It's cutting them loose and having the pack run the rabbit until it gives up and goes in a hole or gets caught. And although the dogs usually don't catch it, they run like they want to. Just me and my pack of hounds, in any condition, on any day, in the roughest places I can find . . .

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Kindness of Beaglers

After the long trip home from the UP and a day to think about wolves killing our dogs, I decided to write about it. I posted here first, and then on American Beagler Forum, Hunted Hare, and Rabbit Dogs.net.  My goal when posting was to let others that run in areas where wolves roam know what risks are out there.

What has amazed me is the kindness and thoughts of fellow beaglers. So many people have commented on here and the forums, messaged me, and called that it is unbelievable. I can't say enough about how much the support has meant. Some of the comments were from friends, some from people I have met, and some from people I don't even know. All had one thing in common--a caring message from someone who loves to run dogs like I do.

I will run rabbit hounds the rest of my life, of that I have no doubt. The sound of a pack of hounds screaming after a rabbit is deep in my soul. Watching a pup put it together and learn to become a hound is so great. The training of a young dog, and watching it turn into the anchor of my pack is an amazing feeling. So many parts of running beagles makes this a major part of my life.

The people though------WOW. How could I ever say enough about the friendship and kindness that have come through my involvement with beagles. To all that have extended your thoughts and friendship during this trying times, thank you so much. You can never know how much it has been appreciated.


  1. Jim this Dale AKA Paul B.sORRY If anything I could do I WOULD.

  2. Thanks Paul. Scott Derrick and Larry Harrison are who I really feel bad for. I talked to Larry several times asking him to come up with us. I sure hate the way it turned out for them.