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Help Me Make The Right Decision Plz

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Well I want to thank everyone for all their help and support so far with my adoption process of my new beagle. However I kinda hit a wall! I met up with the Foster Mom of the Beagle girl. When she told me the beagle was age 6-8 i thought she meant months! She MEANT YEARS! LOL She was still beautiful though and my kids met her today too. She was very calm despite my kids squeals and pats and the 3 other dogs that were barking for attention around her.

My problem now is do i want a 6-8 yr old beagle? I dont know? Its there anything wrong with us getting a older dog? Will I still be able to attempt to crate train her now that she is that old? Will there be more health concerns becuz she is older? I was told she was in good health aside from the kennel cough she got from being with the other dog at the SPCA. She is getting spayed this week as well. What are your thoughts on this? Should I adopt this older beagle or start off fresh with a puppy? Taking in mind I dont have much experience with dogs?
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I don't think there is anything wrong with an veteran beagle. If you don't want to go through the puppy growing pains, an older beagle makes a compelling argument. There are some things to consider with a beagle that's 6-8:
1. does this stage in your potential beagle's life match your family's lifestyle and needs?
2. while 6-8 isn't exactly old or elderly, were you expecting a potential longer period with your new companion?

Lol...that's all I can think of, really. If her temperament is one that I'm looking for, and she fits in with my family, I'd adopt her on the spot. Age is just a number...especially with beagles
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