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Beagle’s Who Hold World Records (Must-See!)

Beagles are an intelligent breed, so it’s no surprise that some hold official world records. They are one of the most popular dogs for a reason.

Beagle’s Who Hold World Records

Purin is the beagle’s name who broke the world record for most balls caught in one minute in 2015, most skips by a dog and person in one minute in 2015, and distance traveled on a rolling ball in 2017. Another recent beagle world record was in 2019 when 1,029 beagles broke the record for the largest single-breed dog walk.

Like many beagle lovers, it makes me proud when I see a beagle do something incredible. Breaking a world record is not an easy task. 

Purin, The Beagle Who Hold The World Record

His name could be your crossword answer; Purin is the name of the beagle who holds the world record for the fastest dog on a ball in one minute and most balls caught by a dog in one minute. Makoto Kumagai owns her, and both are from Japan. 


Purin is a purebred lemon beagle that caught media attention worldwide and made international headlines. The amount of intelligence, balance, and control she possesses is astonishing. She is an excellent example of what a Beagle and its owner can accomplish together.

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Is Purin Still Alive?

Purin was nine years old when she broke her first world record for most balls caught by a dog on March 22nd, 2015. That would make her 15 years old today, in March of 2021. I couldn’t find out if she is still alive or not in my research. A beagle’s lifespan is usually between 12-15 years, so chances are she has passed or is nearing the end of her life.

The last video posted to her youtube channel was two years ago, so there is a chance that she has passed on. If you happen to know what happened to her, please leave a comment or use the contact form and let me know. She is the most famous beagle who holds a world record.

Most Balls Caught By A Dog

In her prime, Purin was able to catch 14 mini footballs in one minute, beating the previous record of 11 balls in a minute. If you pay attention to dog training, sports, or world records, then you know that this is an astonishing feat. If you need proof, then just watch the video of her doing this below.

Purin’s world record still stands at the time of this writing, March 17th, 2021. It has not yet been broken. 

Let’s wait and see if anyone attempts to break it. With the pandemic, many people have been training their dogs to do new tricks. I’m sure we can expect lots of new records in the upcoming Guinness Book of World Records. 

I love beagles, so I am rooting for Purin to remain the record holder for some time. 😉

Most Skips In One Minute

In 2015 Purin also broke the world record for the most skips by a dog and a person. This was done with her owner Makoto Kumagai. 

Her record has since been beaten. The current world record for the most skips by a dog and person in one minute belongs to Jessica. It was achieved with her owner Rachael Grylls, from the UK, on December 1st, 2016.

Fastest Dog On a Ball

In 2017 Purin broke another world record.  This time it was for distance traveled by a dog on a rolling ball. She balanced herself on a balance ball, traveling 10 meters in 9.45 seconds. The record was broken on April 7th, 2017, and is still the current record in 2021.

Purin’s Other Tricks

Makoto Kumagai, from Japan, has trained his female beagle Purin to do incredible tricks. It’s quite the sight to see. It’s proof that you can train a beagle to do just about anything. She has been quite an inspiration to beagle owners everywhere. I hope some of her accomplishments and videos inspire you to work on new tricks/

Purin can do many things. She can skateboard, walk on her hind legs, and even do a handstand on her front legs. It’s quite the sight. I encourage you to watch her do this on her very own youtube channel.

World Record For Largest Dog Walk

In the history of The Guinness Book of World Records, I think it’s safe to say that most of the current and former record holders didn’t have access to social media. I take social media for granted; I’m on it every day. It’s not a big deal to me. Each time I begin to devalue it, I’m reminded of the power it can wield for positive action.

The Merseyside Beagle Club Facebook group organized an event, BeagleLandia, to break the world record for the largest sing-breed dog walk. Word spread on Facebook, and in 2019 1,029 beagles and their owners showed up at the BeagleLandia event in the UK. The group at the time only had 2100 members, so nearly 50% of its members participated—a fantastic conversion rate.

Sean Parkinson, the organizer of the event, couldn’t believe it. He spoke with reporters after the event and told them, “I’m over the moon. I couldn’t believe it, to be honest.”

The BeagleLandia event beat the previous record for the largest single-breed dog walk set in Mexico by 783 Yorkshire Terriers.

Beagles have been growing in popularity in recent years. They are mild-mannered, friendly, and get along great with kids. A Beagle is a good family dog, which is why I think they have become so popular. As a former Beagle owner waiting to get another, I’m in love with the breed. I’ve owned three breeds, and by far, Beagles have been my favorite.

Beagle’s Who Hold World Record

These are the only beagles I’m aware of that hold world records. New records are set each year. If you happen to come across a new record, please let me know in the comments section or through the contact form.

Andrew Sharpe