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What Are The Beagle Characteristics?

What Are The Beagle Characteristics?

Life Span: 13-15 years
Special Skills: Known for ability as hunting dog
Suitability with Children: Yes
Suitability with Other Pets: Yes
Living Conditions: Although they are small dogs, they have an abundance of energy and will do best in a home where they are exercised regularly. Can adapt to an apartment with regular walks, but they do have a tendency to howl.
Trainability: Have a tendency to be disobedient because they are extremely self-willed and more interested in following their instincts. The beagle is a wonderfully disarming character – but a real challenge to train!
Intelligence: Very intelligent although their stubbornness and disobedience may lead some owners to believe they are not.
Exercise Required: Medium to High
Cost of Maintenance: Low
Common Ailments: : Beagles are considerably healthy dogs on average, but may be prone to eye problems, like cataracts and glaucoma. They may also be susceptible to genetic defects like heart disease, inverted disc disease, as well as epilepsy.
Breed Characteristics: : Beagles make adorable puppies, which is how they often end up home with new owners who will think they have purchased a small, indoor dog. This adorable puppy comes complete with big floppy ears, a rounded nose and sweet, sad eyes, accompanied by a mixture of brown, black and white markings. Although they may seem like a toy dog, this is quite the contrary. While the Beagle only reaches between 11-15 inches in height and between 20-30 pounds, they are very active dogs that love the thrill of the chase and will often disobey orders to follow a hunt. It is a double-edged sword because it is excellent to have a dog with such a need for independence, but can make training and obedience difficult. Remember that because of their independence, it is best to keep them in a fenced yard, as they are known to roam.One of the most prominent characteristics of the breed is that they have a tendency to howl. The howl was originally for showing hunting companions where to pick up the scent, but it can now be used to let owners know they have been ignored. Despite the potential for howling, Beagles are extremely affectionate, loyal and happy dogs that make excellent family pets – just ensure they know their place in the family pecking order as early as possible!