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Beagle


Other Names

English Beagle

History

Beagles are a breed of hound and have been loosly traced back thousands of years. Beagle was a term used for smaller hounds hundreds of years ago. They became popular in England and the United Kingdom, the first pack was formed in Essex. Beagles were brought to the United States some time before 1840 and were used for hunting. They have been popular ever since.

Appearance

Sturdy hunting dog, small to medium size, square body, looks like a smaller Foxhound with a shorter muzzle

Color and Coat

A hard medium length coat. Colors can vary greatly and the classic colors are white, black and brown. Other colors can include red, orange, lemon, liver, etc.

AKC Group

Hound

Height

Two varieties - 13 inch and under, and 15 inch for 13-15 inch Beagles

Activity Level

High

Tempermant

Merry personality, friendly, great family companions, curious, gentle, intelligent, can be hard to train

Other Facts

The Beagle is one of the most popular dogs in the United States. Snoopy from the "Peanuts" comic is one of the most famous Beagles. This breed has one of the best senses of smell for any dog. Beagles have been referenced in writing for centuries and have appeared in many films and television shows.
 
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