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Sunshine Acres Beagles
Colorful Coats, Various Sizes
Our Companion beagles come in many unique looks,
matching special desires of different forever homes! We have the standard
tricolor beagles, alongside many stunning colors,
and various sizes- from jogging companions to easy to tote lapdog sizes.
Colors include the traditional black tan & white Tricolor, as well as the more rare colors Chocolate & white, Orange & white, and the very unique Silver & white, and Khaki & white.( these are highly prized especially since they most often tend to have shorter fur and shed less overall, and have less beagle tendancies like tracking ability and in some cases khaki beagles have been known to not bark ... a vast difference than the normal bloodline of tri color beagle that barks along a scent and wakes the neighborhood :) !
Sizes include Standard, Runts (petite/slim build), Minis(overall shorter/smaller), and sometimes Nanos(the tiniest!)!
In deciding what types you prefer in your lifelong companion, learn further about all the different Sunshine Acres Beagle Puppies by reading this page for a thorough description of each characteristic, along with adorable pictures from over the years, so that you can develop your own wishlist!
The Beagle Lingo
Refer to this Quick Glossary so you can know the beagle-lingo, & understand what we mean when we describe a puppy on the website!
Typical Tri colored beagles are more common .
most tend to have more interests in using their nose , ours often have our unique rare colored ancestors and therefore less desire to head to the woods than other breeders hunting bred beagles tend to .
often it can narrow in somewhat as the black is replaced with the red/brown coloring that comes up thru the black on the head , ears, and shoulders during the next few months.
the coloring around the eyes will soon be the coloring on the whole head except where there is any white areas on the nose/muzzle.
Standard Size: Regular size puppies
born to a Standard Mother.
Size: The shorter or more petite puppies in a standard mom's litter.
Or, all the puppies born to a Runt-Sized mother.
Size: Puppies are considered to be Mini when the litter is born to a
Mini sized Mother, or they are the smaller sized puppies from a Runt sized
size: Exceptionally tiny puppies, usually receive extra attention or
supervision to be sure the bigger puppies don't push them out of the way.
Tricolor: The Traditional Beagle look- Black red & white
(newborns start black & white)
Chocolate: Rich Brown and white. Often
these can be the less shedding version of our luxurious coats!
Orange: Vibrant Orange and white. Often they have eyeliner, and
sometimes oranges are less shedding.
Silver: A silver or gun metal steel color. Many of these are the
less shedding variety. Their color can deeped as they grow
A newborn puppy will begin its first 2 weeks of life with its eyes closed, and
those 2 weeks will consist of constant nursing, snuggling, and sleeping.
Available: Puppies are sometimes announced as Available, which enables new interests to ask about being considered for approval as an appropriate match to adopt that puppy. We first consider the matches within our pre-approved waiting list, and if there is no one left in line ready for a puppy and matching that puppy's Color, Size, Gender, Coming Home Timeframe, markings or other preferences, then we can consider new potential homes for these puppies to go into.
Possible Match: A puppy has possible matches when we have already approved a family or families for the waiting list, and their preferences match that puppy's characteristics. They may or may not choose to claim the puppy, based on personal adoration, added preferences such as markings, or most commonly a delayed acceptable timeframe for welcoming a puppy into their household.
Claimed: A puppy is announced as being claimed when they have been reserved by deposit for someone. They are no longer available to the public, and are under our care until they are ready to enter their forever home. Families of claimed puppies watch the website to see updates of their puppy growing up in our home.
For an easy reference & follow-up, you can skip to each "Preference" by following the below bookmarks, and skip straight down to each section to reference the details about each of the different preferences you could have for one of our sunshine acres beagles.
Sunshine Acres Beagles
Come in many Colors!
Below are our Examples of our different Colored Coats ..
A Sunshine Acres Tricolor boarder playing with our silver puppy
LARGER STANDARD BEAGLES CAN BE 15 INCHES OR LESS to the top of the sholder.
SMALLER STANDARD BEAGLES ARE 13-14 INCHES & UNDER, (the majority
of our beagles)
AND OUR MINIS ARE 12
INCHES AND UNDER to the top of the sholder.
Find out more details on sizes further down, below Color Desciptions
Chocolate on top, others are tricolors
Chocolate Muffin on left and khaki Maggie Mae adult mini on right
Orange and Tricolor Beagle Puppies!
Orange beagle puppy "Cheeto" growing up @ 2 weeks, 5 weeks and 6 weeks~!
Sunshine Acres Khaki & Chocolate brothers
a silver and an orange littermates.
Silver Macy & khaki Gace on our Khaki couch
Silver Holly goes home to Wiedrich family.
Leopold poses with the blanket and toy his mommy sent!
Macy often comes hereto board with us whenever her parents are on their way to the beach ! we happen to be located in a great on the way spot here so that lots of our beagles get to come for a visit to their first home when their families travel !
silver newbies.. beagle lapdog !
lighter silver "Cocoa" as a newborn.. , "awee" & ready to go home
khaki cuties on Christi's bed...
Sunshine Acres Beagles
Come in various Sizes!
Below are Examples of the different sizes ..
to show the difference when full grown.....
|(left side a Mini , right side a Standard)|
Larger STANDARD BEAGLES can be up to 15 INCHES & under to the top of the sholder.
and Smaller STANDARD BEAGLES ARE AROUND 13-14 INCHES tall
Many of our standards are on the Smaller side, with the exception of few for those looking for larger ones.
Typical Beagles usually weigh around 20-25 lbs, and larger ones 25-45 lbs.
Our Standard Sized Sunshine Acres Beagles usually only reach up to weighing around 19-27 lbs.
At around 13- 15 inches tall, standard size sunshine
acres beagles are great additions to your indoor life & wonderful
You are welcome to mention specific desires, such as asking for our help to
Miss C & a smaller tricolor adult momma
About a Runt
Our smart little babies learn
everything from those around them, and have no problem learning how great it
is to have a cat for a friend!
( hehe.. She even learned the way of the cat! being so nimble & mini in size... she seems to be mimicking her friend's napping habits as well! LOL)
Over the years we have done selective breeding with our beagles to improve the beagle breed to be all-around perfect housepets! We have also acheived a smaller & smaller size, meanwhile putting the quality of our pets first. Having a well-rounded great pet is our primary concern, and having one in the size preferred by some would of course come secondary.
Our miniature size beagles simply have gentically shorter legs, & bodies and when we breed for a smaller size companion beagle, we do not concentrate our attention on size alone. The quality of health, fur & temperment of our pure bred Sunshine Acres Beagles is never sacrificed to achieve a desirable size.
Our priority & primary mission is to produce an all around great companion homebody, & upgrading in all the right places!
Mini litters are typically distinguished as mini based on their mom's height- being a mini the puppy is likely to take after their short legged 12" or under mini sized parent, whereas a runt is simply the smallest or most petite of a standard size litter.
Minis can have petite frames, but it varies- we see short and chubby minis, as well as short and petite minis (often depending on carefully feeding a mini's smaller size & intake, careful usless you want a short piglet !).
Basically a mini means that the puppy's genes were created with a bias towards having shorter legs by taking after a parent with short genes,
The Olde English Pocket Beagles
were a breed of beagle that English fox hunters were known to carry with
them in the oversized pockets of their big coats &/or saddle bags.
We have developed, and continue to develop our line of pure bred miniature beagles over the years by selectively keeping the special cuties that meet all the great qualities we look for, while also having shorter legs & build. miss C decided we'd name our great lapdog smaller sized beagles "Mini Beagles". Back then, we mostly heard talk of others selling 'pocket beagles', however we notice others have begun to use this term as well to describe their smaller beagles.
Mini silver Mattie as a puppy, before going to her new home (and brothers silver Oliver & khaki Levi)
Mattie's family comes back for a second moini baby!
Miss C and mini silver Sunshine Acres adult Mattie!
For some, a mini is the perfect solution to their situation, and for
others, either size would fit in just perfectly with their home
life. If you find that really any of our sizes would work for you &
can't really narrow it down, then there is absolutely nothing wrong
(these also tend to often have less shedding coats than a tri color beagle. As do some chocolates and orange and white pups depending on the Ancestors)
ALL OUR PUPPIES ARE INTENDED FOR "PET" HOMES ONLY
WE DO NOT SELL TO HUNTERS OR BREEDERS.
(we just want them all to be spoiled house pets !)
(exceptionally tiny babies, usually Runt of a Mini Litter or born to a nano mom)
If we occasionally refer to one of our tiny mini size beagles by what we have called a "Nano" mini beagle, it was determined on an individual basis after the litter has been born. Its when we notice a puppy seems to be exceptionally small, like the Runt of a Mini Litter, which requires our extra full-time attention & care constantly watching over the little one from birth & helping them nurse when surrounded by much bigger, pushier siblings. Then that we will classify & announce the baby as a nano mini on the website, where the tiny size of the newborn is exceptionally small.
Usually such a tiny one announced as a nanomini would be the Runt of a Mini litter, or born to a Nano mom, such as Sapphire below... A nano & a mini adult could easily be within the same Weight range, you can't really predict the full grown weight of a 'runt', especially since they were the one with the unusual size in the litter. Being a Mini is based on taking after parents, which means taking after their genetic predisposition to be smaller, however a nano mini is a rare occurrence.
(older & ready to go home) Nano Hannah going home at an older than usual age of 12 1/2 weeks old with her new family. We held onto her longer partially out of own curiosity to see how small she was going to stay, as well as for her protection since we had decided she needed an adult household, and though many people with small children asked about her, we waited to find the right adult home match for her!
The Nano's Price reflects our concentrated efforts in raising tiny puppies, and further narrows the field for the appropriate & lucky potential homes.!
People often ask us to give them a perspective on just how small our Nano - Mini beagles are in relationship to a Standard beagle ... Here Saphire when pregnant stands next to our largest Beagle Daisy . Nano and mini beagles are still a beagle just much shorter legged and shorter body.. shorter tail ears and smaller heads... not everyone needs or wants such a tiny beagle and they are super rare but occassionally we do have them for those patient enough to wait on one !
Our adult Nano khaki "Happy" son of Mini Kiki. Here he is in front of his khaki mini mom Kiki, and with the largest standard size "Mocha!
adult Nano Khaki "Happy"
Blazes are the white line between the eyes.
Often the blaze can narrow in somewhat as the black is replaced with the red/brown coloring that comes up thru the black on the head , ears, and shoulders during the next few months.
Jinglebell's Thor begins black and white like most tricolors do, and gradually the black on his head is replaced with red/tan and the blaze narrows in a little.
When puppies start out with a very narrow blaze between the eyes, often it narrows in more as they grow, and they sometimes become a "solid head" or have a faint line.
A Tricolor standard Female with a blaze.
Very Wide Blaze:
Buster is an open marked orange/lemon with a wide blaze. Open markings are the white markings on the back rather than a solid saddle.
Sometimes beagles have a solid saddle, and a white bandana that just wraps around the back of their neck.
Buster's open markings are like puzzle pieces. Sometimes the open markings make a river down the back.
Orange with a medium blaze (and the black around the eyes as a newborn, fades, but leaves a dark eyeliner.)