The Beagle is a beloved dog breed known for its friendly, curious, energetic temperament and short, dense coat. Classified as a hound breed, the Beagle is a small dog with an average weight of 20-30 pounds and a height of 13-15 inches.
This breed typically has a 12-15 year life span and requires moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Beagle has low grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Beagle’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Beagle Breed Information
Breed Group: hound
Average Weight (lbs): 20-30
Average Height (in): 13-15
Life Expectancy (years): 12-15
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Coat Type: short, dense
Coat Colors: tri-color (black, white, and tan), red and white, lemon and white
Beagle Temperament and Personality
Temperament: friendly, curious, energetic
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires consistency in training
Exercise Needs: moderate
Grooming Needs: low
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, cherry eye, epilepsy
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.