As a former "hobby breeder", who at one time had 11 beagles - ALL pets, I can't completely agree that "Beagles don't make good pets". One of the things I stressed when I had puppies ready for adoption, that beagles are NOT for everyone. I was 60+ when I became a 1st time beagle owner, and was very frustrated - as I'd never had a dog so difficult to "house train". That was my fault for not researching the breed before I gave in to my granddaughter's pleas for a cute little beagle girl - who soon became MY little beagle girl. Once I learned a bit about the breed, and learned to accept them for what they are and not expect them to be anything other than a beagle, I fell in love with the breed. I had to re-home 7 of my "pack" last year in preparation to moving to a city with a 4 pet limit. I have kept 4 of my girls, and thankfully Seattle Beagle Rescue helped find wonderful homes for 5 of my "furkids", and I arranged great homes for two others. They all went to families with beagle experience - and I am able to keep in touch with all of them. Every person who adopted one of my "kids" adores them. Most of those dogs were born here in my house, and knew nothing but love from the beginning of their lives. I don't recommend beagles for everyone, but they certainly CAN be good pets - I can't imagine my life without beagles in it.