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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, there is a CHANCE that I MIGHT be able to get a dog. The bigger dogs that I want are out of the question, so I looked a few sizes down and beagles are very appealing to me. I started to do some research on them, and they seem like great family dogs. I am still open to other breeds right now, but I really have my mind set on them.

Are any of you experienced beagle owners? If so, could you please tell me if there is anything I should be aware of? I have done my book research and read some articles online, but I think that hearing information from owners will be just as valuable, maybe even more.

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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Had one for 3 years, seemed to be as smart as a lab, the bark, at first was cool but got annoying, as she tended to bark at every animal, also chase every thing that moved, even a few cars...only um-smartness I found in her.
There is a smaller version of a beagle, mini beagle, thats what I had, same pup, just smaller.
If I had a choice of a dog again, I would totally pick a coon hound.
one day some one stole her, they are worth a nice amount, $300-1,000 in some places, seemed 3 beagles in a 5 mile raduis came up missing in a few days.



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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to have a beagle. Mine was really great. But he did get sick quite a bit.
Does anybody own a labradoodle? If you do can you tell me if they are good pets at all?


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 20:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

foxxy_moron wrote:

I used to have a beagle. Mine was really great. But he did get sick quite a bit.
Does anybody own a labradoodle? If you do can you tell me if they are good pets at all?



I don't mind if anyone answers that. But I hope we can keep this thread mainly about beagles. :-)


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah sure.
beagles are such cute dogs. they can be really friendly.


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You should get a rat terrier!!!


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ya, in my enyclopedia they got a five (out of five) for friendliness towards other humans and dogs. Which is great, cos I wouldn't want to have to worry about taking him to public places.

However, for ease of training it only got an one.

BUT, its affection level is five (which is great) and it was also rated very playful. Those characteristics thrill me.


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mine wasnt too hard to train, althought there was the time when he piddled in my auntie's suitcase when she came to stay...
just beware of those sort of things.


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup, no matter what dog I get I will be ready for those tasks. I already have part of my training planned out cos I've been reading magazines, books, and articles on this for a long time and I picked the strategies that look best.

Teaching him to sit and lie down should be a breeze (I've already taught my grandparent's dog that in a fairly short period of time).

My house breaking might be a little tough at first, but I got it figured out (with no yelling involved..cos you especially don't want to do that with a puppy and make it grow to fear you).

To Sg. Pepper: I was talking about beagles. :-p


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Ya, in my enyclopedia they got a five (out of five) for friendliness towards other humans and dogs. Which is great, cos I wouldn't want to have to worry about taking him to public places.

However, for ease of training it only got an one.

BUT, its affection level is five (which is great) and it was also rated very playful. Those characteristics thrill me.


Are you talking about rat terriers or beagles? Anyway, in my experience, rat terriers are very easy to train. About public places, rat terriers SHOULD behave well. My dog, Shakespeare, is an exception because he's extremely neurotic. He thinks he's a human, so he's afraid of other dogs.


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i wasnt the one who yelled at my beagle, it was mostly my dad with that short temper of his. but overall he was a great dog!!!


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 01:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Will this primarily be an indoor or outdoor dog? What Stussy says is true. Beagles will bark alot (many terriers and small breeds do) and they chase anything and everything. If it is an indoor dog, then you'll have to watch them chasing things out in the street when your back is turned. If it is an outdoor dog, then prepare for barking. And barking. And barking.

If you are really interested in affection, trainablity, and friendliness, than I must also recommend Rat Terriers (or Jack Russells, though they are more expensive). Rat Terriers are great dogs, easily trained, and very playful. As for being in public places, they can do very well if they are used to it. One of my Rat Terriers is terrific, but then I've taken him most places and it's nothing new.

Regardless of what you get, be prepared for responsibility and problems. No puppy is perfect, so be patient. Continue doing your research and you'll be fine.


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Posted: 12 Jan 05, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whatever you do..don't get a boxer. They are the most hyper dog I've ever had. I took my boxer to obedience school and he failed!!!

I've grown up with Dachshunds. Good dogs but they aren't very visitor friendly. They are very protective of their family and will not think twice about biting a visitor. They also love to dig for moles so they get dirty in the backyard. I'm sure a beagle would dig too. I might be wrong though.

I also had a rottweiler. Excellent dog but he shed a lot. I know most people say big dogs are big babies but this dog was not a baby when it came to protection. We had to get a PO box to receive our mail. The mailman refused to deliver it bc he tried to attack him.

I prefer not to have anymore dogs or pets until my kids are big enough to help with some of the responsibility of caring for them. I work full time and its another full time job to raise two kids. Add another full time job to take care of an animal properly. There isn't enough time in my day for three full time jobs. I do love dogs though.


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Instead of A Rat Terrier, just get a Rat.

Ever consider a Collie? those are VERY friendly, and protective. there are even Miniture Collies out there.. and they do not bark all the time.


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Our neighbors have some and they are very cute... But they stink a little more than other dogs I've noticed. Maybe our neighbors just don't bathe them. Who knows.


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Megamike is so right. I adore collies, and every one I've ever owned has been a wonderful gentle dog. Currently I have a beautiful blue merle collie named Lily, and a border collie, Clover. Both very sweet.


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love all dogs (well, the great majority of them)

I am however a lot more fond of medium, and big sized furry dogs.
The little ones (particularly the 'Toy' breeds) are very frisky and noisy. Some of them are quite hard to train as well. They're very cute, and you don't mind petting one that is not yours. However, taking care of your own could be a pain in the ass.



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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am a fan of bigger dogs (my favorite breed is the German Shepard) but if I get a dog it must be a smaller breed (not necessarily from the toy group, though)..and I have no idea any more how good the chances are..but I'd say there is atleast a 50% chance I might get one. If we move I get a dog, if we don't I can't get one until I move out. But I just love how beagles love going on trails and have such a great sense of smell (I know that can get them in trouble sometimes..).


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

collies are cool, remember lassie!


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Posted: 13 Jan 05, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't even read the rest because this is urgent ... DO NOT get a beagle, whatever you do! They WHINE and keep you up at all hours. I would rather be hung upsidedown by my toenails than own another beagle...

Haha, hope that helps.


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