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    Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    When I was younger, I lived next to a house that had a Beagle. That dog barked all the time. Where I presently live, I live next to a house that has a Beagle that hardly barks at all. Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Training, breeding (working lines, show lines, BYB etc).. stimulation (if he's got nothing to bark at then he won't bark).. I'd take a guess that age may play a role, too..
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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissMutt View Post
    Training, breeding (working lines, show lines, BYB etc).. stimulation (if he's got nothing to bark at then he won't bark).. I'd take a guess that age may play a role, too..
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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissMutt View Post
    Training, breeding (working lines, show lines, BYB etc).. stimulation (if he's got nothing to bark at then he won't bark).. I'd take a guess that age may play a role, too..
    That part you said about stimulation makes sense. The dog that barked all the time was always tied up outside and not doing anything. The other dog is very active with his family, which might be why he hardly barks.

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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    The same could be said about nearly any breed. There will be barkers and non-barkers among almost any breed.

    Also, some beagles have a very pleasant voice and some sound like they're being tortured.

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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    my neighbor's beagle never barks! My two, that is a whole nother story!! Mine only bark when the beagle is out
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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    The same could be said about nearly any breed. There will be barkers and non-barkers among almost any breed.

    Also, some beagles have a very pleasant voice and some sound like they're being tortured.
    That's a good point. What turned me off from Beagles in the past was I didn't want to get a Beagle and have it bark all the time. But that is true that any dog has that potential to bark. Each individual is different. So now I have some more thinking to do if a Beagle is right for me.

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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Some are trained and some aren't.
    Beagles aren't different from other dogs, leave them with nothing to do..they'll find something to do and it's usually using their wonderful bays. Generally speaking, as Marge said, some lines are your barkers and some aren't. Hunting beagles are going to bark a little more although they are trainable, Show beagles have pretty much lost their hunting ability so they arne't going to bay at every scent. Also, typically your big barkers are your teenage, young adult guys. It's pretty easy to train them not to bark, alone outside is a bit different.
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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Smalls has got some Beagle in her, and she very rarely barks. Which is a good thing because she has the very definition of horrific Beagle bark.

    Some dogs just don't do what dogs do all depending on factors listed above. Jonas is a Dachshund that doesn't dig. Smalls is a Beagle/Lab mix that has no interest in smells or hunting. Magpie is a GSD X Shar Pei and exhibits the personality of neither. Jack is the only one true to his breed.

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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    we fostered a Beagle for about 3 weeks. She was 5 months old at the time and she just never barked. We thought it was so odd, especialy because she was a shelter dog with many issues, but barking wasn't one of them.

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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Most beagles really AREN'T any more vocal than the average dog. Some of them are, but any dog could be a barker.

    We've only fostered around 10 beagles but almost none of them barked outside of normal play or uber-excitement vocalizations. I did have a beagle lab mix foster whom we adopted and he would bark because a leaf fell off a tree outside or as my husband would put it, "every time an ant farts on the sidewalk," but he was insecure and vocal to begin with.
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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Quote Originally Posted by StarfishSaving View Post
    Most beagles really AREN'T any more vocal than the average dog. Some of them are, but any dog could be a barker.

    We've only fostered around 10 beagles but almost none of them barked outside of normal play or uber-excitement vocalizations. I did have a beagle lab mix foster whom we adopted and he would bark because a leaf fell off a tree outside or as my husband would put it, "every time an ant farts on the sidewalk," but he was insecure and vocal to begin with.
    I don't think ants fart, just saying. My beagle is 2 years old and only barks if someone is around the house that shouldn't be.

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    Re: Why do some Beagles bark all the time and others don't?

    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac116 View Post
    I don't think ants fart, just saying.
    I'll deliver that memo to the other half.
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