Why beagles aren’t for everyone and anyone

Beagles are adorable and probably one of the most exciting breeds of hounds that you could get. This is true, but they are also one of the breeds that people most commonly refer to as dogs to own and look for in a smaller apartment. This being said there are more than a couple of reasons why Beagles aren’t for everyone and why you should probably steer away from this particular breed if you live a busy life and you can’t spend a lot of time with your new puppy.

First and foremost Beagles are hounds and with that in mind, it’s safe to say that their nose is the thing that leads them wherever they go. If you’ve ever owned a dog before,but from a different breed then you’ll know that there are a few crucial months at first until you get the puppy to learn the basic habits of not peeing inside and such. There are really great ways to teach your puppy and following the training guides of Cesar Milan is one of the things that will help people that are new at puppy training a lot. There are of course tons of other things that you could do like watch Youtube channels such as this one  that have lots of info on canine training guides. With all this in mind and all the great tutorials and training courses for puppies, know that Beagles aren’t the easiest dogs to train. They are often stubborn and really hard to train, because of their adventurous nature, but are just as smart as other breeds such as Labrador Retrievers or German Shepherd dogs – which are simply easier to train, because of their obedient nature. If you consider this when you’re getting a Beagle, you should be fine, but there are a number of other reasons to do it with caution. If you’re looking for a Beagle with a pedigree know that they are harder and harder to find nowadays and because of the different color combinations, it’s harder to distinguish them from the ones without a pedigree. All proper Beagles have a white end on their tail and anyone claiming otherwise is lying you just to get you to buy the puppy. This is obviously not the only sign and there are plenty of other things to read on what a proper Beagle should look like, but you can find that on the wikipedia page that we’ve quoted here for you :

The general appearance of the Beagle resembles a miniature Foxhound, but the head is broader and the muzzle shorter, the expression completely different and the legs shorter in proportion to the body.[28] They are generally between 13 and 16 inches (33 and 41 cm) high at the withers and weigh between 18 and 35 lb (8.2 and 15.9 kg), with females being slightly smaller than males on average

The true Beagle will definitely get on your nerves from time to time, but the love this small breed shows to the owners is almost without any equivalent. The small and mid-sized dogs are usually the breeds with way more energy and the Beagle is no exception, so take this in mind. We’ll continue updating this guide in the future with lots of more useful information that will definitely help you selecting the best puppy for you.

History of the German shepherd and pedigree

The German Shepherd is a great race! True, but do you know its history? Quite the opposite of what some people may think, the German Shepherd was not a cross breed with other breeds. This is the story of the German Shepherd … 

Germany, the country of origin 

We are in 1871, in Germany, in the heart of the industrial revolution. We are seeing a strong migration of rural population to big cities. Concerned about the future of farming, Empire Bismarck instituted laws to protect agricultural products. Despite his efforts, urban industry has quickly taken over. To save the agriculture, groups of enthusiasts began to pay more attention to raising cattle, sheep and dogs guarding flocks and herds. 

These dogs were extremely varied. Depending on the region and usage, the dogs were very different. Sheepdogs expressed great and strong hardiness, some independence and showed great pride. These dogs have their origin attributed to some interested enthusiasts. We note two important breeding names: Wachsmuth, Hanover and Sparwasser of Frankfurt. 

From 1877 the German breeders began to gather the sheep dogs to improve the skills of their dogs. In the chronicles of the history of the German Shepherd, we note two dog names Lotte and breeding Greif von Sparwasser. 

In 1891, two characters (Count von Hahn and Captain Rielchelmann Dunau) founded the Phylax. This company is established to promote the sheepdog and opened the first studbook for the German Shepherd. Devotees launched in dog breeding herd through crosses between different lines to unite the qualities of sheep dogs present. The company lasted only four years. It betrayed some groups of dogs located in Bavaria, Hesse, but we note two groups in particular: that of Württemberg and of Thuringia. Dogs in Thuringia were rather small, agile, had gray dress, very thick and had straight ears, above the head. Dogs of Württemberg, in turn, were larger, heavy and massive. They had, however, floppy ears. Until this selection was intended only to obtain good herding dogs. 

Breeders that time betting on selection criteria such as basic: character, point size (agility), ever erect ears and tail non trumpet. In addition, we found an article in 1896, which confirms what was expected of a working dog, at that time: in 1896, Gerland von Hildesheim presented for the first time in public, specially trained dogs for police. These dogs were successful since 1910, these types of dogs are present in more than 500 local police stations. Most of them are, of course, German Shepherd. 

The creation of the race 

In 1899, the beginning of this race marked a whole new era of dog breeding. Born in 1895 in raising Sparwasser, Hektor Linksrhein is one of those shepherds quality, straight ears. His parents are, respectively, Kastor Rüde and Lene von Sparwasser. It is purchased by a passionate and famous breeder of this time: Eiselen, the kennel von der Krone. Livestock von der Krone is located in Heidenheim in Württemburg, Germany. Hektor Linksrhein was presented for the first time in an exhibition in Hannover, April 3, 1899 Hektor was 4 years old. That day, the Rittmeister Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz (a cavalry captain, already retired at that time) and his friend Arthur Meyer fell on this noble subject, harmonious and high quality and decided to buy it for two hundred marks . 

In the same year, Captain von Stephanitz and his friend Arthur Meyer instaurèrent the breed standard and SV (Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde), April 22, 1899, in Karlsruhe. The first breed standard was approved in September 1899, the first congress of the company in Frankfurt. Hektor Linksrhein became Horand von Grafrath in that year. Rittmeister von Stephanitz had renamed in honor of his estate he bought in Bavaria: the von Grafrath field. In 1900, von Grafrath Horand was the first dog oficiellement registered in studbook (the Schäferhunde Zuchtbuch – SZ). Horand was therefore numbered SZ 1. 

Captain von Stephanitz was the creator of the breed. It was through his efforts if we know the race of the German Shepherd, nowadays. Exemplary race, yes, but built for the job in the first place. 

Now include one of the most important in the history of the German Shepherd characters: Hermann Martin. Hermann Martin was an avid German Shepherd enthusiast. It was this race under the kennel name “von Arminius.” It was one of the greatest cynologists the world! This is thanks to him that the German Shepherd became the working dog in the world today. It was he who created the WUSV (Weltunion der Schäferhundverein) September 9, 1974, in Mannheim. In addition, Hermann was President of the SV (Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde) for 12 years. He was also elected Chairman for the VDH (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen), Germany. Moreover, we find its breeding and breeding in most of pedigree German Shepherd today. Today, this man is a legend! 

The German Shepherd breed is continued by leading breeders in Germany and around the world. Soon reinforced for more features and natural abilities of German Shepherd breeders should expect new regulations. This is required to ensure the continuity of our beautiful breed that is the German Shepherd!

Understanding dog training – the easiest way to teach your dog

Often people get frustrated when they try to train their dog or modify its behavior. They read a lot of books and try to apply different principles to no avail. They wonder if there is a secret they do not know. More often than not, there is. One should also be mindful of the fact that dogs, too, have somewhat of a different character. That, however, does not mean they can not be tamed. It all comes down to proper approach to the subject matter and results can be observed shortly. People get frustrated sometimes and resort to beating, yelling and all sorts of negative encouragement that rarely produces the right results.

The problem with this scenario is that they brutalize their dog. By applying such tactics, they prevent their dog to learn what they would like it to learn. A dog owner must be consistent with his training so that the pet understands what he or she is trying to teach. 

So what are the secrets? 

The expert Daniel Stevens wrote a book called The Secrets of Dog Training. It details the methods you should use to train your dog quickly and easily. Many different scenarios are treated and behavior problems are discussed. 

Behavioral problems can be extremely frustrating and difficult to treat. Does your dog run outside every time the door opens? Does your dog barks all the time when he is outside? Perhaps you are trying to find a way to keep it from disappointing or embarrassing you. 

There are many behaviors that dog owners face and should try to change. This can be a challenge with a puppy, but faced with an adult dog, things can be even more difficult. People often think that you can not change the behavior of a dog once it became an adult which is not true just as its incorrect with humans. Granted, it is far more difficult to accomplish, yet, not impossible by a long stretch. 

The training can teach you how to work with an adult dog to make it obedient and willing to comply with every command you issue. You will quickly see that the myth that you can not teach an old dog new tricks will be dispelled. This may take longer for your dog to relearn things about his behavior, but it is possible with patience and consistency. 

A dog with behavioral problems will be a challenge to take for a walk. It will pull on the leash and trying to get away when it sees something interesting. By the time you get home, you’re exhausted and frustrated. If you teach your dog proper behavior when it is on a leash, your walks will be much more pleasant for you and your pet. 

The little tricks to know 

Never use the word “come” when you are angry against it or your dog will learn to associate this with the trouble. You will have trouble to bring it to you, even if it’s for something he would have liked. There are other ways to approach it when it does something wrong. 

The key for your dog to obey your commands is to make sure it understands what you want. As he does not understand human language, it uses the tone of your voice and body language to develop a sense of understanding what you are really trying to convey. When the owner is frustrated and reflected in his voice, the dog will be even less likely to understand what is said. 

By learning the techniques used by professional dog trainers, you can teach your dog to be well behaved and disciplined. That, however, will come at a certain price. You will have to be very patient, understanding and consistent in your actions in order to make sure your dog follows you where you want to go. Remember not to get easily frustrated and to lash out or needlessly be aggressive towards your dog. These kinds of treatments can constitute an enormous setback, offsetting all the progress made up until now.