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Gun Dog Breeders: What Characteristics Do Breeders Look for in a Beagle?

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016 04:55 PM

The beagle breed has many characteristics that are already considered to be “built-in” so to speak. Beagles are naturally hunting dogs and so it stands to reason that they are not going to act the same as some other breeds.

Although the beagle is small in stature there are many big personality traits. Even though beagles are born with natural hunting instincts, gun dog breeders are aware of the fact that not all Beagles are the same.

Two of the most important characteristics that gun dog breeders who raise beagles typically strive for are healthy dogs with good temperaments. Almost everything else comes naturally to the beagle.

1. Temperament

One of the characteristics that gun dog breeders strive for when raising beagles is to ultimately have dogs with great personalities. Beagles by their very nature are temperamental and require a lot of attention by their owners. This does not necessarily mean that the dog is needy for affection; actually it is quite the opposite.

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Beagles do need love and attention; however, they also enjoy times of solitude and often try to wander off in search of game or other exciting smells.

According to famed dog trainer Cesar Milan, this breed of dog is brave, social, and intelligent. Social skills should be taught at an early age, especially if the dog owner has other pets that are not canines. Beagles are most easily influence to behave well under assertive yet calm leadership.

Gun dog breeders typically choose both a male and female dog with good temperaments as parents for their beagle litters.

2. Health

People who are seeking a beagle as a family companion will be happy to know that PetMD gives this breed a 9 out of 10 rating for being one of the best dogs for kids and families. This breed is also a very helpful partner for hunters as well, so in either case, a happy dog is a healthy dog.

Gun dog breeders who are serious about raising great beagles look for parents who are have a clean bill of health. Some of the most common health problems associated with beagles are epilepsy, hypothyroidism, allergies, obesity, and cherry eye. This does not mean a beagle puppy that shows signs of any these conditions should be avoided as most vets can manage or help treat these ailments.

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