As a Beagle I am a sturdy, hardy little hound dog and some say we look like a miniature Foxhound. Our body is squarely-built and our head is fairly long and slightly domed. We have square muzzles that are straight and medium in length. We have large eyes that are either brown or hazel and are set well apart. Our wide, soft ears are low set and long and just touch the tip of our nose. Our black nose is broad with full nostrils. Our feet are round and firm. Our tail is set moderately high and never curls over the back and is tipped in white. Our coat is of medium length, close, hard, sleek and easy to care for so do not worry
about bathing us all the time.
We come in many hound-type colour combinations
- Black and tan
- Red and white
- Blue tick
- Red tick
Beagles are loving, gentle and sweet. Very social and love meeting people. Excellent with children and I am pretty good with other dogs too. Remember though I am a hunting dog and should not be trusted with non-canine pets, unless you have socialized me with them.
We are very smart and brave. However I do have a mind of my own. I am always determined and watchful and require patient firm training. Just remember to be the leader of our pack and that you provide me with the proper amount of mental and physical exercise. I love scent games and tracking games. I am very curious and have a tendency to follow my nose, and when I do, I actually shut out my hearing and sometimes my vision. At times I do not care to listen to you calling me due to I am usually too busy trying to find the critter at the other end.
I do okay in an apartment as long as I get plenty of chances to be outdoors. I am very active indoors and a small yard will be sufficient.