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UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin UK
Date of Origin 1300s
Height 33 - 41 cm (13 - 16 inches)
Weight 8 - 14 Kgs (18 - 30 lbs)
Life Expectancy 13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Beagles are compactly built hounds that are bold, active and have a lot of stamina. Their coat can be a variety of colours but the most common is the tri-colour (white, black and brown).


Beagles are amiable and alert, and rarely do they show aggression.


If you are considering a Beagle as a pet, consider the following points:
They are unsuitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for hot or cold climates
The are content to live and sleep outdoors
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Beagles are also known as:
English Beagle

Snoopy from the comic strip "Peanuts" is promoted as the world's most famous beagle.


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