Definition of beagle
: any of a breed of small short-legged smooth-coated often black, white, and tan hounds
Recent Examples of beagle from the Web
Meanwhile, Magic, a 5-year-old beagle, whimpered a bit after Roper poked him with a needle for his rabies vaccine.
Nemo, 14, is a sweet Chihuahua/beagle mix who was surrendered to the shelter through no fault of his own.
That's what worked for Happy – a rather unhappy beagle.
Beagles, popular hunting dogs, were the third-most popular breed in almost every Southern state, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Beagles are the top pick in Kentucky and French Bulldogs are No. 1 in Hawaii.
BEAGLE BRAINSTORMING De Boer quickly began riffling through YouTube videos to study different animal behaviors, but some of his research was more hands on.
Overall, most of the dogs were medium to large, with a beagle being the smallest breed to engage in scavenging in these reports.
After pit bulls, the most popular dogs were Labrador retrievers (14 percent), German shepherds (6 percent), boxers (5 percent), American bulldogs (3 percent) and beagles (3 percent).
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Origin and Etymology of beagle
Middle English begle
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of beagle for English Language Learners
: a type of small dog used for hunting that has smooth black, brown, and white fur
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Definition of beagle for Students
: a small hound with short legs and a smooth coat
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