Country of Origin: Great Britain
History: Beagle-type dogs have existed for centuries, but the breed as we know it today was developed in Great Britain about 150 years ago. It has been one of the most popular breeds in North America for more than a quarter century.
Physical Description: This is a small, lean dog that is slightly longer than it is tall. It has a long skull and square muzzle. It has large, brown or hazel eyes and a black nose. The drop ears are long and broad and the naturally short tail is set high. The short, hard coat is of any hound color.
Height: 10 to 15 inches
Weight: 20 to 30 pounds
Temperament: This is a good-natured but independent-minded dog. It is outgoing and friendly and gets along well with children and other animals as long as it is socialized. It will pursue scent.
Activity Level: Moderate
Best Owner: This breed does well with an active family and is adaptable to most living situations, country or city.
Special Needs: Fenced yard, leashed, socialization, training
Possible Health Concerns: Cleft palate, demodectic mange, dwarfism, epilepsy, eye problems, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, intervertebral disc disease, luxating patellas, reproductive disorders
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