Area of origin: England
Original function: trailing rabbits
Average size of male: Ht: 13-15, Wt: 18-30
Average size of female: Ht: 13-15, Wt: 18-30
Other names: English beagle
Beagle Dog Temperament
One of the most amiable hounds, the Beagle was bred as a pack hunter and needs companionship, whether human or canine. He loves to explore the outdoors and is an enthusiastic trailer. Given adequate exercise, he is a calm, tractable house pet. He is an excellent child's dog, gentle, incredibly tolerant and always ready to join in a game or an adventure. He is an independent breed, however, and may run off if a trail beckons. He barks and howls.