My boyfriend and I are looking into getting a puppy. It wont be for at least a year as we refuse to have a puppy in an apartment and we are renewing our lease here for at least another year.
But either way, we want to be well prepared for what we are getting into.
I have had cattle dogs all my life, I have a German Sheppard/red heeler cross at the moment, but my dad fell in love and she is better off at the farm anyways. And my bf has had small house dogs all his life. So we decided to split and go for smaller to medium dog. Beagles fit that.
We are both out a lot. And I work out every day, it'd be nothing to take it on walks.
Our dog would come with us camping, fishing, riding with me, to the farm, to my brother's(play with his dog). It would get plenty of socialization and we have already decided no matter what we are participating in obedience classes and the such. I even have the place picked out. My old neighbor has a place just 15 minutes away now and all the dogs I've ever seen him work with leave pretty much perfectly behaved. And I have watched him work the dogs too.
I find Beagles absolutely adorable and one of the reasons we decided this smallish breed, we are hunters. And we think it'd be great to have a dog join us on bird hunts. And my bf's uncle has had some type of duck hounds and knows a trainer for that sort of stuff around here too.
So what do you guys thing? Beagles? Yes or no?