Beagles, the 5th most popular dog breed in America, are adored for their curious and friendly personalities, and their love of companionship and adventure. Beagles actually date back to the 1300s and were originally used for trailing rabbits in England.
As scenthounds, Beagles love to follow a trail. They've got about 220 million scent receptors in their noses, compared to about 5 million in humans,so it's no wonder that they're even used by law enforcement for contraband detection.
Beagles have a small to medium build, but don't let their size fool you. These compact dogs are hardy and love to be active, although they have an independent (some might say stubborn) streak that requires a patient and persistent owner.
What else should you know about Beagles, especially if you're considering making one your new best friend? Paw Nation has summed up 10 cool facts about Beagles that virtually everyone (even non-Beagle owners!) will want to know…
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