The Beagle dog breed is one of the more popular breeds in the world. The first findings of the Beagle were from the fifth century in Ancient Greece. But these were not the hounds we know and love today.
On the way to the modern Beagle a close match was popularized in 15th century England and France. They achieved this popularity for their skill as hunting dogs. This was due to their great sense of smell and tracking abilities.
Is the Beagle for you?
As a pet, the Beagle is a great choice. They have a lovable personality and they aim to please their owners. While some can get vocal, with the proper training, they can be taught when not to bark.
The Beagle is the ideal pet for people with a lot of spare time or as a kid’s companion. This is because of their high energy and desire to be around their owners.
Based on these characteristics, we log the Beagle in at 8.5 out of 10 on our Athenas Pets Household Pet Ranker.
The Athenas Pets Household Pet Ranker takes into account several characteristics of each breed. Items considered are:
- Willingness to be Trained
- How Comfortable they are around People
- Ability to live in a Household Environment.
There are a few different color variations of the Beagle. The most typical is the Tricolor, which is Brown, Black and White. Other combinations include, Brown and White, and Red and White.
As far as height is concerned, the Beagles are typically in the 13 to 15 inch range. For weight, you can expect to see between 20 and 25 pounds. But I’ve certainly seen some that weigh far in excess of this due to a tasty, but unhealthy diet.
All things considered, the Beagle makes a great pet for the home. It gets along well in a family environment and with kids. If you’re into the great outdoors, it is also a fine companion.
Expect to involve them in your everyday activities and they will soon be like another family member. Check out other dog breeds on our list.