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Updated: 2014-10-04T21:27:58.270-07:00

 



How To Effectively Raise Your Beagle Pup

2008-08-07T17:31:05.091-07:00

A beagle pup is a great thing to get for you and your family as they make great family dogs and can be a lot of fun to raise and watch grow up. But beagle puppies require a lot of patience and beagle puppy care is not as easy as it may seem. Take the time to do some research on how to raise your beagle pup the right way so that it stays healthy and grows into a great family dog. Always keep your vet involved with regular appointments and consultations if something should go wrong.

Rule number one, and probably the most important thing to remember that goes right along with patience, is to know what to expect from your beagle pup as it develops and grows. A three-month-old beagle is not going to be able to be taught the same things as a ten-month-old would. Beagles are just like kids in that you have to teach them based on where they are in their physical and mental development.
Sometimes beagle pups cannot be housebroken by traditional means and this is when a little dedication comes in to play. People usually housebreak a beagle by caging it at night, and during the day while they are gone, under the assumption that a dog will not go where it sleeps. If this does not work then try taking the dog out every hour on the hour for two days always reinforcing the notion that outside business is good and inside is bad. This may work better over caging.

Dogs respond better when they understand what is going on rather than fearing what they consider to be random violence. If your puppy barks constantly then point at it and tell it to stop with consistent but short one-word commands. Never beat your dog and never run at your dog in anger as the dog can sense this and fear is a lousy trainer.
Teaching your beagle pup good manners at a young age will greatly decrease the chance that any other problems will arise later in life. Teach your puppy the proper way to walk on a leash and they will keep that for the rest of their lives. Teach your puppy the proper social skills such as no jumping on other people and that will also stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Beagle puppies take a lot of patience but the more work you put in with them when they are younger the better behaved and adapted they will be when they are older. Remember that when they are puppies they are a clean slate than is waiting to be filled, if you wait until they are too old to correctly address their behavioral issues then you will be spending the rest of your beagle’s life constantly trying to back track in its behavioral training.

There is a lot of great information on raising beagle puppies in this article. Beagle puppy care is discussed at length in this article.



The Beagle Puppy

2008-07-22T17:26:15.376-07:00

Have you ever looked into the beseeching eyes of a Beagle puppy? With those eyes full of expression and ears that never seem to stop, it is hard to resist a litter of these adorable creatures. But if you want to be the responsible owner of a Beagle puppy, you will need to do your homework before you ever bring one of these furry critters home to meet the rest of your clan. While there are plenty of good reasons to make a Beagle puppy your next family pet, there are a few challenges that you should be prepared for as well.

Like any new pet, Beagle puppies will bring their share of fun to the mix; there is work involved with raising any young animal. While Beagle puppies tend to be friendly and intelligent, the breed can also be stubborn and energetic – a potentially dangerous combination in a 15-30 pound dog. You will need to be ready to invest time and energy into training as well as caring for your new pet. But when that time is taken, the result can be a family pet that everyone will enjoy.
Beagle puppies are bright and inquisitive creatures, which one would assume would make them a delight to train, right? Not so much, actually. Beagles are actually quite stubborn and their curiosity can get them into trouble on a regular basis. Because of this, your Beagle puppy will need to begin training about the same second that you set him down in your home for the first time. Establish the house rules early, because if you give a Beagle an inch, he will most certainly head for that mile.

In many cases, you can begin the process even earlier by learning how to choose the right Beagle puppy for you. If you are getting your Beagle from a breeder (and those looking for a Beagle puppy should!), you will probably be facing a litter of pups from which you must pick one. There are some guidelines to follow to ensure that you do not end up with the most aggressive or the shyest dog of the bunch. By selecting a dog with a moderate temperament, you will find that your training process will go a bit smoother.
The best place to find a healthy, happy Beagle for your family is from a reputable breeder. However, finding yourself face to face with an adorable litter of Beagle puppies may make the selection process seem close to impossible. Some helpful folks might suggest allowing your puppy to select you, but that process usually results in bringing home the boldest of the bunch. Those types of dogs are not always the easiest to train.

Shy dogs are also not a good choice for most, since fear can cause some of these pups to have a snapping issue. Stay away from those Beagle puppies that run from you or approach with their tails between their legs, no matter how tempted you are to take one home to “bring him out of his shell”. There is a good chance that you would not succeed. Some breeders can help you with the process of selecting your dog as well, if you let him know what type of pet you are looking for. By selecting the best dog for your family, you have made the first step in a successful relationship with your new pet.

She loves the breed for a variety of reasons, and can’t imagine owning any other kind of dog. Since the author understands the importance of education and preparation when it comes to raising Beagle puppies, she has provided information for prospective Beagle owners. Articles that educate prospective Beagle owners about how to train, care for and how to choose the right Beagle puppy are invaluable to the preparation for adding one of these dogs to your family.



Beagle Puppies Live For Fun

2008-07-14T17:09:52.067-07:00

When the topic of discussion turns to beagles, the names of some of the most famous beagles always come up. The best-known beagle puppy in the world is not even a real dog; it is Snoopy from the "Peanuts" cartoons. It is perhaps the popularity of this fun loving dog that has brought resurgence in the breed’s popularity, making it a sought-after pet for families, especially for those with children.

The beagle puppy has an even temper and docile nature making it an ideal companion for kids and its non-aggressive behavior can allow parents to feel more comfortable having it around youngsters. The early months are important in the development of its ability to quickly adapt to new families as learning to socialize with others can be done during its first months in the presence of other puppies. After proper social skills have been learned, a beagle can quickly meld into a family unit and become a true family member.
Some may describe the beagle as a bundle of energy looking for a place to release it all, but all they really need is a chance to run and jump a couple of times a day to be ready to take their place in the house. Very few owners of a beagle puppy will even consider allowing the dog to remain outdoors, and even fewer beagles would be willing to do so. Although originally bred centuries ago to be hunting dogs, due to their extraordinary sense of smell, the beagle is equally happy to search for things around the house.

They are easy to train except for one fault. They have a short attention span and can easily head off in another direction if a new scent happens to cross their path. While willing to work with their owners of new behaviors, their ingrained desire to hunt and track makes them easily distracted.
This ability to track scents has made them valuable employees of several government agencies, as well as with avid hunters. A beagle puppy can be trained to help search for contraband in some very tight spaces where larger dogs have no hope of being able to fit. Airports often use the beagle for baggage inspection, as their small size does not intimidate children and most adults. Their use is property searches continues to grow with every successful mission.

Many times imports are quarantined when they enter the company until they can be inspected for suspect goods. Agricultural products may have an item in them that cannot be allowed in and trained beagles are often used to help find such products hidden inside a shipment of otherwise acceptable goods. The beagles is also known for its tenacity in tracking down a scent, usually refusing to give up until its source has been isolated or the scent has been lost completely.

Beagles are known for their intelligence as well as needing a little nudge now and again to keep them on the right path. Most folks agree that there is something special about the temperament of beagle puppies and their ability to learn. Their desire to please their owners show in their willingness to learn new behaviors and then show them off. One of the toughest aspects of having a new animal is choosing what to call it. Since the breed is so loyal and full of spirit, it can be somewhat difficult to choose appropriate beagle puppy names to suit their individual identity.



Learning To Train Beagle Puppies

2008-07-02T20:24:24.708-07:00

When families are looking for the ideal pet, they may want to consider the beagle for its size, disposition and ability to get along with others, including people. Provided they are appropriately socialized as puppies, the beagle is considered an excellent pet for families with small children. They make friends easily and once they feel as though they fit into the human family, they are exceptionally loyal.

Their seemingly unlimited energy does require sufficient exercise and for that, they will need room to run. Having a large area for the beagle to run free is important for those looking for a beagle puppy for sale, although having access to an exercise area for the puppy will be sufficient. They do however, need to get out and run, otherwise without proper diet and exercise they may tend to gain too much weight. A healthy diet should be controlled, especially if they will be stuck in an apartment for most of the day.
Most children appreciate the size of the happy beagle, which grows to between 13 and 16-inches at the front shoulders and rarely will they weigh more than between 18 and 35 pounds. Their size is less intimidating to young children and they appreciate the friendly demeanor of the beagle breed. As the puppy joins the family, they can quickly become acclimated as a member of the family and are willing to learn new behaviors and then show off what they have learned.

There are a few health issues that are common among the beagle breed but finding a beagle puppy for sale from a reputable breeder should minimize the chances of buying a beagle that is in ill health. Most beagle owners will treat their dogs like a member of the family and provide excellent healthcare, but to insure a new puppy has had all the needed medical care as they matured, finding one from a qualified breeder is often recommended.
One average the beagle can be expected to have a life expectancy of about 12 years, which is typical of this size dog breed. However, the breed does have a tendency to develop thyroid problems and if not able to receive appropriate exercise can become obese, especially if they have a sedentary lifestyle. Epilepsy is another common problem, but if caught early in the dog’s life can be kept under control with medication.

When looking at a beagle puppy for sale, there are a couple of things that can make its health condition obvious. A condition known as Chinese Beagle Syndrome can make its eyes appear slanted as well as it having underdeveloped outer toes. Although this affects its appearance, it will have no bearing on its overall health. Having crooked legs indicates another ailment, known as funny puppy. This can also cause the animal to have a crooked back and make it susceptible to other ailments.

This author often offers their expertise in helping families find beagle puppies that will meet their needs for a great pet. While a beagle’s immediate health may be a concern for some folks, those who study the docile nature of the breed will accept and love the dog regardless of its health. When a family is buying a new pet, there will be certain beagle puppy supplies they will need and by noting information from careful research, the puppy can have everything it will need in its new home. Having someone with the right experience as well as understanding of the breed can help all families make an informed decision on their new pet beagle.



Beagle Puppies For Sale: How To Find Them

2008-06-18T17:17:59.268-07:00

Finding the right one out of a litter of Beagle puppies can be hard. And there is more to your selection then just which one you think is the cutest. By reading up on these adorable puppies, you can better equip yourself with the knowledge you need when searching for Beagle puppies for sale. It is important that you also know that this type of puppy will fit well into your life and the lives of your family members.

Some people do better with certain types of breeds so read as much as you can and make sure that you are picking a dog that can live with your family for many years to come. Know what you are getting into with this type of breed and know what to expect as they grow into a mature full-grown dog. This helps to make sure you are prepared and not shocked at anything and that you are able to find the right place to purchase your puppy from.
Finding Beagle Puppies for sale can be a stressful time as there are many routes to finding puppies. This is where studying the breed can come in handy as pet shops will not generally have employees that are well versed in the needs and history of the puppies. And puppy mills just do not care as they are only looking out for how much money they can make. Puppies that come from puppy mills or pet stores who don’t really know a lot about where they came from can end up with emotional problems that your family is not ready or willing to handle.

Educating yourself is best, instead of relying on a breeder to be honest up front about the breed. Many people often find themselves turning to smaller breeders who take the time to care for the puppies and are more willing to help you as a new owner. These breeders can often times be found in your local newspaper or on signs in your grocery store. Give them a call and check out the puppy’s surroundings before making a selection. Always go with your gut feeling.
While it is a business for some, it is important that when you are trying to find a Beagle puppy to purchase, that you are dealing only with those who love the breed and have a wealth of knowledge to share with others. This is a good indication that the puppies have been treated properly and that you will have a better chance at a long and happy life with your new puppy.

Start talking with other Beagle owners and through word of mouth advertising, you can often learn a lot about where to go and where not to go when looking for Beagle puppies for sale. And if the environment doesn’t feel right, it is best to keep looking. There are many breeders around if you look hard enough. The last thing you want is to bring home a puppy you know nothing about and they end up having problems because of abuse from the breeder.

Educate yourself about the Beagle breed before setting out to look at Beagle puppies for sale so you will know better what to look for. It cannot be stressed enough that places who have Beagle puppies for sale have enough knowledge on Beagle puppy care that they are willing and even eager to share this information with you.



The Abhorrent Practices Of Dishonest Beagle Breeders

2008-06-10T18:12:19.313-07:00

As more and more people recognize what a fun and loveable little dog a beagle can be, honest breeders struggle to keep up with the demand for these little dogs. Unfortunately, this has left a wide open market for dishonest breeders who run puppy mills to fill the pet stores with sick and often dying dogs. Even though the majority of pet store owners will tell you that they would never buy their puppies from a puppy mill, the sad truth is that a conscientious breeder would never supply pups to a pet store in the first place.

For anyone that is a would-be beagle owner, it is absolutely vital that you understand the conditions that these puppy mills breed their dogs into. Even the most inexperienced beagle breeder would be horrified to learn how rarely new blood is brought into these mills, and at how often the bitches are forced to be bred. In this article, I will attempt to show you why it is so important that you only purchase a beagle from a well-respected beagle breeder, as opposed to a pet store that is most likely supplied by one of these puppy mills.
When an honest beagle breeder sets about to have a new litter, the female used must first undergo a series of medical tests and examinations to ensure that she is healthy enough to produce a live litter of pups. This is especially true for any female that has already been bred. Puppy mills will often breed their females every time they are in season, simply to continue to meet the growing demand for new pups. As a female beagle’s system is weakened each time she has a litter, this often results in unhealthy - or even dying - pups being delivered to the pet stores.

Also, the beagle breed is quite prone to certain genetic health defects that have been caused by the previous interbreeding policies of so many unscrupulous beagle breeders. The pups that result from a puppy mill are often the offspring of several generations that have been bred together to create more pups quickly. Very rarely is new blood brought into a puppy mill. This interbreeding accounts for a great many of the health problems faced by even honest breeders.
An honest beagle breeder will generally do as much research about the person who wants to buy a pup from them, as you should be doing about the breeders. It is not uncommon for an honest beagle breeder to refuse to sell a pup to someone, simply because they do not believe that the person is ready for the responsibility of taking care of a beagle in the way they deserve. But you don’t have to be one of them.

Understanding that beagles require extra care and medical attention because of the many years when interbreeding was such a common practice, is the first step to becoming the owner of one of these sweet little dogs. Having the responsibility to carefully research any beagle breeder you are considering buying a pup from is the second step. By refusing to buy pups from pet stores supplied by puppy mills, you can rest assured that you are doing your part to ensure a long and healthy future for these little dogs.

Being able to recognize dishonest beagle breeders is one of the primary responsibilities of anyone who wishes to own one of these precious dogs. Read this article for more beagle information on how to spot honest breeders.



Beagle Breeders: The Good Ones

2008-05-29T16:39:23.148-07:00

The history of the breed of dog called the Beagle is largely unknown. Some say the breed dates back to 200 A.D. Others believe the Beagle descends from 19th century English “Harriers,” which are a breed of medium sized English hounds. The breed began to be referred to as “Beagle” in the 1800s and was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1885. Their popularity has raised demand for purebred Beagles. A side effect is that there are both reputable and disreputable Beagle breeders attempting to profit from the sale of purebred puppies.

The subject of this article is finding good Beagle breeders and learning how to avoid bad breeders. Good Beagle breeders ensure the well being of their Beagles. They set up kennels to care for the breed they produce. They care about their reputation. Bad breeders set up puppy mills where they over-breed Beagles without regard to comfort or happiness.
There are many ways to determine whether a breeder has a good or bad reputation. Word of mouth is one way. Another is to use common sense. Many Beagle breeders have entered the computer age and use the Web to advertise. If their website claims “next day puppies” or other similar nonsense, it is probably best to pass them by.

Good Beagle breeders know their breed’s potential genetic defects and have dogs screened for medical conditions and behavioral. They do not breed unhealthy or maladjusted Beagles. Reputable breeders have their own kennels and do not sell puppies to pet stores. A breeder should be involved with breed. They should be experts on Beagles and supportive of Beagle rescue, adoption and fostering. The best Beagle breeders have good references such as AKC, American Kennel Club. They will also refer buyers to other reputable breeders.
To help you have a long, happy relationship with your Beagle, make sure he is healthy and well documented. Research Beagle breeders thoroughly. A good place to start your research is the American Kennel Club’s website. This website lists breeders specific to each breed and supplies pertinent contact information. Though the AKC does not officially endorse these breeders, their subsidiary AKC Parent Clubs can help you find a local breeder in your state. You want to buy your Beagle from a responsible breeder who has cared for your Beagle in adequate conditions.

It is important to contact the Beagle breeder and ask specific questions before buying. Does the breeder offer a warranty and/or return policy? Is medical documentation available? What other Beagle information can the breeder provide? You may also want to ask about rescued Beagles. These are usually adult Beagles who have suffered trauma such as abandonment and neglect. If possible, visit the kennel to make sure your potential Beagle has been raised appropriately.

Beagle breeders sell purebred Beagles. Beagle information and information about Beagle breeders is provided in this article.



The Dangers Of Fake Beagle Breeders

2008-05-19T19:27:53.621-07:00

When you are ready to invest in a beagle for your family, and you intend to buy one from a beagle breeder, you need to be sure that you are dealing with a real dog breeder and not a fake trying to scam you. If you buy from a fake beagle breeder you could be forced to put your family through expensive vet bills and tough decisions because you were sold an unhealthy pet by a fake breeder.

A sure way to tell if you have a real beagle breeder or not is if the breeder offers you pet insurance that offers coverage for six weeks after you have purchased the dog. Legitimate breeders get this pet insurance for free from insurance companies and the insurance companies hope that you will extend the coverage once the six weeks has elapsed. Only legitimate breeders get the free insurance and if you are not offered this insurance in writing then you may have a fake breeder.
Breeders do not just disappear from your life as soon as you leave their property. Legitimate beagle breeders are part of you and your beagle’s life for a long time after purchase because it is the breeder’s name on your dog’s papers and their reputation on the line along with the life of your pet. If you find it impossible to get a hold of your breeder after the purchase, or your breeder can offer you no assistance or advice after the purchase, then the chances are you are dealing with a fake breeder.

Beagle breeders are also supposed to help novice beagle owners with health advice and even guidance on the kinds of foods your beagle should be eating. A good breeder will send you home with detailed care instruction on feeding your new beagle and will also send you home with samples of their food to help get you started. Once again if the breeder disappears on you then chances are they are not legitimate.
As was mentioned earlier you and your breeder should always be in contact with each other throughout a large portion of your beagle’s life. If your beagle becomes ill, or if you find that you can no longer care and keep your beagle, then a legitimate beagle breeder will offer to take the beagle back. A beagle breeder lives on a helpful and professional reputation and this is just one of the above and beyond services any legitimate breeder will offer.

Unfortunately if you have purchased your beagle from a fake breeder then there is not much you can do beyond suing the breeder to get your money back. You are encouraged to report the breeder to the National Kennel Club but in all reality there is not a lot they can do to make your situation right. Before you purchase a beagle from any breeder always check out the breeder with the National Kennel Club to make sure you are dealing with a legit business.

You can find a legitimate beagle breeders by using the information in this article. This article will help you find great beagle information.



What You Should Ask Your Beagle Breeder

2008-05-12T18:01:01.255-07:00

Getting your next Beagle puppy (or even a dog) from a Beagle breeder is a lot more expensive than going to a pet store, but you get a lot more for your money. Not only that, you are assured that your puppy was not bred in inhumane conditions at a puppy mill. Most pet stores and online sites in America that sell and ship puppies get their puppies from these barbaric puppy mills, where dogs are treated worse than battery hens.

The advantages of going to a Beagle breeder is that your puppy is healthy, is socialized, is from a place where you can meet the parents and where you can ask all the questions you want about your prospective puppy. And, unlike a pet store or Internet puppy mill site, you will be asked just as many questions about your canine experience and Beagle information before you will be allowed to buy a puppy.
When you contact the Beagle breeder, there is vital Beagle information you need to have them answer you. First off, why should you buy a puppy from them? What is so special about their Beagle puppies that make them worth thousands (or however much they are selling for)? A good Beagle breeder is used to these questions and will answer them to your satisfaction. Any Beagle breeder who treats you with contempt or belittles you should be avoided. You also need to know if they are licensed and if their stock is AKC registered.

Don’t be swayed by all those big brown eyes looking at you. You really should write the questions down before visiting any Beagle breeder. It is all right to first contact a Beagle breeder by email or by phone. But they should not sell you a puppy right on the spot. There’s something fishy about that. For as many questions as you can think of to ask the Beagle breeder, he or she will ask you ten!
The basic things to hammer down are what things you are paying for and what the Beagle breeder covers. There should be a contract – NEVER go just on a verbal agreement. An ethical Beagle breeder will take the puppy back if your vet proves the puppy is ill. An ethical breeder will take the puppy back NO MATTER HOW OLD the dog is if you encounter a disaster and have to give the dog up.

An ethical breeder will also let you visit, pet and play with the parents, so you know what personalities they are. Always visit the actual breeder’s kennel before agreeing to a pup. No ethical breeder will have dead dogs on the property, keep their dogs in stacked crates, or stink to high heaven. Please report these “breeders” to the authorities. An ethical Beagle breeder will check your home and background out to see if you are good enough for one of their puppies.

Many people could mellow out considerably if they became Beagle breeders. There is no such thing as too much Beagle information.



What to Look for in a Beagle Breeder

2008-05-05T19:08:07.486-07:00

There are few things cuter than a Beagle puppy, which is undoubtedly why this breed has continued to maintain its reputation for being one of the most popular breeds to have as a family pet. However, with the demand for the breed comes people who are looking to capitalize on the popularity of the Beagle without concern for the health and integrity of the breed. As a buyer who is interested in Beagle puppies, it is up to you to find a reputable Beagle breeder to get your dog from.

Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to ensure that the Beagle breeder that you purchase from will provide you with a puppy that is healthy and has a good temperament. Even if you choose a Beagle breeder from the Internet, you can ask certain questions and follow particular procedures to protect yourself and your future family pet. Keep in mind that a dog is a long-term investment for any family, and the right steps will make sure that you and your pet have many years of enjoyment with one another.
There are a number of questions that you should ask a potential Beagle breeder before you ever check out the dogs available from him. First, a responsible breeder will be willing to let you meet one or both parents of the dogs to see if they are both healthy and well socialized. Another important issue to cover with your Beagle breeder is genetic problems that tend to run in the Beagle breed. Your breeder should be well versed in the issues and should be able to provide documentation of testing for his dogs.

Ask your Beagle breeder what type of food that he feeds his puppies. It should be a high-quality dog food. It is also important to find out whether the puppies have seen a veterinarian and if their immunizations are up to date. A good breeder will provide documentation for veterinarian care as well. It is also good to inquire as to when the puppies will be released to their new homes. Puppies that are younger than eight weeks should generally not be taken from their mother.
If you decide to investigate Beagle breeders on the Internet, there are some precautions that you can take here as well. First, never restrict your communication with the breeder to email only – at some point you need to have a phone call to ensure that the breeder is legitimate. It is also a good idea to see what the location of the breeder is from his website. If he does not provide a location, or he asks you to send payment to a different state or country from the one listed on his website, you will probably want to find a different breeder. You can also request a signed contract prior to the purchase of the puppy that will help to protect your interests if the breeder does not deliver what he promises.

By following some basic procedures and doing your homework, you can protect yourself against unscrupulous Beagle breeders that are more interested in making a quick buck than they are with the betterment of the breed. This will help to ensure that you end up with a happy, healthy puppy that your family will enjoy for many years to come.

The importance of finding reputable Beagle breeders cannot be overstated, and this author can help to guide you in the right direction in the process. Articles like this one will give you the tools that you need to interview, evaluate and select the best Beagle breeder for you and provide all the Beagle information necessary to raise a healthy family pet.



Stamina Makes Beagles Good Hunters

2008-04-22T16:53:18.898-07:00

One of the most even-tempered pets a family can hope to have can also pull double duty as a hunting dog. Beagles are known for their easy tempers and eagerness to please their owners so much that they are willing to learn new tricks and behaviors, making them ideal as family pets. Although not necessarily shy, they may be a little reluctant to make friends as first, but will usually warm up quickly to strangers. They are also very rarely aggressive and genuinely happy to be around recognized people.

This trait works well to make them serve as watchdogs as they will generally only bark and carry on around people with whom they are unfamiliar. Often times their skittishness around strangers has been confused with aggression but most often a simple word of reassurance from their owners will quiet and settle them down almost immediately.
Often confused with toy dogs, the breed ranges between 13 and 16-inches tall, standing well above the 12-inch standard for many breeds of toys. With a life span of about 14 years, Beagles have few inherited predisposition for illness or other medical problems although they do sometimes suffer from bone degeneration in the joints, steroid injections can usually help them deal adequately with the associated pain. One problem inherited by Beagles is hypothyroidism, giving them the penchant for excessive weight gain. They may also suffer from dwarfism, but this is a rare occurrence.

A beagle’s diet is important, especially for the ones confined to a small space. Animals that are kept indoors and allowed outdoors only to use the bathroom have more of a chance of becoming overweight than those with room to run. They may prefer the opportunity to run wild in a large yard or field, possibly tracing back to their glory days as hunters. Beagles are equally happy in the home romping and playing with children or other small animals.

Their lack of aggression and small stature make them ideal playmates for other small animals and they seem to get along well with felines with similar personalities.
With the beagle hot on the trail, hunters on horseback could hang back and leisurely follow the sounds of the hunting beagles as they chased the rabbits into dense thickets and brush. Eventually, the dog would emerge carrying its quarry making it desired for hunters who enjoyed the art of hunt more than the taking of the game. As hunters began to shift their focus onto faster hunts, the beagles’ use waned in place of faster hunting dogs.

Since breeding brings certain instincts and behaviors into play with different types of dogs , understanding the history of your Beagle will better equip you to work with your new pet. There is plenty of information available about the history of the Beagle standard. Articles like this and interviews with experts in the field will help you to understand where your Beagle came from and why the standards have been established.



Raising a Happy Beagle Dog

2008-04-15T16:35:34.526-07:00

The history of the Beagle dog is a long and somewhat fuzzy one. No one seems to know for sure the exact origin of this breed, but information seems to lead to the fact that Beagles came from the Talbot Hound, a breed that is now extinct. By the early part of the second century, Beagles were brought from France to England, and the primary purpose of this dog was for hunting rabbits.

Beagles were bred with distinct instincts that allowed them to chase these critters across the countryside and coax them out of their hiding spots for the benefit of the hunters. Understanding these basic hunting instincts will help a Beagle owner to better comprehend some of the habits and tendencies of their Beagle dog. For example, Beagles required a high amount of energy to keep up with their hunts, and the dogs of this breed today will also need the opportunity to exercise regularly. Because these dogs were also bred in packs, your Beagle will need the socialization of his new pack, which will consist of you and the rest of your family members.
Socialization is an important element for the health and happiness of your Beagle dog. This is not a pet that will enjoy being left alone outdoors for long periods of time. Because this dog was bred in packs, he will want to spend the majority of his time with his new pack – you and your family. This makes training your dog very important, so that he can be a welcome addition to your family in the comfort of your home. Crate training is a good option for the Beagle, rather than leaving him outdoors to his own devices when you are not home.

Beagles that do not have someone to play with can get bored, and boredom can translate to destruction very quickly! Exercise is another important element for the health of your dog, and can be done in the safety of a fenced yard or on walks with you. Because Beagles have a tendency to wander, you should never allow your pet to be off leash when he is outdoors.
Beagles have become such a popular family pet because of their friendly, social nature. If you are considering one of these adorable Beagle dogs as a new addition to your family make sure that you take the time to educate yourself about the proper ways to care for and train these animals. Preparation and education will help to ensure that your relationship with your new family pet will be a positive one.

Beagles will make a great addition to many families because they get along well with adults, children and other pets alike. Just make sure that you socialize your new dog carefully to his surroundings and never leave your Beagle alone with other pets or small children. No matter how sweet-tempered a dog is accidents can still happen! However, if you proceed with care your Beagle puppy will be a fun and welcome addition to your family for many years to come.

Many families decide to get a Beagle as a family pet because this dog has a friendly nature with kids and adults alike. This article will give you plenty of good information about what to expect with the Beagle as a puppy.



Things to Know Before Bringing a Beagle Dog Home

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If you are considering adding a new pet to your family, why not think about a Beagle dog? Beagles often make the ideal family pet because they tend to be playful and friendly with nearly everyone they come in contact with. Of course, just like any creature, Beagles can vary in personality and temperament. The differences can come from breeding, care or the dog itself. Because of this, it is important to exercise care and sound judgment when shopping for your Beagle puppy to ensure that you find the best dog for your family. It is also important to note that most Beagles make good family pets, even if your family includes small children.

As with any new pet however, it is important to teach your children how to properly care for your dog to ensure a happy, successful relationship. Beagles are generally intelligent, but run a bit on the stubborn side. It is essential therefore, to stick with your Beagle’s training program, to ensure that your new dog learns the rules of the home. Your hard work will pay off in a family pet that is obedient and a joy to have in your house.
Beagles are not like Golden Retrievers. They do not live their lives to please their masters. A Beagle dog tends to be stubborn and independent by nature, which means that training will require plenty of patience and persistence. Keep in mind that the hard work that you put into training your dog will pay off in great dividends when you end up with a family pet that is a joy for every member of your clan.

If you like to take long, brisk walks daily, then the Beagle will make the perfect companion for you. These dogs tend to be active and enjoy lots of exercise. They also have an instinct to run, particularly if an interesting scent catches their attention. Because of this, it is always best to keep your Beagle dog on his leash or in his fenced backyard. Unless of course the Beagle is found curled up inside the house amid his family. This will become a Beagle’s most favorite spot of all. The social aspect of your Beagle’s personality will make him crave the companionship of his family, so train him well and he will make a friendly addition to your home.
There are plenty of good choices in dog breeds for your family pet, including the Beagle dog . If you are considering one of these dogs as the next addition to your family, the next logical step is to collect as much Beagle information as you can to ensure that you will be properly prepared to care for and train your Beagle puppy. Beagles may be intelligent, but they can also be stubborn like many other hounds can. This means that training your Beagle will require time, patience and consistency before your pup learns the rules of the house sufficiently. The best advice is to start early and stay consistent until your Beagle is housebroken and completely trained. And plan to spend plenty of time enjoying your new dog. Beagles are highly social creatures that love being with their families as often as possible for as long as possible. This is not a dog that can live outdoors alone most of the time. Your pet will be happiest when he is with you and the rest of the family.

It is important to prepare properly before bringing any type of pet home, and Beagles are no exception to the rule. This article will give you information you need regarding the personality of the Beagle if you are considering adding this wonderful pet to your family.



The Story of the Beagle

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The Beagle has become a popular breed of dog in the United States over the past century or so. In fact, in the 1950’s, this breed enjoyed a brief stint at the number one spot for most sought after dogs in this country. But the Beagle’s roots go back much farther than 100 years or so – and could possibly date back to around 400 B.C. in Greece. Documents show that a Beagle type of dog may have been in existence at this time.

However, the Beagle as we know it probably originated in England in the early years of the second century. Royalty in Great Britain was known to keep packs of these hounds for hunting purposes. The Beagle was originally bred to hunt hares, and is quite adept at sniffing these creatures out and luring them back to the location where the hunter is waiting. To this day, Beagles can still be used for hunting, although many are simply family pets to be enjoyed.
England is the country that can receive the majority of credit for making the Beagle breed what it is today. It began in the middle of the nineteenth century with an Englishman by the name of Reverend Phillip Honeywood who bred these dogs as skilled hunters without much regard for the look of the animal. Another man from England, Thomas Johnson, took the breeding process to the next level by creating dogs that were beautiful as well as skilled hunters. When Beagles first came to the United States, the same care was unfortunately not taken to keep the breed intact.

The good news is that a man named General Richard Rowett decided to import English Beagles to breed, and completed the process in a deliberate and careful fashion. This resulted in Beagles making an appearance with the American Kennel Association in 1885, and standards being established for this breed by 1888, when the National Beagle Club was formed. Today, Beagles are still used as hunting dogs, although many more are simply enjoyed as family pets, due to their abundant energy and friendly natures.
If you are considering Beagle as a family pet you can rest assured that you will be getting a dog with a rich and colorful history. Whether you plan to use your dog as a hunting companion or simply a companion to curl up on the couch with on cold winter nights, this dog can fit the bill. Unfortunately, the history and the popularity of this breed has led to many Beagles getting bred in puppy mills, meaning that you need to do your homework before purchasing a Beagle to ensure that you are getting a dog that will be healthy and social. By understanding a bit of the history of the breed and collecting other types of Beagle information you will go far in helping yourself to find the right dog for you. You can find this information through articles like this, by studying websites on the Internet and by talking to your veterinarian or responsible breeder. The right dog will bring your family joy for years to come. Enjoy your Beagle!

Since breeding brings certain instincts and behaviors into play with different types of dogs understanding the history of your Beagle will better equip you to work with your new pet. Reading articles like this and talking to experts in the field will give you all of the Beagle information you need to know about your wonderful pet.