Beagles are small hounds (less than 15”) who were recognized by the AKC in 1885, and have been working side-by-side with hunters since the 1500s. They are a favorite family dog, in large part due to their friendly nature and ease of care. They have a distinctive bay, low-maintenance coats, and as pack-oriented dogs, do well in households with other dogs. They are curious, active dogs, who do best with daily activities to keep them occupied.
Hound, friendly, active