Breed group: Hounds
Weight: 18-30 lbs
Height: 13 inches
The Beagle breed originated in England around the 1500's for hunting small game such as rabbits, fox and birds. Recognized by their undeniable baying bark, big brown eyes and small stature, Beagles have gone from hunting dog to the perfect family dog over the years. Their loyal, loving personalities and high energy levels make them the ideal companion for an active family or even a family with children.
Beagles have a personality that every dog owner longs for; loyal, sweet, social, playful and always ready for some extra love and attention. With an easy-going personality and enough love to spread around for everyone, Beagles make the perfect child’s companion. Experts say if Beagle puppies are raised around different animals, they will all get along perfectly as they grow up together. Because of their hunting instincts, Beagles should be introduced to other species of animals at a young age to try and counteract their instinct.
Beagles have high energy levels and a need for plenty of exercise. A fenced in yard and plenty of walks will keep your new Beagle puppy happy and healthy. Since this breed has a very keen nose, Beagles should always be kept on a leash when not in an enclosed area to ensure they do not get distracted by different scents around them.
It is to be kept in mind, however, that Beagles were bred for hunting and with that comes the hunting bark and instincts. Their loud bark may not be ideal for those with near-by neighbors. These pups tend to bark and howl when they are alone. If you are considering a Beagle but will not be at home for extended amounts of time, a partner for your Beagle may be a good idea. Because of their strong sense of smell and hunting genetics, Beagles may be very stubborn for obedience training. Dedicated, regular training, plenty of quality time and exercise should all be taken into consideration before buying a Beagle puppy.
Caring for a Beagle
With the short, sleek fur of Beagles, grooming is a cinch! Regular brushing to remove any dead or loose hair is necessary to keep the coat looking healthy and shiny. Frequent baths are not needed as the Beagle breed tends to be very clean. Bathe only when your pup needs it. Be sure that your Beagle’s nails are always trimmed properly and not allowed to get too long as this can cause deformity in the feet. If the nails can be heard on hard wood floors when walking, they are too long. Regularly cleaning of the ears should also be done as Beagles are prone to ear infections, as are most dogs with long, floppy ears. Monthly cleaning of the ears should suffice to keep them healthy and ensure there are no infections forming.
Common Health Problems of Beagles
Although Beagles are relatively healthy dogs, there are some common health issues that could plague your new addition. Some of these include Cataracts, Cherry Eye, Epilepsy, heart conditions and back problems. Maintaining regular visits with your veterinarian will help to identify these health issues early if they plague your pup.
Beagles are known for their stubborn personality and are also easily distracted due to their keen nose. This easy distraction means Beagles should always be in a fenced in area or on a leash because when there is a scent, nothing else exists to your smelling machine.
When training your Beagle, you must be firm and consistent. Remember to always use plenty of praise with treats and kind words each and every time your Beagle follows your command.
Beagle Puppies for Sale
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