Beagles And Why They Are Perfect
As I sit here typing this, I am accompanied by my dog, a chubby, 3-year-old beagle with anxiety problems. She is curled up by my side, staring at me with those patented wide-as-saucer beagle eyes. Her loveliness and cuddle-bility (is that a word? ability to be cuddled? well it should be...) has driven me to outline what is it about beagles that makes them the very best breed in my oh so humble opinion. Disagreeable comments are welcomed- if you believe there's a better breed, your opinions are welcome! Although I doubt you'll convince me...
Anyway, what's so great about the beagle? Now I can't speak on behalf of all beagles...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 speak about my beagle, Bailey.
Point Number One: She needs me. I don't know if it's the breed or the anxiety problems, but that's a pooch right there that needs their owner. I know for a fact that beagles are one of the most vocal of breeds- in fact, they're famous for their howling bark- and believe me...if you leave them alone for awhile, 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 good- the dog's desperation at my departure makes me feel loved.
Point Number Two: They're the perfect size. To me, the beagle is the perfect medium between the yipping chihuahua and the monster-sized pit-bull Having a beagle is perfect- you don't look like a sissy owning one and they don't have the ability to knock you to the ground and maul your face off! Perfect, right?
Point Number Three: CUUUUUUUTE. So cute. Beagles are one of the lucky breeds that remains cute for their entire lives. In my opinion they make, hands down, the cutest puppies, and they carry this cuteness with them to adulthood.
Point Number Four: Perfect for families. Now, not knocking the chihuahua, but before my family got Bailey, we had a chihuahua named Tequila. My father purchased her when I was one, and I grew up with her until she died. I have to say, a chihuahua is an example of a dog that does not do well with children. Chihuahua's are infamous for only attaching themselves to one family member, usually the patriarch. 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. Beagles are extremely loving and bond with every family member. And did I mention they're really cute?
All in all, if you're looking to get a new dog, my advice is to look no further than this ancient, lovable breed. I'm no dog expert, but I do have a beagle, and she pwns every other dog I see when I take her on walks. And look at the picture up there of her sister, Beasley! I know it would've made sense to put Bailey up, but Beasley's just a hair cuter (and not chubby). Isn't she precious?