The Beagle breed is popular among American dog owners for its happy-go-lucky, affectionate nature. President Lyndon Johnson had three Beagles during his time at the White House, and Peanut’s famous Snoopy character is a Beagle himself! But these curious, intelligent dogs can quickly get into trouble if not provided with plenty of playtime and stimulation.
Beagles are fun-loving, energetic, bright, and playful. They are still used as working and hunting dogs around the world but have become equally popular as family companions. They date back to the 14th century and come from England. Whether you keep one as a working dog or introduce them to your family, you should expect a canine companion with an incredible sense of smell.
Newborns are tiny, less than a pound. Depending on the size of the dam and sire, a newborn Beagle puppy may weigh anywhere between 5 and 10 ounces. A healthy pup will gain weight each and every day. Those who have a litter are urged to weigh each pup, each day at the same time (morning, for example) and record the results. There should be a change every day.
At What Age Is A Beagle Fully Grown?
Beagles reach their full height around eight months old and their adult weight around 18 months old. That’s not to say they won’t get any heavier, however. Beagles are particularly prone to obesity.
What Is The Size Of A Full-Grown Beagle?
The American Kennel Club’s Official Standard for the Beagle breed states that an adult Beagle standing at 13 inches or less should weigh less than 20 pounds, while an adult Beagle standing at 13 to 15 inches tall should weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. As adults, Beagles will look like miniature foxhounds with a solid, balanced body that allows them to last in a long chase.
How Do I Make Sure My Beagle Is Healthy?
According to the Veterinary Centers of America, Beagles are more prone to specific genetic health problems, such as cervical intervertebral disk disease. This disease occurs more frequently in dogs with long backs and short legs between three and six years old.
Watch out for symptoms like neck pain, a change in their gait, or lowered head, possibly with muscle spasms in their shoulders, neck, and head area. If you notice your Beagle experiencing these symptoms, immediately contact your veterinarian for the next steps in treating your pup.
What Weight Should A Beagle Be?
I’ve already covered this briefly, but just to confirm, a health Beagle who is not overweight should fall into the following weight ranges:
- Male: 10 to 11 kg (22 to 24 pounds).
- Female: 9 to 10 kg (19.8 to 22 pounds).
How Much Should A Beagle Weigh At 3 Months?
But what about Beagle puppies who are just about to leave their mother? How much should a Beagle at 3 months weigh? A 3-month-old Beagle male should weigh in at around 4.3 and 4.7 kg (9.5 to 10.4 pounds). At 6 months of age, a male Beagle should weigh between 7.8 kg (17.2 pounds) for ones with a smaller frame, to 8.5 kg (18.7 pounds) for the largest Beagle puppies.
How Much Does A Beagle Weigh?
How much do beagles weigh is a common question asked by owners. Knowing how much does a Beagle weigh will help you understand if your Beagle is the right weight for it’s age. According to the National Beagle Club, the average healthy weight of a fully grown male Beagle weighs between 22 to 34 pounds, and a female will weigh between 20-22 pounds
When Do Beagles Stop Growing?
A healthy Beagle will stop growing by about 18 months at which point their skeletal system is fully grown. If your Beagle has had health issues or is a cross breed then their size and weight may vary. The chart above shows that their weight should be a round 20 to 24 pounds, and 13-15 inches tall.
Do Beagles Gain Weight Easily?
Although the Beagle breed is very active. Without a healthy diet and exercise, a Beagle will gain weight easily, and could develop health problems. So it’s good to keep in mind the ideal weight of a Beagle.
What Is A Healthy Weight For A Beagle?
How much exactly your Beagle should weigh will depend on his size. A small Beagle who stands at 12 inches might weigh as little as 15 pounds. On the other hand, a large Beagle who is 15 inches tall has a healthy weight at 30 pounds. Beagles are extremely food-motivated and are known for their love of treats. Most Beagle owners struggle with keeping their Beagle at a healthy weight. It is extremely important that you do not overfeed your Beagle, especially while he is growing.
Being overweight comes with a variety of problems, such as:
- Joint and back pain
- Kidney issues
What Is Overweight For A Beagle?
The exact weight at which your Beagle is too heavy will depend on how tall he is. Rather than going by a specific number, assess his weight by running your fingers along his rib cage.
- If you can feel the ribs sticking out, and vertebrae and hip bones are visible, your Beagle is too thin!
- If you can feel the ribs but they are not sticking out, he is at a great weight.
- If you have to push in to feel your dog’s ribs, or you cannot feel them at all, he is overweight.
How Much Should A Beagle Eat A Day?
Up until 6 months old a Beagle puppy should be eating 3 times a day. Then twice a day from 6-12 months. Then after a year, they should be eating once a day
Do Beagles Ever Get Full?
While other breeds would experience satiety and cease eating when feeling full, Beagles seem unfamiliar with this sensation. They will eat to the point of gorging themselves. As a result, they will sometimes fall ill and vomit the excess food. Even more common is their penchant for gaining weight.