Cheerful, intelligent, very good hunter, devoid of any aggressiveness, the Beagle will become an ideal companion for the whole family. Very playful, he loves children with whom he gets along particularly well. Thanks to its small size, the Beagle will accompany you everywhere without worry!
Origins of the Beagle
Although its origins remain unclear and traces of this dog can be found in Ancient Greece, the Beagle is officially from Great Britainwhere the breeders worked on the breed in order to obtain a very efficient, lively, very fast hunting dog, specialized in hare raising.
Threatened with extinction in the middle of the 20th century, it regains its letters of nobility in the United States where it still enjoys great success today.
Physical characteristics of the Beagle
The Beagle is a small, densely coated dog. not exceeding 33 to 40 cm in height for a weight of 8 to 15 kg.
The traditional coat color is tricolor (black, white, tan) or two-tone, rarely ticked or plain white. The body, well muscled, is well proportioned and balanced.
Tail carried high and erect is always finished with a touch of white, an attribute appreciated by hunters to visually locate their dogs in the vegetation.
The head is surrounded by long ears, whose ends are rounded. The widely set eyes are very soft, hazel to dark brown.
Hunting dog, the Beagle needs long walks in nature and lots of activity to channel its boundless energy and unfailing vitality. A positive education started very early will gently curb his voluntary nature and his overflowing energy, it will also ensure good socialization, especially with other animals in the household.
Small peculiarity: the Beagle is nicknamed ‘Singing Beagle‘ in English because he is a specialist in vocalizations, so he will have to be taught to limit his very specific barking to remain at peace with the neighbours.
The Beagle is a dog attached to its master, it does not tolerate loneliness very wellfortunately, it can be taken almost anywhere thanks to its medium size.
This dog is to be recommended to hunters of course, but also to sportsmen who will be able to provide him with all the energy expenditure he needs to remain in good physical and mental health. Be careful, his hunting instinct can lead him to run away, especially if he is bored at home.
This dense, short-haired dog seems self-cleaning! After an outing in nature, it remains strangely clean. Weekly brushing is more than enough for its maintenance..
The Beagle is a greedy dogtake advice from your veterinarian to provide him with kibbles of very good nutritional quality and avoid nibbling.
Source: Au Jardin, conseils en jardinage by www.aujardin.info.
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