Registration: All Beagles are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Beagle in 2002.
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Breed Standard: Beagle
General Impression: The Beagle is miniature Foxhound. Beagles are solid and big in spirit for their size, with the wear-and-tear look of the hound that can last in the chase and follow his quarry to the death.
Head: The skull of the Beagle should be fairly long, slightly domed at occiput, with cranium broad and full.
The ears of the Beagle set moderately low on the head, long, reaching when drawn out nearly, if not quite, to the end of the nose.
The ears of the Beagle are fine in texture, fairly broad-with almost entire absence of erectile power-setting close to the head, with the forward edge slightly inward to the cheek, rounded at tip.
Beagles have large eyes that are set well apart-soft and hound like expression gentle and pleading; of a brown or hazel color.
Medium length-straight and square cut the stop moderately defined. Jaws level. Lips free from flews; nostrils large and open. Faults: A very flat skull, narrow across the top; excess of dome, eyes small, sharp and terrier like, or prominent and protruding; muzzle long, snippy or cut away decidedly below the eyes, or very short. Roman-nosed, or upturned, giving a dish-face expression.
Rising free and light from the shoulders strong in substance yet not loaded, of medium length. The throat clean and free from folds of skin; a slight wrinkle below the angle of the jaw, however, may be allowable. Faults: A thick, short, cloddy neck carried on a line with the top of the shoulders. Throat showing dewlap and folds of skin to a degree termed "throatiness."
Shoulders: Shoulders sloping, clean, muscular, not heavy or loaded. Conveying the idea of freedom of action with activity and strength.
Chest: Deep and broad, but not broad enough to interfere with the free play of the shoulders.
Faults: Straight, upright shoulders. Chest disproportionately wide or with lack of depth.
Short, muscular and strong. Faults: Very long or swayed or roached back.
Broad and slightly arched, and the ribs well sprung, giving abundance of lung room. Faults: Flat, narrow loin. Flat ribs.
Straight, with plenty of bone in proportion to size of the hound. Pasterns short and straight. Faults: Out at elbows. Knees knuckled over forward, or bent backward. Forelegs crooked.
Feet: Close, round and firm. Pad full and hard. Faults: Feet long, open or spreading.
Thighs: Strong and well muscled, giving abundance of propelling power. Stifles strong and well let down. Hocks firm, symmetrical and moderately bent.
Faults: Cowhocks, or straight hocks. Lack of muscle and propelling power.
Tail: Set moderately high; carried gaily, but not turned forward over the back; with slight curve; short as compared with size of the hound; with brush.
Faults: A long tail. Teapot curve or inclined forward from the root. Rat tail with absence of brush.
Coat: A close, hard, hound coat of medium length.
Faults: A short, thin coat, or of a soft quality.
Color: Any true hound color.
Varieties: There are two varieties:
Thirteen Inch: Which shall be for hounds not exceeding 13 inches in height.
Fifteen Inch: Which shall be for hounds over 13 but not exceeding 15 inches in height.
Disqualifications: Any hound measuring more than 15 inches shall be disqualified.