FYI: When walking or if not in a fenced in area, Beagles should always be kept on a leash. If you want a dog who will Not run away when off of their leash, do NOT get a Beagle.

FYI: Regarding cats, Beagles certainly can be friendly with cats but for many of them their basic instinct is to chase. Whether they chase or not, depends a lot on the cat. If the cat is not afraid of dogs and does not run, then many dogs will not chase.

FYI: Beagles normally are good with children over six. Children must be old enough so that parents can explain to them that they must be very careful to Not leave doors or gates open because the Beagle will escape. Also, remember that when outside, a Beagle must ALWAYS be kept on a leash if not in a fenced in area.

FYI: When excited, such as when they see their owner/parent after being apart, some Beagles are so happy they cannot
control their emotions and some (not all) loudly bay (howl) with joy! This must be accepted and hopefully appreciated by their owner/parent. (Not all Beagles bay. If adopting a Beagle from a foster parent, they can tell you if the Beagle bays)

FYI: As is the case with most dogs, do Not leave garbage cans open, as dogs have an excellent sense of smell and will be tempted to dig in the garbage for food!

It may surprise many people but Beagles make an Excellent 'indoor' dog and a not-so-good 'outdoor' dog!

Reason: They like to roam and will dig out and run away.


1. If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you'll get what you want.

2. Don't go out without ID.

3. Be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel by piddling on
their shoes.

4. Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.

5. Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.

6. Always give people a friendly greeting. A cold nose in the crotch is effective.

7. When you do something wrong, always take responsibility (as soon as you're dragged out from under the bed).

8. If it's not wet and sloppy, it's not a real kiss.


Cheerful, Friendly, Bold, Stubborn, Gentle, Merry sweet disposition, Highly sociable with family and other dogs, Good at problem solving, Intelligent, but require much patience in training, Emotionally stable, Not territorial with other dogs, but may be protective of food. A happy little tail-wagger!

Because most Beagles have a desire to roam, they require a well-secured fenced in yard and should ALWAYS wear ID tags. Beagles are best kept Inside!

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