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Ideal for hunting alone or in small groups. Used mainly for hare and rabbit. It has a large body in relation to its size, but its passion for the hunt makes it capable of hunting any game, even wild boar. He approaches well and knows how to pick out the animal with accuracy and speed. "If he has to hunt a rabbit, on any ground, he won't last more than two hours. The Beagle is sympathetic and extremely gentle.

Wonderfully proportioned, very harmonious. "Everything about him gives a feeling of health and strength. Head strong but not heavy. Skull broad and rounded like a dome, flattened at the top, very pronounced break of nose. Straight and thin muzzle. Black muzzle and very wide nostrils. Lips covering lower jaw. Eyes large, round, not deep, dark brown, lively, with black rim. Ears long, but not exceeding the length of the muzzle, broad and flat, rounded at the tips.

Neck very strong. Chest broad and deep, very low; ridge flat and muscular. Ribs full and long. Shoulder blades slightly sloping, strong and very muscular. Hind legs very muscular and strong with slightly arched sockets. Legs round or slightly elongated. Feet compact and well developed.

Short, set on high, like a scythe; thick at the root, thinning towards the tip.


Small English Tracker Dog 

General appearance




Flat, smooth, very dense, neither too short nor too thin.

Colours : Tricolor

Sometimes we find them as grey-blue with black spots (blue-moto-led) or white and reddish (le-mont). Sometimes they have a black coat.

Their head is always the colour of fire, with a white spot between the eyes.


Beagle is of English origin. The breed is certainly very old, for as early as the 3rd century the Scottish bard Ocean mentions it in one of his poems.It is a probable descendant of a dog that originated in north-eastern France and is described by Gaston Fembus.Since the 15th century it has been much appreciated in England, and especially in the time of Elizabeth I (for this reason the smaller animals were called Beagle Elizabeth). 
It was afterwards forgotten, because the great English hunters, who loved running more than hunting, found it too slow; from the 17th century it was crossed with the Harrier, to eliminate this defect. 
The first Beagles were introduced in France around 1860 and since then they have been the preferred and most used dogs for small hunting.

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