Beagles were bred to hunt in packs. They thrive on companionship and don't like being alone.
A Beagle's sense of smell is second only to the bloodhound. They have 220 million scent receptors!
Originally bred in England, Beagles were favored by royalty. Queen Elizabeth I loved the breed.
Bred for Royalty
Beagles will eat until they're sick. Their love of food makes them prone to obesity.
Beagles are quite vocal. Their howls, baying and other expressive noises are part of their charm.
Beagles are smart, playful and energetic. They excel at search and rescue, detection work.
Beagles have upbeat personalities. They form close bonds and get on well with kids.