Fascinating Beagle Facts – How Many Do You Know?
1. There are over 10,000 different breeds of dogs in the world.
However, there are only around 500 types of beagles. They come from many different breeds such as the English Setter, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever and others.
2. Some beagles are called “Beagle” because they were bred to hunt rabbits or other small animals.
Others are known as “Pit Bull Terriers”. These breeds of dogs are not considered beagles since they don’t have long noses.
3. The average life span of a beagle is between 5 years and 7 years old, however, some beagles live much longer than that!
Beagles can live up to 15 years!
4. Most beagles weigh between 20 and 30 pounds.
Some beagles weigh even more than 40 pounds!
5. A typical beagle weighs approximately 12 to 14 ounces at birth and grows to about 18 ounces when fully grown.
Their eyes are usually brown with black pupils, but their eyes can vary in color too! (See picture)
6. Beagles are very loyal and affectionate dogs that love people just like humans love them back!
7. Beagles have been around for more than 2,000 years.
They are one of the oldest dog breeds known to man.
8. The name “beagle” comes from a small type of hound dog that originated in Great Britain.
This is where the name “beagle” comes from!
9. There are many beagles all over the world, and they were all bred for different purposes.
Some beagles were bred to hunt rabbits, squirrels, and other fast animals. Other beagles were bred to hunt animals such as wild boar. However, some beagles were bred only for the purpose of being a good pet. No matter what they were bred for, all beagles are really cute!
10. Just like people have different personalities, so do dogs. Each dog is different from one another since they are all individuals!
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The voyage of the Beagle by C Darwin – 2008 – books.google.com
Light and death: One doctor’s fascinating account of near-death experiences by C Darwin – 1889 – Ward, Lock and Company
Pigeons: the fascinating saga of the world’s most revered and reviled bird by MB Sabom – 1998 – books.google.com
Journal of Researches Into the Geology and Natural History of the Varoius Countries Visited by HMS Beagle, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy from … by AD Blechman – 2007 – books.google.com
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Ships Adventure and Beagle: Between the Years 1826 and 1836… by C Darwin – 1840 – books.google.com