Finding a responsible beagle breeder involves careful research, time, and a willingness to ask critical questions about a dog or puppy's lineage and care. Consulting with animal welfare organizations and others in the pet industry helps you get a better sense of which breeders are trustworthy.
The Humane Society of the United States suggests that you spend time visiting the breeder's home or kennel, asking questions about health, lineage and temperament. Avoid any breeder that you suspect is running a puppy mill (any breeder that has dozens of puppies available, often of various breeds). Breeder's with ample experience brooding small litters of puppies provide the healthiest, smartest and most well-mannered puppies and dogs.