I wondered if anyone else's beagle makes noises when falling alseep/being petted. Its sort of moaning and groaning but I think she does it when she's happy, almost like dog purring. Just Bagel or is it a Beagle thing?
my beagle is 18 months old she does the same thing. she kinda does the snorting thing and barks alot when shes playing. my dog groans when i pet her. also she groans and snorts when she rolls over on her back and i'm petting her belly.
Most of the beagles I've had have been noisy, I think it's one of the things they are notorious for. But I think it's cute. Each one is different and has there own sounds, I can tell who's barking even when I can't see them.
My Daisy is not a true beagle, but she does have alot in her, so she doesnt howl so we never had a problem but i would never suggest this but they do have collars that shock your dog when ever they bark. I think it is a cruel and unusual punishment for an innocent dog
Badger is noisy when he wants attention or wants something that is high up on a shelf and cant help. he will groan until you get up and go to him. Sometimes I have to hide things on the self so that he cant see them...lol
And you hes does Bark a lot like every other Beagle, but I must admit it is getting better as he gets older.
I think noisy was the wrong heading. Should have said 'moany beagle'! Its more when she is lying beside (on top of) me and if I move or in the morning if I try to get her up when I get up - she is really moany! She also makes the same noises when Im petting her. I think she must be half cat! My boyfriend says she'll like a set of bagpipes - and I huess thats the exact sound she makes. Its very cute. I would never try to stop her.
Sadly I think the howling has been bred out of a lot of Beagles, hardly any of them seem to do these days. I think its a shame. :-)
The moaning and snorting is typical. I think esp. for the females although males will also. Beagles are soo pack oriented. it's their language. My male has a beautiful deep bay. I love it but it is loud and for good reason. I need to find him when he is on a rabbit. That's what the howl/bay is for. Many beagles will bark at home but let them get on a rabbit track and it becomes a deep bay. I know many may disagree but I don't think a beagle can be truly happy unless he is allowed to hunt. That's when their true character comes out and that is also how they bond with you. If you don't hunt you should find some one who does and let your hound join the pack for a hunt sometimes. They will love you for it.
That is for sure true, there is a definite difference between the hunting bay and the alarm howl and the playing barking and the whining for treats and the moaning when you try to move them. I can tell which of my beagles it is for each one of these meanings. Mine have most definitely NOT had it bred out of them, but they are from champion hunting lines. The only thing I worry about when they hunt is if one of them will get lost, it's sooooo hard when you never find them again.
I've had ten beagles and hunted them all. After 11 months without a dog we are picking up beagle pup #11 next week.
It doesn't take long to recognize the voice of an individual hound, and it's usually not difficult to tell by the timing and the sound of the bay whether a beagle is running a rabbit or a pheasant - or a deer, unfortunately. Beagles are able to communicate a considerable amount of information vocally and by body language. We just have to listen and look.