The Beagle is one of those dog breeds that really thrives on human companionship. A very amiable animal that was originally bred to be a pack hunter, the Beagle is an enthusiastic adventure seeker. The ideal playtime for this dog would be rummaging and exploring through forests and wooded areas. He absolutely adores his owner and makes a great social house pet.
Although the Beagle needs daily exercise to keep him calm and happy, it does not take too much, perhaps 20 to 30 minutes of walking each day. You will find that this dog breed is an excellent house pet that remains gentle and calm, especially around its family members. A Beagle is the perfect choice if you have children in the house – owning a Beagle is a breed which will make you happy and will never stop looking for ways to please you.
Upkeep and Maintenance
As mentioned above, exercise on a daily basis should be a part of the Beagle’s physical maintenance and daily routine. Take them out for a long walk or a quick run through a safe area in the woods. The Beagle particularly loves to scout trails and other small paths. However, be sure not to take this dog out off-leash if he has been boarded up in the house for a long time. If he catches the sense of a small animal through a trail, he is liable to dash off and run around for a long period of time, especially if his energy reserves are built up from non-activity.
When owning a Beagle, veterinarians suggest that you request specific tests for eye problems, hip dysplasia, potential knee problems, and thyroid. The major health concerns that are widespread with many Beagles is CHD and intervertebral disk disease.
Most Beagles have a long lifespan of between 10 and 15 years but occasionally have minor health issues to watch out for which are cherry eye, epilepsy, glaucoma, patellar luxation, KCS, chondrodysplasia, and hypothyroidism.
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