Facts About The Lemon Beagle
If you have never heard of a lemon beagle, you might think that a lemon beagle is a new breed of dog. But beagle owners should have no fear that someone is messing around with their beloved breed. There have always been two recognized types of beagles by the AKC (American Kennel Club) and the only real difference between them is the size. A beagle is either a 13-inch (covering all sizes up to 13 inches) or a 15-inch (all sizes in the 13- to 15-inch range). A lemon beagle will fall into either of these AKC standards, although he would more likely be of the smaller 13-inch size.
So, what then is a lemon beagle? A lemon beagle is simply a beagle who is lemon-colored. Beagles come in every color, and all of them are can be registered with the AKC. You can get a beagle that is any hound color, including tri-color (black, brown and white), red, tan, blue, white, black and lemon. The lemon beagle is most closely described as a bright gold color, the color of a lemon or the color of lemon meringue pie.
The beagle as we know it traces it origins back as far as 16th century England. They were bred to be avid hunters. Eventually, the beagle was crossed with another type of hound and the foxhound because the primary fox hunter. Beagles were left to hunt smaller game, such as rabbits. They were bred to be very, very fast because they had to be able to catch rabbits. Beagles could literally fly across the ground.
In the United States in the mid-1800s, the beagle was a small southern dog who looked to be a cross between a basset hound and a dachshund. This changed dramatically when beagles with good bloodlines started being imported from England. The National Beagle Club was formed in 1887 and beagles started to be shown at dog trials. Different colors of beagles, such as the lemon beagle, do not affect the breed or the two beagle sizes. The AKC accepts registrations of beagles of every color.
Beagles are one of the most popular breeds registered by the AKC every year. Today, the breed consists more of family dogs than of hunting dogs. That’s because beagles are very loving and loyal dogs, who like to be a part of a family. They are very social and are not the type of dog who likes to be left alone. Beagles are very intelligent. They are also very food-oriented and will be easy to train if given enough treats. Don’t leave beagles alone with food in the same room or they are bound to get into trouble.
Lemon beagles have little shedding and no smell, so they are one of the better dogs for people with allergies. They also don’t drool, which for some people, seems to be an important feature. Beagles do, however, still have that original beagle love of running and this does not disappear. So, if you are thinking of getting a beagle, be prepared to take him or her out for many walks and daily exercise. All of the hunting and running in a beagle’s background has made the characteristic of having a lot of energy hereditary.
Here are a couple of golden beagle facts to remember:
Many people think that the beagle was named after the baying sound they make when they are pursuing game. In French, the word is “be’geule.”
The most popular beagle ever is Snoopy, the dog who sleeps on top of his doghouse in the Charlie Brown cartoons.