small and useless things

There are records of dogs that hunted in packs with their keepers  in both England and Wales in the 13th Century.  Early on, th...


Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful Beagle photos by Shingo Uchiyama.


There are records of dogs that hunted in packs with their keepers 
in both England and Wales in the 13th Century. 
Early on, these hounds were divided by size; 
the large ones hunted deer and other large game and 
the small ones hunted hares, rabbits, and pheasants. 

The small hounds were called “beighs” or “beagles,” perhaps 
after “beigle,” the French word for “useless or of little value,” or 
“beag” the Celtic word for “small.”  

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful Beagle photos by Shingo Uchiyama.


The Beagle is a well-muscled, small-to-almost-medium-sized dog 
with a keen sense of smell and a wanderlust that can lead him into trouble. 

He comes in two sizes. 
Unfortunately, when a Beagle is left alone, he may 
lament his situation long and loud. 


Beautiful Beagle photos by Shingo Uchiyama.  


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