Beagle Dog Breed Overview
A typical Beagle dog height averages between 13 and 16 inches at the shoulder. They have a square shaped muzzle, rounded ears, slightly curved tail and rounded paws. They have a hard, sleek coat that is very weather resistant. The Beagles most common color is tricolor white, brown and black. Some combination’s of white, yellow, orange and red are also common.
The Beagle dog history has evidence that goes back to the 1500s. In England hunters would take packs of these dogs out for hunting as they work well as a team or on their own. It is thought that this breed has come from the Harrier and other English hounds. It was brought to America and has gained in reputation to become one of the popular breeds. Here we find the Beagle is more popular than in its native country. The National Beagle Club of America was formed in 1888. There is evidence that this dog was developed in 1830 in England. When it came to America it soon helped by injecting beauty into the previous hounds that had longer legs with weaker heads that previously were present. Snoopy from the comic strip “Peanuts” is appropriately the most famous Beagle to date.
This is a dog that loves to tracking, and you will have hours of fun fulfilling this need in your dog. While out walking your dog is better to be kept on the lead, because if he smells something he wishes to track, he is oblivious to all else, this includes you trying to call him back.
The Beagle dog is a fairly easy dog to groom only needing brushing weekly. Bath only when it is really needed. Check ears and eyes weekly for signs of infection.
Beagles are very active dogs indoors, but as long as you have enough space they adapt well to living pretty much anywhere. They would ideally like a yard in which to play.
You can find more useful information on this dog breed at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beagle