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    How to care for a Beagle?

    Articlegeneral dog adviceWednesday 30 April 2014
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    Beagles are small hound dogs with sleak and short coats. They might come in various colours such as tri colour, black and tan, red and white, orange and white, lemon and white.

    Beagles have strong, round feet and are known for their pleading expression and distinctive howl.

    This dog breed does not require high maintenance. The coat is of medium length, close, hard, sleek and easy to care for. However, Beagles should be should be kept in a secured yard or on a leash to keep them from running after real or imagined quarries.

    To properly take care of your dog, never skip the visits to the vet and make sure you have your Beagle checked from time to time. It is important to you follow your vet's advice on vaccination and treatments. Consult your veterinarian about flea and tick control products, heartworm medications and worming your Beagle.

    Provide your dog with healthy and high-protein diet. Dogs cannot eat people food so you should feed him with high-quality dry dog food. If you decide to use treats as rewards while training, break each treat into three or four small pieces and give one piece at a time. Beagles love to eat and are good beggars. You should be especially cautious not to get your Beagle overweight.

    Brush your Beagle several times a week. This breed sheds moderately so their maintenance s not complicated. Use a hound glove to keep your dog's coat shiny and a fine-tooth flea comb to remove dirt and excess hair. Wipe out your dog's ears whenever you brush him to prevent unpleasant odors and infections.

    Bathing is not recomended at regular basis. It should be rather infrequent and done only when necessary. A Beagle does not require special grooming and can be washed at home.

    Make sure you or someone in your home is willing to spend 30 to 60 minutes a day playing with and exercising your dog.

    Beagles are very people-oriented and like to be around humans. You should bare in mind that Beagles might become stubborn. Try to be consistent and patient when training your Beagle puppies.

     

     

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