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Old 10-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #161
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Pac, Kimber is a beauty. I'm sorry I missed the pics earlier. She appears to be a great addition to the family. She'll fit right in with Pierce and Petra.

I miss having a dog.
Condo rules, no pets?
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:21 PM   #162
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Max pet size is 30 pounds. They're not allowed to run free or be left out on a leash. I don't see me walking the dog in 10F weather with a 30 mph wind and picking up his poop.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #163
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Max pet size is 30 pounds. They're not allowed to run free or be left out on a leash. I don't see me walking the dog in 10F weather with a 30 mph wind and picking up his poop.
I hear you. However, there's nothing to walking, we have similar weather, only colder. Just bundle up. Beagle is 23 pounds, can hold it for a long time, and we have to walk her on a leash, as she can find any weakness in any fence and could be nicknamed "Houdini".

Beagles are much more "macho" than, say, Yorkies or poodles. MinPins, schnauzers, and chihuahuas are slightly macho, but I would highly recommend a beagle.
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Thanks, Andy. She has fit right in all right. She and Pierce have become great playmates.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:06 AM   #165
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Pac, Kimber is a beauty. I'm sorry I missed the pics earlier. She appears to be a great addition to the family. She'll fit right in with Pierce and Petra.

I miss having a dog.
Andy, the powers that be know that having a pet is very beneficial to the elderly. We have three apartments here that have a dog. One has two. You would never know it. Occasionally one might bark in the hall, but one quick bark is not a disturbance to anyone. Too bad condo association haven't found out this fact. Pets are beneficial to anyone.
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I hear you. However, there's nothing to walking, we have similar weather, only colder. Just bundle up. Beagle is 23 pounds, can hold it for a long time, and we have to walk her on a leash, as she can find any weakness in any fence and could be nicknamed "Houdini".

Beagles are much more "macho" than, say, Yorkies or poodles. MinPins, schnauzers, and chihuahuas are slightly macho, but I would highly recommend a beagle.
Many years ago I "acquired" (long story) a German Shepherd. She was a sweetheart and, although rather petite, she looked the part but as we had no history on her the Vet said that, although he was certain she was a pure bred GSD, he would have to put her down on her records as "GSD X". In passing he said that he hoped for my sake that, if she was a crossbreed, a beagle wasn't one of her parents. When I asked why he said that as pets rather than hunting dogs, they were virtually un-trainable!

I've never heard this before or since although a local man walks (or is walked by) a pet beagle which has no manners at all. Mind you that could be the fault of master not dog.

Are they difficult to train as pets?
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Many years ago I "acquired" (long story) a German Shepherd. She was a sweetheart and, although rather petite, she looked the part but as we had no history on her the Vet said that, although he was certain she was a pure bred GSD, he would have to put her down on her records as "GSD X". In passing he said that he hoped for my sake that, if she was a crossbreed, a beagle wasn't one of her parents. When I asked why he said that as pets rather than hunting dogs, they were virtually un-trainable!

I've never heard this before or since although a local man walks (or is walked by) a pet beagle which has no manners at all. Mind you that could be the fault of master not dog.

Are they difficult to train as pets?
I don't think they're difficult to train. We got Beagle from the pound, when she was about 3. In the house, she's a perfect lady, and can obey basic commands (sit, stay, shake). Outside, if left to her own devices, she would chase bunnies till she got completely lost, which is why we walk her on a retractable leash and harness. She does pretty well on leash, better than a lot of the neighbor dogs. Beagles were bred to hunt rabbits, and get really focused on that.

Sadly, because of their sweet, docile nature, beagles are also the most used and abused dogs for laboratory experiments.
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Andy, the powers that be know that having a pet is very beneficial to the elderly. We have three apartments here that have a dog. One has two. You would never know it. Occasionally one might bark in the hall, but one quick bark is not a disturbance to anyone. Too bad condo association haven't found out this fact. Pets are beneficial to anyone.
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