25 Beagle Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
Want to know why people across the world just love Beagle puppies?
Continue reading because we’ve gathered 25 fascinating facts about this lovable breed.
- It is believed that the name “Beagle” comes from the Middle French words “bee gueule.” This means “wide throat.” Beagles are known barkers and called “loudmouth.”
- Beagles were recognized by the AKC in 1885 and won Best in Show in 2008.
- In the 1840’s, four different standards of Beagles were developed. They were the: fox Beagle, medium Beagle, the rough-coated/terrier Beagle and the dwarf/lapdog Beagle.
- Way back in the day, Beagles were only 8 to 9 inches tall and could actually fit in the pocket of a hunter. They were aptly called Pocket Beagles.
- Beagles require exercise! They aren’t good as couch potatoes. If you’d like a running partner, then get a Beagle and enjoy your workout.
- Beagles are well-known to be rather even-temper and very gentle, however, they are also very excitable and can be classified as hyper.
- They are stubborn!
- The Beagle breed has been described as having a “nose with feet.” They will pick up a scent and follow it until they can’t anymore!
- Beagle puppies have noses that are black and large in proportion to their muzzles. We guess it’s no surprise that they hold approximately 220 million scent-receptors. Compare that to humans who have about 5 million.
- The small and friendly Beagle is used to sniff around unsuspecting visitors at airport security, which also allows them to fit into small spaces to check cargo and airmail depots.
- Well-trained Beagles can learn around 50 different scents.
- We mentioned earlier that they are quite stubborn. This means that training them can be tricky. It’s doable, but you’ll need lots of patience and persistence.
- Stick to basic one-word commands, when you begin training your Beagle puppies. This will lessen the chances of confusion with them.
- To get the best out of training your Beagle, exercise her before you start training. This will help release any pent-up energy she may have and keep her focused.