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    I never said don't get a beagle - I said be aware they take a lot of training - are you ready to put in two good years at obedience school to get as far as others get in a year? Not because the dog is dumb or you are bad but because beagles are wired differently and most dog schools dont appreciate that.

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    Google??? Newspapers??

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Thanks! I'm not accusing people of saying NOT to get a Beagle just wanted to clarify the reasons why one might think twice about it.

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    My sister got a beagle x from the pound, many years ago now. Bella is now aged and going downhill but De has never had a day she has regretted her choice of dog.

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    Contact Dog Governing body in QLD (Dogs QLD???). They normally have a monthly magazine that members get sent out regarding shows etc...you might be able to buy that magazine

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    I'm not sure how accurate the dates are in here, but here is a link to CCCQ Shows

    ETA: I just found this listing too 2010 Shows and Trials

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    Beagles are lovely amy. I think people get used to warning people that they are a little different to many other breeds. They are hounds, and pack hounds at that. They have high exercise and mental stimulation requirements. If their owner doesn't have the time for them that they need these needs may manifest as obsessive behaviours and howling/baying or escaping. They are also independent thinkers and more challenging to train in obedience etc by conventional methods. But who wants no challenges in life??

    But there are huge good sides as well as the bad.

    They are a lovely size, look beautiful and come in very nice colours etc. They are happy little dogs with waggy tails who generally love kids. A word on this, beagles actually love the same thing as kids - getting out and about and exploring, swimming, playing etc etc... But they have a very strong family connection which is the upside of the pack mentality.

    They are very easy to feed - not fussy eaters. Too easy sometimes and their weight may need to be watched. They are generally healthy and robust, but talk to breeders about possible thyroid problems as they can occur in the breed. A very big reason to go for somewhere good for a pup.

    They do turn up frequently in pounds and rescues as they are often subject to puppy farming or unsuitable homing situations. Most coming from rescue will have all relevant health testing done as well which makes your life easier.

    What it comes down to is that if you really love a breed, you will find an individual that fits your family, you know what's best for you and them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I'm not sure how accurate the dates are in here, but here is a link to CCCQ Shows

    ETA: I just found this listing too 2010 Shows and Trials
    Thanks! Do I want to go to any of those shows? Will there be breeders to talk to there? I think the only one I can see near me (Ipswich) is the one next weekend in Beenleigh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Beagles are lovely amy. I think people get used to warning people that they are a little different to many other breeds. They are hounds, and pack hounds at that. They have high exercise and mental stimulation requirements. If their owner doesn't have the time for them that they need these needs may manifest as obsessive behaviours and howling/baying or escaping. They are also independent thinkers and more challenging to train in obedience etc by conventional methods. But who wants no challenges in life??

    But there are huge good sides as well as the bad.

    They are a lovely size, look beautiful and come in very nice colours etc. They are happy little dogs with waggy tails who generally love kids. A word on this, beagles actually love the same thing as kids - getting out and about and exploring, swimming, playing etc etc... But they have a very strong family connection which is the upside of the pack mentality.

    They are very easy to feed - not fussy eaters. Too easy sometimes and their weight may need to be watched. They are generally healthy and robust, but talk to breeders about possible thyroid problems as they can occur in the breed. A very big reason to go for somewhere good for a pup.

    They do turn up frequently in pounds and rescues as they are often subject to puppy farming or unsuitable homing situations. Most coming from rescue will have all relevant health testing done as well which makes your life easier.

    What it comes down to is that if you really love a breed, you will find an individual that fits your family, you know what's best for you and them.
    Thanks Nattylou! Your description of beagles make me think they are perfect for us! We want an addition to our family that will be with us and do things with us! Our puppy won't be left alone for long periods of time and won't be locked outside when we are at home! We are happy to take the time training the pup and taking them to puppy preschool etc etc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Thanks! Do I want to go to any of those shows? Will there be breeders to talk to there? I think the only one I can see near me (Ipswich) is the one next weekend in Beenleigh.
    There should be breeders there, there usually are, but it's also good to go and talk to those who show but may not breed particularly if you see a dog who's looks you particularly like, talk to the owner (AFTER they've gone in the ring or they may be a little nervous and may not have that much time) and the owner may be able to point you in the direction of their breeder. Just because the breeder isn't there it doesn't mean you won't be able to find some good contacts or new friends!

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    If so - Beagles are prefect for you - but they do think differently to other dogs. I love them personally but I dont know that I would want to own one at this point in my life lol.

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