North Country Beagle Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about North Country Beagle so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the North Country Beagle have? The dog breed also known as...
|Northern Hound, Northern Beagle, Old Northern Beagle, Old Northern Hound, Old English Beagle|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is North Country Beagle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is North Country Beagle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
How much does the North Country Beagle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? North Country Beagle price:
Unfortunately the North Country Beagle is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.
The North Country Beagle (also known as Northern Hound, Northern Beagle, Old Northern Beagle, Old Northern Hound, and Old English Beagle) is now an extinct breed. As it developed hundreds of years before records were common to be kept of dog breeding, there is little we know for sure about them and its certain ancestry has been lost to time.
What we can know for sure is that it's naive to the Yorkshire and Northumberland Regions of England and that it was one of the oldest hound breeds on the territory. There is a dispute between experts around the question of whether the breed developed exclusively from the ones from British territories or the predominant ancestors were imported by the Normans in the 11th century.
The current majority opinion is that the North Country Beagle was descended primarily from dogs imported from France by Norman Conquerors in 1066. The Normans, who were descendants of the Vikings and later assimilated to the inhabitants of the British isles came from territories that belong to France now. They brought a variety of hounds along such as the Saint Hubert Hound, the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, and the Talbot. The Saint Hubert Hound was developed and raised by the monks of Saint Hubert’s Abbey in the Ardennes. Until around 900 AD it became a tradition for the Monks to send a group of Saint Hubert Hounds to the King of France every year as a tribute. The King would then disperse these dogs to aristocracy across his Kingdom. The Norman nobles or their descendants, who came to possess these dogs brought them along to England.
Those who believe that the North Country Beagle was primarily descended from Norman dogs believe that the Normans crossed those French breeds which had accompanied them together and with a few native British Hounds and that’s how the North Country Beagle came into existence.
After the breed originated, it gained huge popularity spread throughout Wales and England and enjoyed it until the 18th -19th century. Unfortunately, these fine animals got extinct around the turn of that century. The reason behind their extinction is thought to be their competition with the English Foxhound. As the English Foxhound served the same purpose and was an excellent scent dog just as the North Country Beagle, people started choosing the foxhounds over the beagles. They also kept breeding and using the English Foxhounds more for hunting which decreased the value of the North Country Beagles. Therefore, people decreased efforts of breeding this breed and increased using the foxhounds over them. This led to their deplorable disappearance.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? North Country Beagle size:
How much does the North Country Beagle weigh? North Country Beagle weight:
|Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the North Country Beagle? North Country Beagle average weight:
|Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)|
How tall is the North Country Beagle? North Country Beagle height:
|19-21 inches (48-50 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? North Country Beagle average height:
|20 inches (49 cm)|
What type of coat does the North Country Beagle have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper North Country Beagle's coat?
How to groom the North Country Beagle and how often?
Effortless: The North Country Beagle requires minimal 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 sometimes to avoid infections. North Country Beagle is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do North Country Beagle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Northern Hound? North Country Beagle shedding level:
North Country Beagles shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
What kind of personality does the North Country Beagle have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the North Country Beagle? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. North Country Beagle obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Are North Country Beagle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
North Country Beagles are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The North Country Beagle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? North Country Beagle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. North Country Beagles don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
North Country Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Northern Hound need? North Country Beagle social needs:
North Country Beagles are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do North Country Beagle dogs bark a lot? Why does my Northern Beagle bark?
High: The North Country Beagle is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is North Country Beagle good as a watchdog?
North Country Beagles are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Do North Country Beagle dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
North Country Beagles 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 his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential |
Do North Country Beagle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Northern Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a North Country Beagle? Why do dog bites happen?
The North Country 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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the North Country Beagle do?
North Country Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but North Country Beagles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the North Country Beagle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does North Country Beagle roam?
Wanderlust potential of the North Country Beagle is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does North Country Beagle have high prey drive?
North Country Beagles 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 North Country Beagle dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is North Country Beagle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
North Country Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
North Country Beagles adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
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 |
Where North Country Beagle dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
North Country Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are North Country Beagle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? North Country Beagle and children:
North Country Beagles are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do North Country Beagle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
North Country Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is North Country Beagle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do North Country Beagle dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
North Country Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the North Country Beagle can be a great choice.
Office Friendly |
Are North Country Beagles good office dogs? Do North Country Beagles make good office friendly dogs? Can North Country Beagles be office dogs?
North Country Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do North Country Beagle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Northern Hound temperament with senior people? Are North Country Beagle dogs good for elderly owners?
North Country Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do North Country Beagle dogs get along with other pets? Are North Country Beagle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
North Country Beagles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is North Country Beagle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
North Country Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can North Country Beagle be a service dog?
|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). North Country Beagle is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can North Country Beagle be a therapy dog?
|Not really |
This breed 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 to people with anxiety disorders or autism. North Country Beagle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can North Country Beagle be a 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. North Country Beagle is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can North Country Beagle be a search and rescue dog?
|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. The North Country Beagle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can North Country Beagle be a boat dog?
|Not really |
North Country Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can North Country 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. North Country Beagle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do North Country Beagle dogs have health problems?
The North Country Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy |
How long do North Country Beagle dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a North Country Beagle be?
Is the North Country Beagle breed hypoallergenic?
North Country Beagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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 North Country Beagle have?
North Country Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do North Country Beagle dogs require per day?
North Country Beagles need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
North Country Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the North Country Beagle need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? North Country Beagle risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the North Country Beagle's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 North Country Beagle's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The North Country Beagle has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the North Country Beagle drool?
The North Country Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the North Country Beagle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the North Country Beagle. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female North Country 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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
|How often can the North Country Beagle have a litter?||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 North Country Beagle have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Pros & Cons of North Country Beagle
- Grooming: Effortless: The North Country Beagle requires minimal grooming.
- Drooling tendency: The North Country Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Adaptability: North Country Beagles adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
- Child Friendly: North Country Beagles are kid-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: North Country Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: North Country Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
- Hypoallergenic: North Country Beagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: North Country Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
- Stinkiness: The North Country Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
- Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the North Country Beagle is strong enough to escape from home.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: 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.
- Office Friendly: North Country Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Good For First Time Owners: North Country Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.