“Hybrid” dog – Isn’t that just another word for Mutt? Every day we hear more about the new “hybrid” dogs, or “designer” dogs. Each feature is accompanied by pictures of adorable puppies that are examples of this new “breed of dog.” Of course they’re cute! All puppies are! Should you pay hundreds, and in some […]
People love beagles for a lot of reason. Snoopy from The Peanuts comic strip was a very famous beagle and people want to have a Snoopy in their house. But the beagle breed of dog also comes with its share of health problems. Some beagle health problems are common to many dogs while others are specific only to the beagle breed. Keep an eye on your beagle and make sure you learn the warning signs.
Pet owners are always concerned with the proper way to care for their animals and when you decide to invest in a beagle for your family pet then your first concern should be the proper beagle health care tips. Owning a pet is a lot of work but there are some very simple ideas you can use to help keep your beagle healthy and happy and a part of your family for many years to come. Make sure regular visit to the vet is part of your beagle’s health plan and contact the vet if persistent problems arise.
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.
The exact origin of the breed of dog known as the beagle is unknown but it is thought that this sturdy breed descended from a blend of various English hunting dogs. The breed was registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885. Since that time the beagle has gained popularity not just for its hunting ability, but also for its appeal as a family pet.
Getting your next Beagle puppy (or even a dog) from a Beagle breeder is a lot more expensive than going to a pet store, but you get a lot more for your money. Not only that, you are assured that your puppy was not bred in inhumane conditions at a puppy mill. Most pet stores and online sites in America that sell and ship puppies get their puppies from these barbaric puppy mills, where dogs are treated worse than battery hens.
Hybrid dogs, or “designer dogs,” result from the mix of two or more pure breeds. Though the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize cross breeds or allow mixed breeds to participate in competition, The American Canine Hybrid Club has been formed in support of hybrids. There are now over a one hundred recognized hybrid dogs.
There is a growing epidemic in this country. A recent spike in the popularity of beagles has led to the rise of a great many dishonest beagle breeders who run puppy mills to meet the growing demand for these sweet little dogs. These puppy mills, as a general rule, supply the majority of pet stores in this country; which is why many would-be beagle owners wind up taking sick or dying dogs home with them.
The Beagle has become a popular breed of dog in the United States over the past century or so. In fact, in the 1950’s, this breed enjoyed a brief stint at the number one spot for most sought after dogs in this country. But the Beagle’s roots go back much farther than 100 years or so – and could possibly date back to around 400 B.C. in Greece. Documents show that a Beagle type of dog may have been in existence at this time.
There are an awful lot of issues we wrestle with each day. In the great prioritization that is our daily lives, something as simple as dog food comparison-shopping, will generally not rank very high. This unfortunately doesn’t mean a lot to our short family friends, and we being the recipients of the great joy they bring to our lives, should pause once in while and review the choices we make for them.