Beagles are one of the most loved breeds of dogs. Perhaps you know about Beagle Dogs because of Charlie Brown’s trusty and extremely intelligent companion, Snoopy. Well, while all are not quite as smart as Snoopy, these dogs do have a pretty high IQ.
They were bred in England as trail hounds and used to hunt rabbits and hares. They are very energetic, social, and curious dogs. Sometimes that curiosity can get them into a little mischief. This is especially true if their ‘hound dog’ instinct kicks in. Beagle Dogs have an extremely keen sense of smell and when they pick up a scent, they can tend to tune everything out, including you.
Beagles are a medium-sized build dog, with the males growing to a height of 14-16 inches and averaging 22-25 pounds. Females are
relatively smaller, averaging between 13-15 inches tall and weighing 20-23 pounds. Most Beagle Dogs have a tri-color coat which consists of red, white and black, orange, white and black, or lemon, white and black. Their coat is short to medium length and they have long, wide ears. One of their most dominant and endearing features are their big brown or hazel eyes that often look as if they are pleading. One look at those big, begging eyes and it’s love at first sight.
Beagles make great family pets. They are gentle in nature and very good with children. Training a Beagle is a very important part of taking care of him. If not socialized early on and if left to himself, he may get bored and get into mischief – hunting the neighbor’s pets, or howling excessively.
Beagles normally live live between 10-13 years.
Insuring your Beagle with pet insurance can help defray the cost of routine veterinary visits and large bills due to unexpected illnesses or accidents. When you purchase pet insurance for your Beagle, you are protecting his health and yourself from huge unexpected expenses. When it comes right down to it, insuring your Beagle just makes ‘scents’ and to a Beagle that means it’s worth going after.
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