Do you share your life with a Beagle? You can probably think of dozens of reasons why you could not imagine life without them. Here’s just ten reasons why there simply ain’t nothing better than a Beagle.
1. Beagles prevent food waste.
A Beagle is a furry garbage disposal. Scraps and crumbs disappear in a flash, whether you intend your dog to have them or not. That incredible nose never misses a meal, and they will always be the first to find morsels that fall on the floor.
2. They’re too adorable for their own good.
With those floppy ears and those big brown eyes, it’s very difficult to enforce boundaries when you have a Beagle. You may, at first, decide that you want your puppy to sleep in the living room. Within the first night, you’ll have them in your bedroom. Before you know it, you’re waking up every morning with the dog sharing your pillow.
3. Everything is a toy.
Whether it’s a plastic bag on the floor or a suspicious-looking rock in the backyard, a Beagle’s job is to investigate… and to play. The Beagle investigatory procedure is as follows: a step forward, then a sniff, a paw touch, then five steps back and a playful bark. From there, the Beagle will decide if the object should be eaten, played with or peed on.
4. That waggy tail.
The white tip of a Beagle’s tail made it easy for their owners to see them while on a hunt, but for most House-Beagles, it’s now just an indicator of joy. Nothing beats coming home to a crazy wagging tail with a blur of white at the end. Whether you’ve been away for ten hours or ten minutes, that tail will fly when you return.
5. They’re masters of karaoke.
When you sing, your Beagle sings with you. Of course, they will also sing along to their favorite songs, passing sirens, and sometimes, absolutely nothing. You’ll start to learn their language after a while. They have specialized vocalizations for when they’re hungry, when there’s someone at the door, when they are happy to see you, and when they want to snuggle under the covers with you.
6. They’re excellent hunters.
Most dogs chase squirrels and rabbits, but a Beagle is actually pretty good at actually catching small animals. Their nose is among the most powerful for ay dog breed, and their ears actually help them pick up odors by wafting scents towards their nose. Their short legs allow them to stay low to the ground as they run, keeping them on the trail of the scent the whole time.
7. Beagles are truly iconic.
From Gromit in Wallace and Gromit, to Odie in Garfield, and of course, Snoopy in Peanuts, a Beagle always steals the spotlight. You’ll find that guests come to your home with the ulterior motive of hanging out with your dog.
8. They think independently.
Although they love to learn and pick up new tricks quickly, a Beagle is an independent thinker that will find creative loopholes and shortcuts to get their way. Forget about trying to call this dog inside if they’re hot on the scent trail of a rabbit. When you do have their attention, though, there’s no limit to what they can learn.
9. They let you know how they feel.
Beagles can be eerily human in the way they use their eyes and their body language to communicate with you. They even let out a grumpy sigh when they’re frustrated. When a Beagle doesn’t want to do something, they won’t do it!
10. Beagles make life more interesting.
You’ll never be bored with a Beagle in your life. These high-energy dogs always find ways to keep themselves entertained, though you’ll need to provide plenty of healthy outlets to keep them from mischief.