Breed snapshot

Height:             33-38cm
Weight:            8-14kg
Lifespan:         12-15 years
Breed traits:   Loving, adventurous, sociable
Health risk:    Average


Did you know?

  • As a scent hound originating in England in the 1300s, the Beagle’s main purpose was to trail rabbits.
  • The name beagle comes from the old French meaning “open throat” referring to their bay or howl.
  • They are considered to be one of the most amiable of the hounds.
  • They require companionship, human and canine alike, and are enthusiastic about being outdoors and exploring.
  • With regular exercise, they can be a calm house pet that is excellent and gentle with children.

Common health concerns for Beagles

  • Eye conditions including Glaucoma, Cherry Eye and Central Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
  • Epilepsy, which causes seizures.
  • Hip Dysplasia, which is treated with surgery of either total hip replacement for one or both hips, or reconstruction surgery for the joint.
  • Patellar Luxation, which occurs when the kneecap moves around and can cause lameness.
  • Invertebral Disc Disease, which leads to back and neck pain and potentially paralysis and loss of bladder control.

Information supplied by Bow Wow Pet Insurance

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