Also known as: English Beagle
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting
History and Facts: Dating back to the early 14th century, Celtic tribes used this breed for small game hunting.
Temperament / Behavior
The Beagle is gentle, lively and sociable.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hypothyroidism; atopy; epilepsy; glaucoma; progressive retinal atrophy; bleeding disorders; pulmonic stenosis
Exercise: The Beagle requires daily brisk exercise. This dog tends to adapt well to city and suburban life.
Grooming: The Beagle needs minimal grooming occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.