I recently wound up with a rescue baby boy beagle, 4-6months old?, Brady. I am SO OVER PUPPIES at this point. (I should have bought stock in puppy pads as I feel like the largest consumer…) Anyhow the beagle was being beaten up in his previous home so he was very timid at the begining and still is to some extent. Now Brady will play with Beegin. When I take them to the dog park, Brady only plays with Beegin and hides from other dogs and other people. I am hoping he'll get better with time.
He plays well with Beegin (my b) and has about the same energy but can't keep up with Beegin. Beegin loves to run and have him chase him but he will go too fast so he stops and waits for Brady to catch up. Then he takes off like a shot, turns, stops and waits etc. Brady may do better as he grows up.
The beagle is definitely more "barky" than the b but Beegin seems to rub off on him. Because Brady is younger and imitates everything Beegin does (including sneaking q tips) he doesn't bark probably as much as an older beagle would. I am also training him to "speak" and to "quiet" (i.e. quit speaking) to help with barking.
On the training side, he is SOOOO much more motivated by food and wants to please than Beegin. So if you can train a b, a beagle is no problem. They do tend to have ear problems though as a breed trait I guess.
Oh and the beagle is a much bigger chewer than Beegin ever was. This could be just a puppy thing but he chews on anything (furniture, shoes, moulding, my cabinets I swear I have caught him chewing on everything in my house that is below 3 feet tall.)