Small Dog Breed Care : How to Care for a Beagle
Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m the training manager
at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, and
I’m going to talk a little bit about how to
care for your Beagle. The Beagles come in
a couple varieties, big ones and little ones.
And they are among the most popular pets in
the entire United States, and in many countries.
They just do well within families. They’re
a small size, and yet, they have lots of energy.
They’re very perky. They have short hair,
so there’s not a lot of coat care to take
care of. And I think the main thing that you
have to watch out for with Beagles, and with
Bassets and many of the other hounds is that
the nose will get going on the ground, and
they will just keep going, and be unconscious
of everything. I once knew of a Beagle that
was in a tracking contest, and he actually
ran into the leg of a cow. He was so intent
on the scent, he didn’t even see the cow,
so, you’re going to have to watch out, make
sure you put a real good “come”, or recall
on your Beagle so that your Beagle comes back,
and be sure to keep your…keep your Beagle
leashed up everywhere until your Beagle comes
to you reliably. Otherwise, their care is
fairly easy. They’re hearty, happy little
dogs, and usually just love children and everyone
in the family.