An ancient English hunting dog. His direct ancestor is a harier (hunter of rabbits), allegedly raised by poor citizens through a targeted selection in the 17th-18th century. The "model" for the breeding were harer dogs of english nobility. The poorer landlords could not afford to keep their kenels and horses, but they needed reliable dogs with good abilities. Because they hunted mainly on foot, they needed a slower, calm and easy-to-handle companion. For these purposes a beagle breed was perfect. During the pursuit, the beagle hunted animals in packs, primarily a fox and a rabbit.
The appearance of beagle, as we know it today, was shaped in the middle of the 19th century in hunting pack breeded in the UK. The exact characteristics of the breed as we know it today was formed there. Beagle probably is the descendant of the Harier and old English hunting dogs.. He was also a favorite hunting dog in the royal family, and he was breeded by Elisabeth I, Viliam III. Orange and Juraj IV. The beagle has always been used to hunt in a pack, he has strongly developed pack instinct, and is very tollerant with other. Organized breeding of this breed began at the end of the 19th century whena club of breeders was founded in England in 1890 and after a few years later this breed came to the USA. Beagle was introduced to the former Czechoslovakia in 1965, and today he is breeded more like a companion than a hunter.
Beagle is an intelligent dog with a pleasant character. The obedient, legendary tame breed has been hard at work for centuries. The purposeful breeding has ma de him tough and durable and at the same time very undemanding. That's why beagle is becoming more and more popular among the breeders. Happy, friendly, well-managed breed, but he requires decisive treatment. He doesnt like loniless and closeness.