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Beagle - Claude

By NDODS    
Good Day to you all at ePz.

Thank you all so very much for taking the time out to view, comment and vote on my images of Mollie the Cocker Spaniel which I uploaded yesterday. A further thank you goes to; m111mmh, Williamsloan (Billy), PeterJones (Peter), cbrundage (Christina), Sparrowhawk (Steven), Nikonuser1 (Cliff), digital_boi (Graham), Bravdo (Barry), and Netta1234 (Netta) for their User Awards.

Today's image of of a wonderful Beagle called Claude after Claude Van Damme. It's difficult to resist the appeal of a Beagle's dark brown or hazel eyes, with his soft, pleading expression. They're happy, outgoing and loving characteristics more than balanced out by their hound nature, which is inquisitive, determined, and focused on food.

They aren't yappy dogs, but they do have three distinct vocalisations a bark/growl, a baying howl, and a half-baying howl (a cross between a frantic bark and a bay). The half-howl vocalisation usually is reserved for when they catch sight of quarry or think it's time to wake the neighbours at 6 a.m.! Being pack dogs, they generally get along well with other animals and their human friends and they think everyone is their new best friend.

The most important thing to know about the Beagle is that he is a scent-hound. His nose is the most important part of his anatomy and his head is always down to the ground, searching for an interesting trail to follow. Beagles have approximately 220 million scent receptors compared to the paltry 5 million or so in people, which makes them very good at picking up scents. Humorist Dave Barry once described his in-laws' Beagle as "a nose with feet."

You may have seen the Beagle's nose at work at airports across the country. In 1984, the U.S. Department of Agriculture decided to use Beagles to sniff out contraband food being brought into the United States at the Los Angeles International Airport.

The experiment was a huge success. Because they are small, friendly, and cute, the Beagles didn't intimidate people who are afraid of dogs, and with their super nose power, they could be trained to identify specific food articles while bypassing those that weren't contraband. Today, members of the "Beagle Brigade" patrol the baggage-claim areas at more than 20 international airports and other points of entry into the United States.

Although they've branched out into other fields of work, Beagles remain superb hunters of small game. The National Beagle Club's Institute Farm hosts Kennel Club field trials where breeders with packs are put to the test in the field. Many other countries have similar activities for hunting Beagles.

Because of their small size and gentle temperament, Beagles can do well in smaller homes if their people are willing to walk them on lead several times a day in all kinds of weather. They need plenty of exercise, about an hour a day if possible. If left alone and not not exercised, Beagles can become destructive.

I hope that you all have a fantastic day whatever you may doing.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Search Beagle Pets Hunting Tracking Breed Pets and captive animals

Voters: ddolfelin, lifesnapper, colijohn and 64 more

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ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
20 Mar 2016 7:34AM
Laura will like this, Nathan.
So do I.
20 Mar 2016 7:43AM
What a gorgeous Dog Nathan and so nicely Photographed, certainly a winner in this wonderful series of yours.

John Smile
leka 10 2 Hong Kong
20 Mar 2016 7:52AM
Another great dog, nice face Smile)
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
20 Mar 2016 8:10AM
Lead image for me Nathan, excellent dog portrait with great detail,
pentaxpatty 9 30 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 8:27AM
Another besutiful dog Nathan. What a fanrastic series this has been.

Patty ☺
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
20 Mar 2016 8:38AM
Still waiting for my fave, Nathan Wink A beautiful beagle with wonderful head markings.
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
20 Mar 2016 8:54AM
Lovely looking Beagle.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 8:56AM
the song....A you're adorable
..................B you're so beautiful
springs to mind here
morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 9:21AM
Lovely dog Nathan, beautifully captured

franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 9:28AM
Beautiful portraits, Nathan.

20 Mar 2016 9:45AM
Beautiful - could almost be converted, but not quite. Good write up too. The destructive trait - think my daughter's dog must be 50% beagle!!!
jocas 8 6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 10:27AM
beautiful portraits of this lovely gentle breed , Grin
20 Mar 2016 10:58AM
Lovely portrait, great expression.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 11:48AM
Two more great doggie images NathanGrinGrinGrinGrin

JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 11:50AM
Really lovely shots
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 12:20PM
Great images again, from your canine series Nathan
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
20 Mar 2016 1:48PM
This is turning into a really lovely series Nathan! Smile Beautiful portraits.
chataignier Plus
10 239 13 France
20 Mar 2016 2:15PM
Another fine shot in your doggy series, such an appealing expression. Very well captured !

David GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
20 Mar 2016 2:19PM
Such a sweet face. A superb portrait again Nathan.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 2:44PM
Excellent captures of Claude Nathan. Tell him to cheer up.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
liarsdance 8 633 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 3:15PM
Lovely shot
prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
20 Mar 2016 4:55PM
A pensive look
20 Mar 2016 5:18PM
Another great dog portrait Regards Dave Smile
Ted447 Plus
10 216 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 5:19PM
Another beauty. Ted. GrinGrin
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
20 Mar 2016 7:30PM
Another brilliant dog images
20 Mar 2016 7:37PM
Two lovely shots Nathan. Cathy
exposure Plus
18 6.1k United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 7:41PM
Two lovely images Nathan....lovely eye detail & write up.
20 Mar 2016 8:04PM
Two beautiful portraits of this lovely dog Nathan
The pin sharp eyes draw you into both

cbrundage 9 4 United States
20 Mar 2016 8:25PM
Fantastic portraits, Nathan! You are so good at this. I like the version best - sort of wistful looking.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
20 Mar 2016 8:57PM
my kinda dog!
HelenMarie 7 62 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 9:14PM
Gorgeous photo and a dog I could easily own Smile

20 Mar 2016 10:39PM
What a super dog portrait. beautiful capture, Nathan.
Two beauties Nathan, love them both.

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