Who owns a beagle here? My Maisie is 1 and a half years old. She is our first dog in the family but we are considering getting a Basset Hound puppy. She's a good beagle actually - doesn't bark (or "bay") all the time like I've heard some have, only at the hoover, beer cans (she hates alcohol?!) etc, and she is allowed off the lead down the field, although sometimes her nose gets the better of her and she wanders off. but she always comes back!!