Beagle Breed Pages

Beagle Information 

The National Beagle Club has a great "About Beagles" page that has a wide range of useful information on beagles. We strongly recommend checking out the section on "Before you buy a puppy" for more information to help you decide if a beagle is right for you, where to get a beagle puppy, and how to raise your beagle into a happy, well-adjusted dog.

Additionally, several other sites have outstanding articles on Beagles. You'll want to read through the "Beagle FAQ" section taken from AKC Online if you're considering purchasing or adopting a beagle. Beagles on the Web also has a useful FAQ section you may want to take a look at. If you are getting ready to bring a beagle home, check out the article on "Beagle-Proofing Your Home" for some suggestions on creating a safe environment for your new addition.

Think Twice Before Purchasing a "Pocket Beagle"

While our beagles tend to be small, we do not sell "Pocket Beagles" or "Miniature Beagles."  Pocket beagles are described as being approximately 10" tall and weighing 10 to 15 pounds at adulthood.  Be very wary if a breeder tells you that they sell pocket beagles - this is a major red flag!  Anyone advertising puppies as such is likely to be either a puppy mill or an unethical breeder.  Reputable breeders do not condone the breeding of excessively small beagles due to associated health problems.  At Westside Beagles, we firmly believe that a healthy size for a small beagle is at least 15 pounds or larger. 

Be advised, questionable breeders may try to confuse potential pet buyers by advertising "Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagles", since this is a breed that really did exist.  However, this breed, once popular in England during the late 1500's, has been extinct for a very long time.  Therefore, puppies advertised as Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagles are actually very small 13" beagles.  Some breeders acknowledge this, but say that they are trying to "recreate" the Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle.  However, in the process of repeatedly selecting the smallest dogs to breed, they simultaneously increase the likelihood of inferior genetics in their offspring, which may result in a myriad of health problems.

While the idea of owning a tiny beagle may be enticing, purchasing a pocket beagle means encouraging irresponsible breeding practices.  Please carefully consider your decision to adopt a beagle.  If tiny stature in a dog is truly important to you, rather than purchasing a pocket beagle, we ask that you look into obtaining a naturally smaller breed of dog.

You can find more information on the cons of pocket beagles at Beagle Pro and at the following National Beagle Club page.

Other Beagle Breed Pages:

Click here to link to the Next Day Pets beagle breed page.

 Beagle pictures...Click here to link to the beagle breed page.