Before reading any further ask yourself the following questions

  • Do you have a JUMP proof, DIG proof, CHEW proof fence which completely encloses your backyard and is at least 5 feet high?
  • Will your new dog have company for most of the day? This can be either human or another dog (preferably a beagle of course!)?
  • Are you prepared to walk your dog on a lead AT ALL TIMES?
  • Are you happy to live with a back lawn which may at times resemble a lunar landscape, covered in craters and pot holes?
  • Are you prepared to make sure all your shoes, toys and anything else you don't want chewed are not left within beagle range?
  • Are you able to resist pleading brown eyes that try to convince you they are perpetually hungry?
  • Are you prepared to put some time and effort in training your new dog, letting them know who is in control?
  • The average lifespan of a beagle is 10 to 15 years. Are you sure that any long term plans you might have will not effect your beagle?

If you answered "NO" to any of the above questions, then I strongly suggest that you think twice about getting a beagle. Chances are a beagle is NOT FOR YOU!

If you have read this far and are still keen on getting a beagle then please use the links
on the right for more information about the Beagle