Pocket Beagles

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  1. pickleweed

    pickleweed New Member

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    Hi there,

    I have finally decided to get a beagle after all the researching of Doxies and Mini Schnauzers. But as I was doing my research for the beagle, I've came across a few breeders that breed "pocket" beagles or mini beagles. I know that only the standard beagle is recognized by the AKC. What is this pocket beagle? Does it really exsist? And if the breeder only offers 48-72 hours on their puppies health guarantee, is that a red light to RUN?? Because I have noticed almost all breeders of the standard beagle offers a one year health gurantee against any genetic defects their dogs. I really would like some more info from anyone! I would hate to jump on an impulse and make a mistake! Oh and here is a site of one of the pocket beagle breeders:

    http://queensbeagle.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

    Please let me know what you all think about this!

    Thanks!

    Pickleweed
     
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    Yes :)
     
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    You're instinct is absolutely correct. That is one of the worst health guarantees I think I've ever seen. As if anything could show up in that period of time.

    Stick with people who breed to the standard. Have you looked at the Beagle national breed club? Almost all national breed clubs have breeder referals, and are only too happy to assist someone searching for a new pet.
     
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    Stick with a breed standard !!! These people are ruining breeds ! Pocket/purse size/ etc etc !!! I went to PetSmart the other day and couldn't believe the little " carriers " and " clothes for these critters. Yes, dogs are becoming very popular as " children " ....Hamsters were in my day !
     
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    Pocket beagles were actually bred a long long time ago, around the 14th century they were very popular with British royalty so they aren't a new thing. However it does not fit todays standard and will probably have lots of problems.
     
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    48-72 hours is a sure sign to run.

    I have a 2 year from my breeder.

    Elissa
     
  8. LabBreeder

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    There are 2 Varieties of Beagles recognized by the AKC. They are 13" and 15". There is no such recognized breed as a miniature Beagle, pocket Beagle or toy Beagle. These terms are coined by puppy mills and backyard breeders as a selling tool so please beware. NO Beagle breeder can breed for size and most litters will consist of 13" and 15" puppies.
     
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    It looks like a puppy mill to me :(

    I suggest looking up the stickies in the breeding forum to see how to recognize a good breeder. A good breeder won't even be more expensive.
     
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    I have a lifetime health and temperament guarantee from my breeder. And my dog was only $500.
     
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    Yup! And I was soooo surpised when I read the health guarantee on the site....72 hours! My gosh! And her dogs look like they're crossed and she doesn't mention anything on her site that her beagles are crossed or pure. She should just come out and say it....they're not pure breds! :mad:

    Pickleweed
     
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    They may indeed be "purebreds" but defiantly poorly bred. You can have poorly bred purebreds that look like mixes. Breeders that advertise "smaller" versions of a breed occasionally do breed mixes because they introduce a smaller breed to bring down the size of their beagles. Anyone who purposely breeds against standard is simply a puppy producer and adding to the over population problem. Good luck in your search. I have added a link to a really good check list that you can fill out and answer for breeders you come across. You will have to ignore the breed specific info though and apply your breed to the questions. http://www.american-belgian-malinois-club.org/malreputable.htm
     
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    Even though I think this breeder sucks and is probably a puppy mill. I also think that the 72 hour guarantee is probably not the genetic guarentee. I know alot of breeders that will only offer a guarantee for transmittable sicknesses for 72 hours so that the new owners can get them to a vet for their own health check. This is because the new owner may not take a baby puppy's immunity into consideration, and want to show off the new puppy or take it to the pet store and it could catch an illness from another dog while in the new owners care. Which wouldn't be the responsibility of the breeder. (The first set of shots does not 100% protect against illness.)This guarantee is usually seperate from the genetic disorder health guarentee. ( if this breeder is even providing one.)
    Don't get me wrong. I don't think this sounds like a good breeder at all. I just don't think that it is the same kind of health guarantee.
     

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