Beagle

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The Beagle is a medium-sized dog very popular with French families. There are several types of Beagles, such as the Tricolor Beagle, the Bicolor, the Speckled, and the Plain. All of them have a harmonious shape. He is an attacking dog, facilitated by the soft curves of an otherwise sad face. It is very easily tamed. He possesses a good intelligence as well as a gentle character and wit as well as a lively demeanor. The Beagle is ideal for children, with whom it can play. He needs to exercise daily. In addition, his life expectancy is 15 years.

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Hair type Short
Origin Britain
Template Average
Head shape Rectangular
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 12 kg to 17 kg From 30 cm to 40 cm
Male From 13 kg to 18 kg From 33 cm to 41 cm
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History of the breed

Its real origins remain rather unclear . This hound has existed since Antiquity. Presumably originally from the UK, this breed is said to be the result of crossing the Harrier with other common British dog breeds . Nonetheless, France claims the origin of the Beagle claiming that it descends from French hounds that were introduced to Britain.

Thus, the Beagle is ideal for hunters, who appreciate its agility and speed . Moreover, in the 19th century, he was privileged to hunt hares in Britain.

His race is clearly defined at the end of the 19th century in Britain. However, it was threatened with extinction between the 2 World Wars, before it experienced a resurgence of form, driven in particular by its success across the Atlantic, both in the United States and in Canada . Thus, for many years, the Beagle has been considered one of the 10 favorite dogs of Americans.

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Physical features

Its hair : very short and very dense is endowed with a very great resistance against climatic vagaries.
Its color : is mostly tricolor, being composed of the colors white, black and tawny-vivid. But often it can be two-tone: either lemon and white, or light brown and white.
Its head : it is strong, but not very massive, with a muzzle that is not pointed and a really accentuated stop.
His ears : generally fawn or brown, they are large and fall on either side of the skull. Very rarely, they can be white.
Her eyes : charming and sad, they are small and nutty in color.
His body : very well proportioned, the Beagle has muscular and vigorous legs, which is important for a hunter.
His tail : big, long and very hairy. It is generally pointed in saber, even when it is at rest. It is when he is asleep that she falls back.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

Although a fearless hunter and endowed with an exceptional sense of smell, the Beagle is also an adorable companion for humans. Even though he has a tendency to run away, like any hunting dog, he can be very loyal , if properly trained. Very endearing, its liveliness requires a lot of space. Very intelligent , this energetic dog can live equally well in an apartment in the city or in the countryside. Finally, it is a dog who enjoys the company of children and other animals, especially his congeners. It is also a very good alarm dog in the event of an intrusion.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

The education of the Beagle can prove to be complicated, as it remains quite stubborn . What requires the most effort is to train him to correct his tendency to run away from an early age. Also, he must be taught not to ask for food, because this very greedy dog is having a great time. He must be guaranteed long walks when he lives in the city. He hates loneliness.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Beagle can live and flourish in the city, but its preferred environment remains the countryside , green spaces and forests. He loves nature and loves being surrounded. It adapts to most types of weather: whether hot or cold. If he lives in town or in an apartment: a small courtyard is preferable.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

Unfortunately, the Beagle is predisposed to certain illnesses such as hypothyroidism . He may also have problems with ear infections or ophthalmic discomfort. Be careful when the animal is not very active: obesity is a frequent case for this breed. It is also necessary to carefully monitor his ears , which are drooping, which may encounter some infections. Finally, his weight should be monitored, especially if he lives in an apartment or in the city, because he tends to gain weight if he does not spend enough.

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

Between 2 and 14 puppies: 7 puppies on average

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Herniated disc
Hypothyroidism
Meningitis
Obesity
Minor concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Lacrimal gland prolapse
Occasional concerns
Demodicosis
Patella dislocation
Otitis
Suggested tests
Hip
Eye

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends insurance for Beagle dogs .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 15 years

The life expectancy of a Beagle is, on average, between 12 years and 15 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

Apart from its need for regular outings, the maintenance of the Beagle is very easy. It undergoes a continuous and moderate moult.

For his hair, regular brushing intermittently is sufficient. After each outing, it is necessary to inspect its hair, legs, eyes and ears in order to detect any parasites. It is important to ensure regular brushing to reduce these losses and above all to make your hair more beautiful and cleaner on the surface.

The Beagle does not need to take a bath too often. As with all breeds, their nails should be clipped regularly to avoid the risk of cracking, which can cause pain as well as problems walking and running. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian.

His floppy ears should regularly (once a month) be treated with antiseptics . Finally, its teeth must be monitored so that tartar does not deposit there and that possible bacteria do not proliferate.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
Max € 500
1000 €

The purchase price of a Beagle is between 500 € and 1000 €.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
800 €
Maxi
900 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Beagle is between € 800 and € 900.

Name ideas for a Beagle

Male
Achille
Benji
Carambar
Trickster
Happy
Jack
Lasko
Pepito
Snoopy
Tango
Female
Abby
Beautiful
Candy
Elika
Fanny
Jana
Lana
Molly
Patty
Tina

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Food

The Beagle is constantly drawn to food . He should be taught not to claim any. Care should be taken not to leave any available or easily catchable. Beagles can eat continuously without stopping. So, they have this reputation of being food thieves . The daily ration consists of 40 grams of premium kibble per day. A ration to be given twice if possible. If a homemade ration is preferred, it should contain whole grains, meat and legumes. Care must be taken not to underfeed or overfeed this dog who has a predisposition to obesity.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

Because of its overload of energy, it is essential that the Beagle takes long walks , and that it has spaces to exercise. He is a gifted dog in many disciplines such as hunting, agility, tracking and scent detection.

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Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club

Others

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Owner’s words

Jedi, a 2 year old female, is stubborn, diehard thief, she would kill mother and father to eat. A truffle so developed that it is difficult to concentrate on anything else, especially when walking. Smart, affectionate with a crazy look and very adaptable. We take her EVERYWHERE and she knows how to be very small!

Julie N.

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Very affectionate, they are overflowing with kindness and energy. Long walks are necessary for them to flourish and channel them. Very gluttonous, they can be thieves to satisfy their desires. Extremely intelligent, they are very stubborn when the orders requested do not suit them, so education is essentially through play.

Very good hunting dogs, they are often runaways … But we forget all the faults when they give us soft eyes and stick to us for hugs.

Héloïse H. (Metz, France)

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FCI Information

FCI No.

161

FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1955

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