10 Best Companion Dog Breeds for your Beagle

Beagles are friendly, social, and playful breed. But not all the dog breeds are the same. Every breed has its own set of qualities.

If you are planning to get a companion for your beagle, they both must get along well. Their energy muct match too. So here is a list of 10 dog breeds that become a fantastic companion of your beagle.

1. Labrador

Labrador and beagle

Labradors can be an amazing companion for your beagle as both the breeds are highly energetic, playful, and friendly.

They both can get along really well. I know a family where they had a beagle, and then they adopted a labrador. Both dogs live happily with each other. They both play around in the backyard, sleep together, bath together. They are really, very cute.

If you have kids in your family, then a lab can be a great option. Just like beagles, labradors are friendly with kids too. They can tolerate being picked on by small children.

2. Beagle

two beagles playing

If you ask me, can two beagles live together happily? A BIG YES. Beagles were bred to hunt in packs. They instinctively prefer being in packs. And adding one more beagle in your family will just make them both happy.

I have two beagles, and both get along surprisingly well. I have noticed that they both genuinely care for each other. This one time, our younger beagle Groot, scratched himself on his leg while playing outside. The way Yoda took care of him was mesmerizing. Yoda would lick his wound, sleep next to him, he even offered Groot his own food a couple of times.

Apart from that, beagles are an energetic breed. They need a lot of playtime throughout the day. Having the same breed with the same level of energy is a blessing.

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3. Golden Retriever

Golden retriever

Beagles and Golden Retrievers have a very similar temperament. They both are friendly, playful, energetic, and affectionate, and they both get along well with kids.

Golden Retrievers are very eager to please their human companion. This makes them easy to train. They are one of the most popular breeds in the USA and for all the good reasons. They are affectionate and kind towards humans as well as other dogs.

Just like beagles, Golden Retrievers have high exercise needs too. They can adapt well to almost any lifestyle until they get regular exercise.

4. Airedales

airedale and beagle

Airedales might not be the best companions for your beagle. But if you are looking for a dog who is less enthusiastic than your beagle, then an airedale is a perfect choice. This breed can help you balance out the wildness in your house.

Even though they are not as much enthusiastic as beagles, they do have high energy. They are an athletic breed, and they require regular exercise.

They need a lot of exercise, in fact, more than beagles. If you can provide them a long space to run, long walks, and enough playtime, then Airedales could be a great option.

5. Boxer

Another great option is a Boxer. They are an energetic breed who loves attention from their human companions. They get along well in families with a lot of people and animals.

However, you will need to make sure that you socialize them properly and provide equal attention to both the dogs. Showing love to one more than the other can raise jealousy between them.

6. Dachshund

dachshund and beagle

If your beagle is not that energetic or he has entered his senior years, then a dachshund will fit well in your family.

Dachshunds are energetic but not as much as beagles. They both are loving, friendly, and affectionate.

Both of them belong to the scent hound category, so you can play scent tracking games with both of them.

They are comparatively small in size and can adjust well in almost every lifestyle.

7. Cocker Spaniels

cocker spaniel

English, as well as Americal Cocker Spaniel, can prove to be a fantastic companion for your beagle. They are even-tempered, affectionate, and playful dogs.

Cocker Spaniels love to please their owners, and this makes them relatively easy to train. They are a playful and gentle breed, and they can patiently tolerate being picked up by kids.

However, you will need to make sure that you give enough attention to both of them. Both the breeds are love-hungry and would not like to make a compromise on it.

8. Greyhound


Just like beagles, Greyhound where bred to hunt small animals. They are an athletic breed that is known for its speed.

They can quite easily touch a speed of 40 miles per hour. They are termed the Ferrari of the dog world. Being an athletic dog, they need regular exercise, even more than beagles.

Apart from their speed, they are famous for their obedience and discipline.

They crave human love. They are prone to separation anxiety and cannot be left alone in the house for a long time. They are even-tempered and get along well in prominent families.

Greyhound and beagle both can prove to be a fantastic companion for each other.

9. Poodles

while poodle

Poodles and beagles have similar qualities. Okay, I just realized they both rhyme; Poodle – Beagle. They both are energetic, affectionate, social, and loves to play.

With proper socialization, both of them can become BFFs.

Poodles are considered one of the most intelligent breeds. They are smart, clever, and easy-going.

If you have a beagle, then you already know how stubborn and mischievous they can be. Poodles are the exact opposite. My cousin has a poodle, and I have trained him for two months. I realized that it is way easier to train Poodles than beagles.

Infact, I am planning to adopt a poodle and bring in one more addition to my dog family. Let’s see.

10. Great Danes

Great Dane

If you are looking to add a giant dog in your family, then a Great Dane can be a great option. They are affectionate as well as playful.

However, they may not be as much energetic as your little monster, but they need daily walks. In simple words, they are big dogs with a kind heart.

Some Great Danes can be aggressive towards unknown dogs. That’s why it is advisable to get a puppy and raise him with your beagle.


Getting a companion dog for your beagle is a great choice. Your beagle will love you even more than before for this decision.

I know raising a new puppy is exciting, and they need a lot of care. But make sure you give enough care and attention to your beagle too. He may get jealous of his new companion and end up hating him, which is the last thing you want.