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Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle

Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle
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Origin / History During Medieval times, there was a dog breed known as a Pocket Beagle that could fit in pockets and saddlebags. These dogs were taken along on hunts. The larger hounds would chase the prey and once the prey squeezes itself into tight or hard-to-reach areas, the hunters would release the Pocket Beagles to continue the chase.

Queen Elizabeth I has been known to entertain guests at the royal table while letting her Pocket Beagles play around their cups and plates. The genetic line of these Pocket Beagles, though, is now extinct. The modern Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle is a breed created by Rebecca Van Meter. The breed name Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle is trademarked and all dogs registered under this name should have a birth certificate from the Queen Elizabeth Pocket Breeds Foundation. Even a dog with two registered parents wouldn't qualify for registration if it lacks a birth certificate.

Appearance The skull of these dogs is slightly domed and fairly long. They have moderately low set ears and medium to large eyes that are set well apart. Their muzzle is medium in length, moderately square-cut, and straight with a moderately defined stop. The teeth of these dogs meet in a scissors bite. These dogs have sloping shoulders that are muscular but not loaded or heavy, and their back is medium in length. They have straight forelegs and round, firm feet with hard and full pads. Their tail is moderate in size compared to that of the Beagle, and it should be left naturally. The coat of these dogs is short and may be soft or harsh.

Colours The coat of Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagles comes in various colours and patterns. It may be solid, piebald, tricolour, brindle, or merle in any shade. They may also have ticked or white markings. No colour or pattern is preferred in the show ring, which makes Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagles different from other breeds.

Temperament Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagles are family dogs. Compared to other hounds, these dogs have less of a hunting instinct. They are also less vocal than other hunting hounds, and they have a lower activity level and prey drive, making them more suitable as house pets. These dogs are sweet, curious, and gentle. They are loving, calm, and can get along excellently with children. They also get along well with other canines, but they shouldn't be trusted with other household pets. These dogs also need human companionship and should not be left alone for long periods of time.

Height and Weight The height of these dogs ranges from 6 to 12 inches, and their weight can fall between 4 and 25 pounds.

Common Health Problems There are no genetic health problems found in this breed, but these dogs should not be fed a corn-based diet because it can weaken their immunity to skin problems.

Living Conditions It's alright for these dogs to be kept inside apartments, but owners must make sure that they take their dogs out to get sufficient exercise.

Exercise Requirements These dogs should be taken out for a daily walk or jog. Without daily walks, these dogs would be more susceptible to developing behavior problems. Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagles will also appreciate being allowed to run around in a large, secure area.

Training Requirements It's important for owners of these dogs to be consistent and confident leaders. These dogs need to be trained using firm and gentle methods. Proper socialization is also important so that these dogs will get along well with other animals.

Life Expectancy These dogs can live for as long as 12 to 15 years.

Grooming The short-haired coat of these dogs is easy to care for. Owners just need to brush these dogs using a firm bristle brush. Bathing these dogs should be done only when they are excessively dirty or smell bad already. The ears of these dogs should be checked for infections, and their nails should be trimmed regularly. More frequent brushing should be done during shedding season.

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