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Gun Dog: Are Beagles Good Dogs for Family Pets?

By    |   Monday, 09 Nov 2015 11:41 PM

The beagle has many qualities that can make this animal a good dog for families. Although beagles are bred by gun dog breeders for chasing game, they have a gentle disposition and lots of energy for their small size.

PetMD gives this dog a nine out of 10 rating for being one of the best dogs for kids and families. Beagles are sturdy animals with lots of endurance so they have lots of energy to expend and can hold their own when it comes to keeping up with youngsters and other pets.

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The Beagle Corner, a kennel in Texas, maintains a website to help people with beagles understand their pets and how to care for them. They recommend daily walks to give the dog plenty of exercise and to always use a leash. It is a good idea to also have a fenced-in yard as beagles tend to take off exploring scent trails at a moment’s notice.

It is also important for people to understand that beagles are bred as gun dogs for hunters, so they tend to have a natural instinct to run, chase game, and trail scents. They also have very loud vocals, which may cause issues with neighbors who live close by. This dog is in the hound breed, which also means that they can be stubborn at times, so owners must be patient and work to teach them obedience skills while they are young.

Beagles love attention so they respond well to reward-based training systems; however, they are also independent by nature due to their breeding to be field hunting dogs. Teaching this breed of dog to sit, stay, come, and lie down goes a long way toward a well-behaved dog both in the home and in the field. A standard obedience class is probably enough to do the trick if the owner does not have the time to do consistent practice and reinforce commands.

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The beagle has many qualities that can make this animal a good dog for families. Although beagles are bred by gun dog breeders for chasing game, they have a gentle disposition and lots of energy for their small size.
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