The ticks are an Issue , but I just check them each time I run them. Usually spray them down also after checking them. The real problem with mine is that they are Major Bed hogs.midvalleyBeagler said:my dogs are kept outside all season. they are cared for as if they were inside house pets. but my concern is the ticks after running them. We run the dogs all year long to keep them in shape. And it seems the ticks are getting worse eery year.
AndyAndy Purnell said:It will definitely not hurt their hunt. It will without a doubt make them less able to handle bad weather/conditions. Next year all of my dogs that I count on will be outside and ready for cold feet.... John do you notice a difference?
beagler said:Never had a hound that lived in the house. Everything is kept outside in the kennel. Our dogs aren't "pets" so to speak. Stictly gun dogs for hunting. [/quote
same here....years ago my dad and I hunted with a friend that had 2 beagles indoors all the time. Both were rabbit chasing machines...but when the snow and ice came they turned into sissies also. They hated the cold.