Beagles are friendly, curious, and merry dogs who are categorized in the hound group. They come in a large variety of colors including black and tan; red, white and black; bluetick, tan and black; black, tan and white; white, tan and black; blue, tan and white; brown and white; tan, white and brown; lemon and white; red and white; and tan and white. Beagles shed particularly frequently in the fall and spring, when their coats are changing for the next season. They are considered a smaller dog breed with a height ranging 13-15 inches and under. Their average weight ranges from 20-30 pounds for both the females and males. Their life expectancy is 10-15 years.