Beagle
Medium Breed
18-30 lbs.
General Appearance
A miniature Foxhound, solid and big for his inches, with the look of the hound that can last in the chase and follow
his quarry to the death.

Owning
The Beagle's coat is short and requires minimal grooming. A regular brushing and bath will help control the
shedding process. No Beagle should be allowed to roam free, as its nose will surely get it into trouble. Future
Beagle owners should be aware that Beagles are known to bark as part of their hunting heritage.

Characteristics
Ears set on moderately low, long, reaching when drawn out nearly, if not quite, to the end of the nose; fine in
texture, fairly broad-with almost entire absence of erectile power-setting close to the head, with the forward edge
slightly turning to the cheek rounded at tip. Eyes large, set well apart-soft and houndlike expression gentle and
pleading; of a brown or hazel color. Muzzle of medium length-straight and square cut the stop moderately defined.
Jaws--Level. Lips free from flews; nostrils large and open. Defects--A very flat skull, narrow across the top; excess
of dome, eyes small, sharp and terrier like, or prominent and protruding; muzzle long, snipy or cut away decidedly
below the eyes, or very short. Roman-nosed, or upturned, giving a dish-face expression. Ears short, set on high
or with a tendency to rise above the point of origin.

Temperament
The hounds must all work gaily and cheerfully, with flags up--obeying all commands cheerfully. They should be
broken to heel up, kennel up, follow promptly and stand. Cringing, sulking, lying down to be avoided.

Did You Know
In 1888 the National Beagle Club was formed and held the first field trial. The height limit of a Beagle in the United
States is 15 inches and in England 16 inches. Beagles do not drool or have a doggy odor, and shedding is
minimal.