Animal Stories - Beagle

Animal-World Information about: Beagle

  The short stocky Beagle, originally bred to track rabbits, is active indoors but does not require a lot of space making it a good pet even in an apartment.
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catriona allan - 2014-06-13
I have just given a home to a 2year old male Beagle (Watson) he has to be the the most loving dog, I live in the south of france and the beagle is much sought after as a hunting dog

Lynn - 2014-06-12
We adopted our beagle, Shiloh, 7 years ago from the Humane Society when he was about a year old. He was a tough puppy for the first year and a half between the pooping and peeing in the house and the chewing. Once we got his food right and he outgrew the chewing, we could truly enjoy him. Although he's an Alpha, he is such a mommies' boy. He's extremely intelligent, sweet and tough. If thunder startles him he barks at it almost to have the last word. He loves kids, loves spending time with his canine and surprisingly feline pals at doggie daycare, but his most favorite is cuddling with us at the end of the day. Beagles are the best!'

Christine - 2011-08-29
I had a male beagle from a pet store for 13 years until he died of cancer. I also saved a 5 month old beagle mix from a bad home a year later. She lived for 12 years (even though she had many problems such as hypothyroidism and then later in life she developed diabetes and blindness). They were wonderful dogs and were very close to each other. They were very good with my boys. The problems that I had were the peeing especially when I would go out. I had to crate them everytime I would go out. They also dig up your yard horribly! A fence is a necessity, though you must chip them because they will dig under the fence and get out. Beagles are very cute, affectionate, and funny. They can be mischievous, and they act like they are starving all of the time. They cannot get enough food, and will even dig in garbage to get some! I recently adopted a beagle/shepard mix from the shelter. She is almost a year old and she is incredible with my 15 year old Autistic son and especially with my almost 2 year old Down Syndrome son. At times, he has gone up and smacked her, and she just rolls on her back and lets him, then licks his face to say it's ok and she understands. People considering this breed should be patient people who love animals. Beagles can be trained, but they kindly resist for a while. Beagles want to be a big part of a family, so you should be home a lot and include them in outings. A chest leash is important because a neck leash will choke them as they pull with their nose to the ground. Remember to check and clean their ears often, and when their ears get wet, dry them inside and out thoroughly.
Overall, a beagle is a great choice with the right owner and family.

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  • felipe - 2012-06-20
    They drop a lot of hair ?
Lynn - 2011-02-27
I grew up with two beagles and absolutely loved them. Of course I am biased, but I think they are the most adorable dogs. I found them to be great playmates and would recommend them as a family pet.

Blair Dixon - 2011-11-26
I had a beagle as a boy (Freckles. RIP) now at 39 my partner and I have adopted a 3 year old beagle and love (Buddy) to death he is our baby boy. He has a very strong peronality that is his alone. He is my everything.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-28
    That is what happens when you have another companion in your life. Love it.
Kathleen Windas-Goodwin - 2012-06-17
We adopted our beagle, Kilika, 7 weeks ago from the Humane Society. She's one of the sweetest dogs I've ever had. If I had a dog clone, it would be her: smart, lovable, nuts, and when searching for rabbits or squirrels, headstrong. She's a very welcome addition to our family.

Julie - 2009-10-25
We've had 2 beagles for years...the first one, a female, we got in december 2005 and the other one, a male, we got in september 2006. At first the female didn't really accept her new pal, for he was tiny, and she was growing and was used to being the only pup, but it didn't take long for the pair to become best buddies. They often play together, or with us, or with our 21 months old son, although the female seems to be kind of scared of him! They don't like when we go out and leave them alone, even though they are together. the male still pees in the house sometimes, and it just aggravates us! but mister needs to mark territories! The female is vicious when she eats, and we're teaching our son that when the dogs eat, he's not to go near them or worse, touch them (anyways, they have their meal once he's in bed). We don't give them bones when our son is playing around them, cuz they can get quite possessive of their bone and we don't want to risk accidental biting of our child. In the end, they are great, happy dogs and we just adore them!

jenny - 2010-10-05
Anyone interested in a beagle I would recommend getting one as yes they can be hard to train but they are also very easy to love as they are the most affectionate and loyal little dogs. We got dex a year ago and now I couldn't imagine my life without him but unlike other beagles he does not run I advise just walking in the other direction if they are playing up it seems to work with him.

Anissa - 2010-03-29
I got a beagle puppy from an animal shelter about a year ago and named Lillina. She was very sweet and my whole family loves her very much. The first day I brought her home she came up to me lay down in my lap and fell asleep. Lillina is very hyper though especially when she is bored or when she gets exited. We've only had two problems with her. The fist problem was that she smelled very bad, so we went to the doctor and she told us that it was the food so we started getting her more natural food that had no by-products and no corn. The second problem we had was that it was very hard to house train her but we still did it at about 10 months now she is fully trained. Lillina eats everything she can find so she gets sick quite often. We love her a lot and she is very friendly to people and dogs and is very affectionate. So if you are thinking about getting a dog I suggest that you get a beagle, but only if you have enough time to spend with her/him. :D

emma - 2009-08-25
I just got a beagle. She is 8 mounths and already im pulling my hair out. But it is okay because I love and would let no harm come to this very dog. I recommend a beagle if they want to have fun, have kids. They are really goood with kids. Also if you want a good dog, these dogs are very pertective. My beagle will not even let me walk in my son's room, she would sit outside of the door. I LOVE MY DOG!