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Learning about your Beagle dog

The Beagle dog can be traced all the way back to the early part of the second century, when this breed came to England from the neighboring country of France It is thought that the Beagle originated from the Talbot Hound, which was a dog that was bred for hunting and is now extinct. Beagles were and still are used for hunting expeditions, since they have a keen sense of smell and the tenacity to stick with their prey until it is properly caught.

Today, the federal government uses that remarkable nose to sniff out contraband that is brought into airports illegally. Keep in mind that when you are bringing a Beagle home as a family pet, those hunting instincts will still be very much present in your dog. This knowledge will help you to understand some of the habits and tendencies of your pet.

It is also important to note that these dogs were bred to travel the countryside on their hunting expeditions. The dog that you bring home will require lots of exercise as well. You can help to keep your Beagle active by playing with him in a large, fenced area or by taking him on long walks with you every day.

It is no secret that Beagles love to roam, and they will generally head wherever the most interesting scent or the greatest prospect of food is located. For this reason, it is very important that no one in your family ever lets your Beagle dog outdoors unless it is into a securely fenced area or on a leash.

Taking your dog on daily walks will lead to a happy pet who also keeps his weight in check. This can become very important, especially as your dog gets older. Beagles are also known for their enjoyment of eating, often to excess if allowed.

The main reason that Beagle dogs have been around for generations and continue to be one of the more popular choices in family pets is that they are friendly, social dogs that get along well with adults, kids and other pets alike. However, you should never have a false sense of security about putting a dog and children together.

It is always important to supervise kids and pets to ensure that no accidents happen. On the other hand, a well-trained Beagle will bring his family many years of enjoyment. Before you bring your Beagle pup home make sure that you do your homework to ensure that you know exactly what to expect from your Beagle dog.

It is also important for you to know how to care for and train your new pet in the best way to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy with you. Beagles can be lots of fun for every member of your family.

Michelle Adams

Michelle Adams is an animal owner that is raising multiple house pets. This article gives great information on raising beagle puppies.

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