Facts about Rosa Bella the Special Needs Hound
- Breed: Beagle/Hound (Unknown Type) Mix
- Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
- Age: Adult
- Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 4311711
My name is Rosa Bella the Special Needs Hound!
I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.
Rosa Bella came to us at five weeks old after being found as a stray. She is a special needs puppy as she has some sort of neurological problem that causes her to stumble, have poor coordination, trouble focusing, etc. We've had several tests done, and she's even been to a specialist. It's been narrowed down to two possibilities. One is that she was born with it, and the other is that when she was extremely young she had a serious illness that affected her developing brain. (Physical injuries have been ruled out, because there's been no damage to her bones.) We have no idea what happened to her before she came into our care. What we do know is that she is a very happy dog. She shows no signs of pain or distress. She likes other dogs and plays with them. Apart from her odd walk, she's just like other dogs, and wants the same things: food, a warm bed, and lots of love.
According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Beagle is one of the most popular scent hounds because of his energy, willingness, and merry, sweet disposition. The breed probably originated as a cross between the Harrier and other hounds in England. The Beagle has been used in packs, alone, and in pairs, for hunting hare, pheasant and quail. He has also served as an excellent narcotics detection dog and makes a fine family companion. The Beagle is a gentle, sweet, lively and curious dog that just loves everyone! A happy little tail-wagger! Sociable, brave and intelligent. Calm and loving. Excellent with children and generally good with other dogs, but should not be trusted with non-canine pets, unless they are socialized with cats and other household animals when they are young. Beagles have minds of their own. They are determined and watchful and require patient, firm training. This breed doesn't like being left alone. Consider buying two if you will be gone a lot. A Beagle has a loud baying cry that was a delight to hunting horsemen, but can be disturbing to family and neighbors. Beagles have a tendency to follow their own noses. They may take off on their own exploration if let off their leash in an unfenced area. Energetic and possessing great stamina, the Beagle needs plenty of exercise, but a yard of reasonable size will take care of most of its requirements. A brisk daily walk will cover the rest. Always use a lead when walking this breed or you will be running the risk of it disappearing in search of wild game. They have a life expectancy of about 12-15 years.
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