Pet shelters brace for beagle mania

Pet shelters brace for beagle mania

There are 240 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Pet shelters brace for beagle mania. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Beware the lure of the pop culture pooch. Beautiful beagles like Uno, the Best in Show winner at Westminster on Tuesday, capture their audiences with their winning personalities, expressive eyes and compact ...

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Kathleen

Berkeley, CA

#1 Feb 16, 2008
My brother had a couple of beagles that he used to hunt with. He took them out, they ran off, and he hasn't seen 'em since!
May

Jefferson, OH

#2 Feb 16, 2008
Beagles Can and will Bark all day and night.....

One of the most annoying Dogs out there. As a pet.
Ray

Akron, OH

#3 Feb 16, 2008
Gee, Connie Bloom going to Heather Nagel for her information. That is a surprise?
Hey Connie, why don't you try switching up your sources. It might make you a better jounalist!
leelo from akron

Cleveland, OH

#4 Feb 16, 2008
I have rescued 3 dogs from the pound and every time I went in there at least 7 or 10 Beagles were in there just waiting 4 homes .But its so true people need to look into the breed to see if its right 4 u .You would be surprised how many challenges comes with each breed .Just like the oh so popular toy breed dogs ,they come with BIG problems later on in life .And vets arnt cheap!So anyway check out the breed before u buy it would save alot of dogs from going to the pound!!!!!!
Real breeder

AOL

#8 Feb 16, 2008
The story had this quote,''My mother says God made beagles cute for a reason,'' Nagel said,''because if they weren't cute, you wouldn't put up with their shenanigans.'' Is this an expert opinion on a breed? Does this give the reader any information that may be useful? Why didn't Connie Bloom find a real breeder and expert on beagles inside of talking with a rescue group? Using a professional breeder would have made the story informative and accurate.
Sam

Richfield, OH

#10 Feb 16, 2008
Noe Finley wrote:
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On that note, here's a listing of many fine reputable pet rescue establishments in the Cleveland /Akron area:
http://www.doggeek.com/Adoptions/Ohio.shtml
Looks like Connie was looking for an Akron area source. I went to your link, then to the other establishments web sites, and not many had Beagles (if at all). Perhaps that is why Connie chose a group that has Beagles. Makes sense.
JEM

Akron, OH

#11 Feb 16, 2008
Petfinder.com shows a lot of beagle and beagle-mix dogs.
Real breeder

AOL

#12 Feb 16, 2008
The Beagle Dog Breed

Description: The Beagle follows its nose wherever it goes and was bred for the hunt - which means baying, howling and barking. When on scent, this tenacious dog breed will block out everything around it - including you. Their charming, upbeat personalities make them excellent family pets. Snoopy, created by the late Charles Schultz, is perhaps the world's most recognized (and loved) Beagle.

Country of Origin: The Beagle originated in England.

Height: Beagles have two distinct varieties: The 13-inch Beagle and the 15-inch Beagle. The height of the 13-inch Beagle stands approximately 13 inches. Heights of the 15-inch variety range from over 13 inches to under 15 inches.

Weight: Beagles range from 18 to 30 pounds.

Colors: Beagles may be a combination of the hound colors and are typically white, black and tan.

Coat: Beagles have a short, hard coat. Minimal shedders, their shiny low-maintenance coat is easy to care for.

Temperament: The Beagle has a cheerful, upbeat personality and is great with kids. Like all scent hounds, Beagles are an independent breed and will always "follow their nose" - ignoring your protests to come back.

Health Concerns: The Beagle is susceptible to glaucoma, epilepsy, intervertebral disc disease and congenital heart disease.

Life Expectancy: The expected life span of the Beagle is 12-15 years.

Living Environment: Beagles need companionship and daily exercise, preferably in a fenced yard. Prone to barking and howling, Beagles do not make good apartment dogs.

AKC Group: The Beagle is in the Hound group.
Sam

Richfield, OH

#14 Feb 16, 2008
Real breeder wrote:
The Beagle Dog Breed
Description: The Beagle follows its nose wherever it goes and was bred for the hunt - which means baying, howling and barking. When on scent, this tenacious dog breed will block out everything around it - including you. Their charming, upbeat personalities make them excellent family pets. Snoopy, created by the late Charles Schultz, is perhaps the world's most recognized (and loved) Beagle.
Country of Origin: The Beagle originated in England.
Height: Beagles have two distinct varieties: The 13-inch Beagle and the 15-inch Beagle. The height of the 13-inch Beagle stands approximately 13 inches. Heights of the 15-inch variety range from over 13 inches to under 15 inches.
Weight: Beagles range from 18 to 30 pounds.
Colors: Beagles may be a combination of the hound colors and are typically white, black and tan.
Coat: Beagles have a short, hard coat. Minimal shedders, their shiny low-maintenance coat is easy to care for.
Temperament: The Beagle has a cheerful, upbeat personality and is great with kids. Like all scent hounds, Beagles are an independent breed and will always "follow their nose" - ignoring your protests to come back.
Health Concerns: The Beagle is susceptible to glaucoma, epilepsy, intervertebral disc disease and congenital heart disease.
Life Expectancy: The expected life span of the Beagle is 12-15 years.
Living Environment: Beagles need companionship and daily exercise, preferably in a fenced yard. Prone to barking and howling, Beagles do not make good apartment dogs.
AKC Group: The Beagle is in the Hound group.
Thanks for the info. I like the local touch too.
Matt

Akron, OH

#17 Feb 16, 2008
Ms. Bloom,

I have a few questions for you. Does Heaven Can Wait and Heather Nagel pay you to be their PR agent, or do you do it for free?

Why not go to a registered breeder in good standing to get information on the breed?

Is there a reason that you go to Heaven Can Wait for information, or is it just lazy Journalism?

Are there any other rescues that deal with beagles in the area? I will answer that one, yes!

Perhaps you could update your speed dial and add a few sources that actually could give meaningful information to the consumer!
Matt

Akron, OH

#19 Feb 16, 2008
I am not affiliated with any rescue or breeder. I can just tell terrible bias journalism when I see it. If you can call what she does journalism. There should be certain standards, even for fluff pieces.
sweet

Corry, PA

#21 Feb 16, 2008
I wanted to adopt a beagle 12 years ago from the Humane Society. They told me it wasn't well. Now I feel relieved.
Separation anxiety & howling & babies don't mix
The Working Poor

Mansfield, OH

#22 Feb 16, 2008
As a owner of many Beagles and Bassett Hounds over the years. I found the remark that Beagles are intelligent and easliy trained at any age to be totally false. Truth be known that these dogs are not the sharpest tools in the shed, yes, they are loyal, cute, charming. They also smell really bad due to having a very oily coat.
They are a challange, they are great with a family with kids that would be devoted to the dog, seniors defineatly not, too high maintenance.
I have also experienced that Beagles and cats do not mix. I still love them though.
Real breeder

AOL

#23 Feb 16, 2008
These breeds are good dogs, they do not suffer from separation anxiety any more than any other breed. This is wrong information and why it is important for news stories to provide quotes from professionals, not part-time rescue volunteers. The Beagle is a wonderful family pet and you were well served by the Humane Society for telling you the truth if the animal was ill.
too funny

Loudonville, OH

#29 Feb 16, 2008
God is good wrote:
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I thank God for these wonderful people who are true angels to the animals, they have shown their dedication through and through, especially when a few idiots like to muck up anything they say and do. Sounds like Heather hit a chord with one of you once upon a time and you just cant get over it. Do us all a favor and sit at home on your pc and be pitiful.
Because someone posts a few posts they never do anything else and never contribute to anything else? I guess that means you too.
Matt

Akron, OH

#35 Feb 16, 2008
Dumb As wrote:
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go to www.petfinder.com and type in Akron, see for yourself. Heaven Can Wait has the most Beagles of any groups, so it does appear that Connie went to the group with the most. Grind you axe against Heather Nagel elsewhere, better yet, start the first ever Akron area beagle rescue. Dumb a***
Gee let me see. First you confirm your story with more than one source. Then you seek confirmation from experts with credentials and training before making assertions about a subject (in this case beagles). I did not say anything about who has the most beagles. Having the most beagles, or the most of anything does not qualify you as an expert source. If you don't seek out other opinions, it narrows the consumers ability to make informed decisions.

Then again, apparently one of you chooses to limit what they know to the words of a single person.

I won't resort to name calling. It is obvious who lacks perspective with their comments.
Sam

Richfield, OH

#36 Feb 16, 2008
Real breeder wrote:
These breeds are good dogs, they do not suffer from separation anxiety any more than any other breed. This is wrong information and why it is important for news stories to provide quotes from professionals, not part-time rescue volunteers. The Beagle is a wonderful family pet and you were well served by the Humane Society for telling you the truth if the animal was ill.
This story is about "Pet Shelters", not professionals or breeders.
beagle mania

Tulsa, OK

#37 Feb 16, 2008
I cant find any beagle rescues that specialize in just beagles in the Akron area. If anyone knows of one please let me know. I love beagles. Have had them most of my life. They are great with my kids and cats. Would love to add another to my family. Yes they are stubborn and do follow their nose anywhere but home so yes I agree with the 'Bye Bye" quote. They do bay but can be trained not to--just takes love and consitant training. Once trained they are great pets. Very smart animals. It does seem that HCW is the rescue with the most beagles but who cares as long as they all get good homes. I would just like to support a beagle only rescue since they will proable be getting more now that one won a title.
beagle lover

Tulsa, OK

#38 Feb 16, 2008
The Working Poor wrote:
As a owner of many Beagles and Bassett Hounds over the years. I found the remark that Beagles are intelligent and easliy trained at any age to be totally false. Truth be known that these dogs are not the sharpest tools in the shed, yes, they are loyal, cute, charming. They also smell really bad due to having a very oily coat.
They are a challange, they are great with a family with kids that would be devoted to the dog, seniors defineatly not, too high maintenance.
I have also experienced that Beagles and cats do not mix. I still love them though.
I adopted a 5 year old beagle that was supposible untrainable and set in ways. He was easily retrained with love and consistant training.
I have never had a problem with oily coats-i have only seen that problem in beagles who spend a lot of time outdoors. They have all gotten along with my cats-I have 7 indoor cats. I agree with seniors not needing beagles.
BeagleLvr

Richfield, OH

#39 Feb 16, 2008
beagle mania wrote:
I cant find any beagle rescues that specialize in just beagles in the Akron area. If anyone knows of one please let me know. I love beagles. Have had them most of my life. They are great with my kids and cats. Would love to add another to my family. Yes they are stubborn and do follow their nose anywhere but home so yes I agree with the 'Bye Bye" quote. They do bay but can be trained not to--just takes love and consitant training. Once trained they are great pets. Very smart animals. It does seem that HCW is the rescue with the most beagles but who cares as long as they all get good homes. I would just like to support a beagle only rescue since they will proable be getting more now that one won a title.
Keep checking the Akron pound on North St. They usually have some Beagles. I like that Heaven Can Wait has that special program for adopting beagles (hounds). I think that is probably why they rescue more. Beagles are the best!

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