Other name: English Beagle

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Life expectancy

The Beagle has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 13 and 16 in
Male Between 13 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 26 and 37 lb
Male Between 29 and 40 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown
Type of coat
Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Beagle costs between £650 and £1300

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More details about the Beagle

Beagle: Origins and history

The Beagle is a dog from Great Britain, recognized in the 16th century under the reign of King Henry VIII and particularly appreciated by his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, who possessed a whole pack of Beagles. Their lineage is rather vague: some say the beagle’s ancestor is the Artois Hound, others the Foxhound. The most likely theory is that this dog is the result of a cross between the Harrier and other British standard dogs. It is a breed originally developed for hunting; specifically, hare hunting. Since the 17th century, Beagles have been crossed with Beagle-Harriers to make even faster dogs, resulting in the ones you know today. 

FCI classification of the Beagle

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Beagle

This is not an easily trainable dog, and he is not particularly docile. His very energetic and determined temperament can be a hindrance to his education. However, a firm and early education along with the development of a strong relationship between him and his master will likely make him more cooperative.
If the needs of this dog are met and a relationship based on trust is built upon, he will cooperate without great difficulty and even learn fun tricks for the delight of young and old companions.

Beagle: Purchase price

On average, the purchase price of a Beagle pup is between £650 and £1300. The price often varies according to the lineage, the breeding, the age or even the gender of the dog.

In terms of expenditure, it will take on average £30/month to support the needs of this medium-sized dog and to provide a quality diet that can keep him in good health.

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  • MsViolet
    My beagle Cooper is the dog of my life. I usually only like larger dogs but Cooper just surprised us one day by needing a rescue; now, he saves my life, every day. There will never be another companion like him -- neither with two legs nor with four.
  • pauljohnson
    I have a beagle at home and I just love this breed! They are the best
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