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Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle" Compare Pocket Beagle and Beagle. Which is better: Pocket Beagle or Beagle or North Country Beagle?
Name Pocket Beagle Beagle North Country Beagle
OriginsEngland England United Kingdom
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Extinct
Popularity Rank6206318
Reviews040
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Other Names Mini Beagle
Olde English Pocket Beagle
Miniature Beagle
Toy Beagle
Teacup Beagle
English Beagle Northern Hound, Northern Beagle, Old Northern Beagle, Old Northern Hound, Old English Beagle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
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
Price 500-1500 $500-$800 Unavailable

General Appearance - Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 8-15 pounds (4-7 kg) Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 11.5 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 19-21 inches (48-50 cm)
Avg. Height 9.5 inches (24 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 20 inches (49 cm)

Hair & Care - Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Coat Smooth
Short
Dense Dense
Colors White
Cream
Black
Tan
Lemon
Red
Brown
Liver
Blue
Gray
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Pocket Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The North Country Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Pocket Beagles shed moderately.
Beagles shed moderately.
North Country Beagles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Temperament Gentle
Sweet
Lively
Curious
Happy
Sociable
Brave
Intelligent
Calm
Loving
Watchful
Determined
Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Athletic
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Pocket Beagle's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Pocket Beagles are easy to train.
Beagles are easy to train.
North Country Beagles are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Pocket Beagle is a playful breed.
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The North Country Beagle 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
Pocket Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
North Country Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pocket Beagles are a social breed.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
North Country Beagles are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Pocket Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The North Country Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Pocket Beagles are good watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
North Country Beagles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Pocket Beagles are average defenders.
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
North Country Beagles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The North Country Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pocket Beagles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
North Country Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pocket Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the North Country Beagle is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Pocket Beagles 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.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
North Country Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Pocket Beagles are apartment-friendly dogs.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
North Country Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Pocket Beagles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
North Country Beagles adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pocket Beagles 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.
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
North Country Beagles 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 - Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Stranger Friendly
Pocket Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pocket Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pocket Beagles are cat-friendly dogs.
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
North Country Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Pocket Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pocket Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
North Country Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pocket Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
North Country Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pocket Beagles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Beagles are generally with other pets.
North Country Beagles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pocket Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
North Country Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog 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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Pocket Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
North Country Beagle 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 - Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Health Issues
The Pocket Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The North Country Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Eye Diseases
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Beagle Dwarfism
Funny Puppy Syndrome
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
Cryptorchidism
Hermaphroditism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Epiphyseal Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No set
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 12-15 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pocket Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
North Country Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Pocket Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
North Country Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Pocket Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
North Country Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Pocket Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The North Country Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pocket Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The North Country Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pocket Beagle vs Beagle vs North Country Beagle

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 3-5 puppies 2-14 puppies, average 7 2-7 puppies

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