Pocket Beagle History . . .
Olde English Pocket Beagles originated in England. They were used
to hunt small animals, such as rabbits. English hunters appreciated
the smaller Olde English Pocket Beagles because they could travel
under brush and briars. The hunters at that time only traveled by
horse back and found it easier to travel with the small beagles due to
the fact that the small breed would fit into the hunters' saddle bags.
Hence the name Olde English Pocket Beagle was born!
After a period of time and a decrease in game, hunters started
hunting a broader range of territory. The small beagles could neither
travel as far nor as fast as the larger beagles. Therefore, Pocket
Beagles were no longer popular with the hunters. This change in the
method of hunting almost resulted in the extinction of the OEPB.
There are a very few actual breeders of Olde English Pocket Beagles
in the USA today. Please, research other facilities claiming to raise
Pocket Beagles. Backyard breeders are popping up more and more
along with those that are crossing Beagles with other breeds in order
to develop a "teacup" or "miniature" beagle.
Pocket Beagles USA has spent many, many years researching the
breed and learning new ways to maintain the health and quality of
the breed. We actually sold adult breeding dogs to Robert Mock, the
founder of the Olde English Pocket Beagle Registry, in order for him
to establish his breeding program.
We are very proud to be a part of the foundation of the re-
establishment of the Olde English Pocket Beagle Breed.
WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR POCKET BEAGLES!
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