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Sweetie, the Beagle
Sweetie, the Beagle  
Hello Have4Paws.  I just rescued this very, very dear Beagle, 4 months ago, who's name is, most appropriately ... SWEETIE !   I am enclosing a photo of her very unique marking of her lovely face. It seems to be a "top of a heart" above her eyes.  I am wondering where this marking comes from ... for I have never seen it.  If you have any information on markings of this sort, I would very much appreciate your knowledge. Thanks very much. In great appreciation, Karen Karlsson

Hi thanks for writing to me. What a cutie she is and how lucky for her to have someone love her and give her a new life. As far as the heart shape --- that is typical beagle, especially as they age and the face becomes white. All three of mine have/had it. Good luck with your girl!! :)  


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I am happy to answer BEAGLE BREED SPECIFIC behavioral questions. Please DO NOT ask MEDICAL questions! I am not a vet .


I currently have one adorable beagle, a male age 6.5, a sweet and loving 3 year old female Pit Bull, a cute fluff ball 10 year old male min. poodle and my newest addition a 6 month old male pit who already 50# and is going to probably be twice that when done growing. I have unfortunately lost in the last years 2 beagles and 1 whippet/rat terrier mix. The two beagles lived to 15 and the whippet mix to 13.5, it was so hard to say goodbye to them. I have done rescue work on and off for many, many years as well as fund-raising for the local animal shelter. I worked for a dog magazine in the past (Southern California Dog Magazine). Being a psychotherapist has encouraged me to do in depth studying of animal behavior as well. I have worked with many people to help curb undesirable behaviors in their dogs (or them!) or to form good behaviors. My life is devoted to and surrounded by my dogs........The picture you see here is Zeppelin but we also call him the "miracle dog". He was hit by a car April 2010 while out with the dog walker and had very serious injuries... 4 surgeries and $17,000 later my boy is whole again and back to loving life. He is so special to me and he weathered a lot of pain and trauma yet is still the sweet boy he always was! I also work to stop Breed Specific Legislation and help to get pit bulls adopted.

HSUS, PETA, SPCA DONT SHOP...ADOPT!! Ban the deed, not the Breed!!

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I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of CA and am also credentialed as a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist

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Honored by the Agoura Animal Shelter for my volunteer work.

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