Beagle

Temperament

Beagles are affectionate, smart and energetic.

Characteristics

Beagles not only have an adorable face, but they are also generally loving and loveable, happy and companionable, making them great family dogs.

The Beagle is an intelligent pack dog who loves the company of other dogs and people. In fact, it was bred to work in packs, so they are happiest when they have company. A Beagle left alone for too long may get restless and destructive.

Although energetic, your Beagle’s specific exercise needs will depend on their age and health. Over time, you’ll get to know your dog and whether they prefer lots of exercise or lounging on the couch. They are known escape artists, so watch them outside. When on walks, it’s important to keep him on a leash, as his instincts are to run off and track if he catches a compelling scent.

As trackers, they love to follow their nose and chase balls or their favorite people. They also love to play, so teaching tricks and playing games are always hit with this breed.

Lifespan

10 to 15 years

Colors

Beagles are commonly tri-color (black, tan and white), but their coats also come in combinations of black, tan, red, white, brown, lemon, blue and redtick.