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Below you will find the Beagle Breed Standards and requirements for this breed in the major Dog Kennel Clubs such as UKC and the AKC.
- Overall Appearance: At just 13 to 15 inches, the Beagle resembles a miniature Foxhound, big and thick for his height, carrying the never mistaken look of a hound.
- Head: The skull should be long with a slight doming. The cranium will be broad and full. Ears are rounded, broad, close to the head, drooping, low, long and reach the end of the nose. They are not erect in the slightest. The muzzle is medium in length, squared at the stop. Nose is upturned slightly and can be any color that follows the true coat color of a hound.
- Neck and Body: The neck is not overdone. Rises high with no loose skin. The back is short, muscular, and strong. Chest is broad and deep. Ribs are barrelled to allow for large lungs.
- Tail: The tail of the Beagle is set high and carried gaily (with a curve), but not turned forward over the back. The tail has a slight brush at the tip and is short compared with size of individual dog.
- Forequarters and Hindquarters: text here
- Coat: The coat is flat, close to thee body, hard, and has a medium thickness.
- Color: All true hound colors can be seen with the Beagle.
- Gait: The Beagle’s gait is not defined in the breed standard.
- Size: There are two varieties of Beagles. One variety does not exceed 13 inches in height. The second variety is over 13 inches tall, but does not exceed 15 inches in height. This is true for both males and females. Weight is not defined in the standard.
- Temperament: Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, easy going, and companionable.
Beagle Breed History
The Beagle was first recognized in 1885 by the American Kennel Club. While the origins of the Beagle has not been confirmed, they have been documented as hunters in the United States as far back as the 1860’s. Their strains were imported from England.
List of Beagle Breeders
Below is a list of Beagle Breeders, check back often for new kennels.