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What is a Beagle?

Beagle traits

13-16 inches
18-30 pounds
12-15 years
Beagle characteristics
5 yrs 20 yrs
Grooming needs
Occasionally Frequently
Good with kids
Needs lots of supervision Ready to play
Good with cats
Likely to chase Hey, new pal!
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Male, 2 yrs
West Hollywood, CA
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with kids, Spayed or Neutered,
Benjamin has been through so much he was dumped at a high kill shelter then to a vet for care then was adopted and because he lunged at a person on a scooter the owners felt he was a liability. The truth Benjamin is a sweet smart amazing dog who can be a little territorial of his family in the house. He is small and very controllable. He is a sweet loving dog and deserves a good home who wants to do a little training and he will be fine. To adopt go to located in West Hollywood, ca no out of state adoptions.
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Buddy Boi! 😎

Beagle Labrador Retriever

Male, 1 yr 2 mos
West Hollywood, CA
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Buddy NEEDS a FOREVER HOME! He's a Friendly, Playful, Funny, Brave, Curious and Athletic Boy! Buddy is a happy good boy. His foster home is AMAZED by how GOOD he is! She has been doing rescue for 30 years and has never had such a smooth transition of bringing foster dogs into her house w/her existing dogs. Day one...they were all sleeping around the house near each other, using the doggy door, no accidents in the house. There is an adorable photo of him and his bestie from the same property cuddling together in their foster home. We would love for them to be adopted together, but it's not a requirement, they are just so cute together. :) He is one of 58 dogs that were living in filth on a property that allowed the dogs to overbreed. 48 dogs have been rescued and there are 8 left in need of a foster/adopter/rescue, fortunately for Buddy, he is one that found a foster home, but is still in desperate need of an adoptive home. How you can help... Can you adopt Buddy? if not sure about adopting... Can you foster to adopt Buddy? Love Buddy, but can't adopt or foster, you can be a monthly sponsor to help with his care! Our donation info is on our main can contact us for Venmo info... Please state your donation is for Buddy. Buddy Boi is in a foster home in Spring Valley (San Diego area) and can be shown upon approved applications by private appointments. He can be adopted in CA. If an out of state adopter is interested, you must drive out to get him, we do not ship our dogs.
Bonded Pair
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Beagle Chihuahua

Male, Senior
Beverly Hills, CA
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Meet Elvis and Priscilla, our inseparable duo! This pair was found wandering the streets and taken to the shelter, where they stayed together for over two months! Between the pair, Elvis is the mellow fellow who loves cuddles and affection. Priscilla is the party girl. She loves to go on walks, play with other dogs, and hang out with her best buddy, Elvis. They both get along great with other dogs. We are still getting to know these dogs a little better so check back in later for more information!
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Beagle Border Collie

Female, 3 yrs 1 mo
Studio City, CA
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Lluvia is a 3 year old Beagle/Border Collie mix that weighs 34 lbs. She was rescued from Tijuana, her previous owner was breeding her for puppies then decided they didn’t want her then dumped her in the streets. She is good with other dogs, cats and kids, she is very high energy and needs other dogs or kids to play with. She is a total love bug and deserves a forever loving home. She is up-to-date on vaccines, spayed and microchipped. If you are interested in Lluvia, please complete the application on our website: LOCAL AREA ADOPTION ONLY
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Male, 4 yrs 2 mos
Studio City, CA
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Breed/Weight/Coloring: Bagel is a 3 to 4 year old beagle weighing in at 35 pounds. He has the typical beagle purebred tri-coloring with stunning black, brown, and white markings. He must to go a home with a backyard, no apartments or condos! Bagel needs to be in a home with a backyard, no apartments or condos! Rescue Story: Bagel was rescued as a stray by several rescuers in the community when an alert went out via social media. After searching high and low for his potential owners as well as doing time at the shelter, they could not be found. He currently resides in a loving foster home where he awaits his forever family. Personality: Bagel is all personality - and vocal….very vocal. He loves to talk, it’s a beagle thing. He enjoys soaking up the attention and interaction from humans and has the most endearing way of letting them know he loves to be loved and played with. He’s very animated when you squat down to pet him, he will curl up and push himself closer and closer to you until he’s on your lap - and then start talking and play growling with your hands or a toy. The talking is hilarious and people get quite a kick out of it. His foster dad says he loves to watch tv with him on the couch and will actually sit like a human on his little tush with his one leg in the air and his chest touching his. He will put his head on his foster dad’s cheek almost as if he’s giving him a little snuggly hug - he’s very affectionate! However, our little Bagel is the opposite of a couch potato. Bagel needs stimulation and action in his life and being a tripod does not hold him back one bit - he’s an active, young beagle. He’s never known life with all 4 legs so to him it’s normal to only have 3 and he’s physically just as rambunctious and active as any young 4 legged beagle! He needs daily walks doing what he loves best - to sniff! His sole purpose on a walk is to take in all the smells from every tree and every bush. He will trot, sniff, then trot, sniff some more. His entire walk is sniffing and he needs his daily walks to be happy. Icing on the cake for this guy is when his foster dad is in the mood for a run so Bagel can get to more smells faster! He would be ecstatic to have a human to run with. His foster dad will give him a retractable leash at walk time just to give him that freedom to trot and smell as much as possible. At his foster dad’s house, he enjoys playing with his doggy friends in the backyard. When it’s time to come in, this little stinker will try to get his foster dad to play a game of “catch me if you can” and will start to do sprints and donuts around the yard. His favorite thing to do is bring you any toy he can find and plop it in your lap to get you to engage in a game of fetch or tug of war. He’s also an avid sunbather during the day. Bagel loves to play with the other dogs in the house and loves to get them to chase him all around the yard, he will dart and turn and fake them all out - he’s usually faster than all of them so the game lasts quite a long time. At night, Bagel enjoys a good place to burrough and will bury himself under a big pile of blankets to sleep the night away. He also rides very well in the car and is overall a wonderful little guy who will bring a ton of happiness into your home. Medical: Bagel is healthy, neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Would do best: We think Bagel would do best in a household that has the same energy level as his. If you like to go on lots of walks and are willing to make Bagel part of your busy lifestyle, he’s your guy. If you are a runner, even better because he would be happiest with a jogging partner! He loves to be part of the action, wherever that is. He likes parks, walks, runs, running errands, playing with dog friends, and just being with you to enjoy whatever life brings each day. Another doggy sibling in his life is really the ideal situation due to his sociable, playful nature. Cats, Dogs, Kids: Bagel is excellent with all dogs, of all sizes, as mentioned previously. He is great with cats and does not give them a bother. He is sweet and gentle with children but we do prefer 5+.
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Male, Adult
Los Angeles, CA
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Spayed or Neutered,
If you are interested in adopting Murphy, please fill out an adoption application at and email us with questions: Location: Newport, NC
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Frequently asked questions

Beagle Basics

Learn about about Beagle basics like where Beagle come from, how many different types of Beagle you can find, and what other breeds mix with Beagle.

Beagles have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years, although individual longevity can vary. Providing your Beagle with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and routine veterinary check-ups can contribute to a longer and healthier life. Genetics and responsible breeding practices can also influence their overall health and longevity.

The breeds that make up the Beagle we know today include the Talbot Hound, Northern Hound, Southern Hound, and Harrier. These different breeds, known as “scent hounds,” gave Beagles an amazing sense of smell, which makes them exceptionally good at finding and hunting rabbits and small animals.

No, Beagles are not hypoallergenic. They have a short, dense, double coat that sheds throughout the year, and this shedding can release allergenic dander into the environment. People with allergies to pet dander may experience allergic reactions when in close contact with Beagles.

Breeds that are commonly mixed with Beagles include the Labrador (Beagador), Bulldog (Beabull), Poodle (Poogle), and Cocker Spaniel (Cocker Spaniel Beagle). These mixes combine the Beagle’s friendly and sociable nature with the traits of other breeds, resulting in dogs with a variety of appearances and temperaments. Some other Beagle mixes include:

  • Puggle (Pug + Beagle)

  • Borkie (Beagle + Yorkshire Terrier)

  • Beagleman (Beagle + Doberman Pinscher)

  • Jack-A-Bee (Jack Russell Terrier + Beagle)

There are two types of Beagles: the smaller 13-inch Beagle and the larger 15-inch Beagle. These distinctions are based on the height of the dogs at the shoulder. While these two types are the most commonly recognized, unofficially, there is mention of English Beagles and North American Beagles.

Beagles originated in England, where they were selectively bred for their hunting abilities, particularly for tracking small game such as hares. The breed’s lineage can be traced back to ancient hounds used for hunting in the Roman and medieval periods, with further refinement in the 19th century. Beagles were brought by English settlers to the United States and mixed with local scent hounds to create the smaller American Foxhound-looking Beagle we have today.

Beagle Appearance

Learn about about the Beagle general appearance like their size, colors, and grooming needs.

Beagles primarily come in tri-color (black, white, and tan), lemon (pale yellow and white), and red and white colorations. While these are the standard color combinations, Beagles can occasionally exhibit other color variations, such as blue or chocolate, but these are less common and not typically recognized within the breed standard.

The rarest type of Beagle is often considered to be the “Blue Beagle,” which has a bluish-gray coat. However, it’s important to note that the term “Blue Beagle” is not officially recognized by breed standards, and these dogs are not typically found within the standard Beagle breed.

The rarest Beagle color is often considered to be “blue,” which refers to a bluish-gray coat. However, it’s important to note that “blue” Beagles are not officially recognized within the breed standard, and this color is more commonly associated with other breeds.

Beagles typically weigh between 20 to 30 pounds and stand at about 13 to 15 inches in height at the shoulder. Beagles are a small to medium-sized breed, and their size can vary slightly depending on factors such as genetics, diet, and exercise.

Yes, Beagles shed. They have a short, dense, double coat that sheds moderately year-round, with seasonal increases in shedding during spring and fall. Regular grooming and brushing can help manage a Beagle’s shedding and keep their coat healthy.

Beagle Temperament

Learn about about the Beagle temperament and how well they fit into your lifestyle, home environment, and family.

Yes, Beagles bark a lot. They are known for their vocal nature and tend to bark, howl, and bay frequently. Their hunting instincts and communication style involve using their voice to signal various things, including the presence of strangers, animals, or their desire for attention. While their vocal tendencies make them excellent tracking dogs, they may not be the best choice for those seeking a quiet or noise-sensitive environment. Training can help manage their barking, but it’s important to be prepared for their natural inclination to vocalize.

No, Beagles are not considered high-maintenance dogs, but they do require regular exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction to thrive. Their energetic nature and strong sense of smell mean daily walks and playtime are a necessity. Beagles can also be quite stubborn and may require consistent training and supervision, especially when it comes to obedience and following scents. Overall, Beagles require a moderate amount of maintenance. 

No, Beagles are not considered easy to train, given their independent and sometimes stubborn nature. They have a strong nose and can easily get distracted by scents, so consistent, patient, and positive reinforcement-based training methods work best. Early socialization and basic obedience training are essential to help Beagles become well-behaved pets. While they may require more effort and consistency in training compared to some other breeds, Beagles can become obedient and well-trained with the right approach and dedication from their pet parents.

Yes, Beagles are typically good with cats and are friendly to other animals. However, their strong prey drive and hunting instincts may pose challenges. Early socialization and training are key to fostering a positive relationship between Beagles and cats. Some Beagles may have a higher tolerance for cats and adapt well, while others may require more supervision and gradual introductions to ensure the safety and comfort of both the dog and the cat.

Yes, Beagles are known to be good with kids. Their friendly and sociable nature makes them a popular choice as a family pet. Beagles often have a gentle temperament and can form strong bonds with children, enjoying playtime and companionship. However, it’s essential to supervise interactions between Beagles and young children to ensure that both the dog and the child are comfortable and safe. Proper socialization and training are also key factors in promoting a positive relationship between Beagles and kids.

Yes, Beagles are good family dogs. They are known for their friendly, outgoing, and affectionate nature, and often get along well with both children and adults. Their adaptability and moderate size also contribute to their popularity as family pets.

Yes, Beagles can make good house dogs because they are social and affectionate animals, often getting along well with families and other pets. They require regular exercise and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and potential behavioral issues. However, their strong sense of smell may lead them to follow their noses, so a secure yard or leash when outside is crucial. 

Beagle Health

Learn about about the Beagle health outlook and what diseases they may be prone to at various stages of their life.

Yes, you need to groom a Beagle but it is very minimal. Regular brushing can help control shedding and keep their coat in good condition. While they are not high-maintenance in terms of grooming, it’s important to clean their ears, trim their nails, brush their teeth, and maintain good overall hygiene.

Beagles are prone to a few diseases, including:

  1. Intervertebral Disc Disease: Intervertebral disc disease causes a bulge or rupture in the discs between the vertebrae. When that happens, it can cause pain, nerve damage, and paralysis. Sometimes IVDD is mild and may be relieved through crate rest and medication, but dogs with severe cases could need surgery or the use of a wheelchair cart. If a Beagle is having trouble walking, refuses to jump, is incontinent, won’t eat, or appears anxious, they should be taken to the vet as soon as possible.

  2. Beagle dwarfism: Also known as chondrodystrophy, Beagle dwarfism is a genetic disorder that causes extremely short legs. Dwarfism can also affect the spine and cause it to degenerate prematurely. Dwarfism in dogs can eventually lead to IVDD.

  3. Hip and/or elbow dysplasia: Hip and elbow dysplasia are two of the most common skeletal diseases seen in dogs. They are similar diseases in which either the hip or elbow joint has grown abnormally or is misshapen. The abnormal shape prevents the joints and sockets from properly meeting one another, resulting in rubbing and grinding instead of sliding smoothly. Unlike in hip dysplasia, where the main problem is joint instability, the abnormalities seen in elbow dysplasia often result in pieces of bone and/or cartilage breaking loose and irritating the joint tissues. Over time, the rubbing from dysplasia can cause a variety of issues such as pain, lameness, and secondary osteoarthritis.

  4. Chinese Beagle Syndrome (CBS): The scientific term for Chinese Beagle Syndrome is Musladin Lueke Syndrome (MLS). This syndrome is characterized by a flat head and slanted eyes. A Beagle with CBS will also have turned out toes that make them look like a ballerina. Though their different look won’t have much of an effect on their lives, dogs with CBS are more likely to have heart problems.

  5. Distichiasis: This condition occurs when eyelashes (known as distichiasis) grow in an abnormal location on the eyelid. In some cases, a dog may have an entire row of extra eyelashes. Eyelashes can also grow near an oil gland in the dog’s eye and stick out along the edge of the eyelid. The extra eyelashes and abnormal location can irritate the eye, and you may notice your Beagle squinting or rubbing their eye(s). Distichiasis can be treated by freezing the excess eyelashes with liquid nitrogen and then removing them.

  6. Eye problems: Corneal ulcers, cherry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, and scratched corneas are all issues that may affect a Beagle.

  7. Others: Skeletal disorders, patellar luxation (dislocated kneecap), epilepsy, thyroid disorders, and ear infections commonly affect floppy-eared breeds. To identify some of these issues, a veterinarian may recommend skeletal and eye tests for your Beagle.

Adopting a Beagle

Learn about about acquiring a Beagle – the pros and cons of adopting versus going through a breeder, and associated costs.

The lowest price for a Beagle is around $100, which can likely be found at a rescue organization or shelter. Depending on whether you adopt or get your Beagle from a breeder, prices can range from $100 to $1,500.

The cost to adopt a Beagle is around $300 to cover the expenses of caring for the dog before adoption. In contrast, getting a Beagle from a breeder can cost anywhere from $800 to $1,500. It’s essential to consider not only the initial cost, but also ongoing expenses like food, healthcare, and training when budgeting for a Beagle.

The easiest way to adopt a Beagle would be through a rescue that specializes in Beagles. A great place to start would be by starting a breed search on Adopt a Pet. The search will show you all the available Beagles in your area.

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