Things to Know Before Getting A Pocket Beagle Dog Breed
Heritage and Registry
If there is something very renowned about Beagles, it will be their sense of smell. They are basically well-known as scenthounds with a gazillion of scent receptors that make them good in the job they were traditionally bred to do.
The history of the Beagle dog breed is not really very clear. But the earliest record about these dogs could be traced to the 19th century. While Greeks already mentioned the ancestors of Beagles in their literature, it can be said that their existence prospers in England after the Romans brought them there. These ancestors are known as the Talbot Hounds which are now extinct.
Beagles were once known to be very small dogs that could fit inside a gloved hand. Many English royalties are known to prefer them as pets. In fact, Elizabeth I is even known to keep packs of these dogs and it is from her reign that the Pocket Beagles were popularized.
Beagles also functioned as hunting dogs but they lost their appeal because they can’t go really fast after their prey. Nevertheless, since they are still great dogs, breeding them continued with the aim of improving their skills as hunting dogs.
Some of the Beagles were bred small for the purpose of hare hunting while there are other Beagles bred to be bigger for hunting average-sized prey such as foxes. The pack of Beagles particularly bred by Reverend Phillip Honeywood is believed to have been the foundation of the present-day Beagles.
Currently, Beagle remains to be one of the most popular breeds in the United States and many parts of the world. This is not without a reason because Beagles are known for their good temperament which makes them great household pets and a good fit for almost every type of fur parent.
Pocket Beagles particularly would make great apartment dogs due to their size.
The Beagle dog breed has been registered with the American Kennel Club since 1886. However, it doesn’t recognize any variety of the Beagle dog breed such as the Pocket Beagle.
Nevertheless, since the American Kennel Club classified the Beagle dog breed into two classes based on the size- below 13 in tall and between 13 to 15 in tall – any Pocket Beagle that meets the standard of the Beagle dog breed could still compete under the 13 in and below class since they don’t normally grow taller than that.
The American Kennel Club may not recognize the Pocket Beagle dog breed independently but is still recognized by the National Beagle Club of America as a smaller Beagle.
General Information on a Fila Brasileiro
- Height7 to 12 in tall
- Weight7 to 15 lb
- Lifespan10 years
Energetic, Playful, Loyal, Intelligent, Friendly, Affectionate
Active fur parents, Families with kids and with other pets, Spacious home with a fenced-in backyard or average-sized apartment
From their name alone, you could already have an idea that Pocket Beagles do not come big. Their average height usually spans between 7 to 12 in tall and they usually weigh between 7 to 15 lb.
Overall, nothing sets apart a Pocket Beagle from the standard one besides the size. Both Beagles do look alike starting from the head shape, down to their toes.
A Pocket Beagle would have a compact body that is built and muscular short legs. Its body is slightly longer when compared to its height. Its tail that protrudes from its behind is never curled.
The head of a Pocket Beagle is wide with a narrow but squarish muzzle. It has a black nose and very expressive hazel or brown eyes.
The eyes of a Pocket Beagle could easily be one of their best assets. It’s hard to miss their beautiful puppy dog eyes that encourage everyone to give in to everything it wants. One could even think that sad puppy eyes originated from this pooch because of how perfectly it demonstrates it.
A Pocket Beagle would also have long and droopy ears that normally sway on the sides of its head as it runs. Its coat grows short, silky, and straight. Said coat is also water-resistant.
The coat of Pocket Beagle comes in a combination of colors such as white black, cream, red, blues, gray, and lemon. It is normally tri-colored with a dark back, white tip of the tail, legs, and underbelly, and a cream shade for the rest of its body. It also sometimes has adorable markings such as mottles, freckles, and a ticked coat.
The composition of the coat of a Pocket Beagle would be good protection during normal weather. However, it wouldn’t help much during weather extremities. Thus, an additional layer of clothing or a blanket would be helpful, especially during winter.
In general, no one could dispute the fact that a Pocket Beagle is one adorable dog breed. It would have no problem standing out in the crowd.
The type of coat a Pocket Beagle has makes its grooming requirements on the down-low. Extensive brushing and detangling products are not really necessary. Nonetheless, brushing at least once a week is still recommended.
Brushing even for a coat like that of a Pocket Beagle still has its perks. It helps maintain the cleanliness of its coat, removing dirt particles, dust, and other debris that got stuck in it.
Brushing also helps remove the dead hair so that nothing could hamper the growth of the new one. It proactively prevents the fallen dog hair from going everywhere such as the different articles of clothing, food, and even pieces of furniture. Fewer things for you to clean up later and this is definitely helpful for allergy sufferers.
It should be noted that despite the fact that a Pocket Beagle has a short coat, it could be a moderate shedder. This is more evident in Spring. Thus, it would be helpful to increase also the frequency of brushing your Pocket Beagle during this season.
Brushing could help spread out evenly the natural oil produced by the coat of your Pocket Beagle as well. This oil keeps its body moisturized and looking healthy all the time. Furthermore, brushing a Pocket Beagle is a good way for the fur parent and the pooch to bond too.
A Pocket Beagle is a tactile creature that craves contact with its favorite human. It is not common that it wouldn’t be receptive to being brushed. But this still happens and could be attributed to a lot of factors such as unfamiliarity and trauma.
If this is the case for your Pocket Beagle, then you can address this by motivating it with treats. You could also introduce early the task so it could easily get used to it. Invest in bristled brush or a glove brush which is known to do the job right.
A Pocket Beagle should only be bathed as and when necessary. It doesn’t really need to be frequent since it is not in its nature to develop any odd and awful smell. That is unless it decides to suddenly give itself a mud bath which cannot be addressed by simply cleaning it up with a slightly damp towel. Otherwise, it is a pretty clean dog with low-maintenance bathing needs.
Bathing has its advantages. It helps clean your pooch and it could ensure that it is smelling good always. However, too much could hurt it as well. It could easily wash out the natural oil its coat produce which could dry its skin.
Thus, it’s best that you only bathe your pooch whenever needed or time it with 4 to 6 weeks in between.
When it is time to wash your Pocket Beagle, it is a must that you only use mild bath products. Ensure that these are also dog-friendly because any human products could contain chemicals harmful to your fur baby.
Keep the eyes and ears of your Pocket Beagle from getting wet during bath time. Dry it thoroughly using a soft towel afterwards. If you prefer to blow dry it, you can do that too. Just ensure that the heat will not be too direct on its skin and that it will suffer any discomfort.
Take time also to check the skin of your Pocket Beagle when you bathe it. Determine if there are marks that indicate rashes or other skin diseases. Pay attention to possible parasite infestation that you need to address.
Other Grooming Requirements
Like with other dogs, the grooming requirements of a Pocket Beagle do not stop after you brush and bathe it. There are still other grooming needs that you need to satisfy in order to ensure the upkeeping.
Starting with its ears, know that these need to be cleaned regularly, especially with the type of ears your pooch has. Make this a weekly habit and for better results, use cotton pads and an ear solution for dogs.
In cleaning the ears of your Pocket Beagles, make sure to check for ear wax build-up which may develop into an ear infection later on. Never use any pointy object in cleaning the ears of your pooch as this may cause irreversible damage that could affect its hearing.
With how a fanatic eater a Pocket Beagle could be, it is important that it maintains good oral hygiene. Brushing its teeth thrice a week at the minimum can stop it from developing dental diseases.
There is a toothbrush and toothpaste available at the pet store, especially for dogs. With the use of these, you can help keep tooth decay and cavities at bay and you could also ensure that your Pocket Beagle would have fresh breath always.
The nails of your fur baby would need trimming every 3 to 4 weeks. One sign that you need to trim its nails already is when you can hear them click against the floor as your pooch walks around.
Dogs’ paws are very sensitive and this is the same for a Pocket Beagle. You need to trim its nails accurately because one wrong move could sufficiently damage the soft tissue in its nail which could lead to excessive bleeding. This could traumatize your dog and you’d be lucky if it would let you hold its paws again.
Meeting the grooming needs of your Pocket Beagle shouldn’t be a problem if you know what you are doing. But if not, then there are professional groomers that could help you out in the upkeeping of your pooch.
The best thing about letting a groomer handle the grooming needs of a Pocket Beagle is that you know that it is in safe hands. Groomers are very thorough and when they are done, your fur baby would be as good as new.
There is no doubt that if you want your Pocket Beagle to grow healthy and strong, you need to feed it right. Just any type of food wouldn’t suffice especially since there are table foods that could have ingredients that are poisonous to dogs.
The diet of a Pocket Beagle should be thoroughly planned throughout its life. It should meet its nutritional requirements from puppyhood until it reaches its senior year. This means that the food you will provide your dog should be adjusted depending on its age.
As a newborn, it would need food appropriate for a growing pup. When it reaches adulthood, this should change into something more solid that would sustain its daily activity. Then during its senior years, its food should once again change depending on the dietary requirement of a senior dog.
A little bit overwhelming, right? But don’t be discouraged. There are many dog food brands now available commercially. All you need to do is to pick one, a high-quality one without fillers and refined ingredients, depending on the nutritional requirements of your pooch.
A Pocket Beagle would need an average of 7/8 to 1 and 3/8 cups of food daily with the ideal feeding schedule being twice a day. The recommended serving size shouldn’t be served in one go to prevent overconsumption.
Although there are no studies supporting it, it is believed that dogs eating fast during meals and overeating could lead to bloat.
The recommended food intake of a Pocket Beagle dog could still be adjusted depending on its activity level. Increase it when its stomach starts getting bony and decrease it when you notice it gaining unnecessary fat. The goal is to maintain its ideal weight.
Fur parents normally choose kibble as a staple food for their Pocket Beagle. Not only would this easily be available in the market, but there are plenty of choices too. Some fur parents just mix this up with some lean meat to create a variety.
The kibble that should be chosen should be formulated for a Pocket Beagle too. This means that the size shouldn’t be too big that it would be hard for it to chew. It shouldn’t also be too small that this would lead to your pooch just swallowing it without chewing.
If you don’t want to feed your fur baby kibble, that would work well too. You can give them wet dog food or cook their own food. Just keep in mind that particularly the latter could take time in terms of food prep.
There will also be a need to balance all the ingredients to create a healthy diet for your pooch. For instance, there should never be a big portion of carbohydrates as this is not healthy for your fur baby. Instead, the big part should be composed of good fat and protein.
Exercise and Physical Activity
A Pocket Beagle would have moderate to high exercise needs. This would entail an average of 30 to 45 minutes of activities daily. This needs to be satisfied because otherwise, this little dog would just find its own way to entertain itself.
A little dog it may be but a Pocket Beagle could still do a lot of damage when it starts to develop unfitting behaviors such as chewing and digging. You will also not enjoy it when it starts to bark incessantly or howl out of boredom. Not to mention, this could even disturb your neighbors especially if you live in an apartment.
Ideally, a walk around the neighborhood at least twice a day would suffice. But you may want to sprinkle in other activities to also stimulate its mind. A game of tug of war and fetch normally works. You could also play with it a treasure hunt, wherein the treasures would be treats, to help exercise its good sense of smell.
If you have a backyard that is enclosed, you can let your Pocket Beagle play there too on its own. Buy it a ball to supplement its playtime or other interactive toys.
Be cautious, however, that with its size, it can fall victim to predators easily. It could also be dognapped. Thus, it is its fur parent’s responsibility to ensure that the backyard is safe and secured.
As you exercise your Pocket Beagle, it is also a must to do so when the sun is still not too hot. Keep it hydrated as it goes through its walks and other exercises. Do not let it get overtired.
One tell-tale sign that your pooch is tired already is when it starts to lag behind during your walks. It could also exhibit heavy panting with its tongue hanging out. When this happens, it is best to give it a few minutes before continuing your activity or just terminate it entirely.
A Pocket Beagle may be energetic but it is far from athletic. Make sure that the activity doesn’t get too strenuous for its little body. Careful to pace your walks depending on its stride.
It is also important to keep in mind that a Pocket Beagle should not go through too taxing exercises until its bones and muscles are already fully developed. This could only cause injuries to the dog and could lead to stunted growth.
Right Training Approach
Training a Pocket Beagle could be challenging when you have one that is stubborn. This is a common trait of this breed with how smart and independent this dog is.
It is used to getting its own way. Thus, it is important to start the training while it is young.
While it is pretty easy to mold the behavior of a Pocket Beagle during puppyhood, especially with their innate intelligence, many fur parents find this difficult. This is because, at this stage, they want nothing but to spoil their fur babies and give them all they want. After all, it’s not easy to resist a Pocket Beagle especially if it unleashes the full power of its soulful eyes on you.
Hard it may be, you should still resist. Otherwise, you will just create more problems you cannot go back from in the future.
When you fail to correct bad behaviors while a Pocket Beagle is young, expect that it will carry this problem with it as it matures and develops. You will give it the wrong idea that what it is doing is fine. Thus, when you feel the need to correct the bad habit already, your pooch may not anymore as compliant.
Nevertheless, when you do train your Pocket Beagle, the best approach would be positive reinforcement. This entails rewarding hour fur baby for every desired outcome achieved.
The reward does not always have to be a doggy treat if you are worried about its impact on the weight of your Pocket Beagle. Instead, you could also use affection, praises, and even additional playtime with it. Anything it enjoys would work as a good motivator.
The rationale behind using a positive approach would be so you won’t scare your fur baby away. With how sensitive a Pocket Beagle is, even the slightest raise of voice during training could easily break its spirit. Further, your dog would also come to enjoy the training if you use a rewards-based approach. This means that it would more likely be amenable to learning quickly.
Many fur parents believe that by instilling fear in their dog, it would be motivated to learn fast. This is not true, especially with a dog like a Pocket Beagle. It would just likely resent you and turn its back on you. You will be lucky if this won’t cause your pooch to be aggressive.
There are many things that could be fun to teach a Pocket Beagle. It is adorable enough. Add a trick or two and it’s not impossible for it to be an instant celebrity during family gatherings.
However before you even think of stepping towards advanced training, keep in mind that you should prioritize basic training first. Not only would this set the foundation of discipline for your pooch but this would also keep it safe and behave always.
Beagles, in general, are not easy to potty train but you should do it regardless. Just imagine the mess you have to deal with if you don’t do this to your pooch. You will have to deal with cleaning up after it at every step, all day long.
A good strategy, if you want to succeed, would be to create a schedule. Set the time of the day when you will bring it out to pee or potty. The schedule that is known to work would be every after meals, before bedtime at night, and upon waking up in the morning.
You could also watch out for the signs that it already needs to go. The common signs include sniffing around, pacing in circles, and squatting.
Trust that the training will not come easy and expect that there will be “accidents” along the way. Thus, you need to be extra patient when this happens. Don’t punish your dog and go violent against it. Instead, encourage it to do better. You will be lucky if it gets the grasp on things in less than a year because many Beagles could go for over that period before being housetrained.
Basic obedience is another important training for your Pocket Beagle. This is most especially since it could easily get stubborn about what it wants. By teaching it basic obedience, you can easily control it and keep it from misbehaving. This is most especially since it tends to howl and bark incessantly.
You can start by teaching it simple but helpful commands such as sit, stand, heel, stop, and no. Its ability to recognize this and respond would save it from tons of troubles and would keep other people around it safe also.
The secret to obedience training a Pocket Beagle is to be consistent and keep the training time short. You can achieve better success when you do several sessions that are 5 to 15 minutes long at a time than go for an hour-long session in one go. Short training sessions would ensure that you hold the attention of your fur baby which tends to get distracted by the smallest sound and smell.
Crate training is a helpful training also, particularly for a Pocket Beagle with separation anxiety. Being crate trained would help it have a safe haven at times when it is feeling lost and insecure. However, this should be done right because otherwise, this might just cause more trauma to your pooch.
With how small a Pocket Beagle is, it will be easy to find a right-sized crate. It should be spacious enough for it to move comfortably. It should also fit some of its favorite things because this is what would make its crate enjoyable.
Socialization training is a must no matter your dog type. This would ensure that you are raising a well-rounded dog.
A Pocket Beagle that is not well-socialized would tend to fear and be anxious about everything outside its norm. Whether it is other humans, animals, or surroundings, it would easily feel out of place.
Socialization training would build the confidence of your pooch. It would teach it to get along well with different types of people. It would curb its tendency to be aggressive so that it wouldn’t pose a threat to itself and the people around it.
Socialization training is not really that hard. You just need to provide your Pocket Beagle as much exposure as possible.
You can let it mingle with people and other pets. You can let it people watch as you do alfresco dining. You could also regularly bring it to a nearby dog park to play with other dogs, if not schedule it for playdates with dogs in the neighborhood.
Just ensure that you will facilitate a safe environment for it to mingle. Don’t let it get threatened because it may cause it to hide in its shell.
Beagles, although a healthy breed, also suffer from health issues. Pocket Beagles are the same even if they have a relatively long lifespan.
Some of the health issues Pocket Beagles suffer from are listed below:
Your Pocket Beagle have Patellar Luxation when its knee caps slide out of their normal position. The result is lameness on the affected legs because the pooch would have difficulty straightening them. Thus, it can be observed to walk with its legs bent at an odd angle all the time.
Patellar Luxation is classified into four classes or “Grades” depending on the severity. Grade 3 and 4 are known to be the most severe that require surgical intervention. On the other hand, Grades 1 and 2 could still be corrected by the own effort of a Pocket Beagle or with the help of its fur parent.
Other symptoms of Patellar Luxation would include swelling of the knee caps. Pain is involved in some cases. If there is pain, a Pocket Beagle is observed not as motivated to move. When it moves, it exhibits a skip on its movement.
Pocket Beagles could also be susceptible to eye disorders such as Cherry Eyes, Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).
It would be hard to miss if your Pocket Beagle has a Cherry Eye. This is when a prolapse develops on the third eyelid of a pooch due to tear gland inflammation. This is very evident and normally located in a corner of its eye.
It is said that the disorder is common among dogs with short muzzles. It is known to not be painful but since it can be a source of discomfort and infection, treatment in the form of surgery is recommended.
Cataracts happen when there is a protein build-up in the eyes of a Pocket Beagle. Because of this, its eyes develop that cloudy look which blurs its eyesight or cause it to lose it eventually.
A Cataract is not curable by drops or pills unlike what others believe. It could only be corrected by surgery.
Glaucoma is an eye disorder wherein the eyes of a Pocket Beagle experience too much pressure arising from the inability of the eye fluid to drain properly. It is characterized by too much pain and could lead to permanent blindness especially when the nearby optic nerve gets affected.
Glaucoma has no cure, only treatment to prevent the disorder from further escalating. This is normally accompanied by symptoms such as reddening of the eyes, discharge, and even watery eyes.
Lastly, PRA is when the photoreceptors in the eyes of a Pocket Beagle go through degeneration. This is often congenital but could also develop as the dog matures. The symptoms would start with the dog’s inability to see at night until it gets permanent blindness eventually.
There is also no way to reverse PRA. However, there is still a chance for Pocket Beagles with PRA to have a good life with their fur parents.
Canine Hip Dysplasia
Contrary to what many believe, Canine Hip Dysplasia doesn’t just occur in big dogs. It impacts small dogs as well.
This happens when the ball and socket joints at the hip part of a Pocket Beagle do not work seamlessly together. Instead, they rub against each other causing friction that could eventually lead to osteoarthritis.
A Pocket Beagle with Hip Dysplasia would exhibit lameness on the affected legs. There would be a loss of mass on said legs while its chest muscles get more developed because it exerts more pressure as it walks. There would also be a skip on its walk that would sometimes look like a bunny hop movement. Moreover, there would be little to no motivation for it to do its usual physical activities including walks.
Hip Dysplasia can be hereditary and there is no cure for it. The pooch could go through surgery though to help make its condition better.
All in all, one cannot predict what health problems a specific Pocket Beagle would end up with. But to lessen the possibility of this dog ending up with a hereditary condition, a fur parent should make a conscious decision to source one only from a reputable breeder.
It would also help if a Pocket Beagle would be checked by a vet regularly. In that way, any onset of symptoms could be addressed immediately so they won’t anymore escalate.
The average lifespan of a Pocket Beagle would be about 10 years. There are those that are known to live longer and this is attributed to a healthy lifestyle.
Thus, if you want this for your pooch, ensure to be consistent in the care you provide it starting from the food, exercise, and medical care.
Pocket Beagle Temperament
There will be no sad days with a Pocket Beagle. It is a very energetic and happy dog that has a habit of bringing a bag of sunshine wherever it goes. Sometimes its antics can even be too much and border on mischief. But even if this is the case, you will laugh rather than be mad at it.
You will find that a Pocket Beagle is very expressive. It wears its emotions on its face which is one of the reasons why it is too adorable. It gives the perfect puppy dog face that you will wonder if the expression was actually made for it.
A Pocket Beagle is simply a very sensitive dog. It could easily sense your emotions and it would willingly provide you comfort. Don’t be surprised when you are feeling sad and suddenly, your pooch would just sit beside you or ask to occupy a space in your lap.
It is very affectionate and sweet. It loves its family dearly. It is loyal to a fault and would show you incomparable devotion. Its heart is simply too big to contain in its small body and you still find that this dog could also be very friendly.
The friendliness of a Pocket Beagle is one reason why it won’t make a great guard dog. In fact, it may even be necessary for you to consistently watch over it because it can easily be taken away due to how approachable it is.
Nevertheless, this dog still makes a good companion dog. Since a Pocket Beagle easily creates a bond with the people around it, expect that it can be prone to separation anxiety.
A Pocket Beagle could be a very intelligent dog too. It gets curious about anything and everything, and it usually finds a way to entertain itself. Thus, it is not recommended to overlook its exercise needs.
Pocket Beagle As A Family Dog
The temperament and overall disposition of a Pocket Beagle would make it a perfect dog for all types of fur parents. Whether you are an active one or one who prefers to chill at home, trust that a Pocket Beagle would do it for you.
Just one precaution that should be considered by extremely active fur parents is that although a Pocket Beagle could be energetic, it is far from being athletic. Thus, while it could accompany you on short hikes and adventures like swimming at a lake, it cannot be your companion for too strenuous activities.
Your fur baby will push itself to adjust to your pace but this could also lead it to be hurt and injured. Thus, it is you who should regulate the activities your Pocket Beagle would go through.
A Pocket Beagle would be a good companion even if you have kids. It’s playful enough to be a good playmate. It is friendly and not innately aggressive as well.
Interaction of your fur baby with too small kids should always be supervised to prevent either party from getting hurt. Kids should be guided on how to handle a breed like a Pocket Beagle.
A Pocket Beagle should not just be lifted unceremoniously and carelessly to prevent it from getting hurt. Kids should not just pull its ear or take away its food. This could gather a negative reaction from this dog.
It will not be a problem with a Pocket Beagle if you have other dog breeds as pets. Especially if it is a smaller dog breed and it was raised together with this pooch, it’s not going to pose any issues.
If it is a new relationship, however, there may be a need for prolonged interaction before you should be comfortable leaving them alone together. You should also be careful if the new dog is way bigger and with a prey drive. This could pose a problem because a Pocket Beagle could easily be perceived as prey and be subjected to a chase.
It wouldn’t matter to a Pocket Beagle whether you have a big home or an average-sized apartment. Its size would mean that it doesn’t really need much space. As long as you will take time to bring it out for a dose of sunshine and exercise.
But if your neighbors are close enough, know that a Pocket Beagle tends to howl and bark a lot. It’s good if you could curb this at the onset. If not, this could pose a problem in an otherwise silent neighborhood.
The Cost of Getting a Pocket Beagle Puppy
Purchase Price of Pocket Beagle Puppies
If you are ready to make that final step in getting a Beagle, know that the average price would be between USD500 to USD1500. This could even be as much as USD2000 depending on the pedigree and rarity of the Pocket Beagle puppy that you will get.
There are many considerations that could affect the price. Expect it to be expensive if it is a product of a champion line, supported by legitimate certificates, within the breed standard, and if sourced out from a reputable breeder. Moreover, the price would be expected to spike if Pocket Beagle breeders are not common in your area.
Truly, you can get relatively lower-priced Pocket Beagles from puppy mills. But even if it is tempting, this is not recommended.
Puppy mills normally have poor breeding practices. The quality of the puppies they produce is not guaranteed. Unlike reputable breeders, they breed for bucks which means that they just make do with the available parent breeds to cross most of the time.
You may save from an upfront cost when you buy from them. But it could also mean that you may be facing a lot more expenses in the future especially if you don’t have a pet’s health care insurance and you land a Pocket Beagle in poor condition.
You will not have the same issues with reputable breeders. All of the parent breeds they cross and litter they produce are properly vetted. They are supported by health and temperament clearances that ensure the good quality of the pooch you will buy. Their end goal is to produce a proper dog companion.
Considering Doggy Shelters
You can get a Pocket Beagle for a cheaper price also coming from doggy shelters. Unfortunately, their charm and the fact that they are sought-after do not stop fur parents from abandoning them there.
You will not have any issue getting a Pocket Beagle rescue acclimated into a new home because it is extremely adaptable. It also gives unconditional love and devotion to those people who’d give it the love and care it needs.
It should be noted that when you decide to get a dog, no matter the breed, the upfront cost or the purchase price of the pooch is not the only thing that should be considered. There is the upbringing cost and other miscellaneous costs as well.
The upbringing cost would include basic necessities such as food, dog accessories, medical care, and other expenses required for it to grow healthy and well. Miscellaneous needs, on the other hand, would include services such as grooming, training, and boarding expenses that you may need every once in a while.
Studies show that during the first year, you may need to spend about USD2000 for the things that would be needed by your Pocket Beagle. During the succeeding years, this gets reduced up to slightly over a thousand bucks. This should factor into your budget to ensure that you can give your fur baby a good life.
Having a Pocket Beagle can be life-changing because, with its positive outlook, it could easily bring happiness and fun to your life. There is no aggressive bone in its body which makes it a good companion even if you have kids and other pets.
However, before you even consider having this dog, make sure that it needs to factor into your budget. You should also understand the responsibility owning one entail.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are Pocket Beagles a real breed?
A: Pocket Beagle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club as a separate breed. Instead, the dogs under this category are just recognized as miniature Beagles under the Beagle dog breed population.
Even if this is the case, these small Beagles are still being recognized by the National Beagle Club of America.
Q: What breeds make a Pocket Beagle?
A: Pocket Beagles are tiny Beagles that are still a product of the standard Beagle dog breed. They are only smaller than the average size, usually having a height of less than 13 in tall.
It is said that Pocket Beagles are produced by breeding together two mini Beagles that are normally runts of the litter.
Q: How big will a Pocket Beagle get?
A: A full-grown Pocket Beagle could grow at an average height of 7 to 12 in tall and they usually weigh between 7 to 15 lb.
Q: Are Pocket Beagles good dogs?
A: There is nothing negative that could be said about the Pocket Beagle personality. This miniature beagle is just like other Beagles that are known for their friendliness and affectionate nature. It is not innately aggressive which makes it a great companion dog.