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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
Dogs of similar size and purpose to the modern Beagle can be traced in Ancient Greece back to around the 5th century BC. Xenophon, born around 430 BC, in his Treatise on Hunting or Cynegeticus refers to a hound that hunted hares by scent and was followed on foot.
Small hounds are mentioned in the Forest Laws of Canute which exempted them from the ordinance which commanded that all dogs capable of running down a stag should have one foot mutilated.
If genuine, these laws would confirm that beagle-type dogs were present in England before 1016, but it is likely the laws were written in the Middle Ages to give a sense of antiquity and tradition to Forest Law.
Standards for the Pocket Beagle were drawn up as late as 1901; these genetic lines are now extinct, although modern breeders have attempted to recreate the variety.
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1 foot, 1 inches to 1 foot, 3 inch. (33,02 to 38,1 cm)
18 to 30 pounds (8,17 to 13,61 Kg)
10 to 15 years
Potential Health Issues:
Intervertebral Disk Disease,
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
Chinese Beagle Syndrome (CBS),
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