The Beagle: A Man’s Best Friend.

Photo by: @charli.the.beagle

” A home is not complete without the pitter-patter of Beagle feet!”

1.

A great first dog!

The Beagle is a very gentle dog that is easily controlled. Their small stature makes them perfect for older owners and children. They are extremely friendly dogs and get along well with mostly everyone! The Beagle is a great option if you have never owned a dog before.

2.

English hunting dog.

These pups were originally bred to track small animals. They are considered scent hounds and use their nose when seeking prey. Modern beagles are now used as detection dogs and are brilliant at it!

Photo by: @evadivabeagle

3.

A light shedder.

Due to their short coat, Beagles are on the lighter side of shedders. They have a double coat that can get thicker in the colder months. It is always a good idea to brush your pooch at least once a week. This will guarantee minimal coat loss.

4.

Ready to play!

For a small dog, these pups have loads of energy. They are working dogs who love to be challenged. They enjoy using their canine senses as much as they can! Your Beagle would benefit from daily walks or hikes. This will give them the opportunity to explore new smells and sounds. These dogs do not do well being alone for long periods of time. They will show signs of restlessness and destruction if not properly exercised.

“I love the breed as they are so loving and mischievous. They can be a handful if not stimulated, but they love to work and learn new things. This is rewarding for not only them but the owner as well!”

Photo by: @daisythebeagle___

5.

The pocket Beagle is extincted.

This miniature Beagle is around five to six inches smaller than the traditional Beagle. They were first introduced in the 1400’s by Queen Elizabeth. She was notorious for owning several pocket Beagles. Unfortunately, the original bloodline of the breed is now no longer. Any variation to the Beagle now will not be an original pocket Beagle.

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6.

The breed standard.

Naturally all Beagles have floppy ears. They are usually un-proportional to their body, but that’s what make them so cute! They use their ears a lot to track down smaller prey. Their coats are relatively short and flat. The acceptable coat color is listed as any type of hound coloring.

This includes:

  • Lemon and White
  • White and Tan
  • Tri-color
  • Chocolate Tri-color
  • White and Chocolate
  • Orange and White
  • Red and White

Photo by: @obi_azar_the_beagle

7.

Very food driven.

These cuties love their treats! Beagles are known to eat… A LOT. There is not much a Beagle won’t do for a snack. This can end up being your furry friends downfall though. Beagles are prone to obesity. This can get out of control quickly if proper actions aren’t taken. It is recommended that Beagles should be on a high protein diet with lots of exercise. They are also prone to developing fatty tumors when they are overweight.

8.

Little dog. Big bark.

Shocking to most people this tiny hound has an echoing howl. The beagle is known as one of the louder breeds. They just like to express themselves more often. In French, Beagle closely means “loudmouth.” Very fitting for this cute pup!

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5 Comments »

  1. Thank you. We need mental and physical stimulation daily. If there is a 5-6 mile walk through the countryside to be undertaken, then we are the breed for it. Without a decent walk we will become restless and usually loud. We are a good dog but are quite different to other breeds in our traits so people need to ensure they know roughly what they are getting themselves into when they choose a beagle. However we are utterly loyal and faithful (as long as there are snacks to hand) and we’ve been fully exercised.

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