Are beagles good with cats?

Yes, beagles are good with cats. Although this breed was originally bred to sniff out prey, they have no particular dislike of cats.

If they spot a cat outside, instinct may take over and they’ll chase it. However, inside the house, they’ll treat cats gently. If they do chase, it will only be as part of a game, with no intention to hurt. And afterward, they’ll happily cuddle up with any feline family member for a cozy nap.

Having said that, if you’re introducing a cat into a home with a beagle, take care to introduce them to each other gradually, and let them both get comfortable with their new companion.  When you’re 100% sure that they understand the rules of this new relationship, you can happily leave them alone to enjoy each other’s company.