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To the Hounds: 1914

To the Hounds: 1914

1914. Middleburg, Virginia. "National Beagle Club of America. Kennels and dogs of J.B. Thomas." Our second look at the Piedmont Hunt Club kennels. Before he took on the Red Baron, Snoopy had to chase a few foxes. View full size.

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Fox Hunting

Today's nabobs still organize fox hunts. Of course, this tradition has gone PC and been ruined; you're not allowed to kill the foxes anymore.

How the Hounds Have Changed

Today on the east coast, most packs are PenMaryDels, a type of foxhound known for their speed.

These guys look to be a little bit of everything but quite capable of giving a good day's chase.

Meet the Beagles

It must have been a hard day's night, 'cause they're working like dogs.

A Christmas Beagle Story...

Gosh, they look a LOT like the Bumpus hounds!

The Beagles

>> Maybe because they let their hair grow out.

Dave, you crack me up. I don't know that everyone got that.

[Yeah yeah yeah. - Dave]

Not just the Haircut

It is not simply the grooming that makes the beagles appear distinct to modern eyes: selective breeding has changed the fundamental morphology of many common dog breeds in a mere hundred year. Check out some of the historical photos of various pedigrees linked at MessyBeast.

Piedmont Kennels First

Field Trials at Leesburg Prove Highly Interesting

The Piedmont kennels, of Middleburg, Va., have shown the other kennels the way during the first two days of the twenty-sixth annual field trials of the National Beagle Club of America. There has been nothing fluky abou the work of the Loudoun county dogs so far. They have worked their way to the fore by sheer superiority and fine handling.
Among those following the trials today were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas, ...

Washington Post, Nov 7, 1915


They sure have a different look than the Beatles nowadays.

[Maybe because they let their hair grow out. - Dave]

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