Dogs, in general, are pack animals and whenever dogs are taken as a pet into a family, it considers the family as their pack. It is very important to choose the best breed that is suitable for your family where they can easily consider the family as a pack and adapt well.
Beagles were generally kept as hunting dogs as they have a very strong built and never get tired. They are great with active energetic kids because they love to play around and they are full of energy. Their compact size might suggest otherwise, but they need lots of exercises. However, they do need lots of brushing and bathing and they shed a bit. They make great nannies for kids.