Beagle Breeders

Written by Courtney Salinas
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Beagles are a merry breed whose origins are a little obscure. It is believed that they may have been bred from larger hounds in the sixteenth century. The Beagle has long been popular in Britain as a hunting dog and is also known to be a wonderful family pet. Beagles are usually very kind to children and strangers, making them great household dogs.

Before deciding to add a Beagle to your family, you should thoroughly investigate the breed. Beagles were bred for hunting and as a result have a lot of energy. You should have appropriate means for them to be exercised, such as a large yard and/or several long walks a day. A Beagle who is feeling restless can be very destructive, taking its energies out on your home and belongings.

Beagles are ruled by their sense of smell and often will "forget" any training they might have if they’re on the trail of a good scent. Beagles often go missing because they take off after a scent. For this reason, you should keep your Beagle inside when unsupervised. If that’s not possible, you really need to make sure your yard is well fortified against the escape attempts of your Beagle. You should also always have your Beagle on leash outside of a fenced area. Even if your Beagle is normally well behaved, the sight of a running cat or a good scent can send him or her out into the street.

Finding a Good Beagle Breeder

Unfortunately, Beagles are very popular for use as laboratory test subjects because of their good natures. This means you need to be extra careful when looking for a good Beagle breeder. Puppy mills are likely to be more common with Beagles than with other breeds, so fully investigate the breeder’s facilities and ask as many questions as you can. If you feel the breeder is averse to questioning, you should take that as your cue to find another breeder.

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