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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

The National Beagle Club of America


Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Beagle



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