The Beagle has been one of USA’s most popular breeds for quite some time now. It has managed to stay on the top 10 most popular breeds list, which is done by the American Kennel Club (AKC), for many years. Right now it is located somewhere in the middle of the list around top 4.
There is a number of Beagle facts which explain why they are one of the top dog breeds. Beagles are small to medium sized dogs and have a very great sense of smell. They are a great family dog because of their energetic and playful nature. According to the Beagle information available they can get along really well with children as well as other dog breeds.
The typical weight of an average Beagle is somewhere between 18 and 30 pounds, and they can reach as much as 15 inches height at the shoulders when they stand up. Beagles are a part of the AKC hound group.
According to Beagle information found online they are a breed which originates from England, dating back several hundred years ago. The breed was created by crossing several different breeds of hounds, most of which have become extinct by now. Some of the breeds which the Beagle comes from include the Talbot, Southern hound, and the Northern Beagle.
Beagles have been linked to King Arthur’s Camelot, and to William the Conqueror. Originally the Beagle was used by the upper class of the British society for hunting because of their strong sense of smell. The Beagle was mainly used for hunting rabbits but once the fox hunting started to gain popularity, the Foxhound Beagle become a very popular breed. The British who used Beagles in hunting usually had several dogs and let them run in packs.
Beagle information shows that the breed was first brought to the United States in the middle of the 19th century. When it first arrived at the country it looked nothing like it does now. Because of several different Beagle enthusiast, we have what we know as the Beagle today.
If you have a family and are looking for a breed that can cope well with children, beagles have been proven to be quite the family dogs and they are very good with children. However, one thing that you should also consider is that beagle training requires a lot of patience and effort because of their energetic nature. If you do not train the Beagle well you might have some behavioral problems.
Beagles can be distracted very easily and this can be a bit of a problem when you are training them. If you want to train your Beagle well, you can try doing it in a quiet room or in an area where it will find only a small number of distractions. Also, try to keep your training sessions as short as possible.
It is suggested that they love staying in packs, so when they are left alone for long periods of time you might have a problem with their behavior such as excessive barking, separation anxiety, and destroying of household objects. If you are thinking of going on a vacation you should seriously consider taking your Beagle with you or find a really great boarding facility that lets the dog roam around a yard as this dog just cannot live alone.
If you have decided that you will get a Beagle for your family then congratulations! You have chosen a very good and friendly breed that your children will just love. The best place to get a Beagle is a purebred breeder, but you can also try finding them in pet stores (although not recommended), and classified ads of families that have had a change in circumstances. Another really great place to find beagles are at shelters or beagle rescue facilities.
I have found the beagle a very friendly and lovable breed that can live in any home as long as there are people there. After all it isn’t for nothing that they are one of the most loved breeds in the United States.