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Who Has A Beagle?  
User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Hey all, who on this forum has beagles? I have one, a tri-color 4-year-old named Scout. He is the best dog I have ever had! He is stubborn, but he can cheer me up in an instant if I'm down! He is also the fastest little thing around(have clocked him at 19mph). He loves chasing squirrels, bats, helicopters, cats, birds, ect.......... I will post pics of him a little while later. Anyways, if you have one, or have had one in the past, post fond memories, pics, or training tips!

---Skywatch

[Edited 2005-07-13 07:49:09]


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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

I had three when I was younger. Sport, Scout and Snoopy. Imagine a Beagle named Snoopy. Scout and Sport I won't get into. They were great dogs.....RIP.  Sad Snoopy was fairly big for a Beagle. On long car trips with my parents I would use him as a pillow. He finally got to the point he needed room to run and we gave him to a family in the country. We went and saw him a couple of times so I know it was true. Now I have two Boxer's, and will probably always have Boxers, but Beagles have a warm spot in my heart.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

My best dog ever was a Beagle. Got him in 1987 and finally had to put him down in 2001. He just got so old - poor fella. His name was Wimpy. Why? Because he didn't bark for his first two years - just cried. Once he learned to bark however, he made up for lost time.

When I moved back to Alaska in 1990 I left him with my Mother in Alabama . . . I wasn't sure he could handle the weather, and he already had health problems. He never failed to recognize me every time I went to visit . . . and would stay right where I was the entire time.

What a great Dog.

I remember the time he ate the woofers out of BOTH my Bose 601 speakers. That's the only thing he really ever tore up . . . and he was just a puppy, so it was a matter of training. . .


User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Scout still doesn't howl, he screams! It sounds awful! Luckily, I got him to stop doing it at night. Slapping his nose didn't work(I tried), so I started thinking: "What do beagles hate most?" Then I had the answer: WATER! Every time he would "howl", I would run out and dump water on him!  Smile He stopped howling at night, and he now sleeps outside!

---Skywatch



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 998 times:

We have a half-Sheltie, half-Beagle. Good dog.

User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 986 times:

I have a beagle!! Her name is Snoopy and we think she was born in 1995, not 100% sure though as she was a stray. She had a cherry eye and kennel cough when we got her.

She loves to eat and she hates water. She is my favourite dog in the world and I love her to death!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b174/airliban/DSC01874.jpg

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She doesn't exactly have the normal dog bark. She sort of howls...has these flaps on her neck, we were thinking that maybe she had an accident of some sort.

She also howls when I play piano...it's really funny and weird.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 975 times:

We used to have 2 beagles, Fido and Spot (original names, huh ?) - they were lovely dogs (if you like dogs, I'm not a fan), but an absolute menace - they would disappear for days (we lived in the country in England, where this was quite possible), hunting in a pack.

Fido disappeared one day, and we never saw him again. Spot moved with us to South Africa and lived to a very ripe old age.


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 959 times:

My first pet was a Beagle - when I was only a few weeks old, my parents got a puppy and we 'grew up' together..

Why a Beagle?

Because way back when, the early research into smoking related diseases was taking place.

In the laboratories of American research institutes there were rows and rows of Beagles being forced to inhale cigarette smoke, and who were then being analysed to see what effect this forced smoking had upon their bodies and organs. This research was then used in understanding what smoking did to humans.
It's worth noting, these Beagles never became pets, they were simply used in research.


My father was working in a hospital involved in this research, and having seen and having been affected by the sight of these Beagles in the laboratories, he felt it was only right that to try to put right some of the suffering these animals had undergone, that our family would have a Beagle so that at least one of these dogs, whose enduring character is described in other posts in this thread, would live in a happy family home.

The Beagle, we had, of course never knew anything of what was happening the name of medical science to his fellow canines, but was a wonderful pet, albeit a greedy one who became rather fat in his old age...



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User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
has these flaps on her neck, we were thinking that maybe she had an accident of some sort.

Scout has them also. It is a beagle characteristic.
---Skywatch



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 932 times:

I love Beagles, although I've never had one myself. I really wanted to weigh in here because of some earlier comments:

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 5):
She also howls when I play piano...it's really funny and weird.



Quoting Skywatch (Reply 3):
Scout still doesn't howl, he screams!

I had a wonderul dachsund named Watney (he was a red barrel) for 10 1/2 years. Anyway, he would howl bloody murder when I would play certain types of music. Charles Mingus was a big culprit. He has a number of those beefy, rich horn arrangements that would drive Watney nuts. He would walk up to the speaker and start cocking his head side to side as the music began, and then start screaming. Literally, it sounded like I was whipping him or something. I actually had to stop listening to certain tunes unless I had headphones on, because I was afraid someone would call the police on me.

I never really knew if the music was bothering him, or if it just set of some chip in his head and he had to sing along. Another song that did this to him was "Matte Kudesai" by King Crimson, from their "Discipline" album.

The trick was to find a tune that had just a subtle effect on him. Certain tunes had just enough horns or something to get his attention, and you could sort of get him to sing/growl along with them at low level.

I miss that dog to no end.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
We used to have 2 beagles, Fido and Spot

Now I know where your "intellect" comes from.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Well I am NOT a dog fan!! Dogs tend to be too high maintenance for me. You can't just up and go on a few days vacation (using automatic feeders) and expect a dog to like you after that. They need day to day interaction, where as cats tend to be happy to interact whenever you happen to be around.

Anyway, that being said, the wife is pushing for a dog and she want's a Beagle. This thread can make the diference. I like what I have read here, and I hope to continue reading more good things about the breed (especially in relation to kids). Also how do they tend to do on road trips of about 4-5 hours at a time?


User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 884 times:

"Anyway, that being said, the wife is pushing for a dog and she want's a Beagle. This thread can make the diference. I like what I have read here, and I hope to continue reading more good things about the breed (especially in relation to kids). Also how do they tend to do on road trips of about 4-5 hours at a time?"

Beagles on road trips: At first they will go crazy trying to find a window to look out of, but after a few minutes or so they will settle down, and sometimes take a nap. Beagles are excellent dogs for children, because they are very tolerant, and not too big. Their size is perfect: not a little toy yappy dog, but not some mammoth you can't find room for. You can also get them in small, medium, or large! They do need lots of exercise and affection, and don't expect one to go swimming with you! Their coat is low-maintenance; it doesn't need brushing or anything like that. They shed less than cats. The most hostile thing they do to a stranger is jump on them...them give them a big wet lick! Barking and howling can be controlled with water training, and they are very easy to house train. Basically, they are great family dogs. Training them does require patience, though. Hope all this helps!

---Skywatch



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 879 times:

We have a 4 year old, tri-color beagle, name Puppet. (Kids named her). She's a sweetie, but she's a little on the chubby side.

Recently we got a black lab puppy, and they play together constantly. Sometime they get out of hand, but most of the time, they're just having fun. The dam lab is already bigger than the beagle is.  Big grin

I'll definitely get another beagle in the future. She's great with the kids, pretty smart, and a good family companion.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Very cute dogs. I love Beagles. I've never had one though.


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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 855 times:

I have friends who have them. Nice. But "barky".

Give me one of our own home grown American breeds....




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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 849 times:

From what I understand, they chew like hell.

My aunt is a die-hard beagle lover and her dog, Molly, chewed up several library books. Kinda weird for her, because she is a librarian.

Also, they have a dog that they have had for I think two years, and it is still not housebroken (ie, has accidents in the house). But this beagle was from a pet store, and it my aunt "rescued" it.

AAndrew


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 803 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 9):
Now I know where your "intellect" comes from.

I didn't pick the names ! "Fido" was my Dad's idea, they got him when my sister was little as her dog, and "Spot" was my brother's bright idea, he was 4 at the time. I deny any involvement.


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