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19 Remarkable Beagle Statistics

A relatively small hound breed, Beagles have become quite the popular family pet and companion. Affectionate, gentle, and even-tempered, it is no real surprise as to why.

And given how popular they have become as a dog breed, I decided to research and pull together some remarkable and fascinating Beagle statistics.

I’d like to share them with you here today.


Beagle Statistics Infographic

Ownership Statistics

#1 The Beagle is the seventh most popular registered dog breed in the US, by rank. No other breed has ranked in the top 10 in every decade since record-keeping began in the 1880s.

#2 The Beagle ranked at #19 in the leading 20 dog breeds in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020, based on the number of registrations (1,945).

Beagles are considered a low-maintenance breed with a fun-loving temperament. They are playful, intelligent, affectionate, and loyal in nature. Such traits make them an ideal family pet, especially in those with young children or first-time dog owners.

Cost Statistics

#3 The average cost to buy a Beagle puppy in the United States is $750.

#4 The average new Beagle owner will spend around $1,500-$2,500 in the first year taking care of their new dog. This includes veterinary bills and required vaccinations.

#5 The average monthly expenses of a beagle can range from anywhere between $100-$500.

#6 The average cost of owning a Labrador Retriever for life is between $15,000-$20,000.

#7 The average monthly cost of Pet Insurance for a Beagle was around $34-$51 per month in 2021, depending on the provider.

#8 The average monthly insurance premium for a Beagle in the US in 2021, was $34.32 ($411.84 per year). This is $14 less than the average for all dogs ($48.78, or $585.36 per year).

Size Statistics

#9 There are two different size varieties of the Beagle. One stands under 13″ in height, whereas the other stands slightly taller at 13-16″. Depending on their height, Beagles weigh between 18 and 30 pounds.

#10 The average Beagle will reach their adult height between the age of six to eight months, although they will not reach their full adult weight until around 18 months old.

Beagles are considered a small breed. Due to their size and temperament, Beagles make for great apartment dogs, although they do have a high need for exercise and should be taken out regularly.

This breed is prone and vulnerable to weight gain and obesity. Thus, a high-quality and measured diet, along with sufficient and appropriate exercise is required.

General Statistics

#11 The Beagle was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1885.

#12 In the United States, it is estimated that around 65,000 Beagles are used each year for testing and research in the medical, cosmetic, beauty, chemical industries.

#13 The first Beagle to win “Best in Show” occurred in 2008. The dog was called “K-Run’s Park Me In First otherwise known as Uno.

#14 The average adult Beagle will require between 674 and 922 calories per day or 45 calories per pound.

#15 The average adult Beagle will require a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day.

#16 Beagles have a smooth, dense double coat (a coat with two layers). This helps them regulate their body temperature and protect them from the harsh elements in which they were initially bred to work in.

#17 The average life span for a Beagle is between 12 – 15 years.

#18 The Beagle coat can come in as many as 25 different colors, in various shades and combinations. Although, the majority of Beagles are commonly found in white, black, red, blue, brown, lemon, fawn, and tan.

#19 Beagles are one of the most vocal dog breeds, and are able to make three different and distinct sounds: a typical bark, a bay (typically used when hunting), and a howl.

In Summary

Hopefully, these beagle statistics help to give some insight into the breed, along with some suggestions as to what it would be like to own and care for one.

These dogs are adaptable and versatile with loving, curious natures. They are typically even-tempered, playful, and keen to get involved with the fun.

They are also sociable, and while a little misbehaving, have a strong desire to please and are therefore considered easy to train.

They are ideal for first-time owners, and families with young children.

While they may be a great dog to own, it is pivotal that any owner is familiar with their particular needs and requirements.

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