Beagle
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Appearance

The Beagle has a smooth, somewhat oval skull; a medium-length, square-cut muzzle;
a black, gumdrop nose; large, hound-like hazel or brown eyes; long, velveteen, low-set
ears (big), turning towards the cheeks slightly and rounded at the tips; a
medium-length, strong neck without folds in the skin; a broad chest narrowing to a
tapered abdomen and waist; a short, slightly curved tail; an overall muscular body; and
a smooth, hard coat.

Temperament

The Beagle has a very good temper and gentle disposition. Beagles are intelligent, but
are stubborn and may be hard to train due to their strong will, which is common in the
breed because of its curiosity (especially for scents). However, if a newly-acquired
puppy has a dominant master in control, they can be easy to train and can obey basic
commands. They are an especially loyal breed and are very friendly. They are excellent
with children (puppies especially) and can even play with toddlers.

History

Beagles are scent hounds used primarily for tracking deer, bear, and other game. They
are a loyal breed and most often very well tempered. Beagles love exercise and being
around people. Beagle-type dogs have existed for over 5 centuries, but the breed as
popularly known was developed in the United Kingdom about 150 years ago.
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13-16 inches
High, Bark to Alert
Medium
10-12 Years
Short and dense, weatherproof
Low
United Kingdom
White, black, red, tan, lemon and blue
High
Gentle and lovable
20-25 pounds
High