06/22/2005: The Heart of the MatterNo dog - no matter how great, no matter how many Bests in Show it might have won - has it all. There never has been a perfect dog, and I sincerely doubt that there ever will be. Breed Standards do ask for it all however, and rightly so. It’s a case of the old adage that goes something like, “If you’re going to bother shooting, shoot for the moon!” You may not hit the target every time you shoot, but you sure as shootin’ aren’t going to hit the moon ever, if you don’t at least try.
05/22/2005: The Beagle: "Hale Fellow Well Met"You may see him on the hunt as part of a pack, nose to trail giving, voice to the huntsman who follows. You might just as easily find him sitting at table having a pretend tea party with his young mistress.