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13-inch & 15-inch Beagle

Summary of Characteristics:Beagle

Exercise: Medium
Grooming: Low
Shedding: Medium
Ease Training: Medium
Sociability with Strangers: High
Sociability with Children: Good with kids


The Beagle is good natured, mild mannered and happy. He likes to sniff and explore and enjoys daily walks. He is good with kids and gets along well with strangers. he can be stubborn, so firm obedience training with lots of praise will be helpful. Harsh discipline and leash jerking mau cause him to be defensive. Like other hounds, he barks and bays a lot.

Physical Features and Grooming

Beagles come in two sizes, approx. 10-13 inches tall and 18-20 pounds, and 13-15 inches and 20-30 pounds. They have smooth, hard coats and need brushing weekly. His coat is a combination of black, white and tan. His ears hang down.

Health Issues

Beagles are prone to heart disease, blood disorders, epilepsy, skin conditions, eye problems including glaucoma, and spinal disc problems.

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