We are talking, of course, of ARROOOOOOOOO!
But there's a special name for that sound. What is it, and what are the beagle sounds you should know? Even if your beagle isn't on the talkative side (and not all of them are), when they have something to say they have special ways of doing it.
So... You Know Your Dog Is A Beagle When...
Beagles do bark! It's not that traditional bay or howl, either, it's a regular old bark. If they want something and they need to get your attention, you might here that short, loud sound.
The beagle bay was bred into the dogs by hunters and it makes full use of their powerful vocal chords. We beagle lovers with non-hunting dogs may hear this less frequently than our next sound.
Not all beagles howl, did you know? But if you hear a howl, you recognize it instantly. They throw back their head and let out this sound. It has different tones too. There might be a sad howl, there might be a come play with me howl (I hear that one from Lulu a lot). A good howl is loud and sods like it comes from somewhere deep in their souls though.
Want to hear the difference? Louie the Beagle put together a 9-minute-long video of beagle barks and howls and bays!
It's time for bed, what's your beagle doing?
Well, if he or she has had a long day, they are probably snoring away, literally.
I've had beagle owners tell me that their beagle sounds like a lumberjack, or a freight train.
While snoring can be a sign of bigger problems in dogs, in beagles, believe it or not, it may not be a huge problem for beagles.
"It is fairly common for beagles to snore," said Jan Weiher, a beagle lover who was also a veterinarian. "Some have a long soft palate which vibrates when they breathe, or when they are sniffing extra hard, that causes the noise.
And how about this sound? You've heard it before I'm sure:
I borrowed this video off YouTube because catching Lulu reverse sneezing is tough.
That horrible choking sound is called reverse sneezing. It's actually not dangerous. According to PetMD, reverse sneezing is essentially irritation in the back of the nasal passages. It's only real issue if it starts happening a lot. It means there could be something that your vet needs to check out.
Everyone has different solutions to help a dog through reverse sneezing, by the way. I like to try and get some air in by opening Lulu's mouth. Do you have a beagle? How do you help them through reverse sneezing?