They are sturdy hunting dogs . They are loving , sweet , and gentle . They are great with other dogs and are very inteligent . Even though they need firm training they are great dogs . You need to do pack walks so the dont cry when you leave except they will be calm . If you want you can get your beagle a game that you spray animal scents so your beagle can show you their talent of smelling . The boys height on average is 14 - 16 inches and the girls are 13 - 15 inches . The boys weigh about 22 -25 pounds and the girls wiegh about 20 -23 pounds . They are very active indoors and a small yard would be good to have for them . They need a dialy walk and invisiable fence so they dont get lost . They live to about 12 - 15 years . Their litter size is about 2 - 14 to pupies. They are easy with grooming . Oneof the usa most popular breeds . Group is the hound group.