Beagle Breed Maintenance
The Beagle's short and smooth coat is easy to maintain. Weekly brushing will help remove dead hair and promote growth. A rubber curry brush is recommended for the brushing. The Beagle should be bathed every 4 to 6 weeks, if necessary. Showering him more often can lead to overproduction of oil on his skin. The Beagle is not considered hypoallergenic and a medium-level shedder. Due to his floppy ears, it is important to regularly wipe and clean his ears to avoid debris from infecting them. The Beagle has a low smell level and is relatively clean. His nails should be trimmed every 3 to 4 weeks to prevent them from overgrowing. The Beagle should be provided with walks and playtime in order to maintain his stamina. While the Beagle can get away with living in an apartment, he would thrive best in an environment where he is free to run around and follow his nose. If he lives in an apartment dwelling, it is essential to allow him to take long walks and track with his nose. The Beagle likes to remain active and can become destructive if left to his own devices. This breed is not known to have any special dietary requirements.