The Beagle is known for its small size and also for the famous small hunting games it was used in. They are full of energy, friendly and are very popular in the United State of America. If you are thinking of buying a beagle make sure you research thoroughly so as to be sure that you have made the best decision.
There are two different types of beagles. One type of beagle is used for shows while the other is used for field. The ones which are used for the field are usually hunting dogs because they are very energetic. This type of dogs are not destined to be house pets, they are hunting dogs. They do not like to be alone so do not isolate it. The beagles which are used for shows are bred to have a compact body and are more standard dogs than hunting dogs. This dog works as a house pet because quiet.
They can reach up to 15 inches in height, the have a medium size coat and they have big years. They resemble very much with the fox hound.
The diseases they can suffer from are: eye problems, epilepsy, back problems and heart diseases. According to they genetics they can suffer from dwarfism also known as chondroplasia. Discuss with the person you are buying the beagle from about the problems of health it parents or grandparent had.
The beagle comes from England and it is thought to have appeared in the 16th century. The name of the dog can come from the french word ‘ be’geule’ which means gape throat or from a word in celtic ‘beag’ which means small. The breed from which the beagle comes from was recognized in 1885 by the American Kennel Club.
Beagles are known to be very hard to train because they are very stubborn and intelligent. However it is not impossible, it can be house trained. The best way to train a beagle is to make out a schedule and stick to it. It can take up to a year to be house trained but they will eventually learn. They are not harder to train than other breeds they just need structure.
If you want to get a pet for your house you should get a show beagle and you must train it as soon as possible. An advice is to take it to the vet regularly.
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