Active families will enjoy the company of a Beagle. Good natured and with a definite clownish streak, a Beagle makes a wonderful addition to the home. Always remember that these are hunting dogs and do need quite a bit of daily exercise. Young sportsmen will love training their Beagle to hunt rabbits, but a Beagle will be just as happy going on long daily walks (on leash) and playing vigorously with the family. Not only do Beagles bark, they also bay, usually when they are hot on the scent of game. They weigh under 30 pounds.