So, you’ve decided to become the parent of a Beagle puppy. Dear potential owners! This article was written especially for you.
When deciding to buy a Beagle, a person takes responsibility for taking care of his four-legged friend for the next 10-15 years. The future owners have questions, you will find answers to many of them in this article. Good luck!
Who is it?
Beagles are representatives of the oldest breed, which were bred by hunters. The pets accompanied the nobility on hunting trips and were directly involved in the process.
Where did the breed come from?
The origin of the Beagles is associated with England. By crossing various breeds of hunting dogs, the breeders got the Beagle breed, so named because of its small size. The first discovered record of them dates back to the 15th century. Today, the Beagles are excellent companion dogs all over the world.
What is their color?
The color of the coat of the Beagle is no different from that of other hounds. According to the standard, the tip of the tail should be white. Color may include:
- simultaneously three shades: white, red, and black. In the event that white predominates, then the color is called “shiny”;
- there are also white-red representatives of the breed, the second color can be red, chestnut, lemon. On the territory of England, such dogs with a bicolor are valued above the rest;
- it is rare to find black and white Beagles;
- and even less often white. This is the only one-color color that the standard allows.
What is their character?
The main qualities of Beagles are cheerfulness, good nature, and activity. They feel great in the children’s company. Taking pleasure in the game, they are able to allow their “little” comrades to do a variety of manipulations with them. They are excellent at interacting with other dogs and people since pets are devoid of dominant inclinations.
They love to eat, their saturation center practically does not work. The result of this is another bad habit: at home, pets examine the trash can, on the street – the container.
You should by all means avoid such impulses of the pet from the very first day.
How to care?
Caring for the Beagle coat is quite standard: periodically you need to bathe the pet, comb out the dead hairs with a stiff brush.
The pet does not need frequent bathing, for the Beagle, it is enough to take a bath once every 3-4 months. Naturally, if the dog is heavily soiled, it is simply necessary to wash it.
Long ears require regular cleaning with special solutions. The eyes are the weak point of the breed, they need to be washed daily with drugs with antimicrobial action. As soon as discharge from the eyes is found, it must be treated immediately.
How to feed?
When purchasing a purebred representative from the Beagle, you need to remember that the Beagle is a hound that needs to move a lot. Many kilometers of daily jogging is a guarantee not only the dog’s well-being but also order in the house.
Without the necessary physical exertion, the dog becomes fat, and health problems begin. In addition, obesity is promoted by a pet’s passion for begging and even stealing food.
In the dog’s diet, porridge should make up no more than 25% of the total food. The menu is based on meat products and offal. It is imperative to give vegetables, but they are only 10% of the daily value.
Fish can be given, but only boiled sea fish and no more than a couple of times a week. If your pet is used to receiving dairy products from puppyhood, then you can continue to give them to an adult dog.
Another common type of feeding is a ready-made diet. A good option for Beagles, as it is possible to dose the portion more accurately, and the balance of useful components is maximally calculated.
How many lives on average?
12-15 years old.
What can they get sick with?
- Ear infections
- Heart disease
The disease of the Beagle breed – cherry eye syndrome.