Breed by Breed Health
Beagles were developed to hunt in packs. They come in two sizes – up to fifteen inches high at the shoulder and up to thirteen inches high at the shoulder. Their coats may be any “true hound” color. Beagles are usually quite content to be a part of a human pack or family, giving love and affection to all members. Beagles also usually get along with other dogs, but not always with small house small pets such as rabbits, gerbils, or guinea pigs. As with many other hound breeds, they can be quite stubborn and they have a tendency to howl. True to their scenthound nature, once they pick up a scent they are off and running. A fenced in yard, as with all dogs, is a must! Beagles also have a propensity to over eat.
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Potential Health Problems*
*Just because a condition is associated with a specific breed does not mean that all dogs of this breed will be affected. Likewise, a dog may be impacted by diseases and conditions not listed under his or her breed.