Beagle

KC Pedigree, Small-Medium

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The breed's name is from 'bée guele', meaning 'open mouth' in French – perhaps a clue to this historic hunting hound and popular pet's love of vocalising!

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone who loves the sound of their own voice – unless you get the recall nailed, you'll be calling your dog a lot!

Not the best for ...

Someone who wants a 'Velcro dog'. When they get the hint of an interesting sniff, your loving, devoted Beagle will quickly forget who you are!

Aliases

English Beagle

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small-Medium
You could pick them up if you had to in an emergency.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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