- Jul 28, 2008
Beagles and similar size dogs can push deer to the point of exhaustion. I’ve seen it. They’re not fast enough to catch it but they can keep tracking and pushing a deer till it wears down. Deer will overheat pretty quickly when getting pushed especially when they have a winter coat and it’s warmer temps out. They’re sprinters not marathon runners. Dogs on the other hand have pretty good stamina depending on the breed. Beagles can chase rabbits all day and want more. They’re tough and determined little dogsI'm calling BS on that, too. Beagles aren't fast enough to push a deer hard enough to collapse. That deer could run and take a breather before the dogs even got close again. Maybe a pack of Walkers or other coonhound -types could push it that hard, but not beagles.