While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Beagle to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Beagle = 18-30 lbs
Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
There are two height varieties. 13 inch variety does not exceed 13 inches.
15 inch variety is greater than 13 inches and less than 15 inches.
A little about the Beagle:
Hare hunting was very popular in England during the fourteenth century and the Beagle was the common choice for this type of hunting. There are two general beliefs of the origin of the name Beagle. First, it may be from the old French word “begueule” meaning “open throat” in reference to bay. “Bay” meaning a deep and prolonged howl, as of a hound on the scent. The name Beagle can also be derived from old French words meaning small. The word Beagle was found often in writings from the sixteenth century on but it’s believed that the name was commonly used in the late fourteenth century.
Beagles were easily carried and easily followed during the hunt. These qualities made them ideal. Some hunters could even put them in a pocket if the need came up. By the 1800s the beagle came in several sizes but early on they were only about nine inches long which made them super portable.
The first records of a Beagle in America were in 1642. Beagles were used in the South for hunting for a time before the Civil War. These American Beagles had changed greatly from original English Beagles. After the Civil War, the Beagles started to resemble what you know of now as the modern American Beagle. Their popularity to this day is astounding and continue to be one of America’s all time favorite family breeds. The Beagle is friendly, sociable and friendly. They need companionship to be happy. This can be from either humans or other dogs.
The Beagle needs a moderate daily walk or a closed off area for him to run around and play. Consider your dogs daily exercise requirements when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Beagle exercise requirements = 3 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)
Average life span of the Beagle = 12-15 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.