Pocket Beagle Cost

Pocket Beagle Cost

Last Updated on January 6, 2024
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

The Pocket Beagle is a breed of small dogs that typically weighs less than 10 pounds and stands between 9 to 12 inches tall. Despite its size, it’s classified as a working dog because they have the same energy level as their larger counterparts. They are sometimes called either “Teacup Beagle” or “Miniature Beagle”.

Despite being a poor-quality type, Pocket Beagles make great pets. They are gentle and loving dogs with exceptional scenting abilities, that can be used as scenthounds for hunting purposes. Although they have a small size, they have a comparable price to normal Beagles.

The modern Pocket Beagle does not come from the original breed but is a mixture of different dogs. The “miniature” beagles today are below the standards set by their predecessors and do not represent them well.

Before purchasing a Pocket Beagle, there are many things to consider. You want to make sure you ask for health screenings and know if the dog is healthy because it has an increased risk of developing illnesses or diseases as they grow older. Some people find adopting in its later years more beneficial since you have no real way of knowing what size your pet will reach when he grows up.

How much will the Pocket Beagle cost?

A Pocket Beagle is a breed of dog that can range in price from $200 to as high as $2,000. They typically have an active and curious personality which makes them prone to wandering off when outside. This means they must always be on a leash because the scent-driven animal will never stop their pursuit until it finds what interests them.

Additional costs you should prepare for

Shipping and delivery costs

A Pocket Beagle is a breed of dog that can be transported through an airline shipment for about $400. If you want your puppy to be hand-delivered, there will be an additional transportation charge but the cost will depend on where it’s being delivered and how many dogs are together in transit. Breeders typically do not ship when the temperature drops below 10F if you’re looking for some warm company in the winter season.

You might also like our articles about the cost of breeds like the Lhasa Apso, the Teacup Yorkie, or the Teddy Bear dog.


The American Kennel Club Association does not recognize Pocket Beagles. They believe that it should not be intentionally bred to avoid health problems because they are considered far under the breed standard.

The Beagle is a breed that comes in two varieties. The first variety stands at 13 inches and the second between 13-15 inches, but there’s some controversy among the breeding community about whether or not to include Pocket Beagles in the AKC.

If the puppy will meet the height requirements of the AKC, then you can have it registered and it will have a price that will start at $34.99. There are many different packages and prices available for registration fees starting at $30 USD up to $79.99 there are multiple packages that range from as little as $30 to upwards of $79, depending on the features you want to take advantage of.


Pocket BeagleIf you’re a Pocket Beagle owner, consider microchipping your pup. Microchip prices range from $30 to $60 at the vet and just over $40 on PetSmart shelves – not too bad for peace of mind. And don’t forget that because these adventurous pups are so tenacious when they want something, it’s no wonder why some might wander away or might even be targeted by thieves who will want to sell them off in research laboratories.

A shelter and tracking collars

Pocket Beagles are often described as “high-energy” and require a lot of attention. If you’re not home, they’ll need either an enclosed environment or something like a tracking collar that will keep them from getting lost, unless you live in an apartment building and they have no way of running away. Tracking collars can be really cheap – costing around $20 usually depending on the quality. Higher quality ones can cost up to $100, but these might last for upwards of two years. Pet pens range and kennel fences anywhere between $75-$1,000 depending on the size and quality (with more expensive ones being higher quality).

Obedience classes

Beagles are known for their incessant barking and howling. If you’re looking to train your beagle, there are a variety of options to choose from: group training classes cost anywhere between $30-$50 per class; private lessons range from $45-$120, while obedience schools can run as high as $200 when purchasing training lessons in six-week packages.

One of the best ways to train your dog is by using food as a reward. This way, you can give them their favorite snacks when they do what you want. Beagles are especially motivated by treats; however if left home alone for too long and not given any other kind of stimulation, it may be possible for them to overeat which could lead to health issues.

Maintenance Costs

Recurring costs should also be considered when purchasing your Pocket Beagle, as they will be a part of your budget throughout the dog’s life.

Food Costs

Pocket Beagles are small dogs with many health issues, but luckily they don’t need much food to keep them healthy. They should be fed high-quality dog foods that will make sure their needs are met and provide the perfect nutrition for a happy life.

The average Pocket Beagle eats on average 1 – 1⅜ cups of food each day depending on size, age, activity level (high or low), body type (stocky vs slender), and metabolism.

For your Pocket Beagle, you should split the food into two meals and not free feed. It is recommended that they eat grain-free dog food since it’s hard for them to digest cereal grains. For example, on Chewy.com, Pacific Stream Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dry Dog Food costs $49 which will last about 2 months’ worth of dry dog food per bag depending on how much your pup eats.

Grooming Costs

You might have heard that Pocket Beagle’s ears get infected easily. That is why you should clean them regularly with cotton and oil. You should also try to brush its hair at least once or twice a week. It would be wise to also trim their nails when needed. Professional grooming sessions range from $30-$150 on average; mainly depending on what services are included in your package of choice and how big/aggressive the dog is.

There are lots of different ways that you can have your pet groomed professionally these days – at Petsmart.com they offer grooming sessions in the price range of $45-$152 depending on what type of package you choose: most will offer a bath as well as other basic needs like an ear clean-out or anal gland clean-up along with nail trimming services.

Dog Walking

Pocket Beagles need a lot of exercise, especially to help them avoid heart problems. It’s important that owners walk the dog at least one time per day and two times if living in an apartment or small house with no space to run around. These dogs like long walks and running around because they like to follow scents and it helps them get rid of all that energy they’ve built up during the night. Dog walking services charge about $20 -$30/half-hour walks and up depending on how long you want your Pocket Beagle walked each session.

Medical Expenses

When you get a Pocket Beagle, it’s important to know that these breeds are prone to many health problems. They’re known for suffering from heart and ear issues, epilepsy, dwarfism because of their small size. This is why the American Kennel Club does not recommend breeding this kind of dog. Make sure that the dog gets the booster shots that it needs as often as they are prescribed by your vet – you should go to the veterinarian every month and anytime it is deemed necessary. Spaying is more costly than neutering – with either costing between $30-$300.

Alec Pow
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