Beagles are medium to small size hunting dogs usually weighing between 20-25 pounds. Their coats are short usually white, tan, and black. He or she is a member of the hound group breed mainly for tracking game such as squirrels and rabbit. Their greatest asset is their sense of smell.
Beagles are one of the many hunting dogs that also are involved in sports and games. People take these dogs to dog shows and other sporting events. Beagles are a favorite amongst youngsters. Families choose the beagles for their playfulness and cuddly appearance. The puppies are short legged and pudgy but grow up to be midsize and muscular. These beagles will run and play with any child so they are the perfect first dog for a child.
Beagles are also favorites of hunters. Beagles will track rabbits and other small game with their awesome ability to smell. They can fit under small bushes and trees unlike some of the larger hunting dogs. The dogs do not destroy the small game that they find. The hunter can capture the game with the barking and treeing ability of the beagles. Beagles are also famous for sniffing out things in airports and other public areas. Their keen sense of smell makes them an asset to any police department.
Beagles are favorite pets of many important individuals in history. Presidents and Royalty both have enjoyed beagles in their life. Queen Elizabeth and King James both had beagles. These breed of dogs, being one of the favorites of many are talked about in many different books and movies.