Description of the Beagle Breed.
The Beagle are bred mainly for purposes of hunting and does remarkably well in that area. Being a
scent hound, this breed has the tendency to follow his nose and ignore anything and everything so
obedience training at an early age is a must. The Beagle originated as a cross between the Harrier
and many other hounds in England. This breed does best when hunting hare, pheasant, or quail.
The Beagle is more energetic this can be mostlt seen in a family environment. They are very lively,
active, and high energy making a wonderful childs companion given the proper socialization. This
breed is alert and of even temperament and should never show signs of aggression or timidity. The
Beagle at times can be very mischievous and very bold at times so proper cautions need to be
taken during it training and/or socializing.
The Beagle at all time is a happy dog that will make a wonderful companion for many different
families. This breed adapts to many different environments and lifestyles, if not all. The Beagle is
very eager to please, and is very intelligent however training must be consistent as this breed tends
to lose interest and focus on something that catches his attention.
Why Beagles is a good pet for the Family? This is because the breed does extremely well with
children, and can do exceptionally well with other pets if socialized properly.
Beagles should require daily brushing to remove tah on the teeth or any dead or loose hair. A wipe
down with a damp towel should suffice for the bathing aspect, however a rubber, wire, or hard
bristled brush would work best for the brushing aspect. The ears of this breed should be cleaned
on a regular basis, as this breed is prone to painful ears or ear infections when not cleaned. This is
because of dirt accumulations which leads to accumulations of bacteria that cause infection. The
nails of the Beagle should also be trimmed if not it will result to an unpleasant conditions to the
breed. This breed is an average shedder, which can be controlled with regular combing.
The Beagle has a hound type coat of medium length making grooming relatively easy for this breed.
The hair should lie close to the body of the dog and should be hard, never soft or silky. The Beagle
looks like a small English Foxhound. Beagles have a very sleek and shorthaired coat.
The Beagle is very intelligent and very eager to please making him a wonderful student to work with.
However, they do tend to lose interest fairly quickly as they are bound to pick up a scent and follow
it. This is when obedience training definitely comes in handy. If properly trained, the Beagle should
listen however, if not trained properly, ignoring is a big problem. Consistency and firm yet gentle
handling is a must if this breed is to excel as they so desperately want to.
Beagle dogs breed loves long and vigorous walks and is fairly active, as they are the outdoorsy
type. Considering they have a very strong hunting instinct, this breed should always be kept on a
leash or in a fenced in yard as he is bound to run off if something catches his interest. Two long
daily walks are recommended, as this breed seems to have great stamina and be somewhat
tireless. The Beagle responds best in a home with a large yard.
Many Beagles are clever escape artists who will go over or under fences in search of adventure.
You may need higher fences than you might imagine for their small size. They can climb chain link.
You may also need to sink wire into the ground along the fence line to thwart digging. Gates should
have the highest quality locks, as some Beagles can open flimsy latches.
Did You Know?
Beagles are used as scent detection dogs at U.S. airports, where their friendliness allows them to
search for weapons, drugs and illegal food items without making passengers nervous the way a
larger “police dog” might.
Food: Beagles are a bit larger than some of the other dogs on this list, but can still be fed for less
than $10 a week. They stand anywhere from 13 to 15 inches, weighing in at 22 to 25 pounds.