The Beagle is a small and compact dog breed that makes a great companion for adults and especially for kids. He is very active and fun loving and likes to enjoy life. Sometimes he can be stubborn and require patience and creativity when being trained. He was originally bred to track small game like rabbits. Nowadays he is still used for this purpose in many parts of the world including the United States. The average height of a Beagle is 1 foot, 1 inch to 1 foot, 3 inches weighing about 18 to 30 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
The Beagle is one of the friendliest, gentle and playful dog breed that you can find. This was basically the main reason why Beagles became so popular all around the world unlike some other dog breeds. He makes a good watchdog and will always let you know when strangers are around. If you have children this dog breed can be one of your best choices. Very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog. If you want to make your Beagle happy then you should keep him as busy as you can. Daily exertion is required and plenty of exercises like long walks in the park, ball games and any other type of energy consuming games. He loves to be surrounded by people that give him the attention that he deserves and he couldn’t be left alone more than a few hours a day as he will get bored quite soon.
The Beagle can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseverance you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.
To be honest, the Beagle is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Beagle, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
Dogs of similar size and purpose to the modern Beagle could be found in the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece. The modern Beagle was developed by Philip Honeywood in Essex back in 1830. There was a high risk of extinct in the year 1887 when only 18 packs of Beagles could be found in England. By the year 1902 the number of Beagle packs had risen to 44 and there was no longer any threat of extinct.