I seriously feel for you. We had neighbors who's dogs barked ALL the time, and they were very mean rude people. We ended up having to call the animal control officer numerous times because they just didn't care. I found this website that has lots of helpful articles. Hopefully one of them will be of use to you. Good luck!!!
Hi Lexia, Beagle bay, period. They bay loudly when they catch a scent, while playing with other dogs, when you’re not home...etc. It is hardwired.
On the other hand, herding Corgis are hardwired to respond to sight and sound :) For the sake of your neighbourhood, you two should have a strategic plan and work together.
It's hard to misoverestimate how stressful dog barking can be to people. Years ago, a neighbor from a block away (!) knocked on my door, mistaking my house for the source of the barking (we had no dog at the time; it was my neighbor). This person was visibly upset and distraught, almost shaking, obviously very frustrated. I listened to him vent for a LONG time... wondering how much more it would take to make him go postal.
This drives some people to poison dogs.
Get together with your neighbor and deal with this NOW, or you and your neighbors will suffer for a long time. Do not hesitate, do it NOW. It will help if you have positive suggestions to offer.
I would never recommend a beagle to anybody for this reason. If you get a beagle, you had better be prepared to deal with the barking problem, or you will make a lot of people very unhappy for a long time.
This was my major reservation about getting a dog. Mercifully, all 3 of our corgis have been largely silent.