Beagles Dog Breeds
Beagles are simply adorable with their huge brown eyes and droopy ears. They are also a very happy breed that is exceptionally smart. They look a lot like a small Foxhound. Beagles are generally 13 to 15 inches in height and 18 to 30 pounds in weight. They have a short, dense coat of fur that is generally three colors- black, tan and white. The breed of beagles make great family pets with the right training- which should start early. Beagles are famous for their strong sense of smell, with a nose that has been used to track game, for search and rescue purposes and to sniff out drugs. Beagles are also famous for their distinctive howl.
Beagles are smart and playful. They make a great addition to a family because they are gentle with children and can adapt well to new situations. Beagles have a zest for life and like to be active. A fenced yard or area with trails is an ideal setting for a beagle. Beagles are prone to developing separation anxiety because they become very attached to their owners. When left alone for long periods of time they may act out and bark or destroy things. Exercise and toys can help to keep a beagle calm when at home alone.
The Beagle breed has a short coat that is weather-resistant. They require weekly brushing- with daily brushing being necessary for the spring. Beagles require weekly ear cleaning because their shape of ear makes them prone to developing ear infections.
Beagles can become a well-trained member of the family if training begins early in life. They respond best to positive reinforcement including treats and praise. It is important to keep beagles on a leash because if they catch a whiff of a scent they will be off and running.
Beagles require a lot of exercise. They love to run around and go for walks. Being outside is most beagle’s favorite thing. Since beagles are short and stocky, they require regular exercise to help keep their weight down.
Beagles generally live to the age of 12 to 14 years. There are a few health problems that may affect the breed including: hypothyroidism, corneal dystrophy, glaucoma, deafness, anemia and more.
A beagle is a happy dog that loves to please and play.
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