"Beag" is the
Celtic word for small. The Beagle today stands no more than 15 inches tall
at the shoulder. He has a short, dense, weather-resistant coat that can be
white, black, red, tan, lemon, or any mixture of these colours. A Beagle's
diet must be carefully monitored (they will eat anything) to fight a
tendency to obesity.
the most famous dog in the world, Snoopy, is the poster dog for Beagles.
His intelligence, humour, and that unmistakable "ARROOOOO"
define the Beagle personality. Compact, clean, and cuddly, the Beagle is a
fun-loving and amusing pet. He is active, inquisitive and friendly. He
gets along well with other dogs and is extremely fond of children. This is
the dog to keep up with active kids! Bred to work in packs, the Beagle
loves company and should not be left alone for long periods of time.
Boredom can turn your Beagle into a nuisance barker. The Beagle also makes
a good watchdog as he will alert his owners to any unfamiliar faces.
and eager, the Beagle takes well to obedience training. Although the
Beagle is an inside dog, he needs lots of outside activity. A tendency to
'follow his nose' can be curbed by ensuring he has a fenced yard in which
to romp and play. He should always be leashed when out on a walk. Be aware
that Beagles are natural diggers, especially when they are young.