Playing With Your Dog
No matter what breed of dog you have, your pup is going to want to have some love, affection, and play from its owner. Of course, you need to take your dog out for its daily walks to get it exercise. But it’s also fun to play a game of fetch just to blow off some steam. Hey, playing with your dog is free too, and given that we may be going into one of the worst recessions in years, anything that is free is especially nice right now!
Besides playing fetch, you can teach your dog tricks. Generally, the easier tricks are the ’sit,’ ’shake,’ and ’speak,’ followed by ‘rollover’ which may be a little more difficult to teach your dog. After you teach your dog these tricks, it gets a bit tougher to tackle the higher end tricks.
There are other fun ways to play with your dog. Posing your dog in funny pictures is always fun. There are some really cute pet costumes you can get for your dog. Lots of people like to dress up their dogs in their favorite football team’s jersey and have their dog root for their team on Sundays. There are also lots of cute costumes out there online, such as an Indiana Jones costume. Hey, who knows, maybe your dog will be fighting Nazis and discovering ancient artifacts!
Beagle – Breed Information
Breed Information: Beagles are compact, square dogs with a short, sleek coat. There are no disqualifying colors for the Beagle, though they tend to be white with patches of red, black, or lemon. Beagles have broad, slightly rounded heads, with a straight muzzle that ends in a black nose with large nostrils. The tail must not curl over the back. Beagles are very well-known for their bark, which sounds like a cross between a bray and a howl.
- Size: Dogs Height: 14-16 inches/Weight: 22-25 pounds Bitches Height: 13-15 inches/Weight: 20-23 pounds. There are two height classes for Beagles. The first class is for dogs between 13-16 inches, and the second is for dogs under 13 inches.
- Breed Specific Health Issues: Some dogs can have heart disease, back problems, eye disease, and epilepsy in their lines, so a full health test should have been performed on the parents of any puppy you are considering. Chondroplasia, dwarfism, can also be found in Beagles, resulting in warped front legs. Life Expectancy:The life expectancy for the Beagle is between 12 and 15 years.Grooming Requirements:As the Beagle has a short, glossy coat, very little grooming is required. Brush with a stiff brush once a week. Bathing the Beagle should only be done when necessary, and the ears should be cleaned monthly.