The Beagle is a small to medium sized dog and a member of the hound family. As with all hounds, they love to track scents and can get into trouble from following their nose. Bred for hunting, these little dogs are extremely smart but tend to be single-minded, determined, and have extremely high energy so they can be hard to train. They do howl and bark frequently because of their instinct for hunting. We all remember Snoopy from the comic strip “Peanuts.” He brought the beagle back into popularity where they have remained ever since. Over the last 30 years, the beagle has been among the top ten most popular AKC breeds. This is also due to their loving, loyal, friendly temperament and intelligence. They are fun loving, gentle dogs that are great with kids and other dogs.
The beagle can come in many different color varieties. The most common is the tri-color beagle with brown, black, and white, but they can appear in any hound colors and varieties. Typically, dog grooming is easy when it comes to beagles. They have short hair that sheds frequently so you may want to invest in a furminator brush and feed them a raw diet to keep it under control. Some beagle owners prefer to shave their dog to reduce the shedding even further. Check out our dog grooming packages or dog bath packages for more information.