The Beagle is a dog very easy going, intelligent and affectionate with character. Very playful, this dog loves interactions with his masters, especially with children. It is advisable to take it for a walk very often, because it constantly needs to exercise. You can therefore easily adopt it if you live in an apartment as long as you take it out often. He does not like loneliness and tends to behave destructively if he is inactive or alone. He barks very little unless he feels alone or abandoned.
Reproduction is the same as other breeds. Gestation lasts between 57 and 70 days. You have to adapt your diet, because your nutritional needs will increase. The litter varies between 6 to 10 puppies.
Warning, the Beagle is greedy. Be sure to give him the right diet, because he has a tendency to gain weight easily. In addition, it is prone to food allergies. You can make him small homemade dishes (while respecting a balance between meat, vegetables and cereals), croquettes or dog food. Certainly, it expends a lot and burns a lot of calories. Having said that, one should avoid sugar and foods that can adversely affect one’s health. If it is used for hunting, it will need to be fed foods rich in protein. If he expends himself normally, he should be given less rich food.
This dog has hunting instincts, don’t forget that. Get him used to other animals from a very young age so that everything goes as well as possible. He has a short and dense coat, so he can withstand bad weather without any problem. Its moult is moderate and lasts throughout the year. It is susceptible to dog skin diseases, so it is necessary to brush it regularly.
On the health side, get them used to brushing their teeth from a very young age to avoid tartar and dental plaque. Make sure you give him the right food. This dog has a robust health, but he may be exposed to hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, dwarfism (extremely short legs), atopic dermatitis, hypothyroidism, ear infections, urinary tract infections and epilepsy.
Remember to inspect her floppy ears, which are fragile, once a week. Get him used to the vet as soon as possible. He will monitor his health by weighing and auscultating him regularly and by administering the necessary vaccines to protect him from disease.