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Breed:

Beagle

Group (AKC):

Hound

    
Country of Originmedieval England
Type of coatlow-maintenance, shedding
Groomingregular brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height13-15 inches (two sizes: under 13 and over 13)
Average weight18-30 pounds
Activity levelvery high outside, medium inside
Watchdoghigh ability, instinctive barker but likes people and so is friendly
Protectionno
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilitylow, scent dogs are easily distracted, stubborn, will not come especially when on a scent, firm, patient methods
Compatibility with childrengood, will take lots of handling
Characteraffectionate, intelligent, active, bold, inquisitive, lively, hardy, clever
Ideal home environmenthouse with a well-fencd yard, apartment not recommended
Ideal ownerperson with time to train and exercise, Beagles dislike being left alone, separation anxiety can create the most horrendous howling
Suggestions:obedience training and socialization, daily exercise
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