5 Reasons Why Beagles Are Perfect
Beagles: Friendly, Curious, and Lively
While writing this article, I enjoyed the company of my adorable dog: a chubby, 3-year-old Beagle with anxiety problems. She simply curled up by my side and stared at me with her wide Beagle eyes as I typed away on my computer. Simply put, her loveliness and cuddle-ability motivated me to outline what it is about this breed that makes them the very best dogs in my oh-so-humble opinion.
So, what's so great about the Beagle? Read on to find out.
5 Reasons Why Beagles Are so Lovable
Keep in mind that comments are welcome. If you believe there's a better breed, feel free to share your opinion (although I doubt you'll convince me). I personally am of the belief that all of God's precious creatures have souls and thus are all different from one another . . . but I can personally speak about my beautiful dog, Bailey, who inspired these 5 reasons why this breed is simply the best:
1. They Need You
My dog Bailey needs me. I don't know if it's the breed's devotion or Bailey's anxiety problem, but she's certainly a pooch that needs her owner. I also know for a fact that Beagles are one of the most vocal breeds—they are famous for their howling bark, and believe me, if you leave them alone for a while, they'll go nuts! Don't worry, it's cute, but also very loud. This can be either a good thing or a bad thing for you. For me, it's a good thing—it makes me feel loved.
2. They Are the Perfect Size
To me, the Beagle is the perfect medium-sized dog. Between a yipping small dog and a monster-sized large breed, having a Beagle is perfect—you don't look like a pushover owning one, but they also don't have the ability to knock you to the ground! Perfect, right?
According to AKC breed statistics, Beagles tend to reach 13 inches in height and will weigh around or below 20 pounds. Males may reach 13–15 inches in height and will weigh between 20–30 pounds.
3. They Are Undeniably Cute
They are simply CUTE. So cute. Beagles are one of the lucky breeds that remains cute for their entire lives. In my opinion, they make the cutest puppies, and they carry this cuteness with them into adulthood. Is it their large eyes? Their floppy ears? They're simply adorable.
4. They Make Great Family Dogs
This breed is perfect for families. Not knocking the Chihuahua, but before my family got Bailey, we had a Chihuahua named Tequila. My father purchased her when I was a one-year-old and I grew up with her until she died. I have to say, a Chihuahua is an example of a dog that does not (always) do well with children.
Chihuahuas are infamous for only attaching themselves to one family member. All of my years spent with Tequila were unfulfilling and I never really knew the deep companionship you could have with a dog until we got Bailey. In contrast, Beagles are extremely loving and bond with every family member. And did I mention they're really cute?
5. They Are Gentle
Beagles are not known for being aggressive, so don't consider them if you want a guard dog for your family or your property. Yes, they have been historically used for hunting and flushing, but they are very "focused," so focused that they are likely to wander off following a scent rather than notice a trespassing human or animal.
Things to Know About Beagle Puppies
Is This the Right Breed for You?
All in all, if you're looking to get a new dog, my advice is to look no further than this iconic, lovable breed. I'm no dog expert, but I do have a Beagle, and she is absolutely amazing. And simply look at the picture (above) of her sister, Beasley! Isn't she precious?
Are you a fan of this breed? Don't forget to share your story below.
Beagles love food! If you are planning on getting this breed, be sure to regulate their food intake and exercise them accordingly as they are prone to obesity.