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These dogs are pack hunters. They are often used by mounted horsemen and hunt in large groups, sometimes a hundred or more. Their quarry is the elusive hare.Fun loving and intelligent, this smallest of the hounds is quite easy to train. They make great family pets and are naturally playful, however they can be runners and therefore proper fencing is required.

MALE : 25lbs (11kg)FEMALE : 22 lbs (10 kg)

The coat is short with moderately coarse hair. Any color is acceptable, however dogs with black blankets are most common.

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. (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>)