Beagle Dogs belong to the scenthound group of hunting dogs and were originally bred as tracking dogs for foxhunts. They are still used for foxhunts in England today, but are very versatile animals and make fantastic family pets. They are also trained to be sniffer dogs to work for customs to detect banned substances from crossing borders.
Beagles are just gorgeous little dogs that adore being around people, are highly intelligent and can be trained to do almost anything. They will need regular exercise, but apart from that, they are generally low maintenance.
The average lifespan is around 13-14 years, but they can live up to 16 or 17 years with the right diet, genetics and lifestyle.