Dog Breeds

  • Beagle

    Beagles are alert and determined hounds. They have sturdy, compact builds and come in two varieties: one does not exceed 13 inches in height, and the other is between 13-15 inches in height.

  • Group: Hound
    Lifespan: 10–15 yr
    Height: 13–16 in
    Weight: 17–37 lb

  • Care

    Beagles are average shedders. Their coats should be brushed once a week to remove loose or dead hair. Bathing is needed only occasionally (unless one of their adventures causes them to get into something messy or smelly). You should trim a Beagle's nails as often as necessary to keep them short. Overly long nails can cause not only pain but also running or walking problems. All dogs require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings, and Beagles are no exception. Maintaining good dental hygiene is important for their overall long-term health, and the sooner you get them into a good dental care routine, the better.

    Beagles have well-balanced bodies that are short in couplings (meaning, the space between their last rib and their pelvis is relatively short). Their tails are sturdy and moderately long, set high but not curled over the back.

  • Disorders

    Pulmonic stenosis
    Cataracts, Cerebellar abiotrophy(ataxia) Cervical vertebral instability ( Wobbler syndrome) Corneal dystrophy, Deafness, Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange, Disorders of sexual development - sexual reversal, Glaucoma, Globoid cell leukodystrophy (galactocerebrosidosis) Idiopathic epilepsy, Intervertebral disk disease, Microphthalmia; ocular dysgenesis, Mitral valve dysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophy, Retinal dysplasia, Selective Ig A deficiency, Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye"
    Cutaneous asthenia ( Ehlers- Danlos syndrome) Shaker dog syndrome

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.