Get To Know the Olde English Pocket Beagle 

The Olde English Pocket Beagle, also known as “toy” or “mini” beagles, are the smallest variety of the pure bred beagle, generally only standing 10-12 inches at the shoulders and weighing approximately 10-20 pounds. They have a reputation of being friendly and affectionate toward their family and other animals, while also being easily adaptable to both rural and urban living. The coat is short and dense, with a variety of colors and markings that include traditional tricolor, lemon, chocolate, black & tan, black & white, and even variations of silver. They have a well defined head and muzzle, with long droopy ears that hang on the sides of the head. Their eyes are large and dark, while the tail is long and tapered. With little grooming required, this hardy breed is ideal for the animal lover who is looking for a compact and easily maintained companion.

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Where Did They Come From?

This small breed dates back as far as the 1500’s originating in England, where they were bred to be companions and tracking hounds for small game. They were popular among aristocrats and commoners alike due to their intelligence and cuddly tendencies. While also known for their innate tracking ability, they were often used to hunt small game and were even said to be able to follow a scent for miles. The name “pocket beagle” was coined by hunters riding horseback who would carry their beagle in the saddle bag (pocket) while going to and from sporting locations.

The Future of the OEPB

The Olde English Pocket Beagle has made an incredible comeback in the last few decades. Many people across America never knew such a dog existed until now! Their ever increasing popularity is sure to make the pocket beagle a household name. While there are very few legitimate Olde English Pocket Beagles in existence today, here at the OEPBA it is our mission to preserve the integrity of this special breed by means of the dedication and ethical code that has been used by the men and women who got them where they are today.