USD $500-$800 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 6
Origin England
Other Names English Beagle
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$800
How much does it cost to buy a Beagle?
Beagle are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $500 to $800 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Beagles can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Small
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg),
Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm),
Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Tracking Dog
Date of Origin 1300s
Ancestry North Country Beagle, Southern Hound, Talbot Hound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense
Coat Colors Black, Red, Tan, Tricolor, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Pied, Red, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Delicate, Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Sweet
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Yes
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
Boat Dog Yes
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism, Cherry Eye, Chinese Beagle Syndrome, Distichiasis, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Intervertebral Disk Disease, Patellar Luxation, Progressive retinal atro
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.00 - $1.50
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Beagle have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-14 puppies, average 7 (Once a year.)


The Beagle is a small-sized hound dog breed that originated in England. They are known for their friendly and playful personalities, as well as their distinctive appearance. Beagles have a short, smooth coat that comes in a variety of colors including black, white, tan, red and lemon. They have long ears that hang down to the sides of their face and a tail that is usually carried high.

Beagles typically live between 12-15 years and can weigh anywhere from 18-30 pounds when fully grown. They are considered to be medium-sized dogs with an average height of 13-16 inches at the shoulder.

Beagles are known for being friendly and outgoing dogs who love to be around people. They are also very intelligent and eager to please which makes them easy to train. Beagles tend to get along well with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if they are properly socialized from an early age.

The temperament of the Beagle is generally described as happy-go-lucky and curious which can sometimes lead them into trouble if not properly supervised! Beagles do require regular exercise in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally so it’s important for owners to make sure they get plenty of walks or playtime each day.

When it comes to health issues, Beagles can be prone to certain conditions such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so it’s important for owners to keep up with regular vet visits in order to catch any potential issues early on before they become more serious problems down the line.

Beagles have an excellent adaptability level which makes them great pets for families who move around often or those who live in apartments or smaller homes since they don’t require much space or exercise equipment like some larger breeds do! The benefits of owning a Beagle include their loyal nature towards their owners as well as their intelligence which makes them easy trainable companions!


The Beagle is a small to medium-sized hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The Beagle is one of the most popular dogs in the United States. The history of the Beagle breed is a long and interesting one.

The Beagle breed is thought to have originated in England in the 1500s. The word "Beagle" is thought to be derived from the French word "beguel," which means "open throat." The Beagle was originally bred as a hunting dog, and was used to track rabbits and hare. The Beagle was an excellent choice for this type of work because of its keen sense of smell and its ability to stay on track even when distractions are present.

As time went on, the popularity of the Beagle as a hunting dog began to decline. This was due in part to the fact that other breeds, such as the Foxhound, were better suited for this type of work. In addition, many landowners began to see hunting as a sport rather than a necessity, and so they no longer needed dogs for this purpose. As a result, the Beagle breed became less common.

In 1884, however, things changed for the Beagle breed when Queen Victoria took an interest in them. The Queen kept several Beagles as pets, and their popularity began to increase once again. It wasn't long before people all over England were clamoring for their own Beagles!

The Ancestry of the Beagle dog has been traced back to England where it was developed as a cross between several different types of hounds including: Talbot Hound (now extinct), North Country Beaver Hound (now extinct), Southern Hound (now extinct), Harrier and possibly Bloodhound or Basset Hound which resulted in creating today's modern day beagle we know and love. From here they were brought over by settlers to America where they became just as popular eventually becoming one of America's favorite family pets and companion animals known for their gentle nature, great with kids and other animals making them ideal candidates for therapy dogs..

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