I have always had a beagle as a child. They are so kind and loveable and fantastic with children, it is hard just to have one. I met a field trial judge in Nova Scotia that bred the lemon and white beagles and we then adopted Sandy (a field and trial beagle) from him and that was the beginning of"The Lemon Ladies Beagles".I now have taken interest in the sport of showing my beagles.I adopted a show puppy and have been showing for 6 years now.
How to take care of your beagle and some fact's about the breed.
Beagles will bark when strangers arrive to let you know someone is here. Beagles in general are not nuisance barkers. They can start to howl if left alone for long periods of time—out of boredom.Make sure you always crate train your beagle and have a toy and fresh water in the crate when you leave. Leave a radio or t.v playing this helps with any boredom. Obedience classes for your beagle is also highly recommended.
Grooming your Beagle
Brush your beagle at least once or twice a week with a firm bristle brush to groom. Regular brushing helps get rid of dead fur and keeps itching, odor and shedding under control.Bath your beagle only when necessary. Beagles' skin tends to dry out and they typically are clean dogs, so a necessary bath is rare. Bath them once a month at most unless he rolls around in something unsavoury. Use a mild dog shampoo.
Clean your ears once a week with an ear cleansing solution made for dogs which you can find at any pet store. Put cleanser on a cotton pad and clean the outer rim and inside of his ears, being careful not to penetrate anywhere inside his ears you can't see.Beagles are highly prone to ear infections, wax build-up and ear mites if in the dirt a lot.
Do not over feed your beagle this will cause health issues as they love their food and treat's. They can gain weight very quickly. Feed your beagle baby carrot's and green bean's instead of high calorie treats.Make sure you brush your beagles teeth to keep the tarter under control and feed dental bones.