Beagle Breed Profile


Among the lovable traits of the Beagle is that they are gentle, sweet, lively, curious, sociable, brave, intelligent, calm, loving, willful, and a constant tail wagger.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great for children and with families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of the beagle is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight of this breed of dog is around 20 to 25 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to heart disease, epilepsy, eye and back problems, and chondoplasia. (dwarfism)

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Remember, this is a very willful breed of dog. Shedding is average, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog has a tendency to follow its nose on every available scent it can find, so when you have them out of the yard, its best to leash them.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is upwards of around $500 or more per animal. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog loves to bark, bay, and howl. This is the primary reason they are not suitable for the apartment or condo environment.

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