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Beagle vs Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle vs Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback" Compare Beagle and Kerry Beagle. Which is better: Beagle or Kerry Beagle or Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Name Beagle Kerry Beagle Rhodesian Ridgeback
OriginsEngland Ireland Zimbabwe
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank649641
Reviews425
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Other Names English Beagle An Pocadán Ciarraíoch African Lion Dog, African Lion Hound
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1955 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section.
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
No set 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
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US
Price $500-$800 $300-$400 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Beagle vs Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Size Small Large Large
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) 50-60 pounds (22.5-27 kg) Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Coat Dense Dense Dense
Colors Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Tan & White
Blue Mottled & Tan
Blue Mottled & Black
Golden
Red
White
Gray
Wheaten
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Kerry Beagle doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Kerry Beagles shed above average.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Temperament Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Outright
Energetic
Quick
Gentle
Friendly
Dignified
Loyal
Sensitive
Intelligent
Mischievous
Strong
Willed
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Kerry Beagle's has great intelligence.
Average: Rhodesian Ridgeback's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Kerry Beagles are quite easy to train.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The Kerry Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Kerry Beagles don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
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.
Kerry Beagles are highly affectionate dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Kerry Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The Kerry Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Kerry Beagles are good watchdogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Kerry Beagles are average defenders.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kerry Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kerry Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an 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.
Kerry Beagles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Kerry Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Kerry Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Kerry Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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.
Kerry Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Beagle vs Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Kerry Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Kerry Beagles are kid-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Kerry Beagles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Kerry Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kerry Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Kerry Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Kerry Beagles usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Kerry Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
Not really
Kerry Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Rhodesian Ridgeback 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 Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

Health Issues
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Kerry Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback 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)
No set Dermoid Sinus
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Kerry Beagles are high energy dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Kerry Beagles need a lot of exercises.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Kerry Beagles don't need too much sleep.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kerry Beagle can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Kerry Beagle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kerry Beagle is an average drooler.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Kerry Beagle vs Rhodesian Ridgeback

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 1-6 puppies 6-8 puppies

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