The lemon Beagle is rare but not impossible to find. An unusual genetic trait means that unlike the classic tri color dog they have just yellow or tan and white shades on their bi color coat. Today I’ll share some awesome lemon Beagle facts, to help you get to know our favorite color combination.
Do you own a white lemon Beagle? Or perhaps you just discovered these distinctively blonde colored dogs? Or possibly you’re considering looking at a pack of lemon Beagle puppies, but you’re unsure about their temperament? Or maybe you’re a fan of Maymo the Lemon Beagle, and are here to learn more about his unforgettable breed?
No matter why you’re interested in these friendly, beautiful canines, this list has a little something for everyone!
Lemon Beagle Size
There are actually two “sub-classes” of Beagles.
Those that are below thirteen inches, and those that are between thirteen and fifteen inches.
These are fittingly referred to as the “13-inch variety” and the “15-inch variety” respectably.
Is The Lemon Beagle Albino?
Albino Beagles are extremely rare and do not have any pigmentation on any part of their body. This means that they will have pink eye rims, nose, and lips.
Lemon colored Beagles will also have dark noses, eye rims, and lips.
Lots of lemon Beagles are born appearing to be almost completely white.
However, with time, their tan coloring will usually darken and they will become distinctively two-toned.
In fact, a pure Beagle cannot be completely one color, as they do not have the gene for solid colors.
Instead, all Beagles have “hound coloring”, which basically means they always have at least two colors in their coat.
Lots of Variety!
The lemon coat color is only one possible coloring for a Beagle.
In fact, there are eleven recognized colors for a Beagle.
However, all possible coat colors are at least two-toned due to the hound coloration all Beagles possess.
The Dirty Lemon
Furthermore, there is also one recognized marking referred to as “ticking”, which basically means very tiny spots on the legs and underside of the Beagle.
On a lemon and white Beagle, this marking can make them appear like they are in serious need of a bath!
Lemon Beagle Price
The lemon colored Beagle is one of the rarer coat colors.
Actually, even though I grew up in a family of Beagle breeders, I have only ever seen one lemon and white colored Beagle!
Because of this, a Beagle with this particular coat color might be somewhat more expensive than one with a different color!
What Was the Lemon Beagle Bred For?
Lemon colored Beagles, and Beagles in general, are classified as “scent hounds” and are used mostly for hunting rabbits of all sizes.
Lemon Colored Beagle Hunting
Many Beagles are still used for hunting and tracking today, especially in the southern USA!
In fact, tracking competitions, called “field trials”, are pretty popular.
These competitions, dogs are placed in a field to track rabbits.
Judges follow the dogs on horseback and judge the dogs based on how well they follow the rabbit’s trail.
Slowly, dogs are disqualified until there is only a couple left, who move onto the next round.
This will continue until there is only six or seven dogs left.
These dogs will then track the rabbits one last time until a winner is named.
These field trials usually last all day, and take place in rain, snow, and shine!
Lemon Beagle Manners
Although Beagles are lively animals, they are renowned for their adorable temperaments. As long as you don’t find being “chatty” too rude!
The Working Lemon Beagle
Besides hunting, Beagles are also prized for their strong sense of smell.
In fact, they work with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency as detector dogs and are a key part of screening passengers.
They are so loved for this that the “Beagle Brigade” was founded in 1984 to help keep airports safe.
Lemon Beagle Temperament
Beagles are perfect for this job because of their amazing sense of smell, small size, high food drive, and calm disposition.
Origin of the Lemon Beagle
The origin of the Beagle is actually very obscure, especially this particular coat color.
By the time people began standardizing dog breeds, the Beagle was already around and the lemon and white coloring was already circulating.
It appears that the origin of this particular coloring will remain a mystery!
The Beagles of England
There are accounts of Beagles in England hunting in the time of the Romans. They’re that ancient!
Many people even think that these Beagles were the basis of all sight and scent hounds!
Beagles in the White House
Lyndon B. Johnson owned three Beagles while he was in the white house. They were named Him, Her, and Edgar.
Descendants of the Beagle
When fox hunting became popular in the 18th century, the Foxhound was created by crossing a buckhound and a Beagle.
This breed is still very popular today!
Maymo the Lemon Beagle
One of Maymo’s most well-known claims to fame is his ability to copy other life forms, such as Panda Bears!
Did you know that snoopy, the famous dog off of the “Peanuts” cartoon, is a Beagle?
Though Snoopy had the classic tri-color coat and not the adorable lemon and white coloring, he is one of the most famous Beagles of all time!
Drool, Drool, everywhere!
Beagles, despite their hound-like faces, do not actually drool at all!
In fact, Beagles are one of the cleanest and easiest to maintain dogs. They do not drool or have a doggy odor.
In fact, even shedding is very minimal and largely only takes place in the spring and fall!
Run Away Beagle
They just can’t control themselves around a scent!
Because of this, it is extremely important to always keep them on a long leash when outdoors while you work on their recall!
Lemon Beagle Training
Beagles are very independent, which makes them somewhat difficult to train through traditional methods.
However, they are very food motivated. They do excellently with positive reinforcement training as a result.