Beagles have been around for many years, and have a rich tradition of being hunting companions because of their great sense of smell. They are scent hounds and work well as detection dogs.
Although they are small to medium sized dogs, there has been a rise in pocket beagles, also known as the teacup beagle or mini beagle. The term is used by breeders to categorise their pups which do not conform to the breed’s usual size, or as some claim – a revival of a very old version of the beagles. They are however not recognised as a separate breed at this point of time.
We noticed that beagles are not as popular in Singapore as it is elsewhere in the world – they are actually very active dogs which can do fine in an apartment only if you are prepared give it long walks at least twice a day. They also need games or activities to stimulate their keen sense of smell, like hide-and-seek to find an item outdoors. Do note that you are strongly urged to leash your beagle – they tend to follow their noses and might wander and get too excited to remember about coming back!
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Read more about Beagles here:
Beagle – Wikipedia (breed information and history)