The Beagle is widely believed to have descended from French hounds that accompanied Norman conquerors
on their invasion of Britain, although, other records suggest Beagles originated in Greece. Romans used small hounds for hunting and they may have acquired these from the Greeks. While his origins are a little obscure, the Beagle is known to have lived in
Britain since at least the sixteenth century.
Recognised as one of the oldest scent hounds, the Beagle is a merry breed which loves people and other dogs. A busy and energetic hounds, Beagles can be a little
stubborn, particulary when something has captured their attention, so early, firm training is highly recommended. Playful and full of mischief, Beagles are among the most popular hounds in Australia!