Beagle

INR 10,000 - 30,000
Breed Group : Hound Group
Origin : United Kingdom
The beagle is a dog, which is similar in appearance to foxhound. It is a small sized hound. The beagle is mainly a scent hound. It is very good with identifying smells, while hunting. It has a great sense of smell and tracking instinct. This makes it a very good detection dog. The Beagle is intelligent but single-minded dog breed. It is a good pet, due to its small size, temperament and lesser number of health issues. Though slow, it had stamina and an excellent scenting ability.

Although beagle-type dogs have existed for 2,500 years, the modern breed was developed in Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the North Country Beagle, the Talbot Hound, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier.

Dogs similar to the modern beagle were tracked in ancient greece, at around 5th century BC. In the very earlier times, small hounds were called as beagles. Miniature breeds of dogs similar to beagle were known as Glove Beagles, so named since they were small enough to fit on a glove. These Glove Beagles were popular in England during the reigns of Edward II (1307 - 1327) and Henry VII (1485 - 1509). Initially they were used for hunting purposes but their demand as hunting dogs declined due to their slow speed. But the farmers in England, Ireland, and Wales continued to keep these dogs to hunt rabbits & hare. 

With selective breeding done by different breeders, these dogs were improved in size & also became more attractive & better hunters. In the mid 19th century the breed started gaining popularity in other parts of the world. In the year 1884, the first Beagle was registered by American Kennel Club. Today, these dogs have become popular family companion dogs.

The Beagle has a good temper and gentle disposition. The beagles are amiable and there are very few instances (almost none) where it can get aggressive or timid. Beagles are very social dogs and enjoy company of other. Initially they may be distant or unfriendly with strangers, but they can be easily won over. These are naught dogs and are always busy trying to find something to explore. Their nose plays a much more dominant role over their brain. They get excited on getting a new & interesting smell, which can lead them to wander off, in order to catch the smell.
The Beagles are intelligent dogs but have a stubborn & independent thinking process. They can be difficult to house train. They are loving dogs & make good friends with everyone in the family, especially children. But they should never be left unsupervised with children, especially younger kids. Children must always be educated about, how to behave with dogs. Beagles can be very protective for their feeding bowls, so children must be taught not to disturb them while eating.
Intelligence - The Beagles are intelligent dogs but have a stubborn & independent thinking process.
Ease of training - Beagles are single-minded and determined which can make them hard to train. They can be difficult to recall once they have picked up a scent, and are easily distracted by smells around them.
  • Inteligence

    The Beagles are intelligent dogs but have a stubborn & independent thinking process.

  • Guard Dog

    They make poor guard dogs, due to their friendly behavior.

  • Good with kids

    Beagles are excellent with children and this is one of the reasons they have become popular family pets.

  • Good With other pets

    On proper socialization they generally get along well with other dogs.

  • Energy level

    They are high on energy & require to be busy with something.

  • Ease of training

    Beagles are single-minded and determined which can make them hard to train. They can be difficult to recall once they have picked up a scent, and are easily distracted by smells around them.

The Beagle is an active breed, which is generally healthy and happy, but it can get affected by some health issues. Not all Beagles get affected by these diseases, but it is good to know about them, if you are wishing to have them as your companion dog. The common health problems associated with Beagles are obesity, epilepsy, allergies, cherry eye, and hypothyroidism conditions. These can be treated or managed by local veterinarian if investigated and managed in time. Beagles are active dogs and like all active dogs they need sufficient exercise to keep their weight under control.
  • Exercise need

    Regular exercise is required as in its absence they can gain weight quickly.

  • Agility

    They are naturally agile dogs, but must be trained properly for off leash activities.

  • Tolerant to heat

    They are more comfortable in hot climatic conditions.

  • Tolerant to cold

    Due to their short coat they face difficulty in colder conditions & should be provided sufficient protection from cold.

  • Age

    Like other dogs of this size, the normal age span of Beagles is about 12–15 years.

The Beagle’s have an appearance similar to a miniature Foxhound, but it has a broader head and shorter muzzle. Its expressions are completely different and the legs shorter in proportion to the body. As they are smaller in size, it generally vary between 33 and 41 cm(13 and 16 inches). The Beagles weigh between 8.2 and 15.9 kg, with females being slightly smaller than males on average. The head is slightly broad with strong jaws.
The ears are long and soft, turning towards the cheeks slightly and rounded at the tips. The tail is held upright when the dog is active. It does not curl over the back. The front legs are straight and carried under the body while the rear legs are muscular and well bent at the stifles.
  • Shedding

    Beagles are average shedders and have short hair.

  • Colour

    The beagles are mostly found in tri-colour comprising of a black saddle (the area across the back), white legs, chest, belly, and a white tip on the tail, and tan on the head. They are also found in another combination of red and white in an Irish spotting pattern on the face, neck, legs and tip of the tail.

  • Size

    The Beagle stands at an average height of 13 to 16 inches (33-41 cm) at the withers.

  • Coat type

    The Beagle has a medium-length, smooth & dense coat.

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