Whether you already have one of these amazing beagle or if you are planning to have one, here’s few more facts to get to know them better.
- Beagles was developed as hunting dogs for small animals. Today, most people keep them as family companion pets but there are still some who keep them for rabbit hunting.
- Male beagles are usually larger than female. As the best pairing is smaller male and a larger female, this makes it tricky for breeding.
- Beagles are categorised as ‘low shedder’ due to the short coat. However, there are times when the shed is heavier. Females might lose some coat after a heat cycle or after birth dues to hormonal changes.
- All beagles have their signature white tipped tail although it might not be apparent. Some of them only have a few strands of white hair, only visible when observing up close, and some may have hair loss on the tip.
- Sadly, beagles are used in research labs more compared to any other breeds. In order to get a consistent result, one breed was chosen and that was the Beagle.
- This breed is remarkable in sniffing out the bed bugs. They even have some dogs put to work doing this and are called the Bed Bug Beagles.