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Beagle Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Beagle Dog
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
38cm (15in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
14kg (30lbs)
Average Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
15 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Tan, White, Red, Brown , Black
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Gentle and intelligent but stubborn
The level of house-training needed for the animal
Should be trained in obedience from an early age due to their stubborn nature

Beagle Location

Map of Beagle Locations
Map of Europe


Beagles are excellent with children and this is one of the reasons they have become popular family pets, but they are pack animals, and can be prone to separation anxiety.

Not all Beagles will howl, but most will bark when confronted with strange situations, and some will bay (also referred to as speaking, giving tongue, or opening) when they catch the scent of potential quarry.

They also generally get along well with other dogs. They are not demanding with regard to exercise, their inbred stamina means they do not easily tire when exercised, but they also do not need to be worked to exhaustion before they will rest, though regular exercise helps ward off the weight gain to which the breed is prone.
Note, this article is flagged as incomplete and is scheduled to be updated.

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"i have a beagle mix she is gentle and SO cute she is 2 years old she is me best friend her name is Samantha"
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"I thought this was the cuttest pichture ever!"
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
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4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]

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