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Beagle puppies live for fun

Fans of cartoons already know that Snoopy, from the "Peanuts" cartoons is the most well known beagle in the world. Due to its popularity, many families have decided to have a beagle puppy for a pet and are rewarded by a fun loving, loyal animal that ingratiates itself into the family. Often considered to be a happy dog, the beagle has an even temper and docile temperament, and can easily be integrated into a family, even where young children are present.

The beagle is known to be a little like children in wanting to play, especially with other members of their household. The dogs are extremely intelligent and can learn new behaviors quickly and then to please their owners, want to show off what they have learned. If the beagle puppy has been around other dogs from their birth, their social skills will develop quicker making them ready to accept a place in a new environment.

Some may describe the beagle as a bundle of energy looking for a place to release it all, but all they really need is a chance to run and jump a couple of times a day to be ready to take their place in the house. Very few owners of a beagle puppy will even consider allowing the dog to remain outdoors, and even fewer beagles would be willing to do so. Although originally bred centuries ago to be hunting dogs, due to their extraordinary sense of smell, the beagle is equally happy to search for things around the house.

However, this penchant for hunting can also be hindrance for their training as their short attention span can quickly allow the distraction of a strange scent to take over as they head out in search of its source. A beagle puppy may be willing to learn but a new smell will divert their learning into a game of hide and seek. If the puppy is allowed to roam free in a yard, they may disappear on the trail of a different scent.

Beagles are not only great as family pets, as their ability to track scents allows them to work with many agencies where larger dogs may not be as efficient.

Airports often use the beagle for baggage inspection, as their small size does not intimidate children and most adults. Their use is property searches continues to grow with every successful mission.

Many times imports are quarantined when they enter the company until they can be inspected for suspect goods. Agricultural products may have an item in them that cannot be allowed in and trained beagles are often used to help find such products hidden inside a shipment of otherwise acceptable goods.

The beagles is also known for its tenacity in tracking down a scent, usually refusing to give up until its source has been isolated or the scent has been lost completely.

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