I am NOT a fan of beagles. Not even remotely. I have talked many a prospective new dog owner out of choosing one, & as a dog trainer, I don’t like working with them. This is Peanut - one of the worst dogs at my daycare. She made a girl quit, she barks & bays CONSTANTLY & sounds like an obese, dying sea lion, she constantly eats & rolls in poop so we have to hose her down daily, she’s caused ruckus after ruckus, week after week, ever since she was a tiny pup (we’ve had her for about 2 years now). She kicked (& BIT) my butt, ruined my day, & pulled my pants down too many times to count. BUT…She also taught me how to deal with high energy, difficult, naughty dogs, & how to actually appreciate & yes, LOVE a big fat dumb beagle. She moved away today & I cried more than I thought possible. So long, Nut, I’m glad you taught me to give Peas a chance.