The Beagle

The Beagle

The Beagle. It is a breed of dogs that we usually find with a small or medium size, with short legs and long, soft ears. This breed of dog is very used by many owners in the hunting of hares or rabbits, for their developed sense of smell.

Its origin is not entirely accurate, some writers mention it in English books of the 14th century. Others estimate that this dog originated in continental Europe. People talk about France, and they even mention it in Greece.

These dogs have been very famous throughout the history of film and television, here I indicated some characters of Beagle.

The most famous is Snoopy, a cartoon created by Charles Schulz in his comic strip called Peanuts. In the movie The Inspector Gadget I and II, I Brain an adorable dog companion of the Inspector Gadget, a brown and white Beagle in the first film and a tricolor Beagle in the second. Also in the Super Can movie, Shoestring a normal Beagle that receives superpowers and the ability to talk with humans, from Disney. Another, like dogs and cats, Lou a Beagle puppy that is suddenly involved in a case of canine espionage and becomes a hero when it prevents cats from taking over the world. The wonderful years, a TV series where the family mascot was a Beagle named Buster. And it is said that William Shakespeare refers to the Beagle in his work on Twelfth Night. And just as these cases will find many famous Beagle in the history of film and television.

If you remember someone else, I wait for your comments.

Features of The Beagle

breed of dog with an estimated height between 33 to 40 cm, its weight around 15 kg. and an average life of twelve years. As for his character, he is intelligent, alive and very cheerful. It relates well with children, so we recommend it. Between its aptitudes emphasizes the hunt of the hare and the rabbit, and a stupendous mascot. As for your need for space, you can live very well inside the house. Although we will talk about your diet later, about 300 grams of dry food a day will be enough.

The behavior of The Beagle

A calm and very happy dog, affectionate and without aggressiveness. It is a breed of dogs that seek contact with their families at all times. Although he is a very independent dog, he enjoys the company of his loved ones.

For being quite playful, there are times when you ask for attention to play with them. It is the perfect breed of dogs for the whole family, it also needs a lot of daily activity. It is a breed of dogs that are used to being outdoors scampering, so it needs long walks.

In short, he is affectionate as no one knows what he has to do to achieve his purposes. He takes advantage of his good-natured appearance by putting a face of grief to achieve his goals.

A dog with a lot of patience, so it is suitable to live with children. They tend to be very protective with theirs, if there is a stranger nearby they will bark alerting everyone.

Care of The Beagle

The Beagle is a breed of dogs with a lot of hyperactivity so you need to do a lot of exercises, so if you live in an apartment where there is no space to run, the idea is to get it out at least three times a day and one of the rides has to belong ( of an hour and a half in duration). The Beagle needs to get tired to feel happy and fulfilled.

This breed of dogs of short hair requires fairly simple care. A good brushing twice a week at least and a bath once a month are more than enough.

As for the ears, much more specialized care is required because they are prone to infections, which causes the Beagle to suffer a lot. Once a week you should review and clean them carefully and with great patience.

The eyes also require attention, because their lashes are very long which usually bothers the dog causing some problems. Once a week you should clean this area and even cut your eyelashes occasionally.

In general, beyond your ears and eyes this pet does not require too special care but of love, attention and good treatment and finally, do not forget to take your Beagle to the vet at least twice a year

Food of The Beagle

The ideal thing for a Beagle is to feed it with three quarts to one and a half cups of dry food. This should be divided into two separate meals. But consider the size of the dog, age and how much exercise do.

With respect to puppies, they must be fed differently to the older Beagle. Do not forget to consult your veterinarian about it.

Buy high-quality foods. Higher quality foods will have more nutrients, which will benefit your dog's health.

Be careful with meals thrown around, since the Beagle, will eat any food that you leave anywhere. Therefore, it is important to put all food safety, to prevent the dog from eating them. This also includes placing a secure lid on the garbage container so your dog can not access it. If you do this, you will decrease the possibility that your dog will eat the wrong types of food. You will also reduce the chance that you will become obese.

The chewing bones or biscuits to chew are really good for the teeth and the gums of the Beagle, give your dog one of these, there are very good ones in the market. Do not give it chocolate is toxic to dogs, so protect your Beagle from this.

El Beagle come mucho, para evitar esto, lo mejor es no dejarles comida todo el día. Una vez que el Beagle haya terminado de comer, tome su plato para que sepa que la hora de la comida ha terminado.

Along with food, it is also important to make sure your Beagle has enough water. A dog can get very sick if it becomes dehydrated, so watch your bowl of water and always make sure it is clean and complete.

Training of The Beagle

The first thing in Beagle training is to take firm leadership so that the dog learns to follow your orders. Always use training methods for positive reinforcement, instead of punishment.

Another important thing, do not focus only on the time or training sessions established by you. This means that you will be more successful if you work the orders or any other training with the dog throughout the day.

Use food as a motivating element or positive reinforcement at the time of training your dog as indicated above. 

As for the prize, you must give one immediately when the dog responds. When your dog begins to respond, award a prize to the fourth or fifth success. Try to give your dog commercial prizes for high-quality dogs that contain little stuffing, thus avoiding eating disorders.

Another thing to keep in mind is the following. Since this type of race is very energetic, it could be more difficult to teach them if they prefer to run rather than listen to their orders. Try to take out your dog for 1 hour, twice a day so you can do a little exercise running. This will burn a part of your energy and make you more receptive to you as a coach. You can play throwing the ball or running with your dog on a leash. Remember that this breed of dogs can run all day, so a 20-minute walk around the block twice a day will not tire you out.

Basic orders that you can teach at home
First order "sit". Attract your dog with a prize in your hand. Show him the prize, but do not let him grab it. Instead, put it right in front of the nose. Once you have your attention, raise the prize so that the dog is forced to raise its nose. Form a backward arch with the prize so that when you follow it, your natural reaction is to sit down. As you begin to move to a sitting position, firmly say "sit down" and give the prize. Over time, your dog will respond to "sit" alone, without drawing the prize bow.

Second order "still". Your dog should be able to follow the order to sit before teaching the order to sit still. Make your dog sit. Raise one hand as if you are stopping someone and say "still" with a firm voice. Your dog could do it only for a second or two, but you should praise him and keep practicing. Over time, you can practice walking away from your dog while it is still.

Third order "come". If the dog approaches you, say "come". If not, bring it closer to a prize. As he approaches you, repeat "come" and then give him a prize. Give your dog time to complete the order. If your dog takes a long time to come, do not scold or hook the strap and make it go. Your dog will associate the call order with the punishment. Once your dog is at your side, instead of going straight home, give him his favorite toy and let him play a leash for a minute or two. In that way, it does not link withdrawal with punishment or the end of entertainment.

Teach your dog to do his needs. Establish a routine to train your dog to relieve itself. Start as soon as you take the dog home and take it to the designated place for your needs. If you crouch, give an order such as "needs" or "go to the bathroom". When you are finished, praise him or reward him with food. Reward your dog immediately after you relieve yourself, in such a way that you associate the prize with the action.

Try to take your dog outside for your needs every 20 to 30 minutes, if possible. Choose a place outside to take your dog to relieve himself. Always come back to this place when you take him to relieve himself. You should also take it out first thing in the morning, before going to bed and after eating. When it seems you are bending over, give him lots of praise.

Your dog will probably show signs that he is ready to relieve himself. Pay attention to these and give them the opportunity to leave before an accident can happen. It is best to take your dog outside even if you are not completely sure that he needs to relieve himself.