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#6541606 - 11/13/16 03:22 PM Pup for the boy
iliketohunt Online   sleepy
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Probably getting my son his own dog for Christmas. Son is 7. Kinda thinking a beagle. Any reason that's a bad idea?
Know a good breeder?
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#6541621 - 11/13/16 03:28 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Get him a Yorkie and he can hunt quail with you.



You might have to FF it.



But, it will always be ready to go.

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#6541642 - 11/13/16 03:40 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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I had two beagles growing up. Both where friendly dogs and as a kid I liked them. They were both impossible to keep in the yard. They would dig and climb out of the yard. They follow their nose and roll in anything dead. Sweet, good looking dogs. Just make sure you have a secure yard.

My BIL has a two year old Irish Terrier that is a really cool dog. She's about 30 lbs, hypoallergenic, non-shedding and has a great temperament.

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#6541792 - 11/13/16 05:17 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Make sure you have a good fence. They are escape artists. They have big hearts and love people, but with that if left alone too long or ignored they will wail and cry and do everything to escape to go find you. That of course goes with just about any sporting dog, but Beagles are hounds so know they can be incredibly loud when put in that situation. Untrained and off leash in the woods, they will track and chase anything that runs. Including your neighbor's cats given the chance.
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#6542150 - 11/13/16 08:15 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: Sniper John]
iliketohunt Online   sleepy
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Think we're gonna pass on a beagle lol.
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#6542177 - 11/13/16 08:24 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Originally Posted By: iliketohunt
Think we're gonna pass on a beagle lol.


Wise decision. You would be the one bathing and chasing a beagle. I speak from experience.
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#6542316 - 11/13/16 09:33 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Originally Posted By: iliketohunt
Think we're gonna pass on a beagle lol.


I think that's a wise decision as well.

Are you wanting a smaller dog?
Inside dog?
Will this just be a family pet?
Set on a puppy?

Ever concider a rescue?

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#6542346 - 11/13/16 09:54 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Get that boy a Heeler and never look back.
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#6542376 - 11/13/16 10:30 PM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner


You might have to FF it.




Did you really FF that Yorkie?

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#6542430 - 11/14/16 01:10 AM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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+1 for heeler. I vote chocolate lab

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#6542815 - 11/14/16 09:46 AM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Get him a Basset hound.
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#6542891 - 11/14/16 10:24 AM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Personally I consider the Field bred Springer and Brittany to be the perfect size dog.
Have a look at the field bred English Cockers. I have been very impressed with several of these.
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#6542898 - 11/14/16 10:28 AM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Field bred English Cocker about 30lb and an exceptional bird dog. Doubles as a very nice Duck dog also



Edited by Blanco (11/14/16 10:28 AM)
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#6542910 - 11/14/16 10:33 AM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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Collie if you are not looking for a hunting dog. Obedient and easy to train. Will run through a wall for you.
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#6542927 - 11/14/16 10:41 AM Re: Pup for the boy [Re: iliketohunt]
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I've heard a lot of good things about the field bred English Cockers.
As a kid my favorite dog was a Collie, but be ready to brush them often.
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