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Hiya, so right now I am thinking of getting a beagle. I’ve did a lot of research on beagles and can see they were used as hound dogs. They love using their noses to sniff and hunt things I'm sure? Well i was thinking of getting one and i have quite a large back garden and it is all fenced off so a dog shouldn’t be able to get out (hopefully). Although i live beside a field and on the other side of the fence there is normally sheep and lambs. Just wondering do yous think a beagle would be safe or would it constantly be trying to get out and into the field? Sorry if this sounds silly lol
 

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Beagles have the highest scent ability after a blood hound so a beagle will definitely smell the livestock and want to get to them. You would definitely need a secure fence/yard. My dog spends her days trying to get to lizards we have in our area. I suggest you read all you can on the breed especially if you intend to get a puppy. If you do get a beagle this is a good place for advice.
 

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Welcome to Our Beagle World! Rascal is 11 or 12 we think. Keep an eye on your new one when you get him or her. Rascal has found a couple of ways out of our fenced yard over the years. They are blocked now but keep an eye out always and check frequently :D

They are determined and inquisitive sweet hearts!
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I am always outside with my beagles even though I have a 6 foot vinyl fence. If you do get a beagle, especially an adult, be outside with him/her and teach them to love their yard. He might bark at the livestock unless he can safely meet them and get used to them. Your yard actually sounds like a beagle would be very happy, they love to sniff and investigate.
 
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