"He has grown into SUCH a handsome boy. People comment all the time on how good looking he is. And he just has the best personality...such a lover. A friend came over who was having a rough time and Charlie seemed to sense in and just gave him nothing but love and snuggles - didn't leave his lap. Puppy therapy is such a real thing. Charlie saves on heating bills by keeping my bed warm in the winter ;) and I have reached a new level of hatred for Mondays when I have to go to the office and leave him after a fabulous weekend of fetch and snuggles. I think of you all so often and cannot begin to express how thankful I am for all you do to raise such incredible dogs. Charlie has improved my life in countless ways.
"She is SO cute. And you cannot believe how affectionate she is. We let her snuggle with us on the couch every night -- and in the bed for naps and early in the AM -- She loves that! But happily goes in her crate when we put her there. But her favorite place is to snuggle with me. :-) "
"Taken this afternoon! (Note the "kahki interiors" that match our new pup!!)
-karen and jon"
"Hey guys!!We are sending hugs and licks to you from Mexico. I am way overdue to send you recent photos of Pixi. She is doing great -- and cute as ever.I am copying our good friend Vanessa on this email. She and her husband live in LA and also are next door to us here in Punta Mita Mexico. She is a huge dog person, and like me, no longer has her 2 beloved labradors. She met Pixi last night and LOVED HER.So she may be in the market for a nano beagle cutie some day!! (i gave her your website link so she could explore) Certainly any pup adopted by the Helfet's would have an equally "diva lifestyle" to our little girl!!Bestkaren, jon and pixi"
Here is Pixi - taken a few days ago. We all wish you a very Happy New Year at Sunshine Acres!! Im sure you have been busy sending home all the Xmas beagles!! Hugs and Licks. Karen, Jon and "diva"
The beloved beagle breed is known for their well-rounded and curious traits making for an engaging addition to their pack, therefore many families seek to add a beagle to their household to be their family's pet.
Our love for the beagle breed has inspired us to selectively breed their wonderful qualities specifically for appropriate pet homes, keeping the quality puppies that our family has fallen in love with, and reproducing them for our approved families to enjoy.
However, there are differences between lines, and when families accidently adopt a beagle who was not intended for their lifestyle, this conflict of interest can give the breed a bad rep. Aside from their inquistive nature, beagles are also known for their skilled nose. The dog's nose is what tells them about their environment. Many beagle breeders selectively breed for abilities in the hunting market, in order to appeal to that market looking for hounds. However, this doesn't mean that the dogs are sold only to hunters- families make up the customer base as well. Pet-homes will often unknowingly adopt easy-buys from the paper without further knowledge about the background and mission behind their new addition. Beagles that were bred for hunting skills are often unhappy when added to a pet-only home, as they are being denied their life’s passion for the sporting track, and are then given a bad rep for following their sub sequentially notorious drive to run off and track.
We and many other families know that the beagle breed can a be wonderful addition to the family. Rather than breeding to magnify hunting instinct, as many beagle lines are bred and started on, we have instead chosen to breed only homebody lines who’s passion is to be right there with the family, focusing on you, the human pack leader, and thus following whatever you choose to do. This focus on homelife versus tracking needs makes for an overall less distracted beagle, which is easier to train, along with fewer worries about running away.
Our beagles would rather be right there by your side, having fun around the yard, playing on the living room floor, camping in with you in the mountains, or cozying up on the couch!
Beautiful & Luxurious Coats
Over the years we have put focus not only on family oriented traits, but also the quality of coat, and the luxurious coats of our uniquely bred pet-lines are perfect for indoor residence. The sporting beagles' standard was set originally to have a courser coat, intended to move the breed towards the purpose of the hunt, to break off easily in the brambles when on the scent's trail. Since our beagles are not intended for hunting purposes, we have worked on improving the coats generation after generation and have created a softer coat in our bloodline.
We also have developed many special less shedding coats, particularly in our rare color beagles such as the khakis, chocolates, silvers and oranges, and sometimes even the tricolors take on this quality as well.Families with allergies have rejoiced in being able to add a rare colored lapdog to their lives. We often hear from happy Sunshine families on the softness of their sunshine acres beagle’s coat, perfect for snuggle time, couch breaks, and playtime on the floor! No matter the color, we get many comments from families on how they are softer and lesser shedding than their previous beagle.
All Sizes for the Pet Home!
Diverse lifestyles make up the homes across America, and our beagles continue to go into uniquely matching forever homes, Whatever the color, size or gender may be, our babies continue to have well-rounded characteristics.Selectively bred for slightly varying sizes with quality and health as our first priority, our babies fit into many lifestyles. For many the standard size 13” – 15” beagles match wonderfully with their lifestyle, and for many others the smaller mini sizes, 12” and under work better for their situation.