About this group
Bred around 1830 in the UK for use in hunting, Beagles have a superior sense of smell and tracking instinct and are still used as sniffing dogs by Special Forces all over the world.
The modern Beagle breed is thought to have developed from a pack established by Reverend Phillip Honeywood in Essex in the 1830s. Since, they have grown in popularity both as working dogs and family pets, due to their intelligence and even temper. The most famous Beagle in the world is undoubtfully Snoopy, of the comic strip, and later TV series and film, Peanuts. Gromit, of Wallace and Gromit fame, is also a Beagle, and the breed has graced both the page and screen many times for centuries.
Beagles need a lot of exercise and love company (be it human, other dogs or even cats). They can become destructive if bored so not suitable for families who spend most of the day away from the home. They are thought to be one of the healthiest breeds around, but can be prone to epilepsy, eye, joint and back problems, heart disease and dwarfism. They can also be prone to weight gain if not maintained correctly.
By joining this group, you will be joining forces with other Beagle owners to get a better deal on pet insurance for your smart, lively little pup. Currently, there is an offer available with MORE TH>N, so please join the group to find out more. And if you know other Beagle owners, why not invite them to join too?