The history of the breed of dog called beagle is largely unknown. Some say the breed dates back to 200 A.D. The breed began to be referred to as “Beagle” in the 1800s. Beagles have been popular as hunting dogs and family pets as far back as 19th century England. This sturdy, independent breed was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1885. Hunters relied on the specific bark of the beagle as it scented out its prey and appreciated its affinity and enthusiasm for the chase. Though still used as hunting or scent dogs due to their superb sense of smell, beagles are also loved for their affable temperament.
Beagles have attractive physical characteristics; they have short, sleek fur (which makes grooming your beagle an easy chore), a sturdy body structure, and brown eyes with a characteristically sad expression. Beagles come in various colors but are usually portrayed as tri-colored in shades of black/white/tan.
Physically, beagles are attractive, small to medium sized dogs with a solid body construction. They are known for their brown eyes and characteristically sad expression. Their coats come in a variety of color patterns. Many are tri-colored in shades of black/white/orange or black/white/yellow. Grooming your beagle is made easy because of their short, sleek fur.
Grooming your beagle includes caring for his appearance and maintaining his overall health. You may choose to groom your beagle yourself or your may have your veterinarian’s office perform trickier grooming techniques such as trimming your beagle’s nails. There are also a number of pet grooming services that will maintain your pet’s appearance for a small fee. For example, a package including a puppy wash, brush, nail trim, and style costs approximately $10-$60.
If you do not feel comfortable grooming your beagle, there are many pet groomers available to maintain your dog’s appearance. They can handle, in particular, tricky areas like trimming your beagle’s nails. Services are relatively reasonable. A “puppy package” may include a puppy wash, brush, nail trim, and style and costs approximately $10-$60.
Grooming your beagle involves several guidelines. Because beagles have long, pendulous ears, these can be prone to infection due to water or bacteria becoming trapped inside. Check your beagle’s ears at least once per week to make they are clean and free of infection. A good rule of thumb is to wipe his ears whenever he is being brushed.
The long, pendulum-shaped beagle ears can be prone to infection due to water or bacteria becoming trapped inside. It is important to check your beagle’s ears at least once per week to ensure they are clean and free of infection. A good method is to wipe the ears whenever he is being brushed.
When grooming your beagle’s nails, trim them with a quality nail clipper. There is no set frequency for when nails should be trimmed since length depends on your beagle’s activity level. If you can hear his nails clicking on the floor it is probably a good time for trimming. Your beagle’s eyes require special attention because they have longer eyelashes than other dogs. Eyelashes need to be monitored and trimmed carefully. An ingrown eyelash will be very uncomfortable for your beagle and may require surgery to correct.
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