Beagle Questions

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Beagle Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 7/26/2006
My in-law breeds beagles for hunting in his small town. We were considering one for a family dog, but many of his do not live past 6 weeks. Is this common for the breed, or is something else going on? My kids would be crushed if their new puppy died.

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12/1/07 If a puppy is going to die, it usually dies by one week of age. This is the time period where they are most susceptible to temperature or are going to pass from serious congenital problems. After 7-10 days, the likelihood of well-cared for puppies dying is greatly reduced with each passing day. If your in-laws have puppies who are still dying after they are 2 weeks old, I would be concerned that they either don't care for the puppies properly or have serious health issues with their dogs. Barb
Ohmer's Westside Beagles