Beagle: reviews. “The Beagle is a cunning, fun little motor.”
Character and temperament
Beagles are eternal puppies created from smiles, pranks and entertainment. They do everything enthusiastically.
Beagles are independent dogs, true hounds. Due to the fact that they make decisions instantly, representatives of the breed can be considered unpredictable. For example, during a walk, a beagle can accidentally get carried away and rush off along the trail. If you have time to call him in time, he will most likely come to his senses and return, but it is better to keep your pet in roulette in the forest.
In the city, a beagle, as a rule, is a calm, sensible dog, which is better to walk with, however, on a long leash so that the dog, carried away, does not jump over the ditch or begin to wade through the bushes to explore something that smells so seductive.
Remember that the beagle is a nature hunter who can travel long distances in search of prey. The structure of the skeleton and muscles allows them to move a lot and almost not get tired.
Beagles are contact dogs that adore all family members, including children. And the “cub” over 4 years old is the best friend and beloved owner for the breed! No wonder the beagles are considered dogs ideal for children.
Beagles are curious, and if they are interested in something, they are ready to at least creep closer to a suspicious object. At the same time, they are bold, peppy and proactive.
Observations of the breeder: Distinctive features of the beagle: cleverness, mobility, determination and the complete absence of aggression. Since the beagles hunted in packs, they get along well with other dogs.And, most likely, they will be able to make friends with other pets, for example, cats.
Beagles are sociable and balanced. Do not expect them to rush to defend the territory from strangers or animals. Rather, having seen a "stranger" of any biological species, the beagle will politely and benevolently communicate than actively chase away.
In a calm state, the beagles are silent, but on the hunt they publish a beautiful harmonious bark. This is a distinctive feature of the breed, for which they are often called "singing beagles."
Breeder's recommendation: Beagles do not like loneliness: when left alone, the pet will become sick, become nervous and irritable. If you are absent for a long time, you can get a second dog so that it makes a beagle company. Two beagles are always better than one! In addition, you can spend less time on walks - dogs will play with each other.
Bored, beagles can chew on something (for example, your favorite slippers). However, it all depends on education.
Education and training
With all the independence, the beagles completely control their instincts, and they can be taught anything, even dance. But obedience will have to work and be constantly engaged. Do not get hung up on failures! Act confidently, rewarding the dog as much as possible for the slightest achievement.
Breeder's recommendation: Corporal punishment is not applicable to the beagle!
Beagles are quite straightforward and do not tolerate contradictions. If you allowed something once, the pet will be firmly convinced that this is always possible.Beagle education is a system of indisputable prohibitions and a clear hierarchy in your “pack”. After all, beagles are pack dogs, and if you do not immediately determine who the “leader” is here, the dog will be happy to appoint himself to this “vacancy”.
Breeder's recommendation: Beagles are easily accustomed to the toilet, the main thing is not to miss it and after taking the baby out to the street.
Beagles - big gourmets and gluttons. And with might and main they use a devoted, languid look to beg for an extra piece. Do not give in!
For a beagle, a properly composed diet and diet are important. Servings should be complete and reasonable in volume. Beagles are fed 2 times a day.
Breeder's recommendation: The best choice is dry food. In this case, it is easy to control the calorie content of food. Fatty foods and sweets are strictly prohibited!
Maintenance and care
The beagle’s coat is thick and short, the color is usually three-colored, but can be anything but hepatic. The tip of the tail is white. To care for beagle hair, it is enough to comb out with a stiff brush or wipe with a damp terry towel once every 2 weeks.
During intensive molting, you can comb out the dog more often.
Beagles are rarely bathed, as they become soiled.
Breeder's observations: Beagles are not averse to lie in the sun, but the heat is not tolerated. However, they don’t particularly like rain - after all, you need to wet your paws, and the Beagles do not like it!
Beagles are very clean, but in search of prey they can climb into the mud. But, as a rule, they go around dirty places.
Beagles swim well, but they just won’t get into the water.
They like to sleep on the master sofa.
Beagles have very good health - the immunity of these dogs can quickly cope with various ailments. The genetic diseases to which the Beagles are exposed are extremely few.
Which host need a beagle?
If you are firmly convinced that you need a beagle and only a beagle, start a beagle. But first, decide what you need a dog for: a cheerful and kind friend for a child, a companion for long walks, a hunting assistant, a prize winner of all possible exhibitions ... Or maybe the dog should help you find peace? Or lose it completely ...
Breeder's recommendation: It is important to correctly assess your financial capabilities: raising a champion cannot be cheap.
Do not forget: the behavior of your dog, as well as the comfort of people and animals around you, depends entirely on whether you will be able to properly raise a pet. All in your hands. Practice with the beagle from a very young age, and you will grow up a faithful companion and a loyal friend.
Photo beagles from the personal archive of Tatyana Korovaevich