Beagle Breed Characteristics
Beagles were bred to be hunting dogs. Because of their small size and incredible sense of smell, they were used to track down smaller animals. This is important to note because with hunting dogs, they have a natural instinct to prey. This behavior may come out in a playful way when you’re playing with toys and if they are playing with other dogs. If your beagle is properly trained and well behaved, you have nothing to worry about - but it’s important to note!
A common characteristic of beagles is their ability to escape. They are known to find clever ways to get out of their crates - we recommend ensuring all areas of your house are safe and secure, in case they do get out! And make sure your backyard is properly fenced. As a whole, beagles are very even tempered and are a very gentle and affectionate breed. This is what makes them such a great family dog. There will never be a dull moment with a beagle.
How Long do Beagles Live
Beagles have a long lifespan! They will live anywhere between 12 to 15 years. Some sources even say 15 to 20 years! Either way, this is a long lifespan for a dog! Of course many factors can affect this, but if they are healthy and happy they will have a long life by your side.
Do Beagles Shed
Beagles are known to shed a lot. They will shed all year long, with heavy shedding during the winter and springtime. Beagles require regular grooming to keep up with this shedding. The good news is that with regular brushing, you can tame some of this shedding and keep it at a minimum! We recommend at home brushing twice per week.
How Much Do Beagles Cost
While beagles are a very popular breed, you can still find them available for adoption. Because of talkative traits, many owners feel they aren’t the right fit and sadly, they will end up in shelters and adoption centers. Keep an eye out at all your local adoption centers if a beagle pops up! If you choose to go through a breeder, you will be paying on the higher end. Beagles are a very popular and desired breed and the cost can be upwards of $1,500. Please do your research if you go through a breeder to ensure they are safe and reputable!
Are Beagles Good Dogs
At the end of the day, Beagles are great dogs! They are extremely popular for a reason. They have an entertaining personality, love to cuddle, are super cute and smart! Families love adding a beagle into their life and have a companion for life. We love beagles and know you will too.
We hope this article helped you decide if Beagles are the right breed for you! Come back for all your dog questions, comments and concerns!