Beagle Care

General Care and Characteristics of Olde English Pocket Beagles

Lots of intelligence in a small package, combined with loving, sweet dispositions in a diminutive body. They are not the diggers and noise makers that their larger cousins are. Their soft melodious voices are seldom heard. are smaller than the traditionally Beagle and were initially bred to track and hunt rabbits.

History of the Olde English Pocket Beagles

The Olde English pocket beagles can be traced back to 15 century England. At that time, they were used in tracking and hunting small animals like rabbits and hare that hid in the underbrush.

Centuries later, they have grown to become one of the popular dogs in the United States. These dog types are perfect for people who love miniature dogs.

Characteristics Of Olde English Pocket Beagles 

If you find it difficult to differentiate between the Olde English Pocket Beagle and the regular Beagle? Well, here are some of their distinct characteristics.

  • They come in a variety of colors: Olde English Pocket Beagle comes in different colors some that include White, Brown, Red, Bluetick, Lemon, Tricolor, Pied and Black and White.
  • Highly sociable: Olde English Pocket Beagles are extremely friendly, outgoing, and fun-loving pets. They love having people and other dogs around them; when left alone, they can sometimes can suffer from separation anxiety. 
  • Intelligent and Inquisitive: The Pocket Beagle is a slave to its nose, and so it often wanders off in the trail of intriguing scents. This type of dog always finds something to
  • amuse itself with and is not afraid to explore any surroundings. Given its small size, it is best to keep your surroundings fenced to avoid them wandering off.
  • Health Challenges: Olde English Pocket Beagle at rare times suffers from heart disease, epilepsy, and eye problems.
  • Some Pocket Beagles can be Chowhounds: They love food. They won't fail to gobble any food that is in sight until they pop.  At our facility we free feed early on so that they don't feel as if the food will disappear and we have not had many that have turned into Chow hounds. but if you do find you have a very food hungry Pocket you can easily monitor the amount of food you give them(see care and feeding). Helpful tips, Keep your cupboards and pantry closed and your trashcans secured. Do note that they take their food so seriously that teasing them with food or disturbing while eating is not a good idea. They will also do anything for their favourite treat, so keep on hand when training.

General Care of Olde English Beagles

As a general guide, here is how to take care of your Olde English Pocket Beagle

  • Training: The Olde English Pocket Beagle has an affectionate nature and is quite cuddly. However, it has an adorable independent stubborn streak. So some obedience training will always come in handy. Positive reinforcement is the way to go with this breed. Pocket Beagles love food a lot so you can use the treat and reward method, and you will get your Pocket Beagle to do just about anything.
  • Exercise: Grown Pocket Beagles are often full of energy when they are healthy. They come from a lineage of hunting dogs, so they love the outdoors a lot. Chasing rabbits (if they can find one) is still the ultimate exercise for them. They enjoy long walks and are not opposed to jogging or brisk walks. Whatever the form of exercise, make sure that your Pocket Beagle gets at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Feeding: If you have an over eating Pup, to keep his/her weight at a  healthy level, feed your Beagle at specific times each day rather than leaving food out all the time. The recommended amount is 7/8 to 1 3/8 cups of premium dog food daily (two meals). So you should measure their food carefully, and be sure to reduce it when it begins to add weight. You can tell when your dog begins to add weight add cut down on their food intake.
  • Grooming: Olde English Pocket Beagles are low maintenance dogs. They do not need to be bathed regularly. However, they should be brushed with a medium-bristle brush or a hound glove every other day of the week. Beagles are drop-eared dogs, and since air doesn't circulate well inside their ears, they are liable to infections once water or oil enters there. Check their ears regularly to avoid infections.

Conclusion

Olde English Pocket Beagles are lovely and beautiful creatures that are fun to be with. These highly social animals are the best pet every family should own.