Beagles are small hounds (less than 15”) who were recognized by the AKC in 1885, and have been working side-by-side with hunters since the 1500s. They are a favorite family dog, in large part due to their friendly nature and ease of care. They have a distinctive bay, low-maintenance coats, and as pack-oriented dogs, do well in households with other dogs. They are curious, active dogs, who do best with daily activities to keep them occupied. Keywords Hound, friendly, active
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.