Color: Blue mottle, black tan and white, black and tan, lemon and white or any other hound color.
Height: 15 in.
The beagle is without doubt one of the oldest distinct breeds we have.
Beagles to be very choice can scarcely be bred too small. Although far inferior in speed to the harrier the sense of smelling is equally if not more exquisite in the beagle.
The short back, compact body, straight legs, round feet, powerful loins, nicely placed shoulders, and the true beagle head is a beauti-thing to look upon.
There are also the "pocket" beagle, which stands not more than 11 in. high and a rough or wire-haired variety, though now very scarce. They are hardy and useful in a rough country.