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I'm new here. Our family adopted Lucy, a beagle mix, about 5 weeks ago. She's about 4 months now. Lucy came to us from a shelter in Iowa. She and her brother and sisters were found along side of the road. My son, 13, found her picture on petfinder.com and refused to even consider another dog.

A little background--we lost our beloved pointer mix in January to cancer. It was unexpected and sudden. We decided to find another puppy/dog, preferably a mix/mutt. But we chose to wait until summer, so that our son could be home with her. He's doing a great job in helping to train her. He is also her primary handler in puppy training/obedience classes.

So here she is. When she came to us, her name was Blackie because she only had black and white on her. But now her coloring is changing. She's getting alot more brown on her face. And like I said, she's a Beagle mix. Of what, we really don't know. Anyone have any ideas? We go between Springer Spaniel, Cocker, King Cavalier or some sort of terrier?

She's currently 4 months, 16 lbs, and about 15 from the floor to her front shoulders. So I'm guessing that she's going to be a really big Beagle! But I don't really know how fast Beagles grow or when they stop and I can't find any sort of chart to guess with. Our vet thinks she will be around 20-30 lbs, but I'm thinking probably more like 35. Not only that, she is a chow hound! I've found her head in the bag more than once. We're feeding her about 1.75 to 2 cups a day. Is that too much? Kind of a change from our finicky 65 lb pointer mix, who was always on the trim/lean side (we always had food in her dish). Our pointer had a huge growth spurt at around 7-8 months, so I'm wondering if Lucy might do the same.

She's doing pretty good at potty training--she hasn't had an accident in about a week. But we did have to baracade the living room, because she thought it was her own personal poop station. Who knew a puppy could poop so fast?

At any rate, she's adorable and she's a keeper!
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Very, very pretty! I can't tell what Lucy is mixed with, but whatever it is, it complements the beagle very nicely.
It will be interesting to see how she develops as she gets older, especially seeing how tall she is at just 4 months (check out those long legs! Maybe she's part gazelle).

The food I give my two dogs has a recommended feeding amount by weight listed on the back; that's what I used as a baseline, adjusting it when it seemed like too much. The near-2 cups a day you're giving sounds about right, though I'm no expert; that's about what both my pups eat, with one at 23 pounds and the other at 18 pounds.

Welcome, and hope to see lots more pictures and hear more stories as Lucy grows up!
 

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Lucy has more beagle than anything- She is beautiful.
Anyway a big welcme to BW and looking forward to hearing all about her adventures.
 

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to BW! Lucy is very beautiful -- she definitely has a lot of beagle in her. I expect she has learned how to use those pleading eyes quite effectively.
The majority of beagles will eat until the food is gone -- they have no internal I'm full -- it is time to stop eating signal. We have had quite a few members' pups get into dog food bins (or a variety of other food sources)and gorge themselves. You do want to keep Lucy nice and trim -- a fat beagle is quite prone to back problems.
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Looking forward to seeing lots more pics and hearing all about Lucy's adventures!
 

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Oh yeah, she is mainly beagle, but whatever the mix is, it is the perfect mix! Wow, she is striking, I can see why your son fell instantly in love.

Welcome to you and Lucy!
 

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Lucy is very pretty and unique. I love her coloring....


My god, 16lb at 4 months... my Chloe is very petite compared to her: 16 lb at 17 months
 

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Welcome to you and Lucy!! Her coloring is lovely--the white-tipped ears and the black spot on top of her head are quite distinctive. And I see that, whatever the mix, she has enough beagle in her to get the pleading beagle eyes!!
 

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Oh, Lucy is adorable!

It seems to me she's mostly Beagle, maybe mixed with some other type of hound.

I had a Beagle/Springer mix and he was just black and white, but I don't think he was as tall as Lucy. He had a black fringe of wavy hair at the ends of his ears. It was so cute.

Welcome to Beagle World
We are happy you've joined us!!

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Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome! Lucy continues to grow taller and I'm sure that she's around 20lbs right now. We think that she is one of those new designer dogs--a Giant Beagle!

She goes in to the vet on Friday for her last round of shots and I will schedule her lady surgery for around 5 months of age at that time.
 
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