Beagle

Beagle

Height

13 inches & under, 13-15 inches

Weight

under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)

Life Expectency

10-15 years

BEHAVIOR

Appearance

A miniature Foxhound, solid and big for his inches, with the wear-and-tear look of the hound that can last in the chase and follow his quarry to the death.

Head

The skull should be fairly long, slightly domed at occiput, with cranium broad and full. Ears-Ears set on moderately low, long, reaching when drawn out nearly, if not quite, to the end of the nose; fine in texture, fairly

Body

Neck rising free and light from the shoulders strong in substance yet not loaded, of medium length. The throat clean and free from folds of skin; a slight wrinkle below the angle of the jaw, however, may be allowable. Defects-A thick, sho

Forequarters

Legs seen from the front, straight and parallel; seen from the side, standing well under the body. Good angulations. Shoulder: Well slanting, laid back shoulder blade. Strongly muscled. Upper arm: Long, with good and lean muscles. Scapulo-humeral angulati

Hindquarters

Strong bone. Seen from rear, straight and parallel. Good angulations. Upper thigh: Broad and very muscular. Stifle: Strong (stifle angulation 100 – 110 degrees) Lower thigh: Relatively long, muscular and sinewy. Hock joint: Strong. Rear pastern

Coat

A close, hard, hound coat of medium length. Defects-A short, thin coat, or of a soft quality.