Breeds of dogs: Kerry Beagle

Breeds of dogs: Kerry Beagle

Origin, classification and history

Origin: Ireland.
F.C.I classification: RACE NOT RECOGNIZED

The Kerry Beagle descends a large-sized hound used for deer hunting. Its selection began around the first half of the 1500s. From its morphological aspect, it was deduced that the Bloodhound was also used for its selection. It is not recognized as a "dog breed", not even in Ireland, despite its very interesting history.

General aspect

Dog larger than its namesake "Beagle". It has a very dense and close-fitting coat. Lighter and lighter than the Beagle. Ears long enough, straight, flat and hanging. Its tail is long and tapers towards the end. Its neck is of medium length. The limbs have a fair bone. Its muzzle is heavy and the skull is broad.


This hound is currently used in hunting small game and birds. He is an always friendly and very very active dog.

Kerry Beagle puppies

Kerry Beagle puppies


Its standard is not currently recognized by the International Cynological Federation.

Height: 56 - 66 cm at the withers.
Weight: from 20 to 27 kg.

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Video: kerry beagle dreaming (September 2021).