#4 The appearance of the Beagle
With a maximum height of 40 centimeters at the withers, Beagles do not grow excessively large and usually look very cute. This is particularly due to their rounded floppy ears and loyal gaze. Their physique, on the other hand, reveals more about their nature: healthy beagles are very compact and weigh up to 18 kg. Their relatively short legs are strong and testify to their speed.
The short fur shines in all possible colors. The Beagle's coat can go up to three shades of white through yellow, black, red, and brown to still be considered a pedigree dog. As the owner of such a four-legged friend, you are probably familiar with the usually happily raised, wagging tail, which makes your dog easily recognizable even in the thickest undergrowth.
#5 The right food for Beagles
Unfortunately, beagles are insatiable, and many people find it hard to turn down a pretty canine look. Due to its history, this pedigree dog tends to swallow as much as possible, because other four-legged friends in the pack could otherwise eat it away. Obesity, however, promotes other diseases such as herniated discs.
Make sure your dog is fed regularly, but not given too many treats or even sweets. Another debate among experts is whether excessive tripe feeding promotes hound ataxia, a degenerative inflammation of the spinal cord that affects many beagles. All in all, a healthy diet only works in combination with sufficient exercise. You can also use part of the food as a reward for training - but it should not be an extra portion. Pay attention to the criteria for healthy dog nutrition and make sure that your dog eats according to its energy balance.
#6 The attitude of a Beagle
A Beagle is more than a friendly lap dog. But how can you best respond to the peculiarities of this breed in terms of upbringing and keeping?