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    DefaultLabs and Beagles?

    Just wondering if anyone has this combo, or has had a beagle on it's own in the past?
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    DefaultRe: Labs and Beagles?

    Check out Paddysmom; she has 3 labs and 2 beagles (and a few others)!

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    also Paula...

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    DefaultRe: Labs and Beagles?

    Thank you!
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    DefaultRe: Labs and Beagles?

    Labs and beagles are great! What did you want to know?


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    DefaultRe: Labs and Beagles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack
    Labs and beagles are great! What did you want to know?
    My DH has always wanted a beagle. Sunday we were in NJ, stopped at a farm mkt, and in the van next to us was a gorgeous boy peeking his head out the window. I leaned back in the door to tell my DH to look, and the lady heard me. I chatted with her awhile, she was with BREW beagle Rescue. She was transporting River Phoenix to his forever home. Told her abotu Dh wanting one, that we had 2 labs, and she stopped dead in her tracks and said "you knwo they are NOTHING liek labs." I said I knew, but the way she said it made me wonder what their personality traits were like that she woudl say it in that way.

    River Phoenix had been a stray in West VA. People found him on their property and chased him down with 4 wheelers until he collapsed from exhaustion. After he had collapsed, they then threw him in into the river to drown with no energy left to help himself. People somewhere nearby (I thought she said across the river) were there to see it and rescued him from the river. She is telling me this as I am loving this adroable gentle soul, and he just kept leaning up and giving me kisses. They named him River Phoenix b/c he rose from the river liek a Phoenix. I bawled the whole way to our destination.

    This morning I emailed them to see if he was OK in his forever home, and if it doesn't work out to please call me. I can't stop thinking about this dog. I am just wondering anything about them. Our neighbor has one, and she seems sweet enough. I wondered if they get along well with labs (my boys are 5). I haven't had a chance to do any research yet, but wondered what I coudl get from owners here in terms of traits and quirks.

    LOVE your pic!!!
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    DefaultRe: Labs and Beagles?

    OMG that's a horrible story. People SUCK!!! > > > >

    Thank God someone saved him.



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    DefaultRe: Labs and Beagles?

    Quote Originally Posted by jzgrlduff
    OMG that's a horrible story. People SUCK!!! > > > >

    Thank God someone saved him.
    I know! I was sobbing my eyes out. I guess b/c I imagine my sweet boys being treated that way, and how confused and scared they would be. I absolutley hate people!
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    Beagles are great little dogs and I love them. However they have some personality issues that make them not the right dog for everybody. Beagles (like any scent hound) can be very driven, focused dogs. One minute they are right next to you, the next second they are gone at a dead run because they caught a scent. When they are on scent, the rest of the brain seems to turn off, especially the part connected to hearing. Most beagles seem to call down between 2 and 3. This was the age our oldest stopped trying to bolt out the front door every time it was openned. There is no such thing (at least as far as I have found) as perfect recall with a beagle. They will come back if and when they are ready The youngest beagle is the most driven of the pack. I have truly lost count of the number of times we have lost him. We have just spent a small fortune relandscaping the back yard to keep him in. He has gone under the fence, over the fence (including climbing a tree to get over), and through a hole in the fence that the other two didn't know existed. I have collars for all of them with their name and our telephone number embroidered on them. This has brought him home at least three times. He is the one dog of the bunch that took me two years to "trust" off leash at our park because it is not entirely closed. I have to keep a constant eye on him because he knows when I am not watching and he's gone.

    Beagles can be very loud. If you have squirrels they will be kept entertained for hours but your neighbors aren't going to be happy. They are very food driven, much like labs. They like to dig.

    While I have occasionally seen beagles walking nicely on leash, mine are pullers. They don't do well with collars because beagles do this inward sneezing thing that sounds like they are dying and pressure on the throat seems to bring it out. I tried gentle leaders, the no pull harness etc. I am having the best luck with a Sporn harness.

    But, even with all the negatives, I love these guys. They are personality plus. I think a lot of beagles end up in rescue because people don't do the homework. Our two beagle boys are both rescues: Buster was surrendered to the pound because he shed too much, Boomer was a runway (surprise, surprise). I love our lab, but I think there will always be a beagle in our home.


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    DefaultRe: Labs and Beagles?

    Thanks for the info Blackjack! I had heard a few of those things about them, and had told my DH as I don't know that he would be ok with the barking and digging. We will really have to research this if we do it, but I want that little River Phoenix so bad! :-\ Your dogs are adorable , and I love Boomer's name!
    Miriam , Digger, and Kodi


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