A hardy, sturdy, squarely built small hound, the Beagle has a sleek, easy care, short coat, most often in red, orange, or lemon with white trim (legs, collar, blaze, and tail tip) or on a white background, and often with a dark saddle. The Beagle looks like a small English Foxhound. The skull is broad and slightly rounded, and the muzzle is straight and square. The black nose has full nostrils for scenting. The long, wide ears are pendant. The brown or hazel eyes have a characteristic pleading expression. The tail is carried gaily, but never curled over the back. There are two height classes, 13 to 15 in. and under 13 in.