Beagle Dinner Time

The Perfect Beagle Diet

Perfect Beagle diet? Ok, there may be no such thing. But you can get very close with the right mix of nutrients from the right sources. Proteins Beagles, like all dogs, need proteins. They are broken down into amino acids then built back up again into the kinds of proteins their bodies use to make…

Happy Beagle

The Beagle Temperament

Beagles are a paradox. They’re among the friendliest dogs around, similar to Golden Retrievers. Yet, they can be very stubborn and even assertive, especially with other animals. Reinforcing the desirable traits and suppressing the ones you don’t want can be a real challenge. But when it comes to Beagles, the struggle is well worth the…

Beagle Ear Check

Solving Beagle Ear Problems

Because they have floppy ears that hang down over the ear canal, Beagles are subject to a number of potential ear problems. That includes a higher chance of wax buildup, yeast, and infections. Fortunately, none of those is inevitable and they are all easy to prevent or treat. Waxy buildup, leading to yeast growth, is…

Baby Beagle in Oversized Tea Cup

Pocket Beagles, Right for You?

Beagles are among the most popular breeds. But many people have read that they can be a challenge and shy away from selecting one. If that describes you, a Pocket Beagle might be just the right dog for you. The original breed line died out in England generations ago. Modern Pocket Beagles are created by…

Training a Beagle

How to Train Your Beagle

Beagle temperament is midway between a Golden Retriever and a Terrier. They’re not so eager to please as a Golden, but not so willful as most Terriers. That makes them a challenge to train, but not a major headache. One way to get started on the right road is, as with all dogs, to start…

Wandering Beagle

How To Prevent Beagle Wandering

Okay, maybe you can’t entirely PREVENT your Beagle from wandering. Bred to be hunting companions, they love to explore the environment. But wandering can be lessened with some simple techniques. Beagles are active, joyful dogs with good temperaments. Unless he’s ill, you won’t see your dog moping around. But all that energy has to go…

Beagle Bath

Grooming Your Beagle

Beagle coats are short-haired and wiry. So, when it comes to grooming, you’ve been blessed with some easy times and some challenges. Since they’re short-haired, your brushing chores can be quite a lot less than with, say, a Golden Retriever, Collie, or Irish Setter. Still, brushing should not be neglected. A good brush, first with…

Scratching Beagle

Dealing with Your Beagle’s Skin Problems

Beagles are no more inherently likely to have skin problems than most other breeds. Unfortunately, due to poor breeding practices, many beagles do develop them. Treatment is straightforward but does require diligence. Proper diagnosis helps to curtail problems and provide the best long-term management of your dog’s skin problems. However, it can be tricky. Beagles…

Young Beagle Puppy

Beagle Dwarfism, And Other Maladies

Most Beagles are born healthy and develop normally. But, in part because of high popularity which can encourage poor breeding practices, their odds of developing genetic disorders is slightly higher than some other breeds. One of those disorders goes by the long, scientific name of osteochondrodysplasia or chondrodystrophy. Though these are not exactly the same…