Beagle intelligence isn't particularly low, but their priorities are often different than other dog breeds. While some dogs were bred as companions, beagles were bred as hunters. Their job is to follow scents and find prey. Sometimes that prey is a fox ... but mostly it's pizza, errant treats, and unattended food.
Otherwise, your Beagle will sniff out the foods he likes the best. ... Teach children to respect your Beagle while it is eating, and not to approach it or tease it with food. Beagles are not good protection or guard dogs because they're usually friendly to everyone they meet.
Beagles are wonderful dogs. ... They are medium-sized dogs. They are short-haired, and although they do shed, their coats are relatively low-maintenance. They are great as a family dog; good with children and other pets.