8 Fun Facts About the Beagle Dog

Beagles Were Bred For Hunting

Beagles are great rabbit and hare hunters. Their fragrance and stamina are amazing. When fox hunting became popular, breeders crossed a Beagle with a Buckhound

Their Ears Help Their Noses

The AKC breed standard requires Beagles' ears to reach their noses when pulled out. The dog's large ears collect smell particles and retain them near to its nose to absorb as much information as possible.

They Come in Two Different Sizes

The U.S. classifies Beagles by size in two ways. There are Beagles under 13 inches and above 13 but under 15 inches. The U.S. Beagle height restriction is 15 inches. England uses 16 inches.

Beagles Can Vocalize Three Ways

Named from the French term begueule, meaning gaped throat, Beagles certainly live up to their moniker. One of the most vocal breeds is the Beagle.

Beagles Tails Are Like White Flags

Beagles often have white tails. Beagles were bred with this white tip to be conspicuous while hunting with their noses to the ground.

Many Beagles Have Jobs

A Beagle's keen sense of smell makes them exceptional workers. Bedbug detectors are commonly beagles. The Department of Homeland Security utilises Beagles to discover food in airport baggage to avoid the spread

A Beagle Named Elvis Could Smell Pregnancy

Elvis helps zookeepers determine whether their polar bears are pregnant or pseudopregnant. Elvis correctly recognised samples from pregnant women.

President Lyndon Johnson Had Three Beagles

While at the White House, Him produced a litter of pups, which Luci, the president's daughter, named Kim and Freckles. Freckles stayed in the White House after Luci departed.