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I am a new member and have already posted a request for info in one of the forums asking for specific info on the breed. I don't own a Beagle yet though I hope to one day. I am an Alaskan Malamute owner who is losing her baby girl soon and am very, very sad. Looking for hope in a Beagle but unsure if the howling would work for me. It's all in my post.

I live in Michigan and just quit my corporate job (after 30 years in corporate marketing) to go to work for my vet. Haven't started there yet - need to get through Makaella's passing first. Anything anyone would like to share about their experience with Beagles I would love to hear. I've read the stories and am working my way through the threads.

I'm excited to be here as it gives me hope for a future without Makaella - thanks.

Makaella's Mom
 

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to BW! I am glad you decided to join us. It is a great place to learn about beagles as well as meet some great folks. My Maggie is the girl with the pleading eyes in the photo gallery. If you get a chance, please post a pic of Makaella in the fur, fins & feathers section -- we would love to meet her. We have lots of honorary beagles!
 

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Welcome. I am so sorry to hear you are losing your baby. You will certainly find the information you are looking for in this forum.
 

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Sorry to hear that you will be losing your fur baby soon.

As far as howling goes, it just depends on the personality like with people. We have 2 beagles, one only barks at things if she is in the house and the other only occasionally barks and generally that is when they are outside. Both respond to commands to be quiet and it is not prolonged barking. We have dogs all around us and they may or may not bark if one is outside or barking. I guess I also have to realize that this is also a protection device for someone coming to the door so that is a good thing. The barking-both guarding and in play are minimal in comparison to the great companionship they give.

Keep us posted.
 

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Hi and welcome to BW!

I'm very sorry to hear that you are loosing Makaella. There are several of us here who have lost one of our babies within recent months. My little girl, Olivia, was an honorary beagle who was with me for 16 years. She died this past September of renal failure and that wound is not yet closed up.

My beagle is Henry...he was a hurricane beagle who came to us with an advanced case of heartworms and afraid of his own shadow. He almost died from the worms but thanks to Virginia Tech Vet School, he is still with us. He is timid and quiet (except when he whines and tries to tell me something). He was obviously abused. He has come a long way and him and I are a team now. Henry is not the typical howling, barking, sniffing-like-crazy beagle. He is none of those things.

A couple of months ago, we ordered up another beetle from the same rescuer in Louisiana and got Yodel. Yodel is a beagle mix (we think) and he got his name because of the yodeling sound that he makes when he wants something. (he came with his name). He also gets very excitable when he picks up a new scent in the yard and suddenly becomes deaf.


Point here is that you may or may not get a howler. My suggestion would be to adopt a rescue. The rescue will come with a known personality report...including if he is a howler.

My little Henry isn't the most obedient dog in the world...like Makaella probably is...(it's in the breed)...but he is the most grateful and lovable little guy that I could ask for. It's hard to resist a beagle face.
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Meanwhile...my thoughts go out to you and Makaella.

~Denise
 

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Hi, first of all let me say how sorry I am for the loss of your Mikaela. But you won't have a future without her--her spirit will always be with you! She'll be waiting at the Bridge, watching over you as you choose your new friend when the time is right. <3
Let me say that I came to Beagles in a roundabout way (see our story in the section about why you picked the beagle breed.) I've had dogs all my life, but never a beagle or a hound of any sort. But I have come to the conclusion that Beagles are absolutely wonderful!!!
They are so happy and loving and sweet-natured! As for the howling, as others have said, I think it depends on the individual dogs; my Shiloh doesn't howl very often, but she does bark a lot--a somebody's at the door bark, a dog is in my yard bark, and the famous the cat has finished eating and I want the rest of his food bark!!

But, again, not all beagles bark that much, and you can control it.
Again, I am so sorry that you are losing your Malamute (what a beautiful breed, by the way). There are a lot of changes going on in your life right now--my thoughts are with you.
 

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Welcome to our little corner of the net. Sorry to hear about your loss. Its always tough.

Beagles are great companions and contrary to what you have heard they only give the arooooooo when alarmed. Mine dosen't do it at all. I have found after raising 2 from pups, they are very quiet unless startled.

Glad to have you here.
 

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Howdy

Welcome to Beagle World - so sorry about the impending loss of Makaella. Your future won't be without Makaella, the memories of our beloved friends remain in our lives til we are reunited at the Bridge. I'm sure when your done with your immediate grief, a new beagle buddy will be able to fill that huge void in your world left with Makaella's passing. Looking forward to exchanging stories but for now, feel free to lean on your new friends here at Beagle World to help get through the tough times.
 
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