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Beagle

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #5
Name Beagle
Other names English Beagle
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Hound (AKC:1885)Scenthound (UKC)
Size Small
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament FriendlyGentleIndependentIntelligentLivelyLovingSweet
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg) Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg)
Colors Black and TanTricolorRedWhite
Litter Size 2-14 puppies, average 7
Puppy Price Average $500 - $800 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 2 stars
Barking Tendencies 5 starsFrequent
Cat Friendly 3 stars
Child Friendly 5 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Exercise Needs 5 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.
Health Issues 3 starsHypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 3 starsRanking: #72
Playfulness 5 stars
Shedding Level 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
Stranger Friendly 4 stars
Trainability 2 starsDifficult Training: Training will be difficult, which might not be suitable for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it. Professional obedience schools can also be helpful.
Watchdog Ability 2 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Max Molly
02 Jack Daisy
03 Charlie Luna
04 Toby Molly
05 Buddy Zoey
06 Tucker Sadie
07 Cooper Gracie
08 Bentley Stella
09 Jack Katie
10 Milo Coco
Overview

The beagle should look like a miniature foxhound, solid for its size. The beagle's moderate size enables it to be followed on foot. It can also be carried to the hunt, and once there, can scurry around in thick underbrush. Its close hard coat protects it from underbrush. Its moderate build enables it to nimbly traverse rough terrain. The beagle's amiable personality allows it to get along with other dogs and to be a successful pack hunter. The beagle is noted for its melodious bay, which helps hunters locate it from a distance.

One of the most amiable hounds, the beagle was bred as a pack hunter and needs companionship, whether human or canine. It loves to explore the outdoors and is an enthusiastic trailer. Given adequate exercise, it is a calm, tractable house pet. It is an excellent child's dog, gentle, incredibly tolerant and always ready to join in a game or an adventure. It is an independent breed, however, and may run off if a trail beckons. It barks and howls.

History
 The Beagle (also known as an “English Beagle”) has been a popular rabbit-hunting English dog since the 1300’s (similar breeds may have existed as far back as 500 BC!). ‘Beagle’ derives either from the Gaelic ‘beag’, for ‘small’, or the French ‘begueule’, for ‘open throat’ (referring to the breed’s musical bark). Tiny versions of the Beagle, about nine inches tall, were bred to be carried around in the hunters’ pocket, or to be followed about on the hunt by children or the elderly. Beagles have been around in America since early colonization, and have grown to become one of the most popular American pets. Today, they are used for pack hunting a variety of game, such as Wild Boar, Coyote, Red Deer, and foxes. Their strong sense of smell and excellent temper make them popular drug sniffing dogs. Famous Beagles include Snoopy, Disney’s Beagle Boys, and President Lyndon Johnson’s Beagles.
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