Not all Beagles will howl, but most will bark when confronted with strange circumstances, and some will bay (also known as "speaking", "giving tongue", or "opening") when they catch the scent of potential quarry.
The general look of the Beagle resembles a miniature Foxhound, however the head is broader and also the muzzle shorter, the expression totally different and the legs shorter in proportion to the body.
BEAGLE - The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. A member of the hound group. Beagles are intelligent, and popular pets because of their size, even temper, and lack of inherited health problems. The modern breed was developed in Great Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier. Snoopy of the comic strip Peanuts has been promoted as "the world's most famous beagle".