If so, a Beagle won't be the best option for your family. Beagles were raised to live and work in packs. They develop when they can be an active part of your family's life. Beagles who spend too much time alone are beagles that develop behavioral problems such as anxiety, excessive barking or destructive tendencies.
They won't attack intruders to protect you. They won't fight with other dogs. If they sense a threat, they will try to flee or hide behind their owners. Unlike most breeds, these dogs don't have many hereditary health problems.
Beagles are generally robust, strong and have a good temperament. The modern version of this breed was developed in the early 19th century in Great Britain, and the first dogs were brought to the United States in the 1840s to help hunting.