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The Beagle Dog As A Pet

The beagle, a small to medium sized dog, is a member of the hound group. The breed known as the modern beagles was developed in Great Britain in the 1830s as a combination of the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and the Harrier. The modern beagle is, specifically, a scent hound, and is an exceptionally popular hunting dog, used for tracking fox, rabbits, and other small game. This excellent sense of smell and sharply honed tracking instinct has also earned the beagle a place as a detection dog, employed in airports and cargo depots around the world to scent illegal agricultural imports and prohibited food.

beagle dogThough the beagle is an excellent working dog, its size and good temper make it a very popular family dog as well. Beagles are not aggressive, neither are they timid. They may be slightly shy with strangers, but are easily won over and quick to become comfortable with people. Their gentle nature makes them the perfect dogs for families and additionally the best pet dog for kids.

Beagles are highly intelligent, but can be very stubborn, and not easy to train; as a result, they do have not historically featured well in obedience trials. Beagles do respond well, however, to food reward training, though they can become bored and easily distracted.

The breed is not prone to inherited health problems, however it is very susceptible to weight gain, which can be warded off through regular exercise. They have a natural level of energy that means they do not easily tire during exercise, and do not need to be exercised to exhaustion.

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Small Dog Types Breeds – Pembroke Corgi

The Welsh Cardigan Corgi, a distinct and separate breed, from the Welsh Pembroke Corgi, is a small dog types breeds that was bred for herding sheep and cattle. Believed to have been in existence in Wales for over 3,000 years.

Corgi, meaning dwarf-dog, which are the smallest in the herding group, stands approx 10-13 inches at the withers, and weighs between 24-and 38 lbs, comes in a variety of colors some of which include blue-merle, and a primarily black coat with white markings.

Cardigan_Welsh_CorgiThe Cardigan Corgi, is regarded as a loyal and loving family pet. This type of small dog is highly adaptable in the city or apartment setting if given regular exercise. The Cardigan Corgi will need daily exercise, and regular brushing to remove any dead or loose undercoat, as the Cardigan Corgi has a dual-coat suited to harsh weather which suits him well in cold temperatures and winter, but needs to be brushed out regularly, so his skin can breath and keep cool in warmer temperatures.

This type of small dog is easily trainable, and gets along well with other family pets if they are raised together.

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The Pembroke is the smaller of the 2 Corgis, 10-12 inches from the shoulders, shorter tail, lighter boned, not to exceed 30 pounds. Comes in an assortment of colors.

The Pembroke is very loving and affectionate, and makes a great little house dog. The Pembroke is very adaptable to an assortment of living situations if they are exercised regularly. The coat of the Pembroke also requires regular brushing.

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