Beagles have become extremely popular in the last few years, considering the size, length of their hair, etc. However, bringing any breed into your home is a huge decision, which is why it’s essential to be sure to do thorough research. A species like Beagle came from the family of hounds and was initially bred for hunting, making them fall into the working dogs, which also means that beagles as a breed are pretty vocal.
Welcoming a pet into your family is a lifelong commitment that includes the cost of buying the puppy and giving the puppy a healthy and happy life. Therefore, understanding why you want a dog in the first place and then narrowing it down to getting a particular breed can help you make the right decision.
Due to a lack of research and in-depth understanding of the breed, many people haste to buy a puppy which, in the future, may lead to the dog’s abandonment because they could not provide the necessary resources. To help you make the right choices for you and your family, we have narrowed down all the essential information on pricing and yearly maintenance of beagles in one document. Read along to know more:
How Much Does The Beagle Cost in India?
The cost of any breed depends on many factors, and a few critical factors are the city, the source (breeder), the age, and its bloodline. Generally, the price range of Beagles falls between INR.12,000 to 35,000.
|Mumbai||22,000 to 33,500|
|Delhi||22,000 to 33,000|
|Bangalore||22,500 to 32,500|
|Hyderabad||18,500 to 32,000|
|Ahmedabad||18,000 to 31,500|
|Chennai||21,000 to 31,500|
|Kolkata||21,000 to 31,500|
|Surat||16,000 to 26,500|
|Pune||18,500 to 26,000|
|Jaipur||15,500 to 26,000|
|Lucknow||15,500 to 26,000|
|Kanpur||15,500 to 26,000|
|Nagpur||15,500 to 26,000|
|Indore||15,500 to 25,500|
|Thane||15,500 to 25,500|
|Bhopal||15,500 to 25,500|
|Visakhapatnam||17,500 to 30,500|
|Patna||15,500 to 25,500|
|Vadodara||15,500 to 25,500|
|Ghaziabad||15,500 to 25,500|
|Ludhiana||15,500 to 25,500|
|Agra||15,500 to 25,500|
|Nashik||15,500 to 25,500|
|Srinagar||15,500 to 25,500|
|Allahabad||15,500 to 25,500|
|Howrah||15,500 to 25,500|
|Ranchi||15,500 to 25,500|
|Coimbatore||19,500 to 30,500|
|Vijayawada||15,500 to 25,500|
|Chandigarh||15,500 to 25,500|
|Mysore||17,500 to 30,500|
|Gurgaon||15,500 to 25,500|
|Bhubaneswar||15,500 to 25,500|
|Noida||17,500 to 30,500|
|Kochi||19,500 to 30,500|
Factors that Influence the Buying Price of Beagle in India
Beagle Age: Buying a Puppy vs an Old Dog
Whether you are looking to get a puppy or an older dog depends on you and your family’s requirements and reasons. For example, having a senior dog means you don’t have to run a daily marathon about teaching house rules; they need a more caretaking environment depending on the dog’s health.
Puppies, particularly between the age of 2-4 months, will be more expensive. However, puppies at this stage are easy to train. If you are looking at raising a pup and want to be a part of the upbringing process, then buying a puppy at this age is a suitable option.
Post 6 months of the puppy’s age, its monetary value starts to decrease; why? The initial stage of a puppy’s life is where the pup learns to socialize and can learn good or bad behaviour. Whereas, with young adult dogs, it’s not about learning new things but about unlearning behaviours that the new family may not accept, e.g., greeting new people at the door without jumping.
Adopting a Beagle vs Buying
Adopting is not equivalent to getting an unhealthy pup or a mixed breed—options for adopting a Beagle from foster homes, Beagles of India, or shelters and NGOs. If you are willing to put in the effort, and patience is your second name, you will be lucky to get a purebred pup who may need work on training, but it would be a perfect fit for you and your family.
Whether you adopt or buy, a dog needs consistency in schedule, obedience training, and patience. Adopting a pet comes with challenges; the uncertain part is finding the right pet at the right time, which is when most people lean towards buying a pet because newborn pups are readily available through a breeder.
Buying a Beagle from Puppy Mills (Please don’t go with this option)
We often look for readily available things, and it’s not a hard blow on the bank account, but that does not mean they can’t burn a hole in our pocket in the future. Unfortunately, buying a Beagle puppy from puppy mills is precisely like that.
You will be able to buy a puppy as soon as you are ready without any waiting period. But, that puppy will still come to you without essential vaccination, proper papers, and even without any background history of the parents or the place where the puppies were reared initially.
Puppy mills are nothing but hoarding places where breeding happens mainly for commercializing and meeting the public need. There is no importance given to the health of the female dog or the hygiene condition the puppies are born and raised in.
Buying a Beagle from Pet Shops
Pet shops are third-party sellers. Buying a Beagle from commercial places like pet stores is not recommended unless the pet store’s owner has a breeding license as proof. Third-party sellers’ main goal is to earn money, and, more often than usual, these pet shops display puppies for sale bought from puppy mills. In short, pet stores are just an extension of puppy mills.
Puppies that come to the pet shops are separated from their mothers at an early age, compromising their ability for early socialization, practising bite inhibition, and weaning period, which can adversely affect their health and temperament. In addition, puppies at pet stores are kept in tiny crates in tight conditions all day long, especially outdoors, due to which they can develop lesions and sores from having to stand on uncomfortable wire flooring.
Buying a Beagle from Middleman or Brokers
Middleman or brokers are people who are connected to breeders. A good broker will take you to the breeder and help you through the process until you get the puppy home. Unfortunately, brokers are not only associated with ethical breeders but some may be associated with puppy mills. It all depends on how much information your broker will give you about the puppy and the breeder he is associated with.
Brokers or mediators make 10 to 15% of profits through this sale. However, going through the right source is still advisable, as buying a pet is a lifelong commitment.
Buying a Beagle from Reputable breeders
Who are Reputable Breeders? Reputable breeders are breeders who understand the importance of ethical breeding and why it is necessary. These breeders come with a license that has their female dog registered under the Kennel Club.
Reputable breeders keep the female dog in good condition; they usually avoid mating the female in her first heat cycle, ensuring the mother’s or the puppies’ health is never compromised. The female dog comes from a good lineage making sure when mated with a good bloodline male, the puppies turn out to be healthy and develop a good temperament. Ethical breeders will want you to meet the mother and the litter of pups before you choose which puppy you would like to take home. Puppies bought through reputable breeders are costlier because they have been well taken care of and are not separated from the mother at an early age reassuring the overall quality and health of the puppies.
Questions to ask from a Breeder
- How many years have you been breeding?
- How many puppies are in this litter?
- Is this your dog’s first litter?
- Can you see where the mother and the puppies have been kept?
- Is the mother up-to-date on her vaccination?
- What do you look for in a family interested in getting one of your puppies?
- Can we contact you in case of any query or difficulty after we take the puppy home?
- Do you do early vaccinations like booster shots before sending the puppy home?
- Were health tests performed on the parents before mating?
Both genders would cost the same from a good breeder, but in some scenarios, breeders tend to price their male dogs higher than females.
Male beagles tend to have more strength and are independent as well as stubborn in nature. They also get distracted easily. The female is vocal, but male beagles have a louder bark. Female beagles can become better companion dogs as they require more human attention, are playful, and can be easily trained.
Male dogs are more prominent, and their bodies and heads are much bulkier than females. Female beagles have shorter growth and smaller face. The average height of an adult male is between 14-16 inches, and weight is between 9 to 13 kg. A fully grown female will be around 12 to 15 inches taller and weigh up to 7 to 12kg.
Mix Breed or Purebred
When both the parental dogs are of the same breed, and the gene pool of purity can be traced to the ancestors, these puppies fall into purebred beagles.
Offsprings of dogs who didn’t belong to the same breed line are known to mix breeds. These dogs may have some features or traits of a beagle. For, e.g., a Beagle female and a male Labrador, this line of litter does not have a genetic history to trace back. A purebred Beagle belongs to the pedigree category, which means they are costlier due to the purity and DNA of the breed in comparison to a hybrid.
The Beagle’s bloodline is ancestral contributions passed down through the breeding process. A good bloodline puppy’s ancestral history is traceable to its behaviour, characteristics, health, etc. A Beagle born through the mating of two good bloodline parents will be costlier compared to poor bloodline beagles as the assurance of good quality, and healthy pup comes through the traceability of the bloodline.
Coat Colours and Markings
According to the AKC, they recognize ten standard colours of the Beagle, which is narrowed down to 8 most popular ranging from the most classic and popular black-tan and white Beagle, tan and white colour beagle, lemon and white Beagle, tan and black Beagle, chocolate tri-colour beagle, a bluetick beagle, and blue tri-colour beagle. A Beagle puppy with unique features like different colour patches or blue eyes can become super expensive because of its uniqueness.
Certification and Warranties
A certification needs the female dog registered under the KCI guidelines, and the breeder to has to have a license to breed.
One must be thoroughly sure of where they want to get the beagle puppy and understand how important it is to source from an ethical breeder who guarantees good health and temperament. A breeder ready to provide genuine documents of the puppies means they guarantee the puppy’s lineage, which assures good health and temperament, making the puppy’s cost higher.
Yearly Maintenance Cost of Owning a Beagle
Having a medium or a small-sized breed does not mean there are no expenses spent on these dogs. Owning a dog generally has its own set of regular payments and more. The direct costs of a Beagle include their food, vaccinations, routine check-ups, deworming, tick-flea medication, toys, leash, collar, etc.
The average monthly cost to maintain a Beagle can start from INR. 8,000 to INR. 18,000 and above. The price revolves around how a particular person wants to keep their dog and how much they are ready to spend every month. The below-given chart gives you a basic idea of what the expenses look like:
|Sr.No||Cost Header||Type||Cost Range (INR)|
|1||Dog Food||Yearly||INR 5000 to INR 15000|
|2.1||Vaccinations||Yearly||INR 900 to INR 3000|
|2.2||Deworming||Recurring||INR 250 to INR 400|
|2.3||Neutering and Spaying Surgery||One Time||INR 5000 to INR 10,000|
|2.4||Preventive Medication||Yearly||INR 1000 to INR 6000|
|2.5||Antiseptic Spray, Cotton and Bandage||As Required||INR 300 to INR 500|
|2.6||Tick and Flea Powder / Tablet||As Required||INR 250 to INR 1000|
|2.7||Ear Drops||As Required||INR 150 to INR 250|
|3||Housing and Confinement Cost|
|3.1||Crates for puppy||One Time||INR 1,100 to INR 2,000|
|3.2||Bed/Mat for adult dogs||One Time||INR 1,500 to INR 3,000|
|4.1||Collar||One Time||INR 500 to INR 1000|
|4.2||Leash||Yearly||INR 1000 to INR 1500|
|4.3||Training Harness||One Time||INR 500 to INR 3500|
|5||Toys Cost||One Time||INR 200 to INR 2000|
|6.1||Top Quality Brush||One Time||INR 330 to INR 600|
|6.2||Nail Clippers||One Time||INR 325 to INR 600|
|6.3||Shampoo and Conditioner||As Required||INR 300 to INR 1800|
|6.4||Towels||Yearly||INR 300 to INR 800|
|6.5||Professional Grooming Service||As per visit||INR 1000 to INR 1600|
|7||Walker Cost||Monthly||INR 1500 to INR 4000|
|8||Training and Socialisation Cost (per class)||Per Session||INR 1200 to INR 2500|
|9||Treat Cost||Recurring||INR 500 to INR 1000|
|10||Insurance Cost||Yearly||INR 7000 to INR 12000|
|11.1||Domestic||Per Visit||INR 25000 to INR 55000|
|11.2||International||Per Visit||INR 75,000 to INR 1,50,000|
|12||Daycare cost||Per Day||INR 500 to INR 1000|
|13||Registration cost||One Time||INR 500 TO INR 800|
|14||Miscellaneous cost||One Time||INR 1500 to INR 3000|
Dog Food Factor
Beagles are active; they need physical and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy and require high calories. However, beagles are prone to obesity, making it necessary to keep them on a well-balanced diet.
Beagles range in weight from 25 to 30 pounds and need between 674 and 922 calories per day. One must adjust it according to the activity level of your Beagle and the age of your Beagle; with more active dogs, the requirement of daily calorie intake also increases.
Home food vs Purchased food
Food has played an essential role in the overall development of your pet. Although home food has always been considered a healthy option by canine nutritionists, it has also worked for years with families with dogs.
Whereas purchased Foods like dry kibble and wet food now have up their game by launching different meat proteins and better ingredients, dog food is a convenient option for vegetarian families, working families, etc.
People also prefer doing one meal home-cooked and one dry kibble once the dog is in the adult stage of his life. The monthly food cost of your pup will range between INR 2000-4000.
Portion Size and Daily Frequency
Considering beagles and their size, dog food or fresh food should always be proportional to the dog’s weight, health, and daily routine.
Beagles are extremely smart. Please ensure the protein intake is continuously rotating, and always ask your vet/canine nutritionist what food can be administered apart from the one already ongoing.
|Age||Total Cups of dry kibble||Number of Meals per Day|
|2 weeks old||nursing/milk from mother|
|4 weeks old||half to a three-fourths cup of wet food|
|6 weeks old||wet food, 1/3 cup each meal, decrease the amount of water|
|8 to 10 weeks old||half cup per meal,|
cups a day
|3 meals a day|
|12 weeks old||2 cups a day||3 meals a day|
|6 months old||1 cup a day, adjust depending on puppy activity||2 meals a day|
In the initial stage of your puppy’s growth, they need to visit the vet every month for their vaccines and routine check-ups like deworming, gut health etc. After the puppy is fully grown, the vet visits decrease and are more about yearly vaccines, essential once-in-six-month check-ups, health issues, and one-time spaying or neutering costs. Considering the above, here are some expenses that you as a pet parent should never forget:
Everyone knows the importance of vaccination for humans and dogs alike. When you get your Beagle puppy home, your breeder will inform you about the vaccines he has administered already, along with the file stating the same. Always keep the vaccination reports up to date and the vaccination card safe. The cost of vaccines for Beagle ranges from INR 700 to INR 3000.
Neutering or Spaying Surgery
Neutering refers to removing the testicles of the male dog, and spaying refers to removing the reproductive organs of a female dog. Neutering/Spaying prevents unwanted pregnancies and helps dogs live longer and healthy lives. Several health issues, like testicular cancer etc., can be avoided. One must control their Beagle’s weight before going for these surgeries.
The cost of these surgeries ranges from INR 5000 to INR 10,000. The primary requirement for this surgical procedure is a well-equipped veterinary clinic with a well-qualified vet and new technology like gas anaesthesia and blood testing labs.
Dogs, in general, are prone to gastrointestinal parasites formed in the form of worms. So, for example, puppies need to be dewormed every month for up to six months and post that they should be dewormed once in three months, or beagles are doing more outdoor activities like treks or travel should at least be dewormed once in two months.
The deworming medication and dosage are always given about the dog’s weight. Consulting your vet for the right medicine is a must. Deworming tablets can cost you around INR 250-400 in India.
Preventive Medications Cost
Preventive medications like spot-on treatments for tick/fleas, supplements for multi-vitamins, calcium etc., are required for the overall health of the beagles. Costing of these medicines or applicators depends on the brand and the issue you are looking at addressing the range is between INR 1000 to INR 6000 a year.
Antiseptic Spray, Cotton, and Band-aids
A home first aid kit with required medicines like Betadine, Himpyrin, Cotton, and Band-Aids always comes in handy. The essential cost of an overall first aid kit falls between INR 500 to INR 700.
Ticks and Flea Powder/Medication
Ticks and fleas are other versions of blood-sucking parasites. They are harmful to dogs and can cause illness in humans. Ticks and Fleas can make the dog extremely uncomfortable, and severe illnesses like Tick-fever, and Lyme disease can be fatal for your dog.
It is essential to follow all the preventive measures to avoid tick infestation on your dog and in the house. Spot-On treatments, tablets like Nexgard or sprays work very well and range between INR 250 to INR 1100, depending again on the dog’s size and weight.
Beagles have drooping ears, one of the hound’s significant features. Because of the ears’ length, beagles are prone to ear infections more often if not kept dry and cleaned regularly.
The range of good ear drops falls between INR 150 to INR 250.
Housing and Confinement Cost
A puppy at an early stage can cause havoc if left unattended. Crates or Barricades provide security and give them a space of their own which does not put your expensive furniture at risk or the puppy at risk of hurting itself.
A good quality medium-sized crate for a beagle ranges between INR 1100 to INR 2000. Always keep in mind to buy one size more giant crate that provides more space for your pup to roam around, be comfortable, and not feel caged.
Dog accessories is a broad market; they come up with new collections every month, which means ample variety to buy leashes, collars and harnesses for your pet.
Collars and Leashes
A collar and leash is the first thing you buy as accessories for your puppy. There are different options in collars and martingales, puppy collars, nylon collars, cotton or leather. The primary collar ranges from INR 500 to different fabric collar prices can be INR 1000 or more.
Leashes also come in various options: everyday walking leashes, floating leash, ruffwear leashes, long leads etc. A good quality leash and collar set will cost around INR 1000 to INR 1800.
The harness is one of the best walking tools used for dogs, small, medium, and large breeds alike. However, h-harness is what one must invest in, as a Y-shaped harness puts a lot of pressure on the front legs and armpits; if your dog is a puller, it can cause elbow dysplasia or skin rashes.
A good quality H-shaped harness from brands like Heads Up For Tails and Ruffwear are long-lasting and comfortable for your dog. A medium-sized harness for Beagle would cost between INR 500 to INR 3500.
In the initial upbringing of the puppy, one must introduce them to various textures possible through toys. There are various toys like chew, kong, plush, rope, and food dispensing/interactive toys. Toys should be given to your puppy when you are around, as each toy has its significance in training. Leaving the toys accessible 24*7 will only teach the puppy to destroy them. Instead, use play to teach your puppy to be gentle and share this way, the toys also have a longer life, and your puppy never gets bored of them.
Buying toys depends entirely on how much you would like to spend and what your puppy enjoys the most. As Beagles are medium-sized dogs, they don’t need large-size toys, which also changes the range of toys you can buy. E.g., Yearly, an expenditure of INR 2000 can be sufficient.
As beagles are short-haired dogs, the grooming is not as complicated as double-coated breeds like German Shepherds, Retrievers etc. A good quality double-sided or bristle brush can work well and be a one-time investment. Grooming your pet is therapeutic for you and the pet, and these brushes range between INR 300 and INR 650.
Other grooming types of equipment or accessories that you would need for your Beagle are:
Shampoo & Conditioner:: INR 300 to INR 1800
Nail Clipper: INR 325 to INR 600
Towels: INR 300 to INR 800
One in 45 days, depending on your dog’s activity, a professional grooming service can be opted for, especially when it comes to nail cutting.
Many pet parents prefer to walk their dogs as they consider it exercise and quality time to spend with their pets. But as busy as our lives get, people cannot keep consistent with their dogs’ walking schedules, and walks are as crucial as breathing.
Hiring a walker can be expensive depending on how often he has to walk the dog, how long, how your dog behaves on a walk, which area you live in and who you hire. A good dog walker will charge anything between INR 3000 to INR 5000 per month or 200 to 500 per hour.
Training and Socialising Class Cost
Training and Socialising are two things beagle owners must enrol their pets for. It is worth remembering that dogs have been trained and bred for different purposes, so some of their behaviour will lean towards certain activities or situations. Training helps you understand these behaviours and direct you in the right direction, which sets you and your pup up for success.
Socialization is essential to a puppy’s life and should happen at the right time and correctly. Several canine trainers and behaviourists in the industry are ready to guide you in the right direction with positive reinforcement, and the per session charges vary depending on their experience. For example, a canine trainer will charge you anywhere between 1200 to INR 2500 per session.
Hundreds of brands now in the dog industry make treats, from dehydrated meat treats to fresh treats and then processed and packed packages of treats. If your dog is food-motivated, then treats are the way to train him for obedience. Training treats are smaller as they must be given more quickly while using commands.
Commercial dog treats are expensive. Some brands also use a lot of additives for the strong taste and smell. However, homemade treats like eggs, carrots, apples, bananas, and boiled chicken can work equally well. Just make sure treats are not meals, so administer them accordingly. The monthly treat cost can be between INR 500 to INR 1000.
It’s true that when we bring a pet home, we make sure to give them a happy and healthy life, but illness never calls and comes to your door. One should be ready for any emergency or old age, so it’s crucial to have your pet’s health insurance. Several insurance policy brands, like Bajaj Allianz, Future Generali etc., cover accident and emergency vet care.
Again depending on the dog’s age, breed and underlying health issues, the right policy is offered. The costs of insurance vary between INR 7000 to INR 12000 a year.
Suppose you are looking at relocating to a different city or country, then considering pet travel guidelines is essential. You will also have to check the appropriate crate required for your pet and the additional expense of crate training your dog for the travel. International flights charge INR 2-3 lakh for a medium-sized dog, while domestic flight tickets are usually within INR 20,000.
If you are a traveller in general, for work or personal reasons, it’s always not possible to take your dog everywhere; in that case, kenneling, boarding or petsitting are a few options to look into and prepare your dog well in advance for this type of situation.
Daycare facilities can come in handy in many situations, like planning a day trip, and you can’t take your dog along, working extra shifts or even in an emergency. Depending on the boarding setup and services offered, the cost can be between INR 500 to INR 1000, calculated according to the number of hours or overnighters.
Registration of dogs is of two types. One is when you register your fully grown dog with the local ward office and fill out a form that also needs proof of a valid rabies certificate, and there’s a small fee of INR 400 to INR 500 for this registration.
Another type of registration includes getting your dog’s certification through the KCI, which an excellent ethical breeder usually provides at the time of the puppy’s purchase. This certification or registration is essential for breeding, exhibiting in dog shows etc.
Miscellaneous is a broad term, but things that immediately pop into mind are water bowls, food bowls, beagles should have elevated bowls for drinking and eating due to the length of their ears, poop bags, pee-pads, food storage container, and raincoats are some items that would cost you around Rs 2,500 – 4,000.
Hidden and Related Costs of Beagle Puppy Ownership
When we talk about costs, it’s not only about financials but also how much time you are willing to spend on your dog. For example, a trainer will give you lessons on how to toilet train your pup, but when you are with your puppy, it’s your effort to show the dog the right place to pee/poop, which means you must stay vigilant.
Raising beagle puppies is not a cakewalk; keeping their emotional, physical and mental needs in mind is essential. If not mentally and physically stimulated, they can get destructive or vocal.
Important Things to Consider Before Buying A Beagle
Here are some points to consider before you bring a beagle puppy home:
- Beagles are hounds, and they love to sniff. They need decompression walks, sniff walks and games that make their brain and nose work.
- Beagles are family dogs, but not all beagles like to cuddle or be clingy; most of them want to have their space.
- They need consistency and patience while training.
- If you and your family are all working and don’t have much time on hand to invest in the dog, then it’s not recommended to go for any breed.
- If you have children below seven, the child should also be actively participating in the training sessions.
Where can I get a cheap Beagle puppy or dog?
As we discussed, puppies from puppy mills, pet stores or unethical breeders sell puppies for a lower price because they have compromised the mother’s health, directly affecting the puppies.
Is a high-priced quality Beagle worth the money and time?
A puppy bought from an ethical breeder ensures good health and a safe environment where it has spent its initial days. These puppies have good health and temperament, which is worth the money and time.
Summing It Up
Beagles are one of the most popular breeds in our country. They are famous for their compact size, short hair and colour. The above information gives you an in-depth view into what it would look like to make a beagle a part of your family and whether it’s the right decision.