When searching for Beagle dogs for sale, make sure to visit reputable Beagle breeders. Whatever you do, no matter how cute the puppy, stay away from puppy mills.
“A dog is not a thing. A thing is replaceable. A dog is not. A thing is disposable. A dog is not. A thing doesn’t have a heart. A dog’s heart is bigger than any “thing” you can ever own.”
― Elizabeth Parker, Paw Prints in the Sand
Puppy mills breed puppies that are caged inhumanely, for profit.
Most of these dogs live in tiny cages, are bred by inexperienced and unscrupulous breeders, and are easily obtainable over the internet. Please be wary of Beagles for sale online classifieds. Backyard breeders also need to be avoided, as they too will breed for profit. In both cases, you risk purchasing a Beagle puppy with deformed limbs and with genetic defects. You will also aid in perpetuating the suffering of these poor dogs that are at the hands of cruel people.
Here are some tips on how to buy Beagle dogs for sale from a reputable breeder
Do your research before buying Beagle dogs for sale
Before buying a purebred Beagle puppy from a Beagle breeder, you’ll need to do plenty of research. All reputable breeders will give you health test results for the parents. These will include the Canine Eye Registration Foundation certification, BAER certification (hearing test), and Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Foundation certification to check for hip and elbow dysplasia. You can also ask for certification of healthy patellas (knees) especially in the Beagle since this is a hereditary condition and MLS DNA test (Musladin-Leuke Syndrome).
Even if the breeder that you want to visit is well known, this does not mean that he or she is reputable.
You may even opt to visit a few Beagle dog shows to talk to competitors and find out about their breeder. Try to get as much information from other Beagle owners before going out and buying a Beagle puppy from a breeder. Before bringing your Beagle puppy home, your breeder will need to provide you with:
- A copy of your Beagle’s pedigree
- Certification of deworming
- First immunization records
- Neutering or spaying records if your Beagle puppy is 6 months or older
You should go home with a written guarantee that will allow for you to return your Beagle puppy, and get a full refund if the veterinarian detects any health or genetic health problems during the pup’s first health visit. This should take place within two days of bringing your Beagle puppy home.
By visiting and purchasing a purebred Beagle dog for sale from a reputable breeder, you’ll be able to evaluate your pup’s temperament by seeing how both parents are, how friendly they are, and if they are healthy. If you’re looking to show, then find out about championship bloodlines. Show Beagle’s will be more costly, but the Beagle breeders will be more committed to the breed.
If you are looking for Beagle dogs for sale choose wisely for the future of all Beagles.