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Transcript of The Beagle
Common Name: Beagle
Canis lupus familiaris
-Sociable, intelligent, and brave
-Very sharp tracking and hunting instincts
-Mind of their own
You have to be their pack leader
-Need to have exercise a lot
In the 1800s Englishmen used beagles for hunting small animals
Selectively bred from the breeds Talbot Hound, North Country Beagle, and the Harrier.
The name, "the beagle" may have come from the French term, "be'geule" which means "gape throat," because it has a baying, deep bark
resembles a foxhound; like a smaller version
promoted by Snoopie the beagle
eye and back problems
achondroplasia a.k.a dwarfism (curved, warped front legs)
mast cell tumors
• Males: 14-16 inches(36-41 cm)
• Females: 13-15 inches(33-38 cm)
Males: 22-25 lbs.(10-11kg)
Females: 20-23lbs.(9-10 kg)
Gape throat=deep, prolonged voice
-Brown, black, and white
Why was the dog bred?
The beagle was bred for its tracking instincts. It especially has a strong sense of smell for tracking and hunting hare, rabbit, quail, other pheasants, etc.
The brown, black, white, and short-haired beagle, a sociable and brave dog known for its sharp hunting and tracking skills, weighs on average 22-23 pounds, it's as tall as on average 13 inches, and may have epilepsy, achondroplasia a.k.a dwarfism, and/or some other diseases.
of the Assignment?
Bred for hunting game
Dog that has strong sense of smell
The great, brave beagle
*Although most beagles are black, white and brown, some beagles are mottle(ticked), opened mark, chocolate tri, lemon, or lilac.
Did You Know?
Beagle. Dog Breed Info Center. 1998-2015. Web
Page. Wednesday, 28. January 2015.
Beagle. Dog Time. n.d. Web Page. Wednesday,
28. January 2015.
Beagle. Wikipedia. Friday, 23 January 2015.
Web Page. Thursday, 29 January 2015.
Get to Know the Beagle. American Kennel Club.
n.d. Web Page. Wednesday, 28.January 2015.
This assignment relates to the big question of term 2, "How do living things change over time?" and selective breeding, what we've been studying in class, because when humans selectively breed animals for certain traits, for example the beagle for hunting, it can cause good changes in traits, the beagle has a great sense of smell, but may create health problems, the beagle may be at risk for epilepsy, achrondroplasia, and some other diseases, which leads to an evolution of the species, and the beagle has evolved to be a great tracker and hunter.
By Grace Delmonte
Monday, February 2, 2015