Friday, July 10, 2015

Dog breed spotlight: Beagle

The Beagle is a sturdy hunting dog with cheerful personality. They are friendly, merry, enjoy the company of both humans and other dogs, and they make great family pets. They also have one of the best developed senses of smell of any dog.

Beagle-type dogs have existed for at least 2,000 years, but the modern breed comes from Great Britain where it was developed around 1830. They’re popular in film, TV, and comic books, and Snoopy is no doubt the most famous beagle.

This breed is easy to care for. They don’t drool, they don’t “smell like dog” and they shed little. Beagles are generally healthy and have an expected life span of 12-15 years.

~ Maria Sadowski ~

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