16 Things You Need To Know About Owning A Beagle

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.

#1 How Long Does a Beagle Live?

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.

#2 How big do beagles get?

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.

#3 What food for Beagles?

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.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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