What kind of dog is the best to own? Beagle?

United States
April 12, 2007 10:52am CST
Does anyone have a beagle dog that can tell me if they are good dogs? I want to get one but i am unsure if they are good dogs in the long run. I think they are really cute when they are puppys but i dont know what their personalities are like? Does anyone have any insight on Beagle dog or already have one?
6 responses
• United States
12 Apr 07
A beagle is a great dog but it does bark and howl alot. Once they get on the scent of something they will follow it so don't let it outside alone for long (unless it is fenced in). The beagle is a companion dog so it needs lots of love either from a human or from another dog. It also needs daily exercise.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
Thank you. I am excited to get a dog but i want to make sure i get the right one. Ive heard that is how Beagles can be and i want to make sure i can take care of it. IS there any other types of dog that would be recommended to get? I want a dog that is like the size of a beagle.
• India
12 Apr 07
why dont u buy a pug which is cute and small and thats more of a show dog!
• United States
12 Apr 07
A beagle can be shown also! It just depends on whether a person wants to get into showing or just have a pet.
• United States
18 Sep 07
I have a nine year old beagle and I couldn't be more happy with him. He doesn't ever howl and the only time he barks is if he's playing outside. He's a great dog, very funny personality. He's very loving and playful and gets along good with kids. You do need to make sure to have a leash on them outside though because like other people said they are hunting dogs and if they smell something they like, they will most likely go after it.
@anewlevel (174)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I definitely would not suggest a beagle, no matter how cute their pups are. Beagles howl and cry a lot... and personally I find their vocalizations almost maddening. I used to live across the street from a family with two beagles who spent hours outside in their yard howling and crying into the wee hours of the night. It got to the point that I could still hear them in my brain even after they stopped howling. We've moved away from there, thank goodness.
@Duvessa (914)
• United States
12 Apr 07
No person can tell you what breed of dog is best for YOU & YOUR lifestyle. Before getting a dog I would suggest doing research on the breeds to find out more information about them. go to this site & answer the questions & it will give you a list of different dogs that are best suited to you & your lifestyle. http://www.selectsmart.com/DOG/
• United States
12 Apr 07
There is NO one breed of dog that's best for every person!! Research the different breeds and see which one you think would match you and your lifestyle the best. Beagles are more "talkative" than some breeds and very nose motivated as already mentioned. They can also have a kind of "hound smell" which is unpleasant to some people, are very intelligent needing adequate mental stimulation, can be diggers, chewers, hard headed at times, and very energetic requiring a lot of good exercise daily! What are you looking for in a dog? A couch potato? Jogging partner? Do you have a largish well fenced yard? Do you live in a small place like an apartment or larger house? Do you have the time to keep up with a very energetic, chewy, diggy, barky dog or would you prefer one a bit on the easier side?
@natrlvr2 (384)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I have owned many dogs. The best are mutts.I had a wonderfully mellow Bassett/Black Lab once. What you need to do is, do research on the web.Each type of dog needs something different in the raising.Certain dogs are high energy dogs which means you have to do ALOT of daily walking.Know what I mean? One thing to remember, each and every dog(animal) has a different personailty no matter what breed they are.You also need to train them right. The smartest man I know when it comes to raising dogs is cesar Millan.(The Dog Whisperer)