The Beagle dog (also known as English Beagle) belongs to the hound family of types. Written records date back towards the late fifteenth century in England where it had been bred for hunting small game. ADog information thus far claims the name Beagle originated in several sources. These sources are the Welsh word beag meaning small, the French word beguele meaning open throat (referring on the Beagles musical bark) as well as the German word begele meaningto scold.
The Beagle was bred primarily for hunting small game like rabbit by foot rather than by horseback. This form of hunting in England became known as beagling, and it is still a popular term use today. Their strong sense of smell and excellent temper cause them to become a well known choice of hounds thought the globe.
Although popular in England for years and years the Beagle did not receive its due in America before late nineteenth century in the event the American Kennel Club registered its first Beagle in 1885. Then in 1888 both National Beagle Club and also the breed standard were established in the United States.
A typical Beagle height averages between 13 and 16 inches with the shoulder. They have a square shaped muzzle, rounded ears, slightly curved tail and rounded paws. They have a hard, sleek coat that is very weather resistant. The Beagles most typical color is tricolor white, brown and black. Some combination’s of white, yellow, orange and red will also be common.
The Beagle although bred like a hunting dog, is definitely an social canine. They are very active, cheerful and fun loving dogs that fit perfectly in a family environment. As with most pack animals the Beagle thrives on companionship to pets (particularly other Beagles) and humans. They have a very even temperament and make a wonderful pet dog.
Beagles really have a stubborn streak about them however. They do require some obedience canine training and socialization with other people. The Beagle takes a lot of exercise, so regular walks on a leash is recommend. A fenced yard is also a good option because these dogs love the outside, making apartment living an inadequate selection for the Beagle. With a little proper dog training they become well behaved, wanting to please, family orientated dogs.
The most typical health concerns to be familiar with with Beagles are epilepsy, eye and back problems, hip dysplasia, and aka dwarfism. ASome lines could possibly be vulnerable to heart disease.
It is very important like all breeds of dogs to get just as much dog information as you can before choosing which dog breed to consider. However it is our opinion the Beagle makes not simply a fantastic hunting dog but an outstanding pet dog too.