Do you have a Beagle or are you considering adding a specimen of this special breed to your family? Then you have chosen a dog that, despite its cute appearance, can be a sly old dog. The Beagle is rightly enjoying increasing popularity. We have summarized the most important facts and information about your new darling here.
The Beagle is not a beginner’s dog, because he tends to be stubborn and can become a barker who does what he wants if badly trained. But if you train your Beagle well from the start, then you will get a lovable companion who likes to work with you and can also subordinate himself without any problems.
A clear advantage is the good tolerance of the beagle. He is a so-called pack dog, which means he was originally bred to hunt in packs. The Beagle therefore almost never has problems with conspecifics. He is also not a dog prone to aggression. However, it is rarely suitable as a guard dog. Most Beagles have low territorial demeanors and are more likely to welcome strangers (be they visitors or intruders) than to scare them away.
The Beagle is a medium-sized dog with a shoulder height of 35-42 centimeters, but it needs a lot of exercises and is also well-suited for dog sports. The Beagle especially enjoys nose work. Tracking or searching for objects is exactly what he likes.
The average life expectancy of a Beagle is 12-15 years, which puts the dog slightly above average. Unless the Beagle is obese, a healthy height-to-weight ratio coupled with nurturing and grooming should help him to a decent lifespan of up to 15 years.
The Beagle reaches a height of between 33 and 41 cm and a weight of between 18 and 27 kg. He is one of the smaller hounds. There is also a smaller Beagle type. These so-called “Pocket Beagles” only grow to about 25 cm.
The food for a Beagle should be composed in such a way that the dog is supplied with all the important nutrients every day, both through the dry and wet food. It should also be noted that a little exercised four-legged friend does not use as much energy as an active dog. In any case, a regular, balanced diet is ideal, consisting of both meat meals and dry food and in between vegetables such as carrots, low-calorie treats and offal such as tripe or beef tendons. Ideally, he gets his food twice a day and always at the same time.