8 Reasons Why Beagles Are The Best Dogs Around

6. Beagles Are Compact In Size

The beagle’s compact size makes this dog easy to travel with, especially when it comes to travel carriers. The average adult male measures between 14 and 16 inches high and weighs between 22 and 24 pounds, while the adult female averages 13 to 15 inches in height in weighs 20 to 22 pounds. This puts them in the medium-sized dog classification. The beagle’s size does not necessarily mean that it is a good breed for apartment dwellers, though they’re able to adapt to apartment-living. If the owner can provide the dog with the necessary exercise and recreation, it will thrive in most living conditions. However, a bored beagle can become destructive, and its tendency to howl can disturb neighbors.

5. Beagles Are Great with Kids

Beagles can be playful with young children, though they can have a tendency to be “mouthy,” meaning they use their mouths to nip and snatch things. It is perfectly normal behavior, and is not meant to cause harm or injury. They can be trained to break this habit and become socialized. Once this happens, beagles are great with children and see them as playmates. As with any animal, children must be taught not to disturb animals when sleeping or eating, or try to take food away from them.

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