Dog Breed Guide: Beagles
By veterinarian Dr. Marc, a writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance agency for dogs and cats
About the Beagle
Height (to base of neck): 13-15″
Weight: 20-30 lbs
Color: Black, tan and white tricolor is most common, but ticking and diluted blue are also accepted
Coat: Short-medium, dense coat
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Exercise needs: low to moderate
Is a Beagle the Right Dog Breed for You?
Beagles can be suited to urban or rural environments and possess a loyal, gentle and trustworthy temperament. They can be independent minded, but enjoy affection and human contact. They are good with children when properly socialized and typically aren’t good watch dogs. They need secure enclosures to prevent escaping. They have moderate to high barking tendency and can become vocal when left alone. They have low to moderate exercise needs and can tend to put on weight easily. They have low grooming needs and are moderate shedders.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for Beagles
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)||$1,704||$11,637|
|Gastritis (stomach inflammation and/or infection)||$502||$1,850|
|Lipoma (Benign Fat Tumors)||$426||$1,973|
Photos of Beagles
Below, Beagle siblings JoJo and Ella pose for a picture in a wood crate under an apple tree.
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