Dog Breeds – So You Think You Want A Beagle?

So you want to own a beagle? There are some cute puppies like black and white beagles! Beagles appear in movies as the perfect family pet. Beagles make great family pets, but like purebred dogs, before buying a beagle, make sure you learn a little about the breed.

Beagles are generally a friendly breed of dog. They are good with children. Beagles are curious. When you see a beagle, chances are you will see it with its nose to the ground, searching for something. Because they were originally bred as hunting dogs, beagles track things. This can create problems for beagle owners because beagles have a tendency to dig out of the yard and run after something they are tracking. Veterinarians usually recommend beagles implanted with ID chips because they tend to fall out.

Beagles are bred to hunt in packs and get lonely easily. A lonely beagle can be destructive, chew furniture, dig up gardens and damage things. A quiet beagle will also often howl. If you have fussy neighbors, a beagle might not be the best choice, as they will occasionally bark and howl and beagles have a very distinct howl. Beagles need a lot of exercise so they don’t get bored.

Beagle owners need to be careful about how much they feed their dog. Beagles will eat whatever food is offered, no matter how much. It is not common for beagles to be quite fat. Beagle owners should monitor their food intake. Beagles cannot have an unlimited amount of food because they will eat it.

Beagles are easy to groom because of their short hair. The coat usually comes in three colors brown, black and white. The tip of a beagle’s tail is almost always white. They were developed this way to be easily spotted by hunters in the tall grass when hunting small game, like rabbits. Beagles shed a lot and weekly brushing is a good grooming idea. Like all breeds with hanging ears, beagles need to have their ears cleaned. Commercial ear cleaners are available for this purpose. If the owner does not keep the dog’s ears clean, they can get ear infections or ear mites. For indoor dogs, a monthly bath is usually enough.

The average age of beagles is twelve to fifteen years. Before buying any pet, make sure you are ready to make a lifetime commitment. As a breed, beagles can be stubborn and difficult to train. The best training method is to use food rewards. A beagle will do almost anything for food! Beagles are one of the most loving and fun dog breeds. His energetic personality and constant curiosity are a constant source of pleasure for his owners. Beagles love to be around people and love children. Most beagle owners fall in love quickly and find themselves a beagle owner for life!

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