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4. Beagle - Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds

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A Beagle is a small lively little dog. It is highly sociable, intelligent and is excellent with children. Beagles are known for having a mind of their own thus they require proper training while still very young and a firm hand to control them. Since their sense of smell is very sharp, they often go astray when they follow their noses towards the direction of a scent. Dog owners should always remember this trait when they allow their Beagle to go off-leash in an unfenced area. Beagles are also known for their loud baying cry that can get you in trouble with neighbors.

Please consult the services of a Professional Dog Trainer, Behaviorist or Veterinarian before implementing any of the advice contained on this site.