I became addicted to beagles twelve years ago with the purchase of my first beagle, Pepper.I now have six beagles and about five years ago, I decided that I wanted to pursue my love affair with the breed one step further by breeding them.I purchased Mushroom aka Laponderosa’s Hurricane Warning in Jan of 2006.Mushroom received her championship in 2007 and in 2009 I bred her for the first time to another Champion, Bradie, from Laponderosa Kennels.For more information on Laponderosa Kennels please look them up on facebook.
Mushroom and Bradie had two beautiful girl puppies, Shiitake Mushroom and Portabella Mushroom, February 19th, 2009 and I hate to say it but I kept them both LOL. Please see below for pictures.
Shiitake Mushroom completed her championship as of August 2010. Congratulations Shiitake!
Then in 2011, Shiitake gave birth to three gorgeous puppies and I managed to only keep one this time (so proud of myself). Then Nov. 2013 Shiitake gave birth to another three gorgeous puppies and I wanted to keep one but they all had homes. Shiitake's final litter of three was born on Dec.23, 2016. What a beautiful gift!
When I purchased my first beagle, Pepper, I got him from a pet store. I had no idea what the beagle personality traits were and just picked Pepper because he was the cutest puppy in the world (alright I may be biased J). I soon learned the good, bad and the ugly about beagles and I want to pass on what I learned to anyone interested in purchasing a beagle. Beagles are wonderful pets for those who understand what it means to be committed to this bread.If you have any doubts please do not get one.
Mid-sized dog so they make excellent pets for a family sized dwelling
Gentle, kind, friendly and loving – they are great with children
Short easy to care for coat requires very little grooming
Love outdoor activites
Love snuggling and indoor activities as well
Are very involved with the family
Full of personality
Lively, active and extremely intelligent
They do NOT like to be left alone – Beagles are pack animals and they need to be with their family or other play mates – they will destroy your house if left alone – purchasing two is a good option
They will follow their noses at all times!Do not let them off leash in uncontrolled environments or they will be gone.Beagles learn quickly but they will not listen if there is a scent that they are tracking so as much as you practice recall you have a 50/50 chance that they will listen if something is more interesting to them.
Beagles will escape from any holding area so make sure you have a totally fenced escape proof back yard
Beagles NEED exercise – if you are not going to walk your beagle at least once a day – don’t get one!
Beagles will bark/howl if left alone
Some beagles will eat feces or roll in feces if left unsupervised.Make sure that you pick up regularly after your dog and this won’t be an issue.They also like to roll in other unsavoury items.The solution to this is to keep them on leash.