Beagles as Buddies

by MBC

This hound dog is a very popular pet. Learn why families love this dog.

Beagles belong in the hound category and were originally bred to chase rabbits for small game hunters. They have an exceedingly good nose for scenting out their prey. They were bred to have a white tip on the tail so that the hunter could easily spot them in the underbrush.

Some people call Beagles a small Foxhound, but actually they were bred from combining harriers with the old Southern Hound. The word Beagle may derive from one of the following: the Celtic word beag meaning small, or the French word beigh or the English word begle. No one knows for sure. Hunters bred Beagles to run in packs and they, therefor, enjoy other animals. They were originally owned mainly by the British aristocracy, but eventually made their way to America.

Many Beagles favor women over men, which is good because a lot of women prefer a small dog. This little dog is very active and makes a happy, lively family pet. Just be sure to offer them plenty of exercise and attention.

Beagle Wins Best in Show at Westminster Dog Show

Yes, it was a beagle names Miss P, short for Peyton, who won at Westminster in 2015! This 4 year old dog won over a field of 2700 other dogs!  Miss P now has an official champion's name of Tashtins Lookin for Trouble. Way to go Miss P!  Congratulations, get ready to start breeding. She is well behaved with a friendly demeanor.

Watch for her in the Broadway hit musical "Kinky Boots" where she will have a bit part.

Each May in Denver We Raise Money for Our Local Animal Shelter at the Furry Scurry

Here are some photos of Beagles at the Furry Scurry Event in 2014
Furry Scurry Beagles
Furry Scurry Beagles
Personal photos taken by Marsha Camblin
Another Beagle
Another Beagle
My Personal Photos

If You Do Not Plan to Be a Breeder Spay or Neuter Your Dog

Neutering a male dog will often make them give up behaviors such as lifting its leg on furniture or trying to mount people. Both of which will be appreciated.

One of the huge advantages of spaying a bitch is that it can greatly reduce the risk of of mammary cancer for your female dog. People formerly waited much longer to spay a dog but now they seem to be successful in spaying as early as six weeks of age.

We don’t need any more unwanted dogs. Also having a fenced yard or dog run is a very good idea for this active energetic animal.

Watch a Fun Beagle Tale

Feeding and Exercising Your Beagle Buddy

Be warned: a Beagle will overeat because their sense of smell is so highly developed. Keep the trash secured and out of reach and never feed your dog table scraps. It’s a BAD habit. Your dinner guests will also thank you.

So watch their diet and make sure to exercise your Beagle buddy frequently.

Another warning for the new Beagle owner: A lonely Beagle will howl and the neighbors won’t like it. Either get a companion dog to keep yours company or you can cut the cords in the throat so no one can be disturbed by barking.

Items for Training, Exercising and Feeding Your Sweet Beagle Companion

You may want to enter your pet in competitions. One thing to know about Beagles is that if the hound is over 15 inches high it will be disqualified. Check the AKC standards if you plan to compete with your dog.

Pick up a frisbies (discs) or balls and other toys to keep your pal fit.  Every new dog owner needs a dog crate.

Great Beagle Items for Gifting

Are You in the Dog Business? Walking, Grooming, Dog Sitting

The Beagle Freedom Project

Probably the Most Well Known Beagle Was Snoopy

Charles Schulz invented Snoopy for his Peanuts comic strip. Later he was adopted as a Disney character. Snoopy is an example of a beagle. He was a buddy to Charlie Brown.

Beagle Items on Auction

Lefton Beagle Dog Figurine

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Hagen Renaker SAM Beagle puppy dog figurine rep. tail, H-1558 ...

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Funny Beagle refrigerator magnet 3 1/2x 4 "

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Vintage Bone China Beagle

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Do you know about the Beagle Brigade?

The beagle is the dog of choice for an program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which sniffs out contraband at airports.  They have such a great sense of smell that they were selected as the dog of choice to be used for this program.

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Updated: 10/18/2016, MBC
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Do you have a Beagle? How is your Beagle better than other dogs?

MBC on 10/23/2015

So nice to know that they can live so long. Congratulations.

paperfacets on 10/17/2015

Beagles tend to live a long life. Ours is 20 years old and acts like an old man, but still can get around okay.

MBC on 01/18/2015

I'm glad to hear it. They are great dogs.

Digby_Adams on 01/17/2015

I used to have a beagle for a neighbor. They are very high energy dogs. Eventually he had to live with his best friends because his owners weren't well enough to care for him. He is very happy now.

DerdriuMarriner on 12/13/2014

MBC, Beagles are so photogenic, with their expressive eyes, floppy ears, and happy athleticism. They do know how to howl, though, don't they?

WriterArtist on 12/13/2014

I had a labrador when I was small and I loved her very much. The beagle reminds me of my pet dog - Natasha. It is a cute dog and looks very friendly too.

MBC on 12/12/2014

I'm a cat person too Lybrah. Thanks for your visit and comment.

Guest on 12/12/2014

No, I do not own one. I am a cat person, but I think the Beagle is cute!

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