Beagles are constant shedders. Some people don't notice as much because their hair is short and coarse, so it's not as obvious when it's all over as with longer haired dogs. Hair goes through growing and shedding cycles, and there are times when the shedding's more severe than other times. I use one of Bissell's vacuums made specifically for pet hair, and even though I vaccuum often, it both amazes and grosses me out how much hair is in the canister when I empty it after a vacuuming. I could build a whole new dog.