Guest Post: Dog Breeds in Focus–The Beagle

Beagles all about the breed

Meet The Pooches

Julie Harper joins us again on the blog to share some information about one of the more common breeds that comes through Orphans of the Storm®: the Beagle.

We all know that lovable pooches come in all shapes and sizes. Originally dogs were bred specifically for different purposes and learning their history and different characteristics can help you to choose a faithful family friend or an energetic ally.

History of the Beagle

The Beagle is a smaller member of the hound family and originated in 11th century England, although evidence indicates that dogs similar to Beagles were bred and used for hunting as early as the 5th century BC in ancient Greece. Heavier hunting dogs were crossed with greyhounds to produce a small, neat fleet of foot hounds with a keen sense of smell. The early Beagle was mostly white and used to hunt rabbits and…

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  1. Meet the Pooches
    Aug 30, 2013 @ 15:27:29

    Thanks for sharing this post! Your Beagle is super cute 🙂 (I have a Beagle/Basset Hound mix myself.)

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