There are few things cuter and harder to resist - than a new litter of Beagle puppies. With beseeching eyes and ears that are much too big for their bodies, it is no wonder that the Beagle has maintained its popularity for many years. However, like any new pet, you need to know what you are getting into before you bring that adorable bundle of fur home from the breeder.
The history of the Beagle dog is a long and somewhat fuzzy one. No one seems to know for sure the exact origin of this breed, but information seems to lead to the fact that Beagles came from the Talbot Hound, a breed that is now extinct. By the early part of the second century, Beagles were brought from France to England, and the primary purpose of this dog was for hunting rabbits.