Adopting beagle puppies for your home is an excellent choice. These small, cuddly fellows will surely bring joy in your life. They may be the smallest of the hound breeds, but they bear the closest resemblance to their original hound dog ancestors. Beagle pups are best known for their foxhound look and flappy ears. Puppies from our network of beagle breeders have great temperaments. They are very sociable, smart and eager to please. And with the right treatment, love, care and training, they can be very loyal family pets.
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It is very important for would-be owners to learn about the beagle dog breed info before you bring one home. This makes the whole experience of owning a beagle even more satisfying. Beagle characteristic is similar to most hound dogs; they are loyal, happy pets, that makes them a perfect addition to the family home. They have compact bodies, making them the smallest of all hound breeds. They are friendly and happy little dogs, with great temperaments. They are, however, fond of howling, showcasing their haunting yet beautiful voices. This may not sit well with neighbors but with proper training, beagles can be taught to keep their voices down most of the time. Read our page on Beagle Facts and Information to more about this lovable breed.
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Facts - Overview
The Beagle dog breed is best known for their excellent sense of smell. They are lovingly called “a nose on 4 legs” by owners and experts. They would often follow where their noses lead them. Once they catch an interesting scent, they won’t stop until they find it. This can pose a few concerns as they’d likely wander off and get lost. Keep doors and low windows closed and yards should be adequately fenced to avoid this. That aside, beagles are easy to take care of.
Learning about the Beagle breed info is necessary to understand their needs, which is not a lot really. Beagles have small, compact bodies, which make them easy to carry around. Their coats are short and easy to groom. They are light-shedders, that can be easily managed by weekly brushing. Their ears are wide, long and drop down the sides of their broad heads. Their muzzles are straight and square-shaped. Their legs are shorter compared to other breeds that belong to the foxhound family.
They can be comfortable anywhere, from apartments to large ranches with open spaces. They love the outdoors. People who love nature tripping on weekends are perfect for this adorable breed. They make excellent companion dogs for senior citizens, too. Beagles are inherently pack dogs. They need to belong to a pack— and that would be their owner’s family.
Getting them to eat is never going to be a problem. They absolutely love to eat. Their excellent sense of smell also helps them find food— wherever that may be. They’d easily find the stash of dog food if they catch even the tiniest whiff. Exercise is as simple as letting them have a long walk and sniff around to their sweet doggy heart’s content.
Sniffing is a very important of their daily activities, which helps to prevent boredom. Beagles are smart dogs and adept at solving problems. During training, they might seem as if they are not listening but really, they are thinking of ways to get around any obstacles to their quest.
Facts - Personality
Beagle personality is one of undeniable charm and adorable-ness. They are easygoing dogs that love to socialize with both humans and other dogs. They are seldom aggressive, especially when trained and treated properly.
They are very smart and curious. Their keen sense of smell leads them practically anywhere. They have a deep instinct to follow their noses, being the closest breed to original hound ancestors. Sniffing is a very important part of their daily life. They need to be allowed some time sniffing to keep them happy and content.
Beagles are also very playful and friendly, making them perfect for families and especially around children. Giving them adequate daily exercise keeps beagle temperament in a perfect state. They need to take long walks and run around for a few hours. If you like to jog, take him with you. It will not only keep you both healthy but its a great opportunity to spend time together and for him to socialize with others.
When they are outside, close supervision is required as when they catch an interesting scent, they’d display selective deafness. That is, they appear not to hear their owners calling because their nose already takes precedence. They’d keep following the scent wherever it may lead them. They’d likely get lost this way so it is imperative never to allow beagles off-leash when outdoors, particularly in non-fenced areas.
Beagles have hauntingly mesmerizing voices. They won’t howl a lot but when they frequently do, it means they are bored. A walk outdoors will help keep the howling in control. Frequent barking is also a sign of boredom and a beagle’s bark is surprisingly loud for such as small body.
Facts - Care
Beagle puppy care is similar to that required by other breeds. They need to be house trained, as well as socialize with other dogs and humans. This breed has a reputation for being stubborn and difficult to train which is why it is important that Beagle training should start early into the puppy’s life.
Training is best done in a positive atmosphere. A few treats will easily get the job done. In fact, beagles are known to do pretty much anything for food. Any punishments will only lead to avoidance behavior.
Beagles may seem to be perfect dogs for indoors, but they still need to spend some time outside. They are, after all, originally bred to hunt. A few hours each day, allow your beagle to run and sniff around. This keeps their minds and body active. They have to channel their energies through these activities to keep them from becoming bored and destructive. These activities also help to control barking and howling.
Beagle care also includes providing them with safe things to chew on. If they have to left indoors for some time, take them out for a walk first before leaving them alone in the house. Give them enough food on their food bowls and toys to keep them busy while you are away. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises when you get back.
Facts - Grooming
Learning how to groom a beagle properly is important to keep their coats shiny and healthy. It also helps to prevent any infections and other health problems. Thankfully, it does not take too much effort or time for beagle grooming.
Their coats are dense and the hairs are short; flat all over the dog’s body. It is also water-resistant. Beagles are light shedders and they will shed all year-round. Brushing 1-2 times a week with a hound mitt is enough to remove any dead hairs. This also helps prevent getting any dog hairs on the furniture or on clothing.
Beagles also tend to grow thicker coats during the winter. This means heavier shedding than usual during the spring. At this point, more frequent brushing may be required to keep the hairs from making a mess around the house. Beagles are generally clean dogs. Bathing need not be frequent. In fact, beagles are quite happy with baths of only 3-4 times a year. Unless, of course, they roll over something (which they do a lot). For some, especially those who have easy access to dirt and mud, may require monthly bathing.
Also, their droopy ears need to be aired frequently to have good circulation within the ears. This prevents wax and water, as well as any harmful bacteria, to quickly accumulate within the ear canal. Their ears need to be cleaned with a veterinarian approved cleansing solution. It is advisable to use cotton balls instead of swabs as the latter may just push the dirt further in. When cleaning, clean only as deep as the 1st knuckle of your finger or less than an inch. Clean at least once a week.
Your pup's nails need to be trimmed regularly, too. This usually means trimming the nails every 2 weeks or so. The best indicator for the need to trim the nails is when it starts clicking when your puppy walks on hard floors or cement. The teeth need regular brushing, too to minimize the risk for any dental problems. Giving them appropriate chew toys also help keep the gums and teeth healthy.
Facts - Health
Beagle health should be one of your top priorities as a responsible owner. Beagles, like any other dog breed, are also prone to develop a few health problems. With proper care and nutrition, as well as adequate exercise and regular visits to the vet, risks for any health problems would be minimized or avoided completely.
On the average, beagles live for about 12 to 14 years, slightly longer than most other pure breeds. Common among beagles is hip dysplasia, a condition characterized by malformation of the hip socket due to genetics. Heart problems can also affect this breed but proper care and regular veterinary check-ups can help catch these early on for immediate treatment and better recovery. Your breeder should be able to provide you with complete medical history of your puppy as well as his parents.
The beagle’s long, floppy, droopy ears are also prone to develop chronic ear infections. This can lead to serious, permanent damage to the ear canals. It may even lead to hearing loss. Proper care significantly lowers the risk.
Beagle nutrition is an important aspect of keeping good health. They are not difficult to feed but their curious nature and inquisitive noses can get them into trouble. A lot of beagles are brought to the vet’s office because of “garbage can” enteritis- stomach problems due to eating things they would find in the dumpster. Give them food in appropriate amounts at appropriate times to avoid obesity. Always keep an eye on your pup whenever you go out. Keep inappropriate objects that the beagle may eat or chew on out of his reach.
Facts - History
Beagle history can be traced to back to England. It is said that this breed originated from packs of hunting dogs. In 1475, beagle-like scenthounds were considered to be the first of the beagle breed. This group of dogs were the first ones to be given the name “Beagle”.
It isn’t clear whether the name was derived from the Celtic word “beag” that meant “small” or from the French word “be’geule” that meant “loud or open mouth”. However, a lot of experts agree that the name is most probably from the French word. They believe that it is a more appropriate reference for the Beagles' propensity for loud baying whenever they catch an interesting scent, which is quite often.
In the history of beagle, the recognition from the AKC was obtained in 1885. They were classified under the Hound Group. In 1888, the National Beagle Club was founded. The most notable beagle of all time is not a real dog. He is Snoopy, from the “Peanuts” cartoon. He was the lovable, spunky dog of Charlie Brown. Rivaling Snoopy is Uno, a beagle also formally known as Ch. K-Run Par Me in First. Uno was the very first beagle to win Best in Show in 2008 at the Westminster Kennel Club. Since his win, Uno served as an ambassador for beagles and for therapy dogs, travelling extensively within the United States.