One common health concern for a Beagle is their ability to suffer from an intervertebral disk disease. CHD, or a canine hip issue is also common, but does occur as the hound ages. Some minor issues that can also develop in Beagles are cherry eye, glaucoma, KCS which is a form of dry eye disease and an overactive thyroid. On rare occurrences, the Beagle can suffer from cataracts, losing their hearing, umbilical hernia and hemophilia as well. Vet recommended routine testing for Beagles may be for their hips, eyesight and the thyroid gland. Generally speaking, the Beagle can live an average lifespan of twelve to fifteen years long. Weighing around twenty to thirty pounds, the Beagle makes a great fit for a house pet.