The friendly, curious, merry Beagle is America’s most popular hound dog.
The cover of our Beagle popup card shows a handsome lovable hound dog on a mint green background.
Open the card to our hound dog lying on a grassy field, wagging his tail. Not only is the Beagle an excellent hunting dog and loyal companion, it is also happy-go-lucky, funny, and—thanks to its pleading expression—cute. They were bred to hunt in packs, so they enjoy company and are generally easygoing.
Described as “merry” by their fanciers, Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, and companionable—all qualities that make them excellent family dogs. No wonder that for years the Beagle has been the most popular hound dog among American pet owners. These are curious, clever, and energetic hounds who require plenty of playtime.
That thoughtful look on its face? It has inspired fictional dogs from Snoopy to Gromit, Mr. Peabody, and Brain from Inspector Gadget. And it’s not just a look: beagles are a genuinely smart breed. That ability to focus? It can also mean that your beagle takes a single-minded interest in things (like that food she smells from a mile away).
Beagles like to have fun (and a purpose), with instincts to hunt built into their bones. They need lots of exercise, or they pack on pounds. You know that image of Snoopy laying on top of his doghouse? Those soulful eyes are saying, “I want to run! Take me out!”
First I steal your heart, then I steal your bed.
Sure, go to work. Your stuff is perfectly safe.
Something happened in the kitchen …. and I love you SO much.
My dog is cooler than your dog.
Never trust a person who doesn’t love dogs.
Thanks for all the treats, dad.
You are pawfection.
This friendship is fur real.
Stop hounding me!
Beagles imports began arriving in America in the years after the Civil War, and their popularity among U.S. rabbit hunters was immediate. The AKC registered its first Beagle, named Blunder, in 1885. To this day, “beaglers” in woodsy areas of North America still swear by their breed’s great nose, musical voice, and enthusiastic approach to rabbit hunting.
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