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So this little guy was picked up and brought to the Chicago Police Department, where they fell in love with him and played with him all night. Right now the city shelter is full and every time a stray comes in another dog gets put to sleep to make room, then who knows what happens once the stray hold is up. So I drove an hour to pick him up. I know nothing about beagles except they can be jumpers and they bark. What I know about this guy is that he is about a year old, not neutered, likes to hump the other dogs(but stops when you say no) and loves kids. Within 10 minutes he settled in, peed and pooped outside. He won't be allowed around the GSDs, because if they don't like how Batman moves they won't like how he moves, but him and Batman play great together. He is in his crate now sleeping--really a cute little guy. I know someone that will take him if he isn't claimed. I bought him some dog food because I don't know how he would do on raw. Are they known for any sensitivities to food? They can jump, but how high? Six foot fence good? He has done this reverse sneeze a couple times--is that a beagle thing?

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I know people with beagles.Real sweethearts!They bay loudly,dig holes,love to run off and hunt things.Six foot fence is fine unless he digs under.
 

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I had a beagle forever. With a GSD and a medium sized mutt. They all got along with no problem. They are very sweet and easy dogs to take anywhere or do anything. Mine didn't dig and I taught her not to howl/bay when my kids were little. Compared to a GSD, a,beagle is a piece of cake. Really more like an entire cake. You just have to be careful that they don't wander off if they catch a scent. The reverse sneeze freaked me out and I spent a lot of money on tests to be sure of what it was.
 

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The biggest beagle problem that I forgot to mention.. They will eat and eat and eat. They have no shut off when it comes to food. Once, my beagle found a giant bag of dog food at a friends house and she ate so much that she literally looked like she was going to split apart. No amount of food feels like enough for them and they will always act like they are starving. It's very easy for them to get too heavy.
 

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They need lots and lots of exercise. And then some. They are good dogs with families who have active children, but if they don't get as much exercise as they need, they get into trouble. They are very good at getting into things. My friend's beagle climbed onto a bathroom counter, ate dental floss and had to have major surgery. Her dog also bit a child, so they need to be socialized and handled a lot.
 

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My aunt & her boyfriend have five beagles. Tails are always wagging & very happy personalities. I just start to think I could maybe someday consider owning one until THEY BAY! Oh my! Thanks, but no thanks! Unfortunately, my aunt feeds hers crap food & WAYYYYYY too much people food. They (hers) are fat, stinky & always look dirty. But 100% lovable 100% of the time. Oh, and escape artists. They dig out of the fence and run, run, run. Naughty. But strangers can catch 'em no problem & return them (name & phone number on every collar).
 

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So I let Robyn meet him, she is pretty laid back plus she just had surgery, so I know I can move faster then her. He has been officially corrected for humping behaviors by both girls, the boys on the hand just stand there.

Here is meeting Robyn




Here he is being corrected by Misty for humping


Here is staying away from Robyn because he can't control his naughty self
 

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Had a beagle growing up. He lived for 17 years. Have a beagle mix, right now. He just turned 4. Unlike some of y'all, I LOVE the beagle bay. It bothers me not in the least. Sadly, my current hound appears to be mixed with JRT and he has a high pitched JRT yap. He can't bay or howl worth a darn.

Beagles are a lot smarter than people give them credit for. They have excellent problem solving skills. They can learn anything. The difference between a GSD and a beagle? The GSD wants to please. The beagle wants to know, "What's in it for me?"

Most, but not all, beagles are very food motivated. Obesity is the number 1 beagle health issue. Food needs to be measured out. No overfeeding and limited treats. Beagles are great climbers. In his younger days, it was not uncommon to find 'Natty Boh' sitting at the kitchen counter eating someone's cereal out of the bowl. Do NOT turn your back on the little devils.

They can be escape artists. They can climb, dig, and squeeze - just when you think you have everything secure. I would never leave a beagle outside unattended, but then I wouldn't leave any dog outside unattended. Natty Boh has not been a problem. My previous beagle used to get out of the yard a lot - but that was back in the bad old 60s and 70s. He was a mostly outside dog. The good thing, though, is that beagles always follow their noses. In our case, it meant the beagle never got too far. He was always found in a very short period of time.

Younger beagles may be very active - some more than others. I have not found beagles to be so active, or require a ton of exercise. Natty Boh has a very nice off switch. Always has. (He just turned 4.) In true hound fashion, he sleeps 90% of the time. Sunny spots are best. He will hunt them down. Currently, he is sleeping on the couch. It is tiring work to be a hound.

Beagles are the class clowns. They will never cease to entertain you. Generally, they get along with all dogs. They are lovers, not fighters. Same sex, siblings, doesn't matter. Beagles are a true pack breed. The more the merrier.

They are often the choice of first time dog owners. They have a reputation for being an easy dog. (If there is such a thing.) I know many people who live in apartments and own beagles.

For a really good time, you want to work a beagles' nose. I believe the beagle sense of smell is in the top three of all breeds. It's amazing to watch. The nose misses nothing. We like to call them 'noses with legs.'

Does your little guy have a name? He's a cutie.
 

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He isnt chipped, so we don't know his name. I've tried all the more common ones--snoopy, buddy, etc-nothing. I think I'll call him Charlie, hd reminds me of a Charlie. It's hard to correct or call a dog without a name. So far it's been Hey You and he responds. He is very friendly and settled nicely. My dogs do t event care anymore what I bring in(Midnite and Apollo will definitely not meet him). I'm not sure how long I'll have him before he is reclaimed or finds a new home, but he is safe now.

I also learned that he can't swim--he sunk like a brick then continued to go roll in the dirt and mulch, I guess that will teach me not to put him in the pool.
 

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He isnt chipped, so we don't know his name. I've tried all the more common ones--snoopy, buddy, etc-nothing. I think I'll call him Charlie, hd reminds me of a Charlie. It's hard to correct or call a dog without a name. So far it's been Hey You and he responds. He is very friendly and settled nicely. My dogs do t event care anymore what I bring in(Midnite and Apollo will definitely not meet him). I'm not sure how long I'll have him before he is reclaimed or finds a new home, but he is safe now.

I also learned that he can't swim--he sunk like a brick then continued to go roll in the dirt and mulch, I guess that will teach me not to put him in the pool.
He just needs some swimming lessons. Natty Boh has a Golden Retriever friend, named Jake. Jake taught him how to swim.
 

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He just needs some swimming lessons. Natty Boh has a Golden Retriever friend, named Jake. Jake taught him how to swim.
I had Brennan out there with him but Brennan didn't care about Hey you, he just kept swimming and swimming. Maybe I will try again tomorrow.
 

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I had Brennan out there with him but Brennan didn't care about Hey you, he just kept swimming and swimming. Maybe I will try again tomorrow.
Jake taught Boh to swim in the river. Boh wanted to follow Jake everywhere, so when the water started getting deeper, Boh had to swim. :grin2:
 

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In this thread: llombardo is in denial about getting dog number 14.
Ohhhhh nooooo. I'm still not at that little dog in my life stage. I like my bigger dogs, so it's safe for me to take in the little guys to help out. 4th of July will bring a lot of lost dogs, it will be a nightmare. When I was younger I used to bring all the lost dogs to the police department I got this little guy from. I very easily supplied the whole police force with new pets. I was happy to help them out because they helped me many times. Not to mention it was kinda cute to see a bunch of grown male police officers playing catch with a little beagle. I haven't been in that police department in many many years, I felt like I was just there, it looked the same too. I'm just happy to help out and the little guy is safe, off the street.
 

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A cute story..

I'm on vacation and so is my son, but he went to visit his fiancé at school. I didn't say a word about the dog but someone posted something and I responded. He calls and says is there something you want to tell me, I say not really. Finally he says you need to stay off social media, I tell him he shouldn't leave me alone for extended periods of time :grin2:
 

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Well he made it all night with no accidents and stayed fairly quiet. He has a duck he sleeps with that the policemen gave him. He is very active and inquisitive. He has learned not to hump the girls:grin2:


He loves Robyn



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He is awfully cute. We have a beagle in nose works class he have a great nose. The owner recently added a gsd pup to their family and that day the owner said the beagle was wiped out because of the pup. By the end of class the beagle was in a very deep sleep- really cute. I know they are great family dogs. I can't imagine someone not looking for him.
 

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Ohhhhh nooooo. I'm still not at that little dog in my life stage. I like my bigger dogs, so it's safe for me to take in the little guys to help out. 4th of July will bring a lot of lost dogs, it will be a nightmare. When I was younger I used to bring all the lost dogs to the police department I got this little guy from. I very easily supplied the whole police force with new pets. I was happy to help them out because they helped me many times. Not to mention it was kinda cute to see a bunch of grown male police officers playing catch with a little beagle. I haven't been in that police department in many many years, I felt like I was just there, it looked the same too. I'm just happy to help out and the little guy is safe, off the street.
When my GSD, Annie, died in 2012, by son saw some hound mix puppies at rescue event. He kinda got his heart set on a hound and had never had a puppy. I told him the only was I would get a puppy was if it came from a high kill shelter. Natty Boh was 12 weeks old and on death row at a shelter in SC. He had demodex. I had him transported to MD. It was very odd having such a small dog. He weighs about 30 pounds now.

It took some getting used to - that small dog thing. They grow on ya though. They honestly do. Of course I have Shelby, who weighs about 70. Be careful my friend. Those little dogs will suck you in.
 

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Midnite doesn't really like him and I am not going to even try Apollo


 
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