The American Kennel Club recognizes a 13″ and a 15″ variety of Beagle. The term “Pocket Beagle” is a marketing scam – they breed runts to runts to runts and you end up with a very small body size while the organs stay normal size, so you end up with lots of health issues and a short-lived life. Don’t be fooled.
So how do you measure your Beagle? I have attached the official AKC guide that shows you how. If your Beagle is 13″ or under from the top of its withers to the ground, it is the 13″ variety. If it is 15″ or under from the top of its withers to the ground, it is the 15″ variety. Anything over 15″ is disqualified in America to breed or to show/field trial. In Europe, their standard allows up to 16″, so you will see some larger Beagles and they can compete in Europe successfully under the FCI rules.
Measuring Your Beagle, Click Here.