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Dog Breeds – Beagles

Beagles have a very noble history. The Beagles that we have today derive from as far back as Ancient Greece. William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England, brought to Britain what was then the Talbot hound.

This type of hound, unfortunately, has now become extinct. It was a white hunting dog and was much larger in size than the Beagles that we see today. Its extinction came about because it needed constant care. However, it is now believed that it is the ancestor of the Beagle.

 

beagle, dog, snuffLike most dogs, the females are usually smaller than the males. Their jaw tends to be strong and their eyes are usually large with a brown or hazel tint. The ears are long and their neck very strong so that they can pick up a scent easily, and about medium length. Their tail is short and curved and it is generally white at the very end. This tip is called a flag. It has been bred specifically so that it can be seen by its master when its head is down.

Beagles are very popular and one of the reasons for this is their wonderful disposition. They are known for their even temperament although it is a good idea to check out the temperament of both of the parents when getting a puppy.

They are not excessively combative, but can stand on their own and are not meek. They do need some time to become acquainted with humans. Once they are comfortable, however, then they are extremely friendly and trusting. This can be also a hindrance. Beagles sometimes are considered too friendly to be great guard dogs but they do make the appropriate ruckus if confronted. For this reason they do serve as good watch dogs.  

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The Beagle breed is wonderful in a family setting. They tend to get along well with children and also with other dogs. Although they are strong and can walk long distances, they don’t necessarily require a great deal of exertion.

However, the breed is prone to weight gain, so it is important that they get at least a minimum amount of exercise. Once they gain the weight it will be hard to get it off.

Beagles tend to wander off. If a Beagle is left in a yard the fence needs to be high enough to hold the animal. They are chasers and like to explore and it is easy for them to wander away and get lost. They are pack animals and need to be kept mostly inside with the family or they might change their temperament and become anxious.

It is not fair to them to leave them for long period of time outside in the yard alone as they will tend to howl and bark. Aside from being great climbers, they are also very strong and can dig deep holes in a very short amount of time. Overall, they do have an even temperament and that has made them very popular over the years and a great family dog to have around.

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