Beagle Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Beagle Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Breed Info Summary

Breed Suits: Families with young and older children, active lifestyles, companionship

Shedding/Non-Shedding: Moderate

Size: Medium


The beagle is a short, hardy dog breed originally bred for rabbit hunting. They were also known as 'pocket beagles' because of their tendency to hunt in huge packs of dogs.

Due to their stubborn attitude, hunter instincts, and high energy level, Beagles can be challenging to teach. They are scent hounds who are very food-driven.


Beagles are gentle, affectionate, and amusing.  People who own Beagles spend a lot of time attempting to outsmart their dogs, and they frequently have to rely on food rewards to entice their dogs into obedience.

When they're young, the Beagle, like all dogs, needs early socialisation – exposure to a variety of people, sights, sounds, and experiences. Your Beagle puppy will grow up to be a well-rounded dog if he or she is socialised. Beagles are known to get along well with other pets and children. They are happy dogs who enjoy being petted.

Pros and cons to consider


  • Beagles are people-oriented dogs
  • Friendly to other pets
  • Easy to groom
  • Great family dog


  • Natural barkers
  • Stubborn nature
  • They love food a little “too much”

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