- Dec 11, 2019
the History of breed a beagle is still not known completely. A beagle – the small English hound removed for hunting for wild rabbits and hares. Representatives of breed became quickly very popular thanks to good nose, ability to hold speed on hunting and to a melodious voice.
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Origin of the name is still shrouded in mystery. There is a version that it was borrowed from Old French where this word meant "a tinned throat". Dogs pursued production, constantly giving a vote. Other version sends us to Old English "begele" ("small").
Is possible, small hounds got to the British Isles from Ancient Rome. They also became ancestors of harriers, vydrovy hounds, foxhounds and beagles. However there is also other version – that they resulted from the Celtic hounds from crossing with the British and French hounds. Long enough called beagles all small hounds.
the Book "Hudorodny Eskvayr" published in 1475 gives us the first mention of beagles. They are in detail described by Blum in 1650
In the book of Biwick (1790) is told about these dogs and their features very interestingly. For example, the beagle of that time could go in in a pocket of a suit of the hunter, and horses could transport dozen of dogs in a basket on one side. The beagle of the queen Elizabeth I was about 25 cm in height and up to 8 kg. And though these dogs conceded to hares in speed, they won at the expense of improbable intuition and exclusive persistence – did not get off the trail, despite all attempts of a hare to confuse them. The pleasant voice of this dog was especially emphasized.
In 18 century of beagles was crossed to whippets – for giving of speed. And in 19 century – with paraty hounds. As a result there was a set of kinds of breed: from tiny individuals in the south to larger, long-eared northerners with a deep voice. Also beagles were divided into long-haired (for example, in Wales) and short-haired.
at the beginning of the 19th century beagles appeared on the verge of disappearance and if not the farmers holding them for hunting for rabbits would not remain so far. Revival of interest in them falls on 1830
In 1861 allocated four versions: the beagle of the average sizes, a dwarfish beagle, a foks-beagle (resembling a foxhound) and long-haired (or a terrier beagle).
B 19 a century beagles acquire the status of a city dog, many hold them as partners. The breed promptly gains popularity.
In 1891 of beagles registered in England as independent breed. In 1895 the Beagle club was developed and approved by English the standard. In 1896 they were shown at the Birmingham exhibition. Since then beagles began the procession along the world, enjoying deserved love. For example, after World War II beagles became the most demanded breed of dog in the USA.
These undersized English hounds had an impact and on formation of other breeds, for example, to the Estonian and Latvian hound.
the first beagles got To the Russian Empire in 1740 thanks to the Russian ambassador in England Ivan Shcherbatov. However did not become popular.
several dogs delivered
In 1972 in the USSR from the Czech Republic and England.
know beagles around the world Today – both as partners and as tireless hunters.On a photo: beagle