The Beagle is loving, squarely-built, small hound, very much similar to the small English Foxhound. The coat is hard, medium length, easy to take care of, and it comes in different colors like black and tan, tri-color, red and white, orange and white, or lemon and white.

The Beagle has a small nose and full nostrils. Just like any other hound, the Beagle has a sharp sense of smell. When they are hunting, they do a distinct howl. The ears are also long and wide which assure him a good sense of hearing too. The tail is carried gaily, but straight up and never curled.

beagle They live up to 15 years old and a female can have from 2 to 14 puppies at once. The average female gives birth to around 7 puppies.

The classic measurements are: 14-16 inches (36-41cm) in height for males and 13-15 inches (33-38cm) for females. They weigh 22-25 pounds (10-11kg) males and 20-23 pounds (9-10kg) females. Also, the breeders tell us that there are two height classes, 13-15 inches (33-38cm) and under 13 inches (33cm).

beagle-pup These dogs are sweet, gentle, docile and very curious. They will immediately be in love with the family members, especially with the children. They long to be petted and appreciated. If they feel happy, they have a very active tail wagging. Calm and loving, they are also intelligent. They get along excellent with other dogs but not that good with other pets, especially with cats. They can get along with other pets if they are socialized with them when they are little.

Keep in mind that they are sometimes stubborn and have a mind of their one.

It is very important to allow this dog time to play and exercise. Also, they love to learn new tricks because they are extremely intelligent.