History of Beagle
Experts say that the early ancestors of Beagles were used for hunting by Greek people in the fifth century. Initially, they were small dogs that stood approximately, 8 inches tall and were sometimes called pocket beagles. In the middle of the eighteenth century, hunters become more interested in larger dogs because they were strong and faster. For that reason, the use of beagles to hunt started to fade away and eventually, stopped in the year 1901.
As time goes, many pet lovers started to realize that a beagle despite its hunting abilities could make an awesome family pet. It even went ahead and won a variety of prizes such as the best dog to keep. For example, in the year 1928, it got ranked the top-winning American-Bred dog of the year. In 2008 it won the Best in Show and is currently at the third position of the most popular dog breeds around the globe.