How to Find the Right Pocket Beagle Breeder for Yo
How to Find the Right Pocket Beagle Breeder for You
What should you look for when searching for a Pocket Beagle breeder?
At Home Grown Pocket Beagles we want you to find the puppy that is right for your family. There are quite a few things to consider when adopting a pocket beagle pup.
Have you thought about searching shelters first? There are many beautiful beagles that are waiting to be adopted that can offer love and puppy fun just as much as adopting from a breeder. We always want to encourage families to consider adopting from a shelter first and if they can’t find the puppy they are looking for THEN to seek out a responsible breeder.
Speaking of responsible breeders – make sure you find a breeder that is high in communication, experienced, detailed and thorough about the adoption process and that is not a puppy mill. There are many good breeders out there but I personally believe you have to find them. In our opinion, the best breeders are family breeders and not huge kennels that have little to no interaction with the puppies on a daily basis. We feel that socialization is very important for puppies…with BOTH adult dogs and human affection. You can see the result of a puppy raised by hand in an instant.
Selecting a breeder:
- SEE THE FAMILY! Find a breeder that is more than happy to show you their adult dogs (WHEN FULL GROWN). This is very important. Pocket beagles are the best pets out there and you are going to invest time and money into selecting your new family member so make sure that the puppy you select will look like you expect them to when they grow up. I personally think that you’ll fall in love with whatever puppy you choose, and if it grows up and looks different than a pocket beagle…you’re not going to kick him/her to the crub! Right? (Well, you better not!!) Of course you wouldn’t do that, because that is your puppy and you will know him/her and love them…but with that being said: You still want to get what you pay for.
- KNOW WHAT YOU WANT! Pocket Beagles can take on many proportions but still be in the standard guidelines of pocket beagles. Be sure that you have and idea in your mind of what you want your pocket beagle to look like and then ask your breeder to see pictures of their adult dogs (AT ADULT AGE, current photos only). See if you like what you see. Pocket beagles who are on the smaller end are very adorable and could be great for you but you need to realize that as pocket beagles get smaller they CAN (not always) lose their “beagle” look. Sometimes they get narrower snouts, are more barrel chested and have a very broad disproportionate (according to the beagle look) forehead. Some of the really small pocket beagles take on some of the looks of a Chihuahua in our opinion. If you don’t mind this look then that’s fabulous. At HGPB we personally (just our preference) like our pocket beagles to resemble standard beagle proportion as closely as possible. So while our pocket beagles are not the very small type (9 inches or so) they look very much like beagles and are very well proportioned.
- NOTE COMMUNICATIONS! When working with a breeder, you are developing a relationship with someone who will be with you through the whole adoption process. It’s imperative that they be high communicators and willing to answer your questions. This makes the adoption process soo much easier. Make sure that your breeder doesn’t leave you high and dry after the puppy goes home. At HGPB we are available from before you’ve picked us all the way through the life of your puppy. We love receiving updates on our puppies and are happy to help with any puppy training questions you might have.
We love what we do and take pride in running everything with integrity and excellence. We try to offer more than just a puppy but instead we want to offer you an “adoption experience”. We love making videos and taking photos of the puppies for your family to enjoy as your puppy grows. We love getting to know each puppy and telling you how their little personality is developing. Phone calls and emails are answered promptly and if missed we call you right back. We strive to offer the best adoption experience for BOTH you and the puppy.