Annies of this breed dog are playful and merry, but they are also hounds and can be stubborn. They require patience and creative training.

Beagles were originally bred to be scenthounds, mainly rabbits and hares. These dogs are often loved and cared for by their furry families.

Beagle Dogs/Puppy

They are small, friendly, cute, and easy to handle.

Beagle Puppy

They need to exercise regularly, at least one hour per day.

Because of their small size and gentle temperament, Beagles can live in apartments, provided their owners are willing to take them for walks several times per day in all weather conditions.

Beagles are still excellent hunters of small game. The National Beagle Club's Institute Farm hosts AKC sanctioned field trials, where breeders with packs are tested in the field.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture used Beagles to detect contraband food brought into the United States from Los Angeles International Airport.

They are outgoing, happy, and loving. These characteristics are more than offset by their hound nature which is curious, determined, and focused on food.

The American Kennel Club recognizes two types of Beagles, and they are a mix of 18- and 30-pounds depending on their height.

They can make you smile, but only when they aren't making you cry over their sometimes inappropriate behavior.

The double, thick coat of Beagles is water-resistant and smooth.