Beagle Puppies For Sale
In the past few years there are many different breeds being sold as beagles. Some of them are:
American Staffordshire Terrier (ASD)
Australian Cattle Dog (ACT)
Border Collie (BCS)
Pit Bull Terrier (BST)
These dogs have been bred over time to look like their ancestors. They all share certain physical features such as short legs, flat faces, long bodies and small heads.
These characteristics make these dogs very similar in appearance to each other. However, they differ from each other in temperament.
The American Staffordshire Terrier (or “Staffie”) is considered to be one of the most popular and well-known dog breeds today. It was first recognized by the AKC in 1887 and it’s popularity has increased tremendously since then.
It’s reputation for being docile, loyal, obedient and loving makes it a good choice for children who want a companion dog or even an adult who wants a family pet.
However, due to their powerful bodies and strong jaws, Staffies were originally bred to be fighting dogs and are prone to dog aggression if they aren’t properly trained and socialized. This has resulted in some irresponsible owners teaching them how to fight and even encouraging them to be aggressive towards humans.
Staffies can become easily aroused and therefore are not a good choice as a first time pet.
The Australian “Cattle” Dog or the Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) is actually an American bred dog. It is believed that they are a cross between a number of breeds including the dingo, terrier, kelpie and even some hound.
The first official record of them was in 1805 in Australia but they were thought to have arrived there around 1788 when the first settlers arrived. They were bred to herd the cattle and keep them moving. They needed to be fearless but gentle enough around the children who sometimes tended the herds.
The ACD is a true working dog and needs mental and physical stimulation or it will find its own! Without something to do, it becomes bored and displays destructive behavior.
It’s strong herding instincts can make it stubborn at times and while it listens to human commands, it doesn’t always obey them.
The Border Collie is another working dog. They were bred to herd sheep and display strong herding instincts.
It’s thought they came from farm dogs of the English counties of Northumberland and Durham. They started to gain recognition in the 1800s as true working dogs. They soon became widespread and gained a good reputation for their intelligence, obedience and stamina.
Like the ACD, the Border Collie needs tasks or it can become bored and display destructive behavior. It’s also strong herding instincts must be kept under control or it can nip at your heels!
These dogs are intelligent and quick to learn, they obey the first command only 70% of the time. It responds best to positive reinforcement training methods.
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