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Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Beagle Jack Russell Terrier Pembroke Welsh Corgi
OriginsEngland England Wales
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank67815
Reviews201
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Other Names English Beagle Russell Terrier, JRT, Jack Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Irish Kennel Club Club Espanol De Terriers Jack Russell Terrier Club Of America American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $500-$800 $700-$1000 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Size Small Small Small
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 8-15 inches (20-38 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 11.5 inches (29 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Coat Dense Rough Fluffy
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Tan White Black Black & Tan Fawn Red Sable
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Jack Russell Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Jack Russell Terriers are heavy shedders.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Alert Courageous Independent Cheerful Energetic Stubborn Affectionate Friendly Lively Playful Cheerful Intelligent Going
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Jack Russell Terrier is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Jack Russell Terriers are quite easy to train.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Jack Russell Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Jack Russell Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The Jack Russell Terrier is a very vocal breed.
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Jack Russell Terriers are good watchdogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Jack Russell Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Jack Russell Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Jack Russell Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Jack Russell Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Jack Russell Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Jack Russell Terriers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Jack Russell Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Jack Russell Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Jack Russell Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Jack Russell Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Jack Russell Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Jack Russell Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Jack Russell Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Jack Russell Terrier breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Health Issues
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism Cherry Eye Chinese Beagle Syndrome Distichiasis Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Deafness Glaucoma Legg-perthes Disease Lens Luxation Patellar Luxation Cataracts Cystinuria Degenerative Myelopathy Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 13-16 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Jack Russell Terriers are high energy dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Jack Russell Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Jack Russell Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Jack Russell Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Jack Russell Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Jack Russell Terrier vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-14 puppies, average 7 4-8 puppies 6-7 puppies

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