The lemon Beagle is rare but not impossible to find. An unusual genetic trait means that unlike the classic tri color dog they have just yellow or tan and white shades on their bi color coat. Today I’ll share some awesome lemon Beagle facts, to help you get to know our favorite color combination.
Do you own a white lemon Beagle? Or perhaps you just discovered these distinctively blonde colored dogs? Or possibly you’re considering looking at a pack of lemon Beagle puppies, but you’re unsure about their temperament? Or maybe you’re a fan of Maymo the Lemon Beagle, and are here to learn more about his unforgettable breed?
No matter why you’re interested in these friendly, beautiful canines, this list has a little something for everyone!
Lemon Beagle Size
There are actually two “sub-classes” of Beagles.
Those that are below thirteen inches, and those that are between thirteen and fifteen inches.
These are fittingly referred to as the “13-inch variety” and the “15-inch variety” respectably.
Is The Lemon Beagle Albino?
Albino Beagles are extremely rare and do not have any pigmentation on any part of their body. This means that they will have pink eye rims, nose, and lips.
Lemon colored Beagles will also have dark noses, eye rims, and lips.
Lots of lemon Beagles are born appearing to be almost completely white.
However, with time, their tan coloring will usually darken and they will become distinctively two-toned.
In fact, a pure Beagle cannot be completely one color, as they do not have the gene for solid colors.
Instead, all Beagles have “hound coloring”, which basically means they always have at least two colors in their coat.
Lots of Variety!
The lemon coat color is only one possible coloring for a Beagle.
In fact, there are eleven recognized colors for a Beagle.
However, all possible coat colors are at least two-toned due to the hound coloration all Beagles possess.
The Dirty Lemon
Furthermore, there is also one recognized marking referred to as “ticking”, which basically means very tiny spots on the legs and underside of the Beagle.
On a lemon and white Beagle, this marking can make them appear like they are in serious need of a bath!
Lemon Beagle Price
The lemon colored Beagle is one of the rarer coat colors.
Actually, even though I grew up in a family of Beagle breeders, I have only ever seen one lemon and white colored Beagle!
Because of this, a Beagle with this particular coat color might be somewhat more expensive than one with a different color!
What Was the Lemon Beagle Bred For?
Lemon colored Beagles, and Beagles in general, are classified as “scent hounds” and are used mostly for hunting rabbits of all sizes.
Lemon Colored Beagle Hunting
Many Beagles are still used for hunting and tracking today, especially in the southern USA!
In fact, tracking competitions, called “field trials”, are pretty popular.
These competitions, dogs are placed in a field to track rabbits.
Judges follow the dogs on horseback and judge the dogs based on how well they follow the rabbit’s trail.
Slowly, dogs are disqualified until there is only a couple left, who move onto the next round.
This will continue until there is only six or seven dogs left.
These dogs will then track the rabbits one last time until a winner is named.
These field trials usually last all day, and take place in rain, snow, and shine!
Lemon Beagle Manners
Although Beagles are lively animals, they are renowned for their adorable temperaments. As long as you don’t find being “chatty” too rude!
The Working Lemon Beagle
Besides hunting, Beagles are also prized for their strong sense of smell.
In fact, they work with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency as detector dogs and are a key part of screening passengers.
They are so loved for this that the “Beagle Brigade” was founded in 1984 to help keep airports safe.
Lemon Beagle Temperament
Beagles are perfect for this job because of their amazing sense of smell, small size, high food drive, and calm disposition.
Origin of the Lemon Beagle
The origin of the Beagle is actually very obscure, especially this particular coat color.
By the time people began standardizing dog breeds, the Beagle was already around and the lemon and white coloring was already circulating.
It appears that the origin of this particular coloring will remain a mystery!
The Beagles of England
There are accounts of Beagles in England hunting in the time of the Romans. They’re that ancient!
Many people even think that these Beagles were the basis of all sight and scent hounds!
Beagles in the White House
Lyndon B. Johnson owned three Beagles while he was in the white house. They were named Him, Her, and Edgar.
Descendants of the Beagle
When fox hunting became popular in the 18th century, the Foxhound was created by crossing a buckhound and a Beagle.
This breed is still very popular today!
Maymo the Lemon Beagle
One of Maymo’s most well-known claims to fame is his ability to copy other life forms, such as Panda Bears!
Did you know that snoopy, the famous dog off of the “Peanuts” cartoon, is a Beagle?
Though Snoopy had the classic tri-color coat and not the adorable lemon and white coloring, he is one of the most famous Beagles of all time!
Drool, Drool, everywhere!
Beagles, despite their hound-like faces, do not actually drool at all!
In fact, Beagles are one of the cleanest and easiest to maintain dogs. They do not drool or have a doggy odor.
In fact, even shedding is very minimal and largely only takes place in the spring and fall!
Run Away Beagle
They just can’t control themselves around a scent!
Because of this, it is extremely important to always keep them on a long leash when outdoors while you work on their recall!
Lemon Beagle Training
Beagles are very independent, which makes them somewhat difficult to train through traditional methods.
However, they are very food motivated. They do excellently with positive reinforcement training as a result.
I got the most beautiful lemon when she was eight weeks old. “Yazhi” will be 14 in November and is the smartest,best dog ever. Sh sleeps more these days,but still gets the zoomies! She had a pink nose/green eyes when we got her,which yurned darker as she got older(lt brown/yellowish). She loves to burrough under the covers,has never been food aggresive,doesn’t smell,was the easiest to train and talks. She says “i love you and calls my son and daughter(for a treat). Her name means little one/youngest in Navaho and has truly been the youngest of my kids. I would recommend a beagle to ANY family.
Sharon G says
I have a male lemon beagle. My son bred his beagle and I got the pick of the litter and I chose Toulouse. Yes that’s his name. Of course he has many nick names like Louie, Louis, Lou Lou, and my favorite Lucifer. I know that means the devil, but when he was a puppy sometimes he was a bit devilish. My husband and I love him so much. He’s so smart it’s sometimes scary. And I agree with Gina Dipierro in that he sheds a lot and he does have a pink nose. Someone once told us that means he has a very good temperament and is very kid tolerant. That could be true since my son has his dad and his brother, and out of the 3 of them, Toulouse is the most loving around my son’s daughter. I could go on and on about how wonderful my beagle is, but I digress.
Karen Tatsrsky says
I got my Beagle when I was 10.He was sweet and funny and. Loved the whole family. I walked him 2x aday for18 yrs. Once I looked out of my schoolhouse window and saw him running across the lawn toward the school buildina. One night, after my parents had sent me to my bedroom crying, Iheard scratching at the door. Max was never allowed to be in my room and NEVER on the bed. He never asked but then.he came in and licked away my tears. Karen Tatarsky
Julie Peters says
We rescued a lemon beagal 12 years ago from the SPCA. I did not know it at the time that he was a lemon Beagle until I showed his picture to someone and they said oh he is a lemon Beagle and she said he was a purebred due to his white star pattern of fur on his back next to his tail.i had no clue,so I’ve resources this and have not seen anything about this star pattern of fur traight.if anybody has any insight to this please let me know.
gina dipierro says
We took in a lemon beagle. Her owner was sick. She’s pure bred. We have a picture of her and her siblings, very funny. Best tempered dog ever. She does shed a lot and is amazingly smart. Figured out how to open lever locks, the garbage, etc. In spite of her antics, we love her. She made a huge difference in our son’s life. We sing Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer to Her at Christmas time because of her mostly pink nose. pink nose
We have a female lemon beagle. Piper is 4 months old. She’s our second beagle.
She loves to burrow under the covers. Also have a german shepard and Anatolian shepard, they get along well.
She’s a sweetheart 💗
Well I must be lucky then. I have two tri coloured beagles, Arty and Flower, they have produced 11 beautiful pups,10 male 1 female. Out of these 2 litters we have been blessed with 3 lemon boys.
John bivens says
Any for ssle
Terri Bobick says
I recently was told that my beagle is a lemon. At first I thought they means she was no good but reading this article made me happy. She is a wonderful dog. So playful at night. She is a very smart dog and is very spoiled. She will only drink from a Sheetz glass that we keep in a dog dish. The poor thing has epilepsy which we have her on medicine. My husband and I just love her so much. This is the second beagle we have had.
terri Bucyk says
Hi, does anyone know where I can get a lemon beagle? I would also rescue a lemon.I have had beagles all of my life but never a lemon.
My female just had a litter of 5, with 3 female lemons!
Leslie Scanlan says
Any puppy left?
Jean Moran says
Travis Collins in Marshall, North Carolina only breeds Lemon Beagles! I bought a female a year ago and she is the light of my life! Our only problem is the Vet has to tranquilize her to give her a shot or cut her nails. She is so cuddly and smart- you can see her mind working then making a decision for her next action. If you get a Lemon from Travis you will be more than satisfied.
Terri Lynn Reinbach-Bucyk says
I am looking for a lemon beagle. I have had beagles all my life but have never had a lemon. I will take a rescue.
Connie Sharrow says
I live in Ontario Canada anyone know where I can get a beagle. Hard to find.
Lisa Borland says
we adopted a 12 month old lemon bagel from the pound who had been previously abused. She took to me right away it took my husband several weeks. One thing she does that I just don’t get it she licky licky licky licks me all the time! Any other people endure this? I love her desperately they could do without all love in licks that is.
After reading I believe I have a lemon beagle! Her mama is the typical the. Not sure if she (mama) is full blood beagle though, she has longer legs than most beagles I have seen. Anyway, mama beagle got pregnant by an Irish terrier and had 5 pups. One pup looked like a Rottweiler, 2 were just brown with black streaky hair (nondescript), one looks just exactly like daddy (Irish terrier), and one looks like a wire hair beagle with longer legs and blonde all over with a white streak up her chest and small white patches on feet, and also a white spot in her right eye.
Cathy and Lee says
Looking for lemon beagle nearby Hertford NC in Perquimans County NC
I am looking for a female beagle to leep my 3 1/2 year old Plott hound company.
Gloria Alkins says
We have a handsome 4-yr-old tri-coloured Beagle named Donovan and would love a lemon Beagle to keep him company. He misses his dear mate, Daphne, our first Beagle, who sadly passed away in October. Beagles are like potato chips: you can’t just have one!
michelle taylor says
i have a lemon beagle as well. she is 6 months old and is super outgoing. She loves people and is amazing with training. she is timid of other dogs at the bark park but does play with a few dogs that often come there. but my dog doesn’t bark often and i wish she was more protective of me.
Karla Reus says
Oh wait lol.. my Jax Marley turn 2 today!! Hope your active lol they are BLESSING
I’m looking for a reputable lemon beagle breeder. Do you have any suggestions for me? I live in Southern California, but am willing to look out-of-state. Thanks so much!
I have a lemon beagle, she’s 6 months old, and pees everywhere,despite efforts to get her to go outside, she also chews everything
Laura Pokorney says
If you keep her in a crate when unsupervised and if she won’t go potty outside she will learn. If she goes out and doesn’t go potty put her back in the crate. For biting you can give bones but be careful because teeth aren’t at adult strength until 2.5-3 years old. If she’s biting things use a squirt bottle of water. My dog became more interested in toys when he got over 1 year old. Puppies are not easy to raise! Good luck! Go to obedience classes with her if you haven’t already.
If you have any kind of blinds or something you can put at the door they will let you know I have a two year old lemon beagle and I had to take her out almost ever hour and show her to touch the blinds and now she is wonderful about letting me know!!! Very stubborn sometimes but good luck
Jackson Baugh says
I have a Lemon Beagle and she is AWESOME! She’s almost three years old and we got her when she was about 12 weeks old.
She is a ton of fun to play with in the house or outside, loves to run the local ballfield and eventhough we are city dwellers, sniffs out rabbits and squirrels in the yard. She doen’t bark much in the house but loves to be heard outside. Bawooooooo. 😎
I take her in my Bass Boat with me and she loves it! She also sleeps in my bed. Ya, I’m one of those. Good thing the wife is also.
Additionally, she is a registered Therapy Dog and does regular visits to Hospitals, Mental Health Care Facilities and more. She is a patient favorite and works great with other dogs.
Her personality is near perfect. Although, unlike most Beagles, she’s a picky eater and prissy little thing. Rain is out of the question. Snow is fun to her though.
suzan whittington says
AWE , LUCKY LITTLE DOG , we had one that sounds just like yours and was just as spoiled. Unfortunately we lost her ,she was hit by a car. We miss her so bad but it feels good to hear someone else is enjoying their beagle . Ours was so free spirited everyone around knew her little scream (as they called it ) and she hunted all day every day . There were so many Harley stories , I think everyone misses her. Thanks for letting me reminisce..
I have a lemon beagle puppy 10weeks and now I know some suspicious things she does are totally normal
Roxanna Cox says
My dog Peaches just had 8 beagle pups. 4 Lemon and 4 tri-color.
Janice Toser says
I’m interested in a lemon beagle — i live in colonial park – outside of harrisburg pa – can you please contact me == Hoping you live close by – Thanks
Steven Rockett says
We have a Lemon Beagle puppy that is only 9 mo old. She is mostly white with light tan ears and eye mask, a white snout with a white streak extending up between her eyes and ending in a white “Y” on top of her head. All her legs are white as is her tail, but she has large tan areas on her sides with a white curvey streak down the middle of her back. She also has a bit of little tan on her rump. Her underside is entirely white from her chin to her tail and a pure pink belly. She has a liver colored nose and blue-green eyes. Her paw pads are also unusual as some toes are pink while others are liver colored.
She has a very playful, affectionate personality and is very back talky when frustrated.
Venus cousins says
I am looking for a lemon bagel for my husband
Do u have any recommendation for a reputable breeder who breed lemon beagel