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Hi all, new to the forum, and have now got two Beagle pups, Beau & Cooper, 10 weeks old.

We had a five year old cocker spaniel who died July 17 this year and decided quickly we would like another dog, but ended up with brother & sister.

However we find they are extremely aggressive towards each, and cannot deicide if it is play, or what?? any ideas.

Also, we do dedicate time to them, but anyone got any ideas what will keep them amused once bordedom sets in, we have the toys that you can put little treats in, but at present they are tormenting each other big style that ends up in mayhem..

Any help appreciated..
 

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Welcome!!!! 2 pups at once, great choice, and lots of work ahead


At 10 weeks, it can't be aggression, it's play! About the boredom, have lots of chewable toys and squeekies, puppies love to play, but they also sleep a lot. That may seem like boredom to you, but they need this sleep, just like babies.

You can play with them and run around with them in the yard or something (no long walks yet), to get them tired. Don't encourage them to bite, and if you play tug wih them, make sure you win most times.
Crate training is highly recommended, and will do wonders when it comes to housetraining.

Now, the important stuff: WE WANT PICTURES
 

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Ours are 3yrs old and still torment each other.
You can watch one of our videos of them playing outside. Sometimes they sound like they're just killing each other, but they're not.
There have been a few times where Daisy (the little black and white one) will torment Rocky to no end. When he gets tired of it he'll give her a certain bark and she'll get the picture and leave him alone. My parents have two labs that are similar. They are REALLY loud sometimes when they play and it does look rough sometimes, but that's just the way they play with each other. If Daisy and Rocky get so rough that it starts getting wild in the house we step in. I imagine your two are just playing, but you could always do a little video and post it. You can click on the link below and see our two.

Pup Wrestling Video
 

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to BW! So sorry to hear about your cocker -- I bet Beau and Cooper's antics are going a long way to help you move on. I adopted my Maggie (now 13) when she was past puppyhood but my first two dogs grew up together as puppies. Their rough-housing was loud and rambunctious. I was always amazed that they never hurt each other -- to the contrary, they were very gentle with each other and picked up on each other's signals immediately. We'll keep bugging you about pics so please post some soon!
 

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Thanks for replies, very interesting and helpful, btw, although not new to forums, but cannot find a link to upload photos??

Any more help??

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Done it, not good but you can see them..I guess the UK beagle looks, in my own opinion, different to a beagle in the states..

Ahh the peace & quiet, probably had them in our home for..what 3 hours..



Same afternoon..



More..this is Beau, the bitch, and a right on too...lol..



And finally, the most intelligent, and best loved dog, Pacha, 5 year old cocker we lost in July, she was wonderful.


 

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Norman, having several times raised more than one puppy at a time, I can tell you that while it SOUNDS like they're killing each other, they're probably just playing! I will tell you what my JoJo's breeder always says A TIRED puppy is a GOOD puppy - and they can wear each other out
! I am owned by 9 beagles, including 3 year old littermates, Joe and Jack, as well as their parents, JoJo and Tanna, Chloe, a 7 year old tiny beagle, Lottie, a 6 year old tiny rescue, Tanna and Lottie's beautiful daughter, Bella, who is 2, Angel, the baby if the family - and about a year and a half - she was the only survivor of JoJo and Tanna's last litter, and the lady who started my love affair with beagles, Miss Princess Beagle, who is 8. I can tell you that you are in for an adventure and an education. I was over 60 when I bought Princess for my granddaughter - and had NEVER had a hound of any kind. In many ways, I think it is EASIER with two puppies - beagles, are, after all, pack animals and do well in a pack (but I think I'm carrying it a little far)! By the way, they ARE adorable! Thanks for sharing those little sweethearts!
Welcome to Beagle World AND the World of Beagles!
 

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Glenda, and all, thanks for the warm welcome, they are at my feet right now, and are very very loveable babes already..Cooper the dog, nibbling ,my toes, teeth like needles..

Me personally, I was never brought up with dogs, my wife was, springers etc, so our cocker was my first dog, and never in my life have I experienced the loss of her, it was so bad...our home was quiet and after a few days, I thought, I need another companion, and the beagles were bred in kennels only 200 yards away, a breeder who has dogs which were shown at Crufts, Daschounds, as well as otrher breeds so quite happy to get sound pups..

10 weeks old now, and the dog Cooper, is built like a house, Beau is a lot smaller, but very nice, a lovely face..
 

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Norman, I'm so sorry for the loss of your cocker - and yes it DOES hurt a LOT, I've lost many beloved furkids in my 69 years!
It is strange how littermates can be sooooo different. JoJo and Tanna's first litter she had 5 - 3 females (1 didn't survive - too small), we wound up with 1 BIG male and 1 SMALL male, 1 BIG female and 1 SMALL female. When I got JoJo I didn't know what to expect. Her mother, Spotty, was a tiny, petite little lady, and her dad was about a 25# beagle - not huge by beagle standards, but not tiny either. However, Spotty's full brother (not littermate, but same parents), was an 18, 53# beagle - magnificent but BIG. In Lottie's litter of 3, 2 females, 1 male, the girls were both small (Lottie is tiny and Tanna is quite small, too), while the male was a moosie beagle. It always surprises me to see him (I babysit him when his parents go out of town), the difference in size between him and his sister, Bella, is amazing. He's bigger than any of my other dogs. My Jack is the sturdy beagle and his brother, Joe, was always much smaller.
It may be a little late to give this to you - and you're lucky that you have their breeder near - so he/she can help you. Beagles can be a handful. I would rather talk 10 people out of a puppy than have one pup go to a home that isn't prepared to accept them the way they are!
This is something I give to anyone who is considering one of my beagle puppies. And this link I think has a lot of good information about beagles! http://members.tripod.com/luvbeags/id17.htm


So you think you want a beagle?

Before deciding that you just “have to have” one of these adorable puppies, please consider that you are making a “life-time commitment” to this little canine friend.


Before making this commitment, please ask yourself a few questions.

1. The average life-span of a beagle is 12-15 years – assuming that all goes well and it doesn’t develop a serious illness or meet with an unfortunate accident. Are you willing to make a commitment to this little one?
2. Can you afford vet care? The minimum requirements are for yearly shots and exams, which alone can present you with “healthy bills” from the vet. My bills for the vet usually average $100. We won’t mention those “unforeseen” things, ear infections, accidents, etc., which can add up quickly.
3. Food is another BIG item. Your puppy has special needs. The pups in my home are weaned to Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Food. It is a very good quality dog food – which means it is not cheap. By the time you get your puppy (at roughly 8-10 weeks of age), he/she will still need to be fed 3-4 times a day. Your puppy will also need fresh clean water available at all times. You CAN buy cheaper puppy food, but in the long run, you and your dog will be better off with good quality food. You will need to feed less than of a cheaper brand, and because it’s more digestible, there is less “waste” – so less “clean up” with good quality food. I do NOT recommend canned foods, as they are not good for their teeth. Dry kibble is much better.
4. Are you willing to spend time training your puppy? All puppies need training – and beagles perhaps more than other breeds. While it’s EASY to fall in love with a beagle puppy, they CAN (and usually are) DIFFICULT dogs to “housetrain”. Hounds in many ways are unlike other dogs you may have had who were completely “potty trained” by the age of 3 months. You will find FEW beagles that are totally “housetrained” by 3 months, perhaps even 6 months. Are you willing to put the time into working with your puppy? If you’re NOT, then stop right now, because it is a time-consuming process.
5. MY first beagle was a total surprise and very difficult for me. I knew nothing about this wonderful breed – except that they were “cute” and “cuddly”. Beagles, like other hounds, are STUBBORN and more “independent” than many other breeds. They are led by their noses. This is why beagles are NEVER left off-leash unless they’re HUNTING (which is what they were bred to do). If you want a beagle as a pet, then PLEASE make sure you have a safe, secure fenced yard for him/her.
6. Do you have a place for a puppy where he/she will be safe while you’re away at work? Puppies – all puppies are destructive! You have to accept that and make your home as “puppy proof” (safe for them) as possible. Puppies LOVE shoes – and telephone cords, and electrical cords, so these things need to be out of puppy’s reach – because if it’s “there, they will chew”. If you have a “safe” room where puppy can’t chew things – such as a kitchen or bath that can be closed off, that will work, but I’ve known (and loved) pups who have chewed walls, so I prefer using a “crate” or “kennel” when I’m away. I’m fortunate with my job, I live close enough that I can run home at noon and let pups out for some play/exercise time. Years ago I would have said that was “cruel” – and it would be if you leave them in it all the time. It is their “den” – or safe place for them if you can’t be supervising them every minute. Even my dogs that have the run of the house will often go into an empty crate/kennel for a nap. IF you get a puppy from me, it will be accustomed to a crate from an early age, which makes it MUCH easier for YOU as a new owner.
7. There are several words that beagles do NOT like, among them “come” if they’re hot on the trail of something good. “No” is also a naughty word for beagles. I don’t want to discourage you – but if you’re considering a beagle puppy, you should be aware that they can be and often are STUBBORN. I suggest a good “Puppy Kindergarten” to get him/her started right. The key to beagle training is consistency (and TREATS) – beagles will do ANYTHING for treats. More about that later!
8. IF you get a puppy from me, he/she will have been born into a loving home environment with lots of love and socializing. I am not a “big breeder” with dozens of dogs, my pups are born right here in my family room, where I spend most of MY waking hours when not at work. They get a lot of handling and a lot of love. This is very important to making a good dog! He/she will also come with a “puppy kit” to get you started. These puppies are from excellent field champion lines and the litter is AKC registered. You will be furnished with the paperwork to register YOUR puppy. I have registered the litter, but registering your pup is your responsibility. I suggest that you do so as soon as possible, if you have any intentions of using your dog for field trials (their paternal grandparents are both International Field Champs), or for other AKC events they will need the AKC registration.
9. Beagles are “pack” animals, and do much better if they have other dogs in their pack.
10. IF you decide on a beagle puppy, and something happens that you cannot keep him, then he is to be returned to me for re-homing. I do NOT want one of these puppies to ever wind up in a shelter or rescue. I know that circumstances can change and you may not be in a position to keep your puppy – in that case, call me, and I will take the pup back. These are very special puppies, from very special lines and deserve a special home.
11. I will ALWAYS be available to answer questions for you and to help in anyway that I can with your puppy.

I hope some of this is helpful to you! Good luck with those beautiful babies! I can't wait for JoJo's next litter - which is (hopefully) due October 4th!
 

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Welcome Norman!! Your puppies are adorable!! And your cocker spaniel was beautiful too. I am so sorry for your loss. As it has been 12 years since I had a baby beagle, and then only had one to deal with, I will leave the advice to those with more experience. Just wanted to say Hi and Welcome to BW!
 

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Thankyou, all......
....yes hands full OK...and are very active, very playful, and very much going to be hard work..

Just wish I could think of something that would stimulate there mind for a longer period...
 

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Puppies don't have a very long attention span which is why training sessions are normally kept short!
I'll see if I can find something on Beagle Bay that might help you keep them occupied - but probably won't have time until after work. Have to get dressed and go to work now.
 

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WOW they are both gorgeous. Getting 2 puppies at the same time is definately going to be hard work no matter what their breed. But you have the added bonus in that they are company for each other when you need to go out etc.

I would also doubt that they are fighting at such a young age and it's most likely play fighting. Looks awful but very little harm is done. As the breeder you got them from lives so close why not pop in for a chat. Any good breeder will gladly give you advice.

Sorry for your loss of Pacha, I know how hard it is. I lost my first Beagle 2 years ago and I have never experienced pain like it but time is a great healer.
 

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Jennifer is right - any good breeder will be happy to help you in any way she can. I'm delighted when the people who get one of my pups contacts me (except for Pochi - he's a royal pain - but it's not HIS fault). I've found that keeping two pups is almost easier than just one. The are company for each other.
 

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very adorable pups, they do look like a handful too
..I took the liberty of making the thumbnail pictures clickable so that we can all see the bigger pictures
...just click the small pictures to see a bigger version...thanks for sharing the pictures as well





 

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Thanks everyone for the sound advice, very much appreciated..


They are learning everday, and great to have another very inteligent breed..after 3 weeks they know their names, know after feed time to go in the garden for their business, and overall very pleased with them..gonna put more photos up later, coz theyre just really good lookin pups..
 

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Howdy Norman, welcome to Beagle World. A big ole welcome arroooo to Beau & Cooper. No advice here, never had a pup but with ouck, it will be a long long time till you suffer the pain of lose like with your Cocker. My beagle Bagel was somewhere between 3 and 5 when I rescued him, that was 10 and half years ago and he is still going strong. Look foward to hearing more of your two.
 
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