The Beagle is a breed of small, compact size, robust and extremely playful. Its drooping ears, variety of colors and the shape of the head undoubtedly give it a friendly appearance. Its expression is also typically sweet, friendly and loving. In fact, one of the most famous and charismatic dogs of all time, Snoppy belongs to this breed.
The skull of most Beagles is slightly cone shaped with a small occipital crest. Its nose, generally back in color, has wide nostrils, allow it to sniff out its surroundings. Its muzzle is neither pointy nor round and has a strong scissor-shaped jaw. Its medium-sized ears that hang fall glued to the sides of the head are rounded at the end. Its eyes are large, expressive, well separated and can be of dark chocolate or hazelnut color.
It also has a well balance square shaped body, short loin and deep chest. The tail, moderately long and thick is often in an upward position, straight, or flat (when full of fear), but never curled on its back. The fur of this breed is short, abundant and coarse.
The Beagle is a tender, cheerful, curious and sociable dog. In addition to being a very smart breed, it tends to be courageous and independent. They are also famous for getting along well with children and other dogs. With all its virtues and defects, it is a relatively easy-to-train dog. Many dogs belonging to this breed are trained to detect substances such as drugs, fruits and money in airports and as search or rescue dogs. Without a doubt, the Beagle is ideal both as a pet or a working dog.