"This is Fred. He is my two-year-old full-bred Beagle. He loves everyone he meets and can’t get enough of people. Your temperament section on them is pretty much dead-on! He is extremely curious and as a puppy he loved to chew on things. I once caught him chewing a hammer he dug up from my yard...the metal end of it! I have a ¼-acre lot with the back half fenced in. He roams free a good 3 hours a day out there. So far, he has presented me with 2 squirrels, 3 birds, a handful of garden snakes and a lizard about every hour he is out there. They’re fast little dogs! My only main quirks with him are he likes to dig in the yard (usually when he follows a creature underground) and if he is on the prowl for something, he won’t listen to me at all. Otherwise, sit, stay, paw, rollover, play dead, speak are all easily understood. I am in the process of training him to grab a soda from the fridge. That one’s been tough."
This is Rusty. He's a 13-year-old red and white Beagle.
"This is Barney, a liver tricolor. His nose and eye rims are a pinkish color, and his eyes are lighter than the regular black tricolors' eyes. This color is not preferred in the show ring, but color should not be a consideration when getting a Beagle as a pet. Color does not affect personality!"
Barney the Beagle
Barney the Beagle
"Butch is the dog in front, Charlie is behind him. Charlie is a normal black tricolor. Butch is a blue tricolor."
A little girl with her Beagle friend Frank
Frank the Beagle is an example of an overweight dog. It is not healthy to let your dog get fat. Since humans have control over how much a dog eats and when, any dog who is overweight is the fault of the owners. To prolong your dogs life be sure to keep them fit.
"I think Dixie is technically a tricolor, but she has so little white on her that she's referred to as a black and tan by most Beagle people who don't show their dogs. Her only white is a small spot on her chest, a little white on her paws (a Beagle characteristic) and a few white hairs on the very tip of her tail (also a Beagle characteristic)."
"What is that thing? Does it smell good? Can I eat it?" Beagles follow their noses all the time—often right to trouble!