Thinking about getting a pure bred Beagle and not sure what to pay? If you have never owned an AKC registered pet, it might be a bit confusing to you. Just how much are Beagles? Take a minute and find out a fair price for a puppy and then learn a bit about the breed.

A beagle puppy that was purchased.

Cost Of A Beagle

Beagles are very popular dogs in the United States. They rank 6th in popularity in the country currently. This is probably due to their playful nature and modest size.

Pure Bred Beagle Puppy

If you want a pure bred puppy, you are in luck with the Beagle because they are one of the more affordable dogs you can buy. You can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $900 for an AKC registered Beagle. This is for an average puppy from a legitimate dealer, based on current sales prices.

If you are looking for a show quality dog, you can expect to pay much more. Show quality puppies with  good lineage can cost as much as $5000.

Rescue Beagles

If you want to save a little money or just have a big heart, a rescue dog might be for you. Most will be adult dogs though, so you may have to give up on the puppy thing.

The typical rescue Beagle will cost anywhere from $200 to $400. This typically includes the cost of a spay or neuter however, so factor that in.

A beagle puppy that cost money to purchase.

Is A Beagle A Good Choice?

Now that you know how much beagles are to buy, let’s talk about whether or not it is the right choice for you. With the Beagle being the sixth most popular dog in the country, a lot of people must love them. Of course, this does not mean that you will.

Take a look at some of the good and bad things about a Beagle and decide for yourself.

The Good

Moderate size makes the Beagle a good choice for many. If you want a small dog but not a miniature, this is a good choice with most dogs ending up with a weight of 20 to 25 pounds.

They are also loving dogs who tend to be very playful. Playfulness means that they are also very active and they love long walks.

Being bred as pack animals, they tend to get along with other dogs very well, so if you already have a dog or plan to get several, they will fit right in.

The Bad

Anyone who has ever owned a Beagle will tell you that they are stubborn. This is a very headstrong little dog and it can make training, particularly house training a bit difficult. If you get a Beagle, you will need patience.

They also tend to get bored. That can lead to some destructive behavior if you are not careful, so be sure to provide plenty of toys and distractions for them. Crate training might be a good idea to keep them from destroying your home as they learn.

Boredom also leads to another problem and that is wandering. Make sure that you have a good fence because they will catch a scent and follow it, no matter how far away it is.


Overall, the Beagle is a friendly dog that will get along well with you, your family and other dogs. They will be stubborn at first but will soon get with the program, although you should not expect much more than companionship from them. Although loud at times, they are certainly not guard dogs. If you want an intimidating guard dog, get a Great Dane, if you want a little buddy, get a Beagle.