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Beagle

Very active and amiable despite its independent personality (other names: English Beagle)

Beagle
origin:Great Britain
life expectancy:13 years
classification:Hounds
height:33 to 41 cm
weight:9 to 14 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Reasonablefeeding: Mediumsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

The Beagle is a medium-sized dog and one of the smallest hounds. It is an ancient breed in Britain and may be descended from the Harrier and other ancient English hounds. For some experts  the Beagle has evolved from small hounds used for hunting small game, outside the British Isles, in Southern Europe. The origin of the word "beagle" is uncertain. The opinions are that the word derives from an Old English, French, or Welsh term beag, meaning "small”  or from the French beugler (meaning "to bellow”)) Others say is that the word is the Anglicised version of the French word Begueule meaning meaning "open throat", or more colloquially, "loudmouth gaping throat", a reference to the Beagle´s unique voice. The first mention of the beagle in English literature by name d