If you're looking for a dog for a family with children, it’s important to choose a breed that will fit into your family's lifestyle and become firm friends with the kids. Beagles are popular family pets and for good reason, so let's take a look at why a beagle could be a great fit for your household.
Beagles are highly social and adaptable
Beagles love people. They love cuddling up with humans and tend to stay close to their owners around the house because they love company. This means they suit families perfectly because there are plenty of people around to give them the attention and affection they crave. Since they're so sociable, they adapt well to family life and adjust to their new home really easily. Plus, if your family is the type to have visitors over regularly, a beagle will happily welcome them into the fold and adapt to comings and goings.
Beagles are naturals with kids
Thanks to their happy, bouncy, and curious personalities, beagles get along great with children because they're just like them! They love interacting and playing with kids of all ages, and they have a confident and easygoing nature that makes them a really safe choice for youngsters. They're unlikely to get nervous or grouchy around loud, excitable children. Plus, they love affection which is ideal for children who love to give hugs to their pets. Some dog breeds like their own space but beagles are thrilled to have all the attention, which makes them perfect for families.
Beagles are the ideal size for children
Beagles are medium-sized dogs, which is ideal for households with kids. They're small enough that they're not intimidating or overwhelming for young children. They're also robust enough in build that you don't have to worry about the kids accidentally hurting them in play. Their size is also practical for busy family life because they don't need lots of space in the home. In fact, they can adapt to apartment living easily for those who live in cities.
Beagles have boundless energy
Beagles have lots of energy and love to be on the move, so they're great companions for energetic children. They're built for hunting which means they have lots of stamina and love running. They'll happily tire out the kids by running around with them in the backyard. Plus, if you're a family that loves going out for long walks or hikes, your beagle will fit right in.
Beagles are low maintenance
Since beagles have short coats, they're really low-maintenance dogs for busy families. They don't need to be clipped and unlike long-haired dogs, you don't have to worry about their fur matting if they're not brushed regularly. If they've been tramping around in dirt outdoors, a quick rub with a towel is enough to get them clean because their coats don't cling onto debris. A bath once each month or so is enough to keep them looking and smelling fresh.