Jim & Jackie Lawrence
Cleveland, TN

Is a Beagle right for you?


Beagles are no more for everyone then a Golden Retriever or Pekingese. That is why there are over 150 breeds recognized by AKC and more being added regularly. Our goal is place our pets in loving, happy homes that will last a lifetime of 12 or more years. Please take a few moments to read on.


Beagles have been bred for hunting small game, mostly rabbit and hare, on foot, all day long for hundreds of years in packs. Today they still retain many of those hunting instincts. Here are some thoughts to see if a Beagle maybe right for you.


Beagles make wonderful family dogs. They do well with children, the elderly and other dogs and cats if raised with them. They love just about everyone so don’t expect them to be a good guard dog. They will bark to let you know that there is something going on.


Beagles require securely fenced yards. Gates and doors left open are an invitation for them to go exploring. They will always have to walk on a leash or they can take off after anything that catches their attention.


Beagles do not do well in apartments. They have places to go and things to do.


Beagles are not stubborn. They are very intelligent but at the same time independent
thinkers very much like cats. They have to analyze why they should do something for
you. They can do obedience, agility, tracking, therapy and the list goes on and on.


Beagles require time. You need have time to devote to them on a daily basis, not just toss them some food. The younger the Beagle the more time you need to spend with them. If they are left alone to become lonely or bored they will find something to

do. It may be digging, barking, chewing up anything and everything or a combination

of these.


Beagles do not need a lot of grooming. They shed small amounts continually. A good brushing and toe nail trim a couple times a month with an occasional bath.


Beagles love to eat. It is easy to over feed them which can cause serious health issues.There are always exceptions to the rules.


If you still think that a Beagle is the right breed for you,
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Now that you are ready to start looking for your
life long companion, a few more comments and thoughts.


BUYER'S BEWARE: Not all Beagles are created equal. There are a lot of choices out there. If you are looking for something out of show lines then read the Beagle breed standard (AKC Breed Standard). Then look for letters (CH, BIS, BISS) ahead of the names in the pedigrees in the first 2 generations. You need to decide a head of time what you are looking for, don’t compromise and don’t impulse buy. Ask lots of questions of the breeder. If they don’t answer, avoid or change the subject this is not the person to get your Beagle from. Get everything in writing. You will probably have to be patient to find the right Beagle.


What you pay for the Beagle does not guarantee quality, temperament or health.
NEITHER DOES AKC , nor any other registry. Registries only guarantee that Beagle
A was bred to Beagle B to produce litter C. Nearly everyone would like that cute 5
week old female 13” female puppy. Puppies should not be weaned until they are 5-6
weeks and vaccinated at 8 weeks. Vaccines are not effective for a week to 10 days.
Even if a show kennel breeder knows one of the puppies will be placed into a pet home
they normally don’t let the puppy leave until 9-10 weeks.

No one can guarantee size of a puppy; they can only make a guess.


In Beagles the neutered males make much better pets then females. They are more
people oriented and affectionate. If neutered before they start marking they rarely do.

Please don’t disregard the slightly older puppy or the retired show dog. These Beagles
are not throw aways. They have been brought up with the best care and love, often in
homes, sleeping on beds. They are placed in pet homes where they can be the center
of attention, loved for a lifetime, because that is what is best for the Beagle, not the
breeder. There are great advantages to them. You will know better the personality and
size. They will have been completely vaccinated and more likely spayed or neutered


We are show breeders and do not always have puppies available. Our goal is to make
sure the Beagles placed in pet homes are for the life of the dog. We are more than
happy to refer you to other reputable breeders.


Our dogs are raised in our home and socialized from the first breath they take.
They’re bred not for just the show ring but for health and temperament.

All our pet Beagles are sold on “limited” registry and a spay/neuter contract (read our
sample contract). We have a 72-hour grace period, guarantee against genetic defects
and if for any reason you can no longer keep the dog we will take it back at any point
in time


If you would like more information on our Beagles and/or help finding one please
email us at jackie@desperadobeagles.com or call 480-279-0993.


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