Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. A member of the Hound Group, it is similar in appearance to the Foxhound but smaller, with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent hounds, developed primarily for tracking hare, rabbit, and other game. They have a keen sense of smell and tracking instinct that sees them employed as detection dogs for prohibited agricultural imports and foodstuffs in quarantine around the world. Beagles are intelligent, and are popular as pets because of their size, even temper, and lack of inherited health problems.
These characteristics also make them the dog of choice for animal testing.

4 comments:

  1. Poor babies. Makes me so mad and sad. so glad these guys got out. What a great organization.

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  2. i hope you dont mind, i fixed the size for you. The width should be at most 400.

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  3. My friend Casey's sister adopted Bigsby. Beagles' unwillingness to bite people (even after constant abuse) makes them perfect research subjects. Bigsby's was debarked (his voicebox was surgically removed) and because the researchers took his blood at least once a day, every time he approaches you, he offers his paw for it.

    He is doing really good though. More beagles are looking for homes here: http://www.norcalbeagles.com/cgi/Adopt.pl

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