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Kerry Beagle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Kerry Beagle so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginIreland flagIreland
Other Names
What other names does the Kerry Beagle have?
An Pocadán Ciarraioch
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Kerry Beagle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Kerry Beagle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Kerry Beagle in the United States? How much money is a Kerry Beagle?

Where to buy a Kerry Beagle with a good pedigree?

$300-$400
If you choose to purchase the Kerry Beagle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Kerry Beagle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kerry Beagle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Kerry Beagle? How many Kerry Beagle are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Kerry Beagle Size

Size
Is a Kerry Beagle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Kerry Beagle get?

What is the average size of a Kerry Beagle?

Large
Weight
How much does the Kerry Beagle weigh? How much should a Kerry Beagle weight? What is the normal weight of a Kerry Beagle? How much does a full-grown Kerry Beagle weight?
50-60 pounds (22.5-27 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Kerry Beagle?
55 pounds (25 kg)
Height
How tall is the Kerry Beagle? Kerry Beagle height:
22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Kerry Beagle?
23 inches (58.5 cm)

Kerry Beagle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Kerry Beagle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Kerry Beagle coats?
Tan & WhiteBlue Mottled & TanBlue Mottled & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Kerry Beagle and how often? How often should I take my Kerry Beagle to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Kerry Beagle doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Kerry Beagle is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Kerry Beagle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the An Pocadán Ciarraioch? Do Kerry Beagle dogs shed a lot?
Kerry Beagle dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Kerry Beagle breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Kerry Beagle need a bath? How often should you give a Kerry Beagle a bath? Can I bathe my Kerry Beagle every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Kerry Beagle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Kerry Beagle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
EnergeticFriendlyQuickGentleOutright
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kerry Beagle? Is the Kerry Beagle breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Kerry Beagle dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Kerry Beagle is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Kerry Beagle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Kerry Beagle?
Kerry Beagle dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Kerry Beagle is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kerry Beagle sensitivity:
Sensitive: Kerry Beagle dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Kerry Beagle a good family dog?
Average to High: Kerry Beagle dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the An Pocadán Ciarraioch need? Kerry Beagle social needs:
Kerry Beagle dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Kerry Beagle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my An Pocadán Ciarraioch bark?
A lot: Kerry Beagle is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Kerry Beagle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Kerry Beagle dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Kerry Beagle dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Kerry Beagle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Kerry Beagle dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Kerry Beagle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the An Pocadán Ciarraioch? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kerry Beagle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Kerry Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Kerry Beagle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Kerry Beagle? How much bite force does a Kerry Beagle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Kerry Beagle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Kerry Beagle, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kerry Beagle do?
Kerry Beagle dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Kerry Beagle dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kerry Beagle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kerry Beagle roam?
Kerry Beagle dogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kerry Beagle have high prey drive?
Kerry Beagle dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Kerry Beagle dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kerry Beagle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Kerry Beagle in an apartment?
It is not recommended to keep the Kerry Beagle breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Kerry Beagle indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kerry Beagle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Kerry Beagle be left alone? How long can you leave a Kerry Beagle alone?
Kerry Beagle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Kerry Beagle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Kerry Beagle temperament with other people:
Kerry Beagle dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kerry Beagle dogs get along with other pets? Are Kerry Beagle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kerry Beagle dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Kerry Beagle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kerry Beagle temperament with children:
Kerry Beagle dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kerry Beagle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Kerry Beagle breed live with a cat?
Kerry Beagle dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Kerry Beagle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kerry Beagle dogs get along with other dogs?
Kerry Beagle dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Kerry Beagle can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kerry Beagle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Kerry Beagle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Kerry Beagle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Kerry Beagle dogs good office canines? Do Kerry Beagle dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Kerry Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kerry Beagle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the An Pocadán Ciarraioch temperament with senior people? Are Kerry Beagle dogs good for elderly owners?
Kerry Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.

Kerry Beagle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Kerry Beagle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Kerry Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Kerry Beagle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Kerry Beagle see the vet?
Average
The Kerry Beagle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Kerry Beagle dogs live? How old can a Kerry Beagle be? What is the age limit of the Kerry Beagle? How many years can the oldest Kerry Beagle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Kerry Beagle?

How long is the lifespan of a Kerry Beagle?

10-14 years
The average lifespan of Kerry Beagle: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Kerry Beagle breed hypoallergenic?
No
Kerry Beagle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Kerry Beagle have? What is the activity level of the Kerry Beagle?
Kerry Beagle dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Kerry Beagle need? How much exercise do Kerry Beagle dogs require per day?

Do Kerry Beagle dogs need a lot of exercises?

Kerry Beagle dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Kerry Beagle breed need?
Kerry Beagle dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Kerry Beagle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Kerry Beagle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Kerry Beagle? How much food should I feed my Kerry Beagle?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Kerry Beagle risk for obesity:
Average: The Kerry Beagle has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Kerry Beagle weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
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.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Kerry Beagle has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Kerry Beagle drool?
The Kerry Beagle is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Kerry Beagle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kerry Beagle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Kerry Beagle is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kerry Beagle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Kerry Beagle be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Kerry Beagle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kerry Beagle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Kerry Beagle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kerry Beagle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Kerry Beagle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kerry Beagle be a boat dog?

Not really

Kerry Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kerry Beagle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Kerry Beagle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Kerry Beagle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Kerry Beagle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Kerry Beagle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Kerry Beagle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Kerry Beagle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Kerry Beagle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Kerry Beagle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Kerry Beagle have? How many puppies can a Kerry Beagle give birth to?
1-6 puppies

Kerry Beagle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Kerry Beagle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Kerry Beagle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Kerry Beagle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Kerry Beagle dogs have great intelligence.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Kerry Beagle doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Kerry Beagle dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Kerry Beagle dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Kerry Beagle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Kerry Beagle dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Kerry Beagle dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Kerry Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kerry Beagle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Kerry Beagle dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Kerry Beagle breed in the home.
  • Shedding Level: Kerry Beagle dogs shed above average.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Kerry Beagle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Kerry Beagle dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Kerry Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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