Beagle Dogs : Temperament, Exercise and Grooming
Beagle dog looks more like the Miniature Foxhound, characterized by: a square muzzle and medium length bodies, large eyes are brown or hazel, long-eared and hanging down, a black nose and high tail straight up. Beagle dogs have short fur, rough, smooth, and easy to maintain. Generally lemon colored, tricolor, black and tan, red and white, orange and white, lemon and white, or blue tick and red tick. Beagle dogs have different barks, feels like a melodious howl.
Beagle dog is a sweet dog who has a good temperament such as : gentle, loving, smart, friendly, happy and cheerful to everyone and greeted with a wagging tail. Good with children and generally good with other dogs but also because of its hunting instinct, Beagle Dogs often can not be entrusted to get along with other animals besides dogs. Unless they’ve played together since childhood.
Beagle dog needs rules, supervision, and patience while training. It’s important to show them that you are the pack leader and give them mental and physical exercise including walking exercise with you each day to prevent Dog Separation Anxiety (a feeling of fear or anxiety felt by the dog when left alone by their owners). With enough practice they will feel calm.
You can also play the game tracking with your Beagle to help satisfy their instinct. Beagle dogs have a bark that sounds different, but not as loud howl singing, but it sounds like a short howl. Beagle dogs have a sense of curiosity and a tendency to follow their own smell. If they find the smell that makes them curious, then they will continue to follow it and do not even hear your call, or they do not care about it because they were busy doing the tracking. Make sure that they are in a safe place when they’re not with you.
Beagle dog who thinks he is the pack leader than humans will develop obsessive behavior such as barking, bullying, biting, and destructive as they were left alone. This is not the true nature of Beagle dogs but this attitude arises because of a lack of leadership and the exercise of its owner.
Height and weight :
Height: Males 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Females 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Weight: Males 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Females 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg).
Health Issues :
Beagles have a tendency to epilepsy, heart disease, eye and back problems, chondroplasia, aka dwarfism.
Housing Condition :
Beagles are very active indoors and a small yard enough for them.
Physical Exercise :
Beagles are energetic and have great stamina, require a lot of exercise such as walking every day. Garden fence must have a reasonable size to play around. Always use Lead (dog leash) while walking with Beagle dog, or you will risk losing your dog (unless the dog is very well trained).
Approximately 12-15 years old.
Grooming / dog care :
Beagle dogs are short haired and smooth very easy to maintain. Comb the fur with a firm bristle brush, and bathe with Mild Soap only when needed. Use Dry Shampoo occasionally. Be sure to check the ears carefully for signs of infection and keep the nails are always cut. Beagle dogs including a dog with a medium level of hair loss.
Beagle dogs first appeared in the 1500’s. British hunters using Beagle dogs to assist in tracking, while hunting rabbits, partridges, birds, and other small animals. This race may have originated from a cross between the Harrier and other types of race manifold Hound English. Beagle Dogs is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. This race can hunt alone, in pairs, or with the herd.
The name “Beagle” may have originated from the French word “be’geule” which means “open throat” which leads to the typical Beagle dogs barking. The name “Beagle” may also lead from the Beagles size, which is derived from the French word “Beigh” or from the old English word “Begele” or perhaps from the Celtic word “Beag”, which means “small”. Beagles are very helpful in tracking narcotics and can be a good friend to the family. Beagle dog was first recognized by the AKC in 1885.