Breed Facts

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Here are some amazing facts about the Beagle:

  1. 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.
  2. Beagles were originally bred to hunt rabbits.
  3. 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.
  4. Beagles are voracious eaters.
  5. The breed’s short, water-repellent hair coats make them one of the easiest dog breeds to groom.
  6. Unlike most breeds of dogs, Beagles don’t possess a distinct dog smell.
  7. The Beagles ancestors have been traced to ancient Greece however the country of origin of today’s Beagles is England.
  8. Beagles don’t bark, they bay, a sound that seems to be a loud howl.
  9. Beagle puppies can undergo several changes in coat colour over a span of a few months or years.
  10. The most famous and well-loved Beagle is Snoopy, the dog in Charles’s Schulz comic strip “Peanuts”.

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