Beagle vs. Golden Retriever 

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, you may have found yourself at a crossroads where you’re torn between a Beagle and a Golden Retriever.  They are both sweet dogs, but depending on your tastes, needs, and lifestyle, one breed or the other will be the better choice for you. 

You should choose a Beagle if you want a smaller dog with medium exercise requirements, and minimum grooming needs.  You should choose a Golden Retriever if you want an intelligent, affectionate dog that is highly trainable and loves the outdoors.

Beagle vs. Golden Retriever: General Appearance

Beagles are muscular, solid canines with a slightly domed skull, a broad nose, squarish muzzle, and long droopy ears. They have a straight back, a deep, broad chest, and a long tail, which they often carry high

Physical Attributes of the Golden Retriever

Male goldens stand about 24 inches (60 cm) tall, weighing about 65-75 lbs (29-32kgs), while females have a height of 22 inches (56 cm) and weigh between 55-65 lbs (25-29 kgs). They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.

The Beagle breed is considered friendly and curious. They are affectionate, and are good with children and other pets. A Golden Retriever’s general personality is friendly, intelligent, devoted, even-tempered, affectionate, and playful.

Beagle vs. Golden Retriever: Personality Traits

Due to their stubbornness, Beagles are sometimes difficult to train, especially for novice dog owners. Training a Golden is much easier than training a Beagle, and as a result, Beagles are not recommended for first-time dog owners.

Training a Beagle vs. Golden Retriever


> If you’re looking for an intelligent, loving and easily trainable dog, then a Golden Retriever is hard to beat. > On the other hand, a Beagle is awfully cute, comes in a smaller package, and requires less grooming and exercising.