They currently rank sixth out of 195 breeds in terms of popularity. The National Beagle Club of America says that beagles make great family companions. Their low maintenance cost and affectionate yet independent temperament make them an ideal pet for many families. The grooming of the Beagle requires little maintenance, as their coat is short and waterproof, which provides protection from the elements.
Beagles are low-maintenance, happy and loving pets, which makes them wonderful for many different types of people. The happy and caring nature of the Beagles makes them suitable for several homeowners, including active families, Bill tells us. Some dogs require daily trimming and brushing, but Beagles require much less maintenance. They have a short coat so you don't have to worry about entanglement.
You can bathe your Beagle once every few weeks and brush it to reduce shedding. Beagles are small dogs but they are substantial enough. They are usually between 13 and 15 inches at the shoulder and weigh between twenty and thirty pounds. Beagles aren't the most ideal pet if you live in areas where noise complaints are common or if you're worried about holes in your yard.
We will describe the most common problems seen in Beagles to give you an idea of what may arise in your future. The Beagles were originally bred to live and work in packs, which makes them very good with other dogs and people. However, the Beagles have a strong prey drive and may be prone to chasing cats, which could cause them distress. Food rewards can be a great motivator for the Beagles, but if you base all your training on food, your Beagle will only obey when you have a cookie in your hand, obviously not a good situation.
In fact, Beagles have been known to have separation anxiety because they love being close to their owners. No matter what you're doing, I'm sure your Beagle will be by your side sharing their happiness and affection. The Beagle is small enough to be able to frolic with children without hitting them, but large and sturdy enough to interact with sometimes clumsy children in relative safety. Instead, wait a couple of years until you're up every night taking care of your baby to have a Beagle puppy.
And since Beagles (like most hunting dogs) are endowed with selective deafness, they rarely return when you call them. This is when we will give you the necessary “checkups and tests” to check for diseases and conditions that are common to the Beagles. Although the Beagles require little maintenance when it comes to grooming, they have dog hair and will shed. Besides, the Beagles aren't ideal if you're not up to the challenge of training a slightly stubborn breed.
Whether you have other pets or children in your home, the Beagle is likely to be a good fit, full of excitement and love for everyone.