Beagles as pets
require little grooming, but they do need some. A bath every now and
again won't go amiss especially after they've rolled in something particularly
smelly. Use a recommended dog shampoo and dry thoroughly as a Beagle's
coat can retain a lot of moisture. Otherwise brush your Beagle once
a week or so using a hound glove, or a "Zoom Groom" for short coats
(both these are a rubber type glove with raised bumps that help take
out hair), a fine toothed comb can also be run through the coat to help
loosen and remove the undercoat. After hunting or running a dog through
brush or long grass do check the coat, ears, and pads for prickles and
grass seeds. In general, a Beagle will probably moult heavily once or
twice a year, usually in spring and autumn. At these times it is particularly
important to regularly groom your beagle and it may be useful to do
so every other day till it is obvious the coat has stopped shedding.
Check the inside of their ears occasionally for signs of ear mites or
infections. Both will mean a trip to the vet for a cure.