About the BreedThe Beagle is sociable, cheerful and independent. Beagles are very active and seem to be always ready for a walk or game. Beagles are attentive but never belligerent. They have a distinct bark when on the trail. Beagles are just plain cute!
The Beagle should undergo early socialization with other household pets, especially cats or other small non-canine pets they are intended to live with. Beagles are friendly to dogs and children as well as strangers. Bred as a pack dog, the Beagle thrives on companionship with humans and other pets, especially other Beagles. They have a generally happy, lively demeanor and their tails are usually wagging.
The Beagle needs lots of exercise and loves to go for a spirited walk. It has a high prey instinct, and should always be kept on a leash or in an enclosed area. The Beagle’s love of the great outdoors makes apartment life difficult, but manageable.