Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted March 3, 2016
In my experience, beagles require you to have self-control, because they have none. My beagle will eat any food that is tasty, no matter how full he is. He's stolen entire cakes and containers of cookies off of tables and fish from countertops. He had obesity problems as a puppy because my family didn't know not to feed him so much, and he NEVER stopped eating. Whenever anyone is in the kitchen, you can find him there as well.
As a youngster, my beagle loved to bark at other dogs. He became known as "The Dog in the Window" in my neighborhood, because he would always stand in the window and bark at passing dogs. Walking him was difficult if any other dogs were around. He became much better about it with age, and now pays almost no attention to other dogs.
He has always loved attention and wrestling toys from us. He's not as good at playing now that he's older, but he still tries. He loves people (especially if they have food), and would never intentionally hurt someone, even if he's in a bad mood.