Dog Breed

BEAGLE

Beagle dog breed information
Beagle dog breed Information

The Beagle dog breed is an intelligent, loyal, and energetic breed belonging to the Canine family. Beagle dogs are a breed of scent hound that was initially bred for hunting and capturing foxes, hares, and other small game.

Beagles are known for their agility and their ability to find and track. They are used as police dogs in many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Beagle is also commonly used for tracking and locating a lost person. Today, the Beagle still excels at these tasks but also makes a great family dog.

This small dog breed is a very active and playful dog. Beagles are great for families with children and busy households. They are excellent travelers, as they can adapt to different environments, including cold weather, with relative ease. Beagle puppies are good at learning tricks and often entertain themselves with new activities, which is why they are the best pets for first-time pet owners.

The Beagle dog has floppy ears. That is why it is also commonly known as a floppy-eared dog.

CHARACTERISTICS

• Personality Traits

Beagle dogs are affectionate and loyal companions. They are a cute and cuddly dog that has floppy ears. Beagle puppies are eager to please their owners and like to be the center of attention. Beagles are curious, making them great for experimenting with new foods and activities. They are also very friendly and get along well with other animals and people of all ages, making them an excellent choice for families.

• Size and Weight

Beagle is a small dog breed for families. The height of a female Beagle is 33-38 cm, whereas the height of a male Beagle is somewhere between 36 cm and 41 cm. The weight of a female Beagle ranges from 9 kg to 11 kg, and the weight of a male Beagle is around 10-12 kg. The weight of a newborn Beagle puppy is less than 500 gms.

• Coat and Grooming

Beagle has a short and hard double coat that comes in various colors. The undercoat is soft and delicate, while the outer coat is hard and wiry. The undercoat and the outer coat have a dense, short hair called “guard hair” designed to protect the dog’s skin and vital organs from the elements.

SPECIAL TRAITS

Beagle is a floppy ear dog breed. The floppy ear of the beagle dog is one of its most instantly recognizable features. Their folded ear gives the Beagle a gentle, cuddly appearance but also makes the dog more vulnerable to drafts and water damage.

A newborn Beagle puppy has small ears, but as they grow, their ear grows and develops into big flaps.

HISTORY

Beagle puppy

The Beagle is one of the most well-known, loved small dog breeds. Beagles have been used in hunting, herding, and search and rescue for centuries. The first Beagle was developed in Britain in the 1500s by beagle breeding programs. The Beagle Club of England was founded in 1777 to improve the Beagle breed.

It was then exported to North America and brought to the United States in 1875. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1884.

The Beagle is the official dog of England and has been a status pet since Queen Elizabeth I helped to popularize them in Tudor, England. The royals have favored this dog’s ability to follow commands, keen sense of smell, and loyalty to their owner.

The Beagle is a small hound still used for hunting and in many other countries as a domestic pet. Their past is intertwined with that of the royal family after Princess Victoria, the daughter of George III, married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, who became the first King of Great Britain and Ireland in 1817 – she had several beagles given to her as gifts by the Prime Minister of France, who kept an extensive kennel of hunting dogs. The breed was popular between World War I and World War II and can still be seen today in popular culture through such famous dogs as Snoopy and Olrik.

The Beagle was a trendy dog during the Victorian Era. They were used to track down and capture a bounty of big game, most notably the fur of the fox, otter, and beaver. Beagle dogs also served in various capacities to track down and subdue enemy combatants, including in the military.

Adult beagle

BEAGLE HEALTH CONDITIONS

• Beagle Dwarfism

Beagle dwarfism is a disease in beagle dogs that causes a dog to grow abnormally short in height and length. In this case, the dog is smaller than usual and has less muscle and skeleton formation.

• Cherry Eye

The Beagle dog, a small, agile, and energetic breed, sometimes has a unique eye problem called Cherry Eye. It is also known as the “Grizzly eye.” It is a rare condition characterized by the dog’s eyes being so swollen that they look like ‘cherries.’ It is caused by an abnormal accumulation of extra fluid in the eyes. Sometimes it causes the eyes to produce a small, red spot of pigment on the iris, the colored part of the eye.

• Chinese Beagle Syndrome (CBS)

Beagle dogs are known for their short legs and big ears, but Chinese Beagle Syndrome (also known as CBS) is a disorder of the muscles, not the bone or cartilage. The disease causes the legs to become deformed and shortened, and the dogs can lose all or most of their hearing.

• Distichiasis

Distichiasis is a congenital disorder of the eyelids that results in the formation of excess hairs and eyelashes on the upper and lower eyelids. The condition frequently occurs in beagle puppies and is associated with overproduction of melanin, which gives the beagles their distinctive black fur.

• Epilepsy

Seizures and other epileptic symptoms are common in dogs. While most can be treated with medication, some are difficult to control. Beagles are especially prone to develop some types of epilepsy, which can be life-threatening. Beagle puppies are often born with the condition and may also be prone to seizures when faced with a stressful situation.

• Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that results in vision loss. It is the second leading cause of blindness in dogs and is caused by increased pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve. Beagles are particularly susceptible to glaucoma, which can develop at any age, though it is most common in older dogs. 

• Hip Dysplasia

Beagles are also at an increased risk of developing hip dysplasia, which causes the hip joint to become loose and floppy. This condition can cause pain and even spinal cord damage, which can cause paralysis. Early detection and treatment are critical to a dog’s overall health and well-being in both cases.

• Hypothyroidism

Beagle dogs tend to face health problems that can be difficult to treat. One such problem is hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is often the result of a disorder in the pituitary gland, which controls the thyroid gland.

• Patellar Luxation

Patellar luxation is a disease in which the patellar tendon in the knee joint becomes dislocated. Patellar luxation is common in beagle dogs because of their large, round bony mass pressing against the knee joint. The disease causes the patellar tendon to bulge out. The affected dog has pain in its knee joint.

• Progressive Retinal Atrophy

This is a disease that occurs in Beagle dogs. It is slowly progressing and causes vision loss until the dogs become blind. The first symptoms of the disease are usually seen in beagle puppies and are characterized by the dogs being uncoordinated in walking and eating. As the disease progresses, the dogs cannot see their surroundings, eventually becoming blind.

Beagle dog

CARE

Beagle requires a lot of attention and care. They do not do well when left alone for a more extended period. Take the time to teach him games like fetch or keep them occupied with stuffed toys or dog bones to keep him entertained when you can’t be there. If you are bringing home a Beagle puppy, it is essential to plan for the pup’s health and behavior development, especially if you are going to be the only person caring for your puppy.

Beagle dogs have high energy levels that may require a daily walk and plenty of playtimes to help burn off that excess energy. Beagles need regular exercise and will do best with a fenced-in yard or if taken on daily walks. They need regular exercise (at least 30 minutes daily) and should be fed a high-quality diet to ensure proper physical and mental growth. Beagle dogs are prone to various physical diseases like Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, etc., so regular exercise will help them to avoid these diseases.

The Beagle Dog is a small dog breed with many health problems. They are a sensitive breed and require a particular diet. A properly balanced diet is critical to keeping a dog healthy. A Beagle dog’s balanced diet should contain raw bones, raw meat, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, and high-quality kibble.

• Beagle needs regular cleaning and nail clipping to ensure a groomed appearance.

• Beagle requires regular dental cleanings to avoid dental and gum problems. Brush their teeth regularly.

• Beagles require regular eye examinations as they are prone to various eye diseases like cherry and glaucoma.

• They need regular hair grooming and brushing to keep their coat healthy and clean. It also helps to remove dead hair.

BEAGLE PRICE IN INDIA & USA

Beagle dog price in India is about INR 20,000 to INR 35,000. Cost may depend on the size, weight, health of the dog, and breeder you will purchase. It is always suggested to buy a Beagle puppy from a professional and certified breeder.

The price of a Beagle in the USA ranges from $500 to $1200.

NAMES FOR BEAGLE DOGS

Pet owners give unique names to their pets. If you are looking for unique dog names, you have come to the right place. Here is a list of some unique names for your female dog and a male dog.

Unique names for a female dog

• Bailey

• Cherry

• Chloe

• Ellie

• Gia

• Lara

• Mattie

• Penny

• Stella

• Ziva

Unique names for the male dog

• Andy

• Buddy

• Enzo

• Fred

• Ghost

• Jack

• Jasper

• Jerry

• Luca

• Max

Is a Beagle dog a good family dog?

Beagles are great for families with children and busy households. They are excellent travelers, as they can adapt to different environments, including cold weather, with relative ease. Beagle puppies are good at learning tricks and often entertain themselves with new activities, which is why they are the best pets for first-time pet owners.

Price of Beagle Dog breed?

Price in INDIA – INR20,000- INR35,000
Price in the USA -$500-$1200

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