I'm thinking about getting a beagle and am wondering if there are any real big differences between male and female beagles besides the obvious. Both would be fixed, so the female heat cycle won't be a deciding factor. I hear that females are a little calmer and easier to train; is this true? The dog would be a house dog as well as a hunting dog.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Robert, you can get good females and males, but from my experience it is much easier to get an excellent female. Another thing I discovered is that the females that I have had tend to be alot better when hunting on snow.Although I do have a young male right now that is showing some good potential on the snow .The biggest thing I find is that whatever you choose wether it be male or female is to train him on his own to teach him independence at a young age so he will actually search for the rabbit ( start ) and not just be one of those lazy beagles that wait for another dog to start the rabbit. Also do a bit of research on who you are getting the dog from and how good the parents of the dogs are as hunters. I hope this is of some help to you !!! Good Luck, R .Chafe