Some of the easiest dog breeds to own are the ones that are easy-going and outgoing, like the beagle. The breed’s AKC profile characterizes these dogs as “merry,” “friendly,” and “curious.” The AKC promises, “Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, easygoing, and companionable.” They are very active little dogs who need plenty of exercise.
But beagles love to play, and VetStreet reports the beagle is one of the most outgoing, approachable, and people-pleasing breeds. “The beagle is among the top 10 most popular breeds for good reason: He has a bigger-than-life personality and a merry nature that make him a warm and cheerful companion.”
Plus, the beagle is generally a very healthy dog breed. In fact, the beagle’s easygoing personality — and freedom from genetic diseases — explains why researchers choose beagles for controversial animal testing.