In this FAQ, you will find Q&A's specifically related to Beagles in general. If you are looking for more specific questions to my puppies and breeding program in general, please source my Puppy FAQ
Frequently asked questions
Do Beagles shed?
Remember, Beagles were bred for hunting hare and rabbit in the English countryside. Anyone who knows England knows rain! So, Beagles have learned to deal with this with a two-layered coat, also called a double coat.Their undercoat is soft and dense to keep them warm while the outer coat is much more coarse with longer, tightly packed hair that works to be somewhat waterproof.
So, even though Beagles do not look like such obvious shedders, such as Golden Retrievers, your eyes might deceive you a little bit. You definitely will want to keep a lint roller handy. They are much lighter shedders than some breeds out there such as labs.
Do Beagles bark a lot?
However, when properly trained and socialized, Beagles can be taught to be quiet, calm members of our household. The training involved with this does require a lot of consistency but is fully doable.
Hunting/Field line Beagles will typically be much more vocal than showline/performance Beagles.
Are Beagles good with Children?
Do Beagles smell?
However, with my own dogs and the many I have come across I have no found their smell to be noticeable or offensive to the nose. When bathed monthly, it pretty much completely elimnates any smell they may have.
What is the average life span of a Beagle?
A healthy Beagle lifespan is anywhere from 11 to 15 years, which is consistent with other breeds of similar size, but of course, this varies considerably. But some Beagles have even lived up to 18 years. If kept a healthy weight and a proper diet, the odds of having a Beagle live well into the teens is very probable.
Are Beagles good with other dogs?
The breed was meant to work together in packs, and consequently, Beagles get along very well with other dogs and prefer companionship. Beagles will look to their owners and families as their new “pack.” For this reason, among others, they make terrific family dogs as they love to be surrounded by energy, love, and attention. They are definitely an excellent choice for a multi-dog household.
Are Beagles difficult to housetrain?
They are more difficult to train compared to some other breeds. Being a scenthound, owners need to be sure they are using proper cleaning solutions to clean up messes as a previous accident is very easy for a Beagle to scent. However with diligence and consistency, they can be house trained but do not expect it to happen over night.
Do all Beagles end up overweight?
Absolutely not but they do require careful food monitoring and portion control. Beagles are not a free-feeder friendly breed and will need to have their meals careful portioned. An adult Beagle should only be consuming 1 to 1.2 cups of food per day. They will, however, if given te opportunity eat as much as physically possible in one sitting - filling their bellies beyond capacity. So keeping food locked up is in their best interest.
With moderate exercise and careful care put into diet and treats, a Beagle can most definitely maintain a health weight - adding years to its life.
What are Pocket Beagles?
Please find more information on Pocket Beagles here