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- His exact origin is unknown
- It's believed he came from pack hounds from England that existed before the time of the Romans
- In the 1860's dog's from England were imported and were mixed with the Beagles of the time, to develop the Beagle we know today
- He is a scent hound and was used for hunting rabbits and hares
Personality and Behavior
- He's even-tempered, friendly and gentle
- He has a merry and amiable personality; he's not aggressive
- He has lots of stamina
- He doesn't drool of have a doggy odor
- He is usually a little reserved with strangers but warms up to them fast!
- He makes a good watchdog and will sound the warning alarm
- He gets easily excited
- He may ignore your orders because he is naturally independent and single minded
- He's easily distracted by smells and won't listen to your calls to come back if finds an interesting scent to follow
- He's excellent with kids
- He's friendly with other dogs
- He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
- He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
- His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).