Pocket beagles grow to between 7 and 12 inches in height at the shoulder and weigh between 7 and 15 pounds. They are smaller than the average beagle, which stands 13 to 15 inches high. They are scent hounds and can be stubborn, but they are generally friendly, outgoing dogs.
Pocket beagles may also be called mini-beagles or olde English pocket beagles. They look and behave much like their larger counterparts. Beagles and other hounds have long been used for hunting and have a special half-bay, half-howl vocalization that they use when they find prey. Pocket beagles need frequent exercise, interaction and play and can become destructive without them.