Hi, we are new to beagles. We almost got one when we were looking for our first dog, but a friend who used to have a beagle told us about how their beagle chewed a lot and got many ear infections ( personally, I remember the dog looking more like a Border Collie, but ear infections aren't common in that breed), and that was why they put him down. So, we got Daisy from the shelter. Daisy was said to be an American Eskimo mix by the shelter, but we found out that she was actually a Border Collie. Anyways, years latter, I am looking for a show dog, and come across an add for a Beagle who has been shown a few weeks ago, and if things work out, he'll be coming to live with us this year.