The Beagle is a scent hound that originated in Great Britain. The Beagle is the well-known model for the animated Snoopy character from the Peanuts comic strip.
Appearance & Grooming
The Beagle is a small dog characterized by a sturdy and muscular body shape. The breed has a soft and dense double coat in white, black, blue, tan, red, and lemon. The Beagle sheds seasonally and requires brushing three times per week when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Beagle is known for its friendly, lively, intelligent, gentle, and loving character. They tend to play well with children and other dogs.
The Beagle has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. The Beagle needs to be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and weight.
Early socialization and obedience training are essential. Training the Beagle requires patience, and positive reinforcement with treats is very successful.