There are two AKC varieties of the Beagle, 13 inches tall and under, and 13 inches and over, but not over 15 inches. The Beagle is known both as a household pet and a hunter. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, hunting on foot using dogs known as “begles” or “begels” was a popular sport in England, Wales and France.

These early dogs came in all sizes, but the name “beagle” became associated with this small, rabbit-hunting breed. The turning point of the American strain began in the 1860′s with the importation of some dogs from England by the late General Rowett of Carlinsville, Illinois.In 1888 the National Beagle Club was formed and held its first field trial.


Size:Height 13 inches tall and under, 13 inches tall and over (but not over 15 inches)

Weight:18-20 lbs.

Color:Mixture of black, tan and white.

Eyes:Brown or hazel eyes.

Body Structure: Appears square, solid and muscular. Drooping, high-set ears; sloping shoulders. The tail is carried gaily with a slight curve, but not over the back. The chest is deep and broad, with ribs well-sprung. The forelegs are straight with plenty of bone, and the feet are close, round and firm.

Hair Coat:Close, hard, hound coat of medium length.

Possible Health Problems:Congenital heart disease, disc problems, bleeding problems, glaucoma and epilepsy are all possible in the Beagle. Conscientious breeding is a must.


The Beagle is a very responsive, naturally curious and affectionate breed.They are extremely friendly and are a good outside or inside dog.


The Beagle, like most hounds, has a tendency to howl if not trained properly.They are prone to roam if left unattended.

Get in touch with us

Four great Veterinary locations in Sydney Australia
  • Alexandria
  • Dee Why
  • Kingsford
  • Marrickville

Shop 1/138 Botany Rd
Alexandria NSW 2017
Phone: (02) 9698 4120
Fax: (02) 9698 4125

815 Pittwater Rd
Dee Why NSW 2099
Phone: (02) 9972 2044
Fax: (02) 9982 2307

70 Gardeners Rd
Kingsford NSW 2032
Phone: (02) 9662 6703
Fax: Fax: (02) 9662 8829

402 Illawarra Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
Phone: (02) 9558 2500
Fax: (02) 9559 3410

  • Alexandria
  • Dee Why
  • Kingsford
  • Marrickville


  • Thank you for looking after our beautiful baby boy …” -Leo’s owner

  • Thank you so much for all your help to save our cats life…” -Oscar’s owner

  • Our heartfelt thanks to your devotion, caring & kindness to our dogs over many years….” -Misty’s and Lillie’s owner

  • Thanks for a great puppy school with all the other puppies …” -Buck’s owner

  • For many years the staff have shown kindness & concern too our dear little dogs and we have really appreciated it…” -Molly & Mitzi’s owner

  • Thank you for all your kindness & understanding …” -Xena’s owners

  • Whatever the reason our pet loves coming to see you, and thank you to the staff for showing genuine whatever the reason our pet loves coming to see you, and thank you to the staff for showing genuine consideration …” -Bronte’s owners

  • We would like to thank you very much for looking after us since we were little ones and we appreciate your help …” -Timmy & Zali’s owners

  • Thank you for saving our Prudence & our hearts…” -Kim & Mark, Matraville

  • From Roscoe the Silky Terrier with the lump between his toes. It is all healed thanks to the loving care……..” -Marquite, Pagewood

  • Thank you so very much for the love & kindness you gave our baby. You are the best. Remember no good ever goes to waste…”-Janette & Bruce, Maroubra

  • Thank you for the support & help in bringing Jemma back to health. Your service, advice & approachable..” -Maria, Rosebery

  • I would like to thank you for your wonderful service and because I’m happy I would recommend you to my friends…” -Patricia, Double Bay

  • Thank heavens for good vets…” -Ted, Vaucluse

  • Thanks for looking after Rickie in such an excellent manner. Always without fail, your treatment of him was kind, caring & considerate of both him & us…” -Evelyn, Randwick

  • Pro-active information – helps when you have just become an owner…” - Serina, Coogee

  • The staff are so competent & accommodating. I am grateful that my parents so highly recommended you…” - Nichola, Woollahra

  • Thank you for all your special care especially with Cosmos operation. He is feeling better each day…” - Recy, Eastlakes