The beagle is a breed of small hound that is similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare.

Life span: 12 – 15 years

Temperament: Amiable, Excitable, Determined, Gentle, Intelligent, Even Tempered

Weight: Male: 10–11 kg, Female: 9–10 kg

Height: Male: 36–41 cm, Female: 33–38 cm

Colours: Lemon & White, Tri-colour, Chocolate Tri, White & Chocolate, Red & White, Orange & White, White & Tan

Hypoallergenic: No

Origin: United kingdom

Health concerns: The most common problems with beagles are epilepsy, allergies, cherry eyes, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia and back problems

Did you know: Snoopy was a beagle