Here are some amazing facts about the Beagle:
- The tail of a pure breed beagle should always be white. This will make it easier for the hunters to spot them in the underbrush.
- Beagles were originally bred to hunt rabbits.
- Being one of the best known scent hounds, the Beagle’s keen sense of smell is attributed to the 220 million scent receptors that it possesses. There are only 5 million scent receptors in man.
- Beagles are voracious eaters.
- The breed’s short, water-repellent hair coats make them one of the easiest dog breeds to groom.
- Unlike most breeds of dogs, Beagles don’t possess a distinct dog smell.
- The Beagles ancestors have been traced to ancient Greece however the country of origin of today’s Beagles is England.
- Beagles don’t bark, they bay, a sound that seems to be a loud howl.
- Beagle puppies can undergo several changes in coat colour over a span of a few months or years.
- The most famous and well-loved Beagle is Snoopy, the dog in Charles’s Schulz comic strip “Peanuts”.