Everything you need to know about Beagles

Life Expectancytypically 12+ years
SheddingShort length with moderate shedding

Beagles are typically energetic dogs. They have long ears with rounded tips and a short, dense coat. There are lots of standard Beagle colours including black, tan, lemon and white.

There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Beagles, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving.

Thinking about giving a Beagle or Beagle cross a forever home? Here are some Beagle facts that might help you decide.

Caring for Beagles

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Beagle.

Caring for your chosen breed

Health issues

Before you give any type of Beagle or Beagle mix a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.

To find out more about potential health ...

How much food does a Beagle need?

The amount of food a Beagle needs depends on their:

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight.  

You can use the information on dog food packets as a guide, ta...

How much exercise does a Beagle need?

Beagles are typically high-energy dogs who need lots of exercise to keep them physically and mentally healthy. Lots of Beagles enjoy scent games.

They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to ...

How much grooming does a Beagle need?

Although Beagles have short fur, they do shed so you'll need to brush them occasionally. Beagles often love to explore, so they may get muddy or dirty and need to be washed.

To help your dog feel comfortable wit...

What size crate do you need for a Beagle?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to:

  • sit and stand up at their full height
  • turn around without touching the sides
  • lie down fully stretched out
  • comfortabl...

Beagle behaviour and training

Even if you think you know about Beagles, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.

Training your chosen breed

What’s the temperament of a Beagle?

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own personality and prior experiences. So, every Beagle temperament is different.

As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They de...

Are Beagles easy to train?

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s treats, toys or lots of praise, training with ...

Are Beagles good with children?

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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