Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beagle Puppies: Facts & Photos!

So, I got a beagle puppy in March.  Let me tell ya and you probably already know this...puppies are a handful!  If you're thinking about getting a puppy, think it through very thoroughly. Make sure you have the time to dedicate to the little lovable, yet hell raising pup.  Luckily, Bear, (my puppy) did very well with housebreaking.  He got the idea very, very quickly.  I've taught him all of his commands with ease, but he is still quite the little hellion at 7 months old.  Now, if you know beagles, you know how vocal they are.  I swear Bear barks as much as he does because he thinks he's talking like a human would.  He's so funny.  And such a little lover, loves licking people's faces.  Every time I take him running, he starts yipping when he's on a scent. He's my best friend.

What is your beagle's personality like? Do you use them to hunt?  What types of training methods have you found most helpful when it comes to training beagles?  

Beagles are one of the most beloved breeds of dog around the world. Snoopy, perhaps the world’s most famous dog, is a beagle. Here are some other interesting facts about beagles.
  • Beagles were originally bred as hunters, especially rabbits, so if you have small pets around, be careful if you get a beagle. He might think he’s doing you a favor by bringing you a pet hamster.
  • Beagles come in many colors, but mostly are of the tri-color variety: black, white, and tan. They are usually born black and white and they develop their tan fur as they get older.
  • Purebred beagles should always have a white tail or a white-tipped tail. This trait was bred into them by hunters to be able to see the dogs when their heads were to the ground pursuing a scent.
  • While the current Queen Elizabeth is know for her fondness of Corgis, Queen Elizabeth I was a beagle fan. Some portraits of her even included her dogs. King James I called her “his dear little beagle”.
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson had two beagles in the White House named Him and Her that he would famously (or infamously) hold up by the ears.
  • A “Beagle Brigade” was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the 1980s to sniff out airport luggage that contained food that could have pests that might be dangerous to crops. Their noses contain about 220 million smell receptors; humans have about 5 million.
  • Beagles are notorious overeaters. Their strong sense of smell enables them to find food no matter how carefully it’s stashed away. Get between a beagle and its food at your own risk. A regular amount of exercise is a must for beagles, or they will quickly become obese. Despite their penchant for food, they don’t drool like many other breeds.
  • Beagles were bred so their coats would repel water and not attract burrs or other plants while hunting. As a result, they are easy to groom and they don’t have a “dog smell”.
  • Because they were bred for hunting rabbits, beagles were often owned in packs to cover more ground. As a result, beagles seek out and enjoy the company of other dogs (and humans, if that’s the best they can find). For reasons undetermined, beagles tend to bond more strongly with women than men.
  • Beagles are well represented in our culture. Snoopy, from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip, is probably the best-known ambassador of the breed, but Odie, Garfield’s pal/nemesis in Jim Davis’s strip is also a beagle. Charles Darwin’s ship on his five-year nature voyage was called the HMS Beagle, an appropriate name for a seeking expedition. The beagle even appears in some of Shakespeare’s works, including Twelfth Night.

Please enjoy these adorable beagle pup photos!

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beagle puppy belly sleeping cute

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beagle puppy leash walk

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