5 Reasons Not To Get A Beagle

You read that right… That is a NOT. Gemma is seriously doing my head in recently and I kn ow it’s partly my fault because she doesn’t get as much attention as she used to but these reasons are things that Beagles do regardless of how much attention you give them!

1. They are always hungry
No matter how much food our Gemma eats, she is always scrounging for more. It is quite annoying to be truthful. She will sit by the kitchen table and whine until she gets something. And nothing is safe. You leave an apple pie on the kitchen counter where you think it’s safe – it isn’t! She will have managed to move a chair to the counter to get to the pie. I have seen it done!

Hungry Beagle
(poor quality photo as it’s a very old one taken with my old phone!)

2. They eat EVERYTHING
And I mean everything! To be completely disgusting, our Gemma eats poo. Having done research, Gemma is not an isolated case. It is quite a normal thing for Beagles to do. I don’t understand it either!

3. They shed a huge amount of hair
It amazes me she has any hair left! And it sticks to everything! We’ve bought so many different brushes to try and groom her and the latest one seems to be the best.


4. They need a lot of exercise and will not walk in a straight line
Because they eat so much they also need so much exercise otherwise they will get fat! And when you do exercise them they will not walk in a straight line! Beagles are ruled by their noses so when walkies comes along it’s nose to the ground and drag your owner wherever your nose takes you!

5. They always look miserable
I think the only dog that can looks more miserable than a Beagle is a Bassett Hound. When a Beagle smiles, they look freaky!

Various faces of Gemma

But despite all of this, I still love our beauty so much! She’s a snuggly thing but I wish we could curb the above traits!

Beagle owners – do you agree with me?!


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  1. 24th Mar 2015 / 10:50 am

    Aww, noo… they don’t look miserable. They look adorable!
    I’ve heard of other dog breeds eating poo as well… beagles are not alone there!

    • Becster
      25th Mar 2015 / 10:21 pm

      She is adorable and very snuggly and I love her but oh wow annoying at the moment! I’m glad to hear that Beagles at least share one dirty quality with other breeds. Our JRT doens’t do it at all.

  2. 24th Mar 2015 / 7:20 pm

    But she’s so cute! I’m sure there are this many reasons NOT to get any breed. My dog is extremely needy and sheds uncontrollably as well. But I love him and he is the most loyal dog ever. That cake photo had me laughing out loud!

    • Becster
      25th Mar 2015 / 10:20 pm

      True and most of these things didn’t bother me much until I had Little Miss. The shedding is the worst at the moment. Oh and the cake photo was actually a birthday card that’s in the shop but it’s just SO Gemma!!

  3. Sian Edwards
    26th Mar 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Now I want a Beagle 🙁 hahaha. I completely understand where you’re coming from though, I’ve never had a Beagle but I do have a Dalmatian who is ALWAYS hungry. We’ve tried everything to fill her up to stop her whining, it just doesn’t work. And she’s constantly shedding, it’s everywhere! So I feel your pain haha! 🙂 xx


    • Becster
      5th Apr 2015 / 9:57 am

      Ooo a Dalmation! I would love one of them! It’s all Disneys fault of course!

  4. 30th Mar 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Hahaha, aww <3 Beagles are so cute, even as adults they look like puppies!
    I don't have one myself, but I can attest that a short coat doesn't necessarily mean less grooming. My whippet has a short, silky, single-layer coat and his hairs are EVERYWHERE. It's insane how much they can shed even if they don't have much fur to begin with…

    • Becster
      5th Apr 2015 / 9:58 am

      I’d never have thought a whippet would shed! Like you say they don’t seem to have much to begin with.

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