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theHistory

Training &Temperament

Outside in open, unconfined spaces, keep your Beagle on a lead as they are liable to run anywhere, because their instinct tells them to follow their nose, no matter where you’d rather have them go. Beagles will make you laugh but they are a challenge to train. They do have a naughty streak and can be difficult even for the most experienced of dog people. Beagles are at best temporarily obedient due to their independent nature, which is common among most hounds.

  • Children

    Yes

    99% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

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  • Training

    Yes

    84% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    62% agree

Did You Know?

In 1888 the National Beagle Club was formed and held the first field trial.

Lyndon B. Johnson owned three Beagles named "Him," "Her," and "Edgar."

The height limit of a Beagle in the United States is 15 inches and in England 16 inches; in addition, there are two varieties of Beagle within the prescribed height: those under 13 inches and those over 13 but at or under 15 inches.

The Beagle we know today is the result of select English importation; previous to about 1870 in the US, the little hunting hounds of the South, called Beagles, were more of the type of straight-legged Bassets or Dachshunds with weaker heads than the Bassets.

The American Beagle standard contains a section with "Recommendations for Show Livery," with the appropriate items to be worn on a hunt.

Beagles do not drool or have a doggy odor, and shedding is minimal.

Beagles are scent hounds used primarily for hunting rabbits to larger hares.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Tan 018
Black Red & White 027
Black Tan & Bluetick 029
Black Tan & White 030
Black White & Tan 034
Blue Tan & White 291
Brown & White 063
Brown White & Tan 066
Lemon & White 115
Red & White 146
Tan & White 197
Black 007
Black & White 019
Black Fawn & White 023
Black Tan & Redtick 292
Blue 037
Blue & White 045
Brown 061
Lemon 114
Red 140
Red & Black 141
Red Black & White 147
Tan 195
White 199
White Black & Tan 219

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Ticked 013
Black Markings 002
Brown Markings 022
Spotted 021
Tan Markings 012
White Markings 014
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