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Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Re: Looking for beagle
I might be a little off base here, giving advice where the original poster isn't asking for advice. But it has been my experience that if you want your beagle to hunt, you need to keep the beagle outside and not let the kids and family play with the dog.
Now maybe I am wrong, but with all the dogs I have had in the past 45 years, the only dogs that worked out were the ones that were treated like hunting dogs and not the ones that was treated like family pets.
There is a predisposition that once the dog has been played with, it won't want to hunt. And when you take it out to hunt it will become confused and want to play and you will end up with a screwed up dog that doesn't hunt.
The exception to the rule is a bird dog ( Katie ) my brother in law bought 25 years ago. The dog lived in my parents house and slept on a bed and ate people food and had all kinds of problems with its skin, fur, allergies, female parts etc.
The dog loved to hunt, but wouldn't take commands from anyone except my sister - that took care of the dog.
She was not the sister that my brother in law was married to, and she did not hunt!.
One day I followed him to a field and hunted birds with him. When it was time to go home, the Katie jumped into my truck - not his!
Katie knew that I was the person that fed her and petted her and played with her and her master was just the owner by virtue of a bill of sale.