The Pocket Beagle is a small breed of dog. It descends from the English Beagle but is notably smaller in stature. They are suitable for living indoors, as they are relatively inactive and usually friendly towards strangers. Pocket Beagles are generally healthy dogs but may develop health problems, including obesity if overfed or under-exercised. A typical lifespan for a pocket beagle includes 12 to 16 years.