Your Beagle Puppy: Everything You Need To Know

What Is A Beagle Puppy?

A beagle puppy is a breed of dog which originated from England. They are known for their love of people and affection. Their size ranges between 7 – 9 pounds (3 – 4 kg). These dogs have been bred to make them very strong and agile. They are usually friendly with other animals, but they will bark if threatened or scared. They are good watchdogs and do not like being left alone.

Beagles are popular among many different breeds of dogs because they are very loyal, docile, obedient and loving. Beagles tend to be quiet and shy when first introduced into a new environment. However, once they get used to living with humans, they become quite sociable and outgoing. Beagles can live up to 20 years in captivity.

The most common characteristics of a beagle puppy include its coat color, its eye color, the shape of its head and the length of its legs. Some traits such as their ears are less visible than others.

How Do Beagles Look Like?

Beagles have a short, smooth coat that is most commonly found in red, white, black or a combination of these colors. Their tail is long and tapers to a point. They have a long face with large dark eyes and a small, rose shaped nose. These features give them a distinctive look which is immediately recognizable.

What Does A Beagle Puppy Look Like?

Most beagle puppies are born black or brown with white markings and tan paws. Their markings can range from a small white patch on their chest to a large stripe down their chest and belly. They have large, bright brown eyes which become more red and brighter as they grow older.

What Else Do I Need To Know About Beagles?

Beagles are excellent dogs for children because they are very tolerant and good-natured. They get along well with other animals and pets. However, it is important to remember that early socialization is essential to ensure that they grow up to be stable adults. Beagles can display aggressive behavior towards other dogs, but this can be modified through early training and discipline.

Beagles have a strong sense of smell which makes them popular among hunters who are seeking small game. These dogs were bred for this purpose and they retain their hunting instincts. Owners should always remember to keep beagles on a leash or in an enclosed area because they will wander off in pursuit of a smell and may get lost or run over if not watched carefully.

These dogs have a reputation for howling which has been exaggerated in popular culture. However, any owner who has ever lived with a beagle knows that they do tend to howl quite frequently, especially when they want to go outside or when they are left home alone. Fortunately, this howling can be reduced by giving them plenty of love and attention so that they don’t feel the need to vocalize as much.

The average litter size is usually 6 or 7 puppies. Unfortunately, some breeders bottle feed their puppies which can lead to a multitude of health issues. It is better for the mother to raise her own puppies unless she is ill or not producing enough milk.

Are Beagles Difficult To Train?

Beagles are intelligent but they do not always respond to traditional methods of training. For this reason, owners should be firm, consistent and optimistic while training their dogs. It is important to remember that beagles have a strong sense of curiosity which can sometimes get them into trouble. If this tendency is not curtailed early on through proper discipline, the dog will learn that it can ignore commands given by its owner.

How Much Do Beagles Shed And How Often?

These dogs have a double coat which consists of a short, thick undercoat and a longer, coarse topcoat. This type of coat protects them from the cold and they will shed this coat every spring. Beagles shed more in the spring and fall and sometimes throughout the year if they are exposed to a lot of stress.

How Big Do Beagles Get?

These dogs are medium sized with males reaching 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder and weighing 50 to 70 pounds. Females grow to 23 to 25 inches tall and weigh 40 to 60 pounds.

What Is The Life Expectancy Of A Beagle?

Beagles have an average life expectancy of 12 to 13 years.

Are Beagles Good Swimmers?

These dogs are somewhat resistant to cold weather but they are not especially good swimmers. It is not recommended that they be trained to swim because their instinct is to cling to objects rather than to swim. It is always recommended that this breed be kept on a leash when outside, especially if they are near water.

Is There A Difference Between A Hound And An Scenthound?

Yes. Hounds rely on their noses more than their eyesight. Scent hounds have a greater sense of smell and while all dogs have approximately the same number of olfactory receptors, the ones in scent hounds are working 100% of the time while other dog’s receptors are used at a lower capacity.

Scent hounds have a wider muzzle which increases the space for their smell receptors. In addition, they have a larger and more forward centered nose. These dogs are often used for search and rescue operations, following scents and tracking down game or lost people. The most common scent hounds are Bloodhounds, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Coonhounds and Foxhounds.

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