely built bodies and a long head with ears closely hanging down the head.

They have large, brown or hazel eyes. The body is long; and the legs are comparatively shorter but strong.

They possess a smooth, short-haired coat all over the body. Beagles are a loving, intelligent, and a social breed.

However, because of their hunting instinct, they must always be accompanied by a human.

Nutritional Needs

Beagles require a high-protein diet to support their active lifestyle.

They should be fed according to their age (puppy, adult, or senior) and energy levels.

As they are prone to gain weight easily, it is necessary to understand their calorie intake to maintain optimum weight.

Treats can be an important aid in training, but overindulgence can cause obesity.

Beagle Dogs

Grooming Requirements

Beagles have a smooth, dense, and waterproof coat that is easy to care for.

As they have a thin hair coat, weekly brushing with a medium-bristle brush, a rubber grooming mitt or tool, or a hound glove will remove the loose hair and promote new hair growth as well.

They can be bathed occasionally, unless they are particularly messy; but their nails should be trimmed regularly.

Physical Exercise

Beagles are active and energetic dogs, and need at least an hour of exercise every day.

They were bred to work in packs and are happiest when they have company.

As they possess a strong hunting instinct and might run away if they smell anything unusual, Beagles should always be taken for a walk on a leash.


Follow these tips and be a better beagle breeder for your pet!

Source: All About Pets. Breed Profile: Beagle. 2020;1(1):3.

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