Beagles are very friendly hunting dogs that come from the hound family. They are great pets for families and are very protective of their owners. The beagle has a short coat and is a small dog that stands at no more than 15 inches. Most beagles are tri-colored, but there are varieties that are two colors instead, which is nice if one has an opportunity to pick one as this will give their beagle a one-of-a-kind look over others. Beagles love exercise, so athletic women will enjoy taking this breed for a run.