Medium Size

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!


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!


English Beagle

Cross between



United Kingdom


Average size - could pick 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.


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


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

Life expectancy

13 years

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