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Pocket Beagle Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Pocket Beagle
OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Pocket Beagle have? The dog breed also known as...
Mini BeagleOlde English Pocket BeagleMiniature BeagleToy BeagleTeacup Beagle
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Pocket Beagle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Pocket Beagle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Pocket Beagle breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Pocket 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? Pocket Beagle price:
500-1500

Pocket Beagle History

The exact origin of the word “beagle” is uncertain however, we have a very detailed and rich historical background both for the Beagle and for the Pocket Beagle. It is presumed that it may have been derived from the Old English word “beag”, meaning small, or from the French word “beguile”, meaning open throat. Others state that it may have come from the German word “begele” which translates to scold.

The breed’s history starts at the very early ages, Greek documents from B.C. 400 describe Beagle resembling dogs. Furthermore, the Romans might have brought small rabbit-hunting hounds with them to England and bred them with local hounds to improve the dogs’ hunting capabilities. In 1066, during the Norman Conquest, William the Conqueror reportedly brought Talbot hounds, which are now extinct, to England. These dogs are considered to be the earliest ancestors of the Beagle and the Foxhound. Beagles quickly found their fanciers in England at the beginning of the Middle Ages. Between 1307 and 1327 during the reigns of Edward II. and during Henry VII. ’s reigns between 1485 and 1509, extremely small Beagles, also called Glove Beagles were more in fashion. Elizabeth I. kept packs of Pocket Beagles who stood only 9 inches tall. These small dogs were portrayed in paintings as short-legged and pointy-nosed. These dogs were mainly used for hunting, yet they quickly got replaced by the more talented and faster hound breeds.

As hunting for fox became popular in the 1700s in England, and the Beagle was displaced by the Foxhound. Thank the farmers in Wales, England, and Ireland, who continued to keep packs of Beagles to hunt hare, rabbit, and other vermin, the breed was saved from the edge of extinction. Reverend Phillip Honeywood, in the mid-1800s, established a pack of Pocket and other small-sized Beagles in Essex, England. Reverend Honeywood bred the dogs for hunting purposes, not for their looks. Yet a fellow Englishman named Thomas Johnson got included in the breeding process, his intention was to put more attention to the dogs’ exterior looks. At the exact same time in America, breeders started importing Beagles to improve their looks too. Many of these imported dogs were bred at a height of 15 to 17 inches in order to hunt fox, but American breeders wanted to make the breed smaller to better hunt rabbits. Of interest among these rabbit-hunters is the "Patch" Beagle strain, which was developed by Willet Randall in New York around 1880. In the 1940s and 1950s, they were largely widespread because they were able to run very fast.

In 1884, the AKC (American Kennel Club) recognized the Beagle, yet it does not recognize a variety called the Pocket Beagle. Technically, the Pocket Beagle qualifies as a 13-inch Beagle, which is defined by the Beagle breed standard as any Beagle that doesn't exceed 13 inches in height at the shoulder and typically weighs 15 to 18 pounds. Nowadays the Beagles got two different height classes; from 13 inches to smaller, and between 13 and 15 inches.

Pocket Beagle General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Pocket Beagle size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Pocket Beagle weigh? Pocket Beagle weight:
8-15 pounds (4-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Pocket Beagle? Pocket Beagle average weight:
11.5 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pocket Beagle? Pocket Beagle height:
7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Pocket Beagle average height:
9.5 inches (24 cm)

Pocket Beagle Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Pocket Beagle have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothShort
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pocket Beagle's coat?
WhiteCreamBlackTanLemon RedBrownLiverBlue GrayThe combination of the colors listed occur.
Grooming
How to groom the Pocket Beagle and how often?
Effortless: The Pocket 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. Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Mini Beagle? Pocket Beagle shedding level:
Pocket 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.

Pocket Beagle Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pocket Beagle have? What characteristics does the breed have?
GentleSweetLivelyCuriousHappySociableBraveIntelligentCalmLovingWatchfulDetermined
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pocket Beagle? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Pocket Beagle's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Pocket Beagle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Pocket Beagles are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Pocket Beagle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Pocket Beagle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Pocket 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?
Pocket 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 Mini Beagle need? Pocket Beagle social needs:
Pocket Beagles are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Pocket Beagle dogs bark a lot? Why does my Mini Beagle bark?
High: The Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle good as a watchdog?
Pocket Beagles are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Pocket Beagles will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Pocket Beagle dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Mini Beagle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pocket Beagle? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Pocket 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Pocket Beagle do?
Pocket Beagles have a higher than 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 Pocket Beagles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Pocket Beagle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pocket Beagle roam?
Pocket Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pocket Beagle have high 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Pocket Beagle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Pocket Beagles are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pocket Beagles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Pocket Beagle dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Pocket Beagle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Pocket Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Pocket Beagle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pocket Beagle and children:
Pocket Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pocket Beagle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Pocket Beagles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Pocket Beagle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pocket Beagle dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Pocket Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Pocket Beagle can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Pocket Beagles good office dogs? Do Pocket Beagles make good office friendly dogs? Can Pocket Beagles be office dogs?
No
Pocket Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pocket Beagle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Mini Beagle temperament with senior people? Are Pocket Beagle dogs good for elderly owners?
Pocket Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pocket Beagle dogs get along with other pets? Are Pocket Beagle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pocket Beagles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pocket Beagle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Pocket Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pocket 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). Pocket Beagle is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pocket 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. Pocket Beagle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Pocket 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. Pocket Beagle is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Pocket Beagle be a boat dog?
Not really
Pocket Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Pocket 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. Pocket Beagle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Pocket Beagle Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Pocket Beagle dogs have health problems?
The Pocket Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Pocket Beagle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Pocket Beagle breed? Health risks of Pocket Beagle:
Eye DiseasesEpilepsyHypothyroidismBeagle DwarfismFunny Puppy SyndromeChinese Beagle SyndromeCleft LipCleft PalateCryptorchidismHermaphroditismCanine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)Epiphyseal DysplasiaIntervertebral Disk DiseasePatellar Luxation
Life Expectancy
How long do Pocket Beagle dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Pocket Beagle be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Pocket Beagle breed hypoallergenic?
No
Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle have?
Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle dogs require per day?
Pocket 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?
Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 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? Pocket Beagle risk for obesity:
High: The Pocket Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Pocket Beagle more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Pocket 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
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Pocket Beagle drool?
The Pocket Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Pocket Beagle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Pocket 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 Pocket 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 Pocket Beagle have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Pocket Beagle Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Pocket Beagle's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Pocket Beagles are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Pocket Beagles are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Pocket Beagle requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Pocket Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Pocket Beagles are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Pocket Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Pocket Beagles are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Pocket Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Pocket Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Pocket Beagles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Pocket Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Pocket Beagles have a higher than 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.
  • 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.
  • Office Friendly: Pocket Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pocket Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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