About The Breed: Beagle

All about the Beagle

The Beagle is a sociable, well-rounded hound dog

The Beagle is one of those dog breeds that thrives off human companionship. A very amiable animal that was originally bred to be a pack hunter, the Beagle is an enthusiastic adventure seeker. The ideal playtime for this dog would be rummaging and exploring through forests and wooded areas.

Although Beagles needs daily exercise to keep them calm and happy, it does not take much, perhaps 20 to 30 minutes of walking each day. You will find that this dog breed is an excellent house pet who remains gentle and calm, especially around its family members. A perfect choice if you have children in the house.

Tips to help you learn about some health issues your Beagle may haveUpkeep And Maintenance

As mentioned above, exercise on a daily basis should be a part of the Beagle’s physical upkeep. Beagles can easily gain weight without exercise. Take them out for a long walk or a quick run through a safe area in the woods. They particularly love to scout trails and other small paths. However, be sure not to take this dog out off leash if it has been boarded up in the house for a long time. If it catches the scent of a small animal through a trail, the Beagle is liable to dash off and run around for a long period of time, especially if its energy reserves are built up from non-activity.

Helpful hints on maintaining your BeagleHealth Information

When owning a Beagle, veterinarians suggest that you request specific tests for eye problems, hip dysplasia, potential knee problems, and thyroid. The major health concerns that are widespread with many Beagles is CHD and intervertebral disk disease.

Most Beagles have a long lifespan of between 10 and 15 years but occasionally have minor health issues to watch out for which are cherry eye, epilepsy, glaucoma, patellar luxation, KCS, chondrodysplasia, and hypothyroidism.

Overall, the Beagle makes a wonderful pet but as with any dog, a trained, active mind is a happy one. At Highland Canine Training LLC, we have personal experience with breeds ranging from Beagles to Staffordshire Bull Terriers. We understand what is common about a breed of dog but what also makes every dog unique. For any training tips or inquiries, call Highland Canine Training LLC at 1866.200.2207 or email us at training@highlandcanine.com

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