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Re: Beagle vs Boston Terrier..just can't decide, HELP!

I would personally say Bostons may be a little more laid back when it comes to apartment life.

Beagles being 'a little hard to train' can sometimes be an understatement. Being a hound, they are stubborn, strong willed and need a lot of exercise. They do not like being on their own all day and if bored will become destructive and may develop separation anxiety - which is fine for when you are in college, but if you do start working full time a beagle may find it hard to adjust. Whilst I'm not too familiar with Bostons, those I know have been a little more laid back than beagles.

I think beagles make great pets for the right people, but I personally would never have one in an apartment. I know some people do, but if it was me I would go a smaller breed like a Boston.

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Re: Beagle vs Boston Terrier..just can't decide, HELP!

I raise Beagles here and my sister raises Bostons. I will have to ask her some info about how her Bostons are.

As for training I have had numerous Beagles and have yet to find one that is difficult to housebreak. I'm sure the day will come, but for the most part I have found them as easy or difficult as any other dog I've owned.

We are very permissive with our beagles in terms of allowing them to sleep with us and allowing them to get on furniture. We do train them not to put paws on tables, counters, etc. We train them not to beg for food. They can sit patiently and look at us while we eat, but they cannot be a pest while we eat. We train them not to lick (this is a no doggy kisses household). Our dogs are trained (not allowed) to howl. They are brought in if they start barking. We train them to use a crate when we they are young and not yet housebroke. We still use the crates occasionally when we go out and don't want them to have the run of the house and they do fine. I can't really say anything about separation anxiety because I do work from home so I am rarely gone. We have went on weekend getaways and they seem to be fine when we get back.

I love my beagles because they expend their energy in bursts. The rest of the time they come in and lay around in the sun and sleep. Our beagles are just a part of our family.

I'll tell you about Bostons when I get a chance to ask my sister.

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