Its mission is to support the development and welfare, and undertake the promotion of, the purebred Beagle within Queensland.
The core values of the club are:
- Development – The Club is committed to the development and exhibition of the purebred Beagle in Queensland.
- Support – The Club will support members of the Beagle Club of Queensland Incorporated in their endeavours to care for and provide an appropriate home for their Beagles. The Club will endeavour to encourage those who are exploring options for a Beagle to use a registered breeder or consider a rescue of a purebred Beagle.
- Fun – The Beagle is a fun dog and the Club values our members enjoying time with their Beagles. We are committed to providing activities for members and Beagle owners in Queensland to enjoy with their Beagles.
- Welfare – The Club will ensure it undertakes activities to support the welfare and care of Beagles across Queensland.
- Passion – The Club is passionate about promoting and supporting the purebred Beagle in Queensland.
History states that packs of hounds hunted with the Greeks at least as long ago as 400 BC, Hounds reached England certainly by Roman times. It wasn’t until 1550 that hounds began to be classified according to their purpose, i.e. sight hounds, scent hounds, etc. It is England, which is the country of origin of the modern Beagle.
A sturdy, compactly-built hound, conveying the impression of quality without coarseness.
GROOMING AND PHYSICAL NEEDS
- Grooming Needs: Easy to keep, as the only grooming it takes is a quick, daily brush to remove dead and loose hairs.
- Coat Type: Short, dense and weatherproof.
- Moulting: Moderate.
- Exercise Needs: Need a great deal of exercise. One way of keeping your dog well exercised would be to let it utilise its natural hunting talents. They love going on walks, but always on a lead. You cannot trust a Beagle to come back if given the opportunity to run free with many smells around.
- Average Life Span: 12 – 15 years.
- Family: Great with children, breed must be exercised extensively and is probably not a wise choice for the city dweller.
- Temperament: Amicable and alert, showing no aggression or timidity.
- Trainability: Training must begin early or the beagle can get out of hand. Beagles do like to please their masters but must clearly be shown what is required and the owner must be firm and consistent.
- Sociability (Other Pets): Low tendency to get along with other dogs or pets in the home.
- Barking: High tendency.
Natural hunting talents and Field dog trials.
Garden walls must be high, at least 6 feet and secure as once on a scent, a Beagle does not return voluntarily. They are excellent escapologists and will attempt to dig their way out of any confinement.
Stand Number: B174