The Bold Beagle: About the Breed

March 4, 2008 8:23:21 AM PST
First bred in the 1300s as a hunting companion for small game, the beagle's compact, muscular body and bold attitude is the result of a blend of ancient hounds.

In American history, the beagle was imported for hunting rabbits in the colonial days.

The breed is smart, independent, and easily bored, according to the Westminster Kennel Club website,westminsterkennelclub.org . Also, they will get into trouble when left unsupervised- and bark.

Beagles come in two sizes--below 13-inches and over 13-inches, but not past 15-inches.

More information:

  • National Beagle Club

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