English Foxhounds are medium-sized dogs with high energy levels. They can be a fantastic companion for someone who likes to jog and run daily.
Harriers are humorously known as “Beagles on Steroids” and even “Beagles after joining a Gym Membership.”
Even though labs do not belong to hound groups like beagles and others in this list, they make a great family dog. And that’s why it was worth mentioning them as an alternative.
Just like beagles, Basset Hounds were bred to hunt small animals like rabbits. They are much more relaxed and equally affectionate to their family.
Basenjis are slightly larger than beagles, standing at 16 to 18 inches. However, they have a leaner body and weigh almost as beagles.
Dachshunds are way smaller than beagles. While beagles are medium-sized dogs, dachshunds are considered to be toy-sized breed.
Greyhounds are a giant breed. They are very affectionate and gentle, making them good family dogs. Just like beagles, greyhounds are playful.