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Beagles height

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Daniel W, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:24 PM.


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Full Beagle?

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  1. Daniel W

    Daniel W PetForums Newbie

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    Recently purchase a beagle and hes already 16.5inch at 5 month old. I've read online that some beagles are really tall.
    Google says 16inch is the tallest for a fully grown beagle.

    Is he a cross or just a big beagle ?
     

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    If he's already over 16 inches at 5 months I'd say he's probably a mix. Did he have papers?

    In the US there are two show sizes, up to 13 inches and 13 to 15 inches.
    Sometimes even well bred dogs can grow bigger than they should, but his head doesn't look full beagle to me either.
    Lovely boy though, I'm sure he'll make a great pet.
     
  3. Daniel W

    Daniel W PetForums Newbie

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    No papers but breaders are saying mum and dad are pure and the dad is 19inch !!!
     
  4. Rafa

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    I'm afraid he doesn't look like a Beagle to me.

    I would say he's almost certainly a cross.

    If his Dad was 19 inches tall, I would say he was the cross.
     
  5. O2.0

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    19 inches is a Harrier, not a beagle.
     
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  6. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    X breed
    Nowt wrong with a good old fashioned mutt though
    Unless they conned you into paying pedigree prices
    Everyone should remember, no papers = no pedigree, whatever the vendors tell you, there could be any mix in any dog, without the proof.
    Even if being sold as 'pet only', that's no excuse, if it's meant to be a certain breed, then it should be registered with endorsements and come with a 5 gen minimum pedigree

    Caveat emptor is a great saying
    But
    I'm sure, despite it all, you love him anyway x
     
  7. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Lovely looking dog, but I would say he’s a cross, poss with a labrador
     
  8. Burrowzig

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    But papers are just paper with writing on. and an unscrupulous breeder can write on what suits them. Different sire with health tests when the real sire wasn't tested, for instance. Or worse, had poor results.
     
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    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    True, but it is a safety net, the only one out there that "new to dog' owners can easily access
    Plus
    I did say for pup to be registered too, even if it's 'only' pet grade puppy
    Brook no excuses
    Hopefully the message is, slowly, ever slowly, getting out there re greeders versus breeders, and, the GBP will realise there's no such thing as a bargain in the animal world
    One way or another the new owner WILL end up paying
     
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    He does not seem to bear much resemblance to a beagle. Not sure on size though as I have met a few who are definitely bigger than my 15.5 inch dog.
     
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