Indeed, their noses are so powerful that there are specific jobs that beagles are recruited for. Sniffing out bedbugs, while a very unglamorous job, is often done by a beagle. This is because the breed can detect the distinctive scent of the parasites. Another smell they pick up on is the feces of female polar bears, from which they can determine whether or not the bear is pregnant. While neither job is particularly appealing to a human, beagles have a brilliant ability to get the job done.
What’s more, it is not only their noses that set them apart from other breeds. Beagles also have distinct ways of barking depending on the scenario. These noises can be split into three main categories. The standard bark is used for everyday situations, such as attracting attention to the arrival of the mail. Then there is a kind of throaty yodel, which is used to alert hound colleagues to a particular scent. Last and probably most famous of all is the howl, which is used to express sadness or boredom and can often be triggered by another beagle.
In fact, their ability to make so many different sounds inspired the breed’s name. Beagle derives from the French word “begueule” or “open throat,” signifying their amazing vocal capacities. So, it is no surprise that Buddy’s talent relates closely to his vocal cords and musical abilities.