Beagle puppies are among the cutest critters on God’s earth. The Beagle’s soft brown eyes are probably his most appealing feature. One long gaze into the eyes and the potential owner is likely to become an actual owner, for the breed has mastered the trick of looking as if he doesn’t have a friend in the world.
The cuteness of Beagle puppies has made them favorites of the pet store trade. However, Beagles are sociable dogs developed to work in packs. If a Beagle becomes an only pet, its family must be prepared to provide a lot of stimulation for the dog to keep him home. Otherwise, his need for companionship and his desire to follow his nose to adventure could lead him to adopt another family, get arrested for running at large, or worse. His wanderlust, need for activity, and loud voice make him unsuitable for sedentary families or for apartments or unfenced yards. And it’s the bay, or half-howl, that causes neighbors to curse the day you bought your pet.
Beagles are wonderful in the right home, with the right person or family. If treated right they are one of the most amiable hounds and calm, tractable house pets. They are excellent child’s dogs, gentle, incredibly tolerant and always ready to join in a game or an adventure.