I have two Beagles: Midori and Macchiato. Both of them suffer from skin allergies. Macchiato's allergies are worse than Midori's - but I know that both of them find it uncomfortable. Midori's allergy manifests are red spots on her tummy. Macchiato on the other hand have too many skin disorders to mention. The latest one are spots on his left and hind leg - which apparently is allergy worsened by some fungal infection. Part of the problem for Macchiato is his hipothyroidism. For a while we got the allergies in check - but progressively - the symptoms came back. Our experience with these two dogs - definitely gave us an important life lesson. Never buy your dogs from pet-shops. Get them from reputable breeders - who tries hard to produce healthy puppies - not just cute ones.
However - with all the allergy problems - we love them both dearly. I was actually thinking that if I actually had their allergy symptoms - I would probably be crabby all day. Midori and Macchiato are the exact opposite of Crabby - they are -- true to their nature - Merry Beagles.
Here are some pictures of Macchiato and his Daddy Ryan. We gave him a break from the vet by visiting Bonifacio High St. Looking at this photos - I think you will agree - despite the skin problems --- he's one handsome beagle.