Beagle adult standing in black and white


Beagles are active and attentive dogs, that make very loyal and loving family pets.

About the Beagle

When socialised and exercised well Beagles are good with other pets and children, which combine to make them a popular family breed.

However, it’s important to remember that Beagles were initially bred as hunting dogs and they can easily become distracted when out on walks. This makes Beagles one of the more difficult dog breeds to train.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 6, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Enthusiastic / Lively / Athletic / Friendly / Confident / Resilient / Determined / Alert / Intelligent / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of training
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Makes a great family dog

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