Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Beagle

Beagle
Beagle
Beagle
Beagle
The Beagle is a small hound that was originally developed for hunting hare and rabbit by scent, and was followed on foot by hunters. Beagles hunted in packs of 12 or 24 hounds.

The need for Beagles to track wily hares that twisted and turned, even backtracking over fields, is what dictated a Beagle's size. Different sized Beagles worked over different terrain – from open fields for the smaller hound to the high and mountainous English Border country for the larger hounds, with various sized dogs for in-between terrain.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These lovable dogs can easily live for 13 years, but given the right nutrition Beagles can often live up to 16 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

It is in a Beagle's nature to be a loyal companion. They are usually gentle, but they can be as robust and as tough as you care to make it. It is also a great children's playmate. In fact, the Beagle will become very "human" if you forget to remind it that it is in fact a dog.

Affectionate and obedient with its owners, a Beagle should never be nervous or aggressive under any circumstances. This is a happy, versatile and adaptable hound that can be used to hunt in the morning, be your children's devoted companion in the afternoon, then curl up and play the part of the lap-dog in the evening.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Beagles are pack hounds and as such are definitely better off with some company during the day.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Beagles require minimum maintenance, but do watch their weight, as left to their own devices they tend to become obese as they love their food – and their pleading eyes are hard to resist especially at meal times. Beagles are scent hounds and therefore should not be walked off the lead because if they get a whiff of an enticing smell they will do what nature intended – and hunt. It is said that when a Beagle's nose switches on, its ears switch off! These dogs need a secure yard as they have little or no traffic sense and tend to have the attitude that cars will stop for them if they are on the road.

Please take note:
Beagles do not cope well with being on their own for long periods of time. They can be very naughty if they become bored, and dig holes, escape, or pull the washing off the clothesline.

IDEAL OWNERS

Anyone who can provide the stimulating environment this attractive little breed needs.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Beagle is the dog for you and you are prepared to devote the time needed to properly train this extremely loyal dog, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Jill Kirk Balihai VIC Contact
Rhonda Telfer Orobay QLD Contact
Norma Shipley Filnor QLD Contact
Beverely Duncan Kilibank QLD Contact
Sue Davis Perns QLD Contact
Brian and Lesley Childs Brialey NSW Contact
Marie McCarthy Spidell TAS Contact
Liz Foster Tedman TAS Contact
Leanne Coffey Beagelee NSW Contact
Debbie Beattie Delrei QLD Contact
Theressa and Fiona Miles and Hadlington Amlex NSW Contact
Jane Millar Semeru VIC Contact
Leonie McRae Birsay VIC Contact
Tina Black Blackville Beagles/Cavaliers / Ragdolls SA Contact
Paul Orman Bayhound Beagles ACT Contact
Julieanne Lalor Hounsley VIC Contact
jenny sweeney poudrette QLD Contact
Nancye Lee Kebolee NSW Contact
Sara Skinner Baldev QLD Contact
Jacqui Dahl Cumia NSW Contact
Barbara Martin Braylodge ACT Contact
Helen Huth Johelmar QLD Contact
Richard Wagner BonnieHeart VIC Contact
Vicki McDowall Kwolatee NSW Contact
Karen Nelson Caermyrddin NSW Contact
Carol Thompson Abercarn ACT Contact
Dean Quinlivan Lanacra TAS Contact
Andrew Houghton Thornoughton QLD Contact
Kerrie McCullough ELLAHMAGGIE QLD Contact
Brian Martin Hebridean NSW Contact
Brian Martin Hebridean NSW Contact
Faith Brawley Teviotdale VIC Contact
brian martin herbridean NSW Contact
Sharon Gilkison Cliftop NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)