Rethink the beagle !
I know some of you are fan of the beagle, and are here to purchase another because you love the breed and were as proud
as you ! Some of you
of you are thinking about it. I'll tell you what i know by experience and
the reason why you may want to stick with beagle breed.
I have heard the stories
about almost everyone having a beagle in there life when they were little kids and how they bayed and howled. I
have heard the stories of having them for hunting dogs.
Beagles are of the hound category of
dogs. They do make great hunters but need to be trained for hunting! They follow there nose. Did you know that
charlie brown's dog was a beagle...........yup snoopy. Any dog is going bark or bay/howl when left alone to much
or left outside.
I have a crew of beagles and i don't need ear plugs. Yes they still bark and
howl if someone comes near the house but it's mostly one male and it's not constant. If you pay attention to
any dog and give them enough exercise and attention you will have a mostly quiet well behaved dog , assuming training
There great family dogs.........blending
in well with other dogs and children ! They are a medium size dog and grow to be about 35 pounds ,25 pound
for females. Low maintenance, very little shedding so they don't need tons of grooming/brushing. A bath here
and there and a nail clip , ear check for dirt and your done !
( very important to keep
your beagles ear clean) and of course vet checks and up to date shots to keep them healthy and disease free.
Training - there intelligent dogs but to the point they can become stubborn , and sometimes a little
more encouragement is needed to keep them going but they catch on quickly! You will enjoy watching them learn and for
me it was
a great feeling, hey they got it !!! They are just as happy to please you !
Personally- in opinion only , they do not need tons of exercise however they do need some play time or walks
( some activity daily) and YOUR ATTENTION. You'll have a well managed dog with some small steps to keep them
active. They also love to just hang out and watch movies with you or listen to you about your day. There always
happy to see you come home ! : )
INACTIVITY- well they can become obese .... lazy ... cookie
keep an eye on your beagles weight, easily taken care of with some diet dog food and little more
Most important - I did everything with my beagles.... i
did the day trips to the lake , walks , swimming ........a trip to Petco ( pet store that allows dogs inside) ...........the
downside is they are not dogs that will walk by your side and not be leashed. Don't risk losing your
beagle to being lost or hit by a car .
They will follow there nose right out of your eyesite! Fenced in backyard
, runner or leash is needed with this breed.
Spaying and Neutering any animal will
give you a more manageable dog and no unwanted pups.
Of course i would love for you to purchase your new family member from us, and we may have older pups and adults
at times. I am an advocate of abandon beagles. Petfinder.com has hundreds of purebred abandoned
beagles , one of my dogs was a rescue dog as you will read in "about us" . He did have
issues from his "other life" but i would adopt again , he made a wonderful addition. You may want to do both
as I did , a puppy brought up by you will create a unique bond with you and have the right socialization with you so
i am for both new puppies and older beagles in need of re-homing .
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