Beagle Point is a cross between two elegant dog breeds: Beagle and Pointer. Beagle Point combines the best qualities of these breeds. They have an outstanding flair and contact, allowing them to get along with the owner’s family and pets. Let’s take a closer look at this breed.
Beagle Point as a cross may have different characteristics of appearance, but there are basic ones. Basically, Beagle Point is a large dog, 50 to 60 pounds and 16 to 20 inches in height. The dog has a beautiful head with soft long ears and a gentle, charming expression of dark eyes, powerful jaws with a regular bite.
Her body looks strong, although it can also be slender like Pointer’s, and she has a pointed tail and her legs are neither long nor short. Thick short hair often does not get wet and fits snugly to the body. Beagle Point colors can be different, most often found tricolor, brown, white, and black.
More often than not, Beagle Points become wonderful companions and friends for the whole family, kind, balanced, and loyal. They love to be in a family circle, have a good intellect, and understand their owners perfectly. These dogs never act on evil, preferring gentleness, and obedience. Although, of course, in order for the personality of an animal to develop in the correct way, corresponding correct education is also required.
Beagle Point can coexist harmoniously in a large family, being everyone’s favorite, and be a companion of a lonely owner, accompanying him anytime, anywhere. This dog feels well the emotional state of a person and always tries to support him as much as a dog can do. Despite the gentleness of character, these dogs have some internal stubbornness and a desire to act in their own way, which again requires education.
The Beagle Point dog has a huge amount of internal energy that needs to be put somewhere, therefore long walks for the owner should become the norm.
Education and Training
Beagle Point needs daily walks, even if they are playful. There are two options for the development of events: the first is the upbringing of a real hunter in a dog (this is quite possible because the parent breeds are hunters), the second is the upbringing of a kind and loyal family member.
The first option requires specialized training, which must be done by an experienced person. If you are not a hunter, you can work with the personality of the dog yourself. In any case, you need to avoid aggression, beatings, shouts, especially if you shout unfairly and unreasonably because the animal perfectly understands such things.
If you are going for a walk, ideally you want your pet to get tired of running – then he will feel happy. Also, you should definitely take time outside for active games and training, so that the dog sees and feels the attention of the owner.
The Beagle Point is basically a hassle-free dog in terms of hygiene. The tough short coat does not get dirty and does not require frequent washing, clipping, or brushing, so you can brush your pet’s body once or twice a week. True, if the animal lives in an apartment, it will be necessary to perceive as an inevitability the hairs that have fallen out and “stuck” to the soft upholstery. After walking, be sure to examine the animal for ticks, scratches, and other unpleasant nuances, as Beagle Point loves to walk through the bushes, tea leaves, etc. You need to bathe the dog at least once a week or more often, trim the nails in time, clean the ears and eyes from deposits.
By and large, the Beagle Point is a healthy breed, but it is not without some problems. Namely:
- Intervertebral disk disease
- Ear infections
- Hip dysplasia
- Patellar luxation
- Bone cancer
To reduce the risk to your dog, buy a puppy from a reputable breeder, and request health documents from both parents. See your veterinarian regularly.
Key Information for the Future Owner
- Almost all representatives of Beagle Point are in good health, tolerate cold and heat well during walks, and are not afraid of rain and snow. Despite this, the pet should determine a cozy corner for rest, in which there will be no drafts.
- Beagle Points have a good appetite and are picky about food. The owner’s task is to ensure the safety of the dog by forbidding him to pick up pieces on the street.
- Walking is an important event in the life of this breed. The dog should be fully exercised at least twice a day. Jogging and playing with other dogs, fifteen-minute classes, and swimming in summer will help your pet feel great.
- Lack of walking and communication spoils Beagle Point’s character so much that he becomes aggressive and irritable, shows a tendency to destruction.