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. 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.