Beagle Facts In A Nutshell!

Beagles In A Nutshell

Beagles are typically active, curious, and friendly. They have a keen sense of smell which they use to their advantage in various ways. Beagles are quick learners and eager to please. However, like many hounds, they can develop several bad habits if left unattended or allowed to get bored. 

Beagles will bark if they sense something is amiss or feel threatened.

Beagle History

The Beagle originated in Great Britain and dated back to the time of King Henry VIII. They were used mainly for hunting rabbits and hare but became associated with foxhunting as well. It is unclear whether there are different types of beagles used for the two other sports. However, it appears that these beagles may have been selectively bred over time to emphasize their differences in some areas. Farmers also used beagles to track escaped livestock such as pigs and sheep. In addition, they often ended up being taken in by local police departments who used them to track down thieves and poachers.

Beagle Lifespan

Beagles have an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.


Beagles are generally good-natured, easygoing dogs that get along well with other pets and older children. However, they can be stubborn at times and dig for food or fun if they have nothing better to do. If left alone for too long or not given the proper exercise, beagles may become destructive to keep themselves occupied. 

When it comes to training new tricks, they can be highly intelligent but stubborn.

Are beagles good with kids?

Beagles are great family dogs and get along well with kids. However, young children should be taught how to handle dogs. Young children often lack the necessary impulse control, so they must never be left alone with the dog and always supervised during interaction with a dog.


Beagles shed all year, with peak times being in spring and fall. They’re not considered hypoallergenic either. Unfortunately, the double coat found on beagles comes with a price, and that price is more hair all over the place. Although they shed quite a bit, beagles are very easy to care for. You can brush them once or twice every week to keep the loose fur under control and wipe down your dog with a damp cloth when he gets dirty outside. People who don’t mind lots of dust bunnies must love their Beagle!

Is a beagle good with cats?

Yes! Beagles generally do well with cats, especially if given proper training from an early age. They might chase them outdoors, though.

Can a beagle be left alone?

Chances are, if you walk your dog before going to work and reward him with a chewing treat, he’ll sleep more of the time you’re working (assuming you’re working 8 hours). A beagle should never be left alone without any human companionship over a long period. They need human companionship and interaction to maintain their happiness. If a beagle is left alone for long periods, they become destructive, bored, and unhappy. This leads to bad behavior where the dog will chew on things it shouldn’t or destroy furniture or other items that it might not usually do if it had someone to play with them or take them for walks.

Beagles love people and need plenty of human contact from birth onwards because they thrive on interaction with humans and enjoy human company more than just about any other dog breed out there. 

Beagles are alert, curious, loving, and loyal dogs that make their owners laugh every day just by being themselves. But, for a beagle to maintain its happy-go-lucky personality and not grow into an unhappy grump that chews up your armchair while you’re away at work all day long, you need to spend plenty of time with your pet.

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