Breed At A Glance: Beagle - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Beagle



    • Lifespan: Typically 10-15 years
    • Size: Medium (Two sizes: Under 12 inches and 12-15 inches at the shoulder)
    • Maintenance Level: Medium
    • Shed Level: Moderate
    • Temperament: Curious, Friendly, Energetic
    • Friendliness: High
    • Barking Tendency: High (Known for loud, long bark and howl)
    • Coat Colours: Lemon, Red and White, Tricolour (Black, Brown, White)

    Best For

    • Families and active pet parents
    • Homes with supervision and space for activities


    • Medium-sized, sturdy build
    • Smooth, dense double coat
    • Floppy ears and long, wagging tails
    • Weight ranges from 10-15 kilograms


    • Known for their curiosity and tendency to follow scents
    • Loving and affectionate, good with children and other animals
    • Can be prone to wandering if not supervised

    Care Guide

    • Grooming: Weekly brushing, regular ear cleaning
    • Training: Can be stubborn; best with consistent, positive reinforcement
    • Diet & Nutrition: Measured meals to avoid obesity, no free-feeding
    • Exercise: Needs a lot of activities; enjoys walks, runs, and hikes
    • Ideal Environment: Active home with room to explore


    • Ear Infections: Common due to floppy ears; regular cleaning needed
    • Obesity: Prone due to strong appetite; careful meal planning required
    • Allergies: Environmental and food allergies possible
    • Cherry Eye: Prolapsed nictitans gland; sometimes requires surgery
    • Epilepsy: More prone than other breeds; may need medication
    • Hypothyroidism: Common in older Beagles; treatable with medication

    Additional Information

    • Feeding: Regularly spaced meals, slow feeder bowls to prevent fast eating
    • Training Challenges: Short attention span, scent-driven distractions
    • Grooming Needs: Moderate shedding, regular ear cleaning important
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, social and friendly
    • Intelligence: Smart but can be stubborn in training
    • Activity Level: Active, but may slow down with age
    • Name Origin: Possibly from French "begueule," referring to their howl

    Grooming Guide

    • Coat Care: Weekly brushing, regular baths every 2-4 weeks
    • Ear Care: Cleaning once or twice a month

    Curious to know more? Check out our Beagle Guide!

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