Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dogs. A member of the hound group, Beagle is similar in appearance to foxhound, but smaller with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Here is the list of facts that will make Beagle rise on your list of favorite dogs:
1. Beagles have powerful noses. They have 220 million scent receptors in their noses and can pick up over 50 different odors.
2. Foxes and Beagles are not friends. Beagles are known for hunting down foxes.
3. Beagles make great working dogs. They have small stature and powerful noses, which make them great workers. At times they’re used as bed bug sniffing dogs.
4. Do you know there is a Beagle task force? The US Department of Agriculture has put together a Beagle Brigade that work in airport patrols to prevent the spread of insects and disease.
5. The history of Beagles isn’t well known. Their origins date back to the Ancient Romans. Since their lineage is so long, their origins aren’t traceable. Nobody knows about it.
6. There are a number of famous Beagles. Snoopy from Charlie Brown, Odie from Garfield, and Gromit from ‘Wallace and Gromit’ are just a few of the famous animated beagles all of us know and love.
7. Earlier they used to be much smaller. In the 13th century, pocket beagles were used as working dogs by hunters.