Thank you for the links. I will look over them throughly.
I am starting to think I have now spent more time researching breeders and what to ask than I ever spent researching buying a new car!!!
It is proving not to be easy finding a truly decent breeder. I am really seeing how serious this is and how it seems to be more about "hobby breeding" or BYB rather than actually trying to better the breed.
There really needs to be some kind of crackdown on this. I think mandatory spay/neuters should start being considered. I have heard of more terrible "breeders" in my state and have yet to hear of an actual good one.
Time between cycles vary alot between dogs, but Beagles tend to go longer than the typical 6 months between. My sons female goes 9-10 months between.
As with any breed...desired is 2 years before breeding the first time. Though some I know will breed he 2nd heat, but the long length between cycles even then can easily make the female 2 before the 2nd cycle anyway.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 3/12/2008 1:28:03 PM*** Reason: add
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.