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- Country: England
- Group: hound
- Weight: 20-30lbs (9-11kg)
- Height: 13-17inch (33-41cm)
- Colors: brown, black and white
- Training: independent, inteligent
- Grooming: Short hair
- Health: be carefull at allergies and infections
- Litter size: 4 - 10 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: English Beagle
Dogs of similar size and purpose to the modern Beagle can be traced in Ancient Greece back to around the 5th century BC, however Beagle dogs of today's alike were used for hunting rabbits since the XIV century. From medieval times, beagle was used as a generic description for the smaller hounds, though these dogs differed considerably from the modern breed. Miniature breeds of beagle-type dogs were known from the times of Edward II and Henry VII, who both had packs of Glove Beagles, so named since they were small enough to fit on a glove, and Queen Elizabeth I kept a breed known as a Pocket Beagle, which stood 8 to 9 inches (20 to 23 cm) at the shoulder.
It is considered almost unanimously as the Beagle is one of the oldest breeds and one of the races that most faithfully reproduce the appearance of the original hunting dogs. Not only was a highly regarded hunter of rabbits, beagle breed was loved and by Queen Elizabeth. He belongs to a group known as the hounds, who use their sense of smell, well developed to search and find the hunted.
Beagle site was officially recognized by the British Kennel Club in 1873, it will be subsequently imported into the United States. In 1888 it was founded the National Beagle Club community. American Kennel Club recognizes Beagle as a member of the group of hunting dogs. Unfortunately, due to its conformation and good-natured character, the Beagle has been one of the breeds used in medical research. Also Beagle is used for detecting narcotics.
Beagle is not a dog with very large requirement, but that does not mean you can satisfie him with low quality food. It can be fed with dry food, canned or cooked food. Beagle should generally eat once, maximum twice a day, especially because weight gain. Therefore, the amount of food, as well as its nutritional content should be closely supervised.
Beagle hounds are small dogs with short hair and long ears, drooping, worn close to the head. The color coat is a combination of brown, black and white. The coat is smooth and of medium length. Beagle looks very much like the English Foxhound.
His head is broad and almost round, and the muzzle is square, with straight lines. The nose shows black nostrils well developed which gives an infallible sense of smell. The paws are round and strong. As with most hunting dogs, Beagle's brown eyes they are gentle and earnest. His tail has a high mobility but never carried curled over the back.
Adult beagle can reach a weight of 10-11 kg male, female 9-10 kg and a height at withers of about 36-41 cm male and 33-38 cm female. In the United States, race is divided into two classes: one up to 33 cm and the other between 33-38 cm.
Beagle dog breed is a gentle, sweet, lively and curious. These dogs simply love everyone! It's just a little dog flapping its tail happy! Sociable, courageous and intelligent dogs are considered calm and loving. Great for children and generally good with other dogs, however, can not be left with non-canine animals unless they are already socialized from an early age.
Friendly and affectionate beagle's tail is constantly swinging. He is not an aggressive dog, but the long barking will definitely alert to potential intruders to his master. As companion he is intelligent, gentle and docile. Lively and curious, Beagles get to love everyone. They are excellent companions for children and are tolerant with other dogs. Dont trust them when there are around other small sized pets other than dogs. Beagle is consistent and vigilant and do not miss anything.
Beagles are an excellent choice for families with children. Because of their balanced temperament they are extremely tolerant with family members of any age. Beagles not like to be left alone for long periods of time because they get bored quickly and become frustrated. Can develop behavior problems. The Beagle needs plenty of exercise, which is why it should benefit from a fenced yard where they can romp. When out walking, beagle will always be kept on a leash, otherwise you will have to run after him or you will be put in the position of even losing. Beagle can adapt your life in an apartment if you have the opportunity to stay as much time as possible outdoors. They are very active inside the home, being able to consume their high energy.
Training Beagle breed can be problematic in the sense that education must be maintained in terms firm. Beagle dogs are characterized by bouts of independence and leave quickly stolen details. It is easily bored and looking to abandon the focus for an inning of play. But because they are intelligent and ambitious, they can be stimulated these qualities to bear fruit in training. Obedience and stop barking must be the main objective of the training program Beagle dog.
Beagle dogs are intelligent and determined, which makes the training when is little to be a necessity. Otherwise, they can be very stubborn and dominating. Do not respond well to physical punishment, so the training is recommended based on rewards and reflexes stimulente. Becouse the reflexes of hunting dog, a minimum of controls is being mandatory to know: Wait, stay, Sit, etc. The dog must not become accustomed to eat on the floor and refrain from investigating everything that seems interesting. Beagle reputed to pry and try anything, which brings a lot of troubles.
You must not forget that requires a substantial amount of exercise because it was designed as a highly active breed. Long walks with the dog Beagle should become a routine if you want to keep them shape and sharpness. He is one of the most talented therapy dogs, visiting old or sick people and those will have the satisfaction of mental stimulation, and the fact that it was pleasing to those who needed it.
Beagle, like other breeds, is not exception from certain sensibilities. These diseases were reported with an increased frequency: dermatitis is the term commonly used to describe inflammation and skin damage that can be caused by allergies, infections or parasitic agents, such as scabies. Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that manifests predilection between the ages of 2-5 years.
Intervertebral discopathy is a painful condition that occurs when the intervertebral disc changes position. Intervertebral disc migrate to the spine can cause compression of the spinal cord, resulting in breast pain, difficulty in walking or paralysis. Diabetes is a condition associated with a shortfall in pancreatic insulin production. Chronic hepatitis is a chronic and progressive inflammation of the liver parenchyma which gradually lead to replacement of liver tissue scar tissue noble (cirrhosis). Lymphosarcoma (lymphoma) is a malignant cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
In addition, although they occur less often, these disorders were also reported: Cataracts cause a loss of the normal transparency of the lens. The problem can occur in one or both eyes and can gradually lead to blindness. Amyloidosis is a condition that consists of storage in various organs and systems of the body of a metabolite abnormal starch type. The main target organ is the kidney. Glaucoma is a serious and painful that causes increased intraocular pressure. It can lead to blindness if not treated on time. Deafness can occur both at birth and later in life.
Eyelid gland prolapse accessories III, also known as cherry eye, is a condition that occurs spontaneously and is not painful. Treatment is exclusively surgical. Lymphocytic thyroiditis, a condition that induce hypothyroidism, occurs when the thyroid gland does not function normally. In the absence of sufficient thyroid hormone secretions, said condition may occur. Cushing syndrome is a disorder that affects the adrenal gland. When its function is excessive, the adrenal glands secrete excess cortisol, inducing affection. Congenital Hipotrichoza is a congenital disorder causes hair loss symmetrical.
Mastocitoamele are malignant tumors occurring on the skin or inside the body. Dislocation of the lens is represented by detaching or moving out of its anatomic lens inside the eye.
Beagle average life expectancy of 12-15 years.