About the Dam........
Brooklyn
This is Brooklyn. She is a beautiful tri-color. Black, tan and white open markings. She is extremely lovable. She NEEDS to meet every single person that walks through the door, no exceptions. Brooklyn has proven to be a very good Mom with her past puppies.   She weighs 16 pounds and stands 13 inches and is registered with Champion Pet Registry.
This is Brooklyn as a puppy, so adorable !!!
OFA TESTS
Eyes:  Normal - Free of significant observable inherited eye disease

MLS DNA Test: Normal, does not have the MLS gene

About the Sire........
This is our outstanding Sire, Roscoe. He is a tender soul and loves other dogs. Very well put together, he has a beautiful conformation, and a great personality to match. He is a traditional tri-color; tan, white and black saddleback.  Roscoe is a solid 18 pounds and stands 13 inches. He is registered with Champion Pet Registry, AKC, CKC and UABR. Roscoes sire has multiple Championships in his pedigree.
This is Roscoe as a puppy, too cute !!!
OFA TESTS
Eyes:  Normal - Free of significant observable inherited eye disease
Thyroid:  Normal
Hip Dysplasia: Fair

MLS DNA Test: Normal, does not have the MLS gene

Below are some pictures of past Pocket Beagle Puppies.
Considering a Beagle?

Thinking of adding a beagle to your family? Make sure it's the right breed for you!
 
The beagle's small size, adorable looks, and friendly and loving personality make it a very popular family pet. But the decision to purchase or adopt a beagle (or any pet for that matter) should be made only with careful consideration and planning. Ask yourself the following questions:
 
Are you ready to care for a beagle for the rest of his or her life? Beagles live on average 12-15 years. Be sure you're ready to make a lifelong commitment to your pet.
 
Are you financially prepared to support a beagle? The cost of purchasing or adopting a dog is only the start. Don't forget dog food, toys, treats, bedding, routine and emergency veterinary care, and kennel expenses if no one will be able to care for your dog when you go away. Be prepared to spend at least $500 per year on your beagle.
 
Will you be able to exercise your beagle once or twice a day? Beagles are high energy dogs and need daily exercise to burn off that excess energy. And, being scent hounds, they need to "get out and sniff".
 
Are you prepared to train your beagle so she or he will be a well-behaved family member? Beagles are very clever, but they are inherently stubborn and can be mischevious or even destructive when it comes to acquiring food (beagles are notorious "chowhounds"). But they respond well to diligent and consistent training, particularly if a positive approach with food rewards is used. This is true for puppies as well as adult dogs.
 
If you're a parent, do you want a beagle just as much as your children do, and are you prepared to provide the majority of its care? Don't make the mistake of getting a dog "for the kids" and assuming they will take care of it. You will have the ultimate responsibility.
 
And if your children are toddlers, are you prepared to supervise all interaction between them? This is an absolute necessity in order to prevent accidental nipping or worse. And if your children are older, chances are that they will be at home for only part of your beagle's lifetime. Many people give up their dogs when the kids leave home. Don't be one of them!
 
Now let's talk about puppies versus adult beagles. While beagle puppies are adorably cute, they don't remain that tiny ball of fur for very long, and they require much effort and training during the first year. Puppies need to be housebroken, and until they are a few months old they need to go out several times during the day and once or twice at night. Make sure your work and family schedule can accommodate his or her needs.
 
Puppies are little whirlwinds of energy when they're awake and they need to be watched constantly so they don't get in trouble. It's like following a 2 year old around. If puppy care isn't for you, then consider adopting an older beagle.
 
Now let me discuss a few of the negatives. First, when beagles are outside, they must always be either on a leash or in a securely fenced area. If they are loose, they will most likely run away. While they are busy tracking whatever scent gets their interest, they will not pay any attention to cars. Next, most beagles will bark and howl on occasion, and this can be a great source of annoyance for neighbors. And lastly, beagles do shed, though with weekly grooming and proper bathing, many allergy suffers do quite well with a beagle in the home.  
 
If you've read this far, you might be saying to yourself, "Gee, is there anything good about beagles?" Of course there is! I have  beagles of my own whom I love dearly. They are cute, funny, loving, and a constant source of delight to my husband and I.  But make the right decision!
 
Make sure that a beagle is the right dog for you. .
History Of The Pocket Beagle
 
The origin of the word "beagle" is uncertain. It's thought that it may have been derived from the French word begueule, meaning open throat, or from the Old English word beag, meaning small. Others think it may have come from the French word beugler, meaning to bellow, or the German word begele, meaning to scold.
 
The breed's history is cloudy as well because breeds as we know them today didn't really develop until the 19th century. But Greek documents from 400 B.C. describe Beagle-like dogs, and the Romans may have brought small rabbit-hunting hounds with them to England and bred them with the local hounds.
 
William the Conqueror reportedly brought Talbot hounds (now extinct) to England during the Norman Conquest in 1066. These dogs are thought to be the ancestors of the Beagle and the Foxhound.
 
Beagles became popular in England early in its history. During the reigns of Edward II (1307 AD - 1327 AD) and Henry VII (1485 AD - 1509 AD), extremely small beagles, called Glove Beagles — small enough to be held in a gloved hand — were popular. There's also mention of Singing Beagles, named for their bugling voices.
 
Elizabeth I (1533-1603) kept packs of Pocket Beagles who stood only 9 inches tall. These small dogs were depicted in paintings as short-legged and pointy nosed. They were used for hunting, but quickly fell out of favor because they weren't very fast.
 
In the 1700s, fox hunting became popular in England, and the Beagle was supplanted by the larger Foxhound. If it hadn't been for the farmers in England, Ireland, and Wales who continued to keep packs to hunt rabbit and hare, the breed might have become extinct at that time.
 
In the mid-1800s Reverend Phillip Honeywood established a pack of Beagles in Essex, England. These dogs are thought to be the ancestors of the modern Beagle. Rev. Honeywood bred for hunting skills, not looks. Thomas Johnson, a fellow Englishman, was responsible for breeding Beagles that were both attractive and good hunters.
 
At about the same time, American breeders started importing Beagles from England to improve the looks of their own dogs. Many of the English imports were bred to an average height of 15 to 17 inches at the shoulder so they could hunt fox. American breeders started breeding them to be smaller for rabbit hunting.
 
Of interest among these rabbit-hunters is the "Patch" Beagle strain, which was developed by Willet Randall in New York around 1880. The line is primarily white with a very large tri-colored spot. They were very popular in the 1940s and 1950s because they were able to run so fast. Today, many people call lemon and white or red and white beagles "Patch" beagles.
 
The American Kennel Club and the first Beagle specialty club both were founded in 1884. In that same year, the AKC began registering Beagles.
 
Beagles compete in one of two different height classes: Beagles 13 inches tall and under compete in the 13 inch class and Beagles between 13 and 15 inches tall compete in the 15 inch class.
 
The American Kennel Club does not recognize a variety called the Pocket Beagle. Technically, the Pocket Beagle qualifies as a 13-inch Beagle, which is defined by the Beagle breed standard as any Beagle that doesn't exceed 13 inches in height at the shoulder and typically weighs 15 to 18 pounds.





Do you ship your puppies?
Yes, we can send your pup safely on a plane throughout Canada, United States and other countries.

Will your puppies be vaccinated before being placed in their new home?
Yes, puppies will be up to date on vaccinations, they will have their 1st set of vaccinations administered at 7 weeks of age consisting of distemper and parvo. They will also be current with deworming.

Will puppies have their rabies vaccination before going to their new home?
No, we usually place pups with their new owners at around 8 weeks, therefore they are too young to receive rabies.

Do Pocket Beagles shed a lot?
They do shed but with weekly grooming and proper bathing, shedding can be kept to a minimum. As a matter of fact, many allergy suffers cope very well with a beagle in their home.

Are Pocket Beagles good with young children?
Definitely! Pocket Beagles are great with children.

How big are your Pocket Beagle pups going to get as adults?
This is not something that can be guaranteed. The best indicator would be to look at the size of the Sire and Dam.

How do I know you’re not a puppy mill?
We are clearly not a mass producing kennel or puppy mill. Our dogs are cared for very well, they get the excercise they need,   they are fed well  and are spoiled with treats and table scraps. They live indoors with us and have plenty of space to run outside as well. They are well socialized and loved to death. Routinely, there nails are trimmed, ears checked, and teeth get brushed. Their vaccinations and vet check-ups are always up to date, they are very healthy and happy.

Are your Pocket Beagles registered?
Yes, our beagles are registered with Champion Pet Registry, American Kennel Club or the Canadian Kennel Club, and the new owners of the pups will have the opportunity to register their new addition as well.

Can I choose a new name for the pup from the name it is posted as on the site?
Absolutely, we have them named for my reference. You will have the opportunity to change puppies name when you send in the registration form to the Registry.

Do Pocket Beagles have a lot of health problems?
No, Pocket Beagles are a very hardy and healthy breed. They rarely have health problems. We go to great lengths and beyond to ensure that your Olde English Pocket Beagle is in excellent health before arriving to their new owner.

Can Pocket Beagles live outdoors as well as inside?
Either works, however if you live in a colder climate such as us, they would need a heated building if staying outside.

Do your Pocket Beagles live indoors or outdoors?
Our Pocket Beagles live indoors, they are our family members and couldn't imagine it any other way, and we love the close companionship of dogs. 

Do Pocket Beagles get along well with other dogs? Cats?
O yes, Pocket Beagles love other beagles as well as other dogs and they get along with cats also.

Do you offer full rights with the purchase of a pup?
To promote responsible breeding, all of our puppies are sold on a Limited Registration basis. Limited Registration means that the dog is eligible for registration with the applicable Registry; however, any offspring produced by the dog would not be eligible to be registered. This does not mean that the dog is of lesser quality. It just means that they are ineligible to enter conformation shows or produce registered offspring. They are eligible to enter other events such as hunt tests, agility, obedience and rally trials. Most puppies purchased from Living Skies Kennel are purchased as companion dogs by owners who have no interest in breeding or showing; therefore, Limited Registration will have no bearing on these dogs and their owners. However, should an owner decide to become involved with showing and/or breeding in the future, Limited Registration with certain Registries can be reversed when certain criteria are met by the dog and owner.

Do you offer a health guarantee?
Yes, Provided is a one year health guarantee should the puppy be found to have a hereditary or congenital defect. You can find information on the health guarantee in the Puppy Agreement under the 'Purchase a Pup' tab. 

How do I go about getting one of the Pocket Beagle pups put on hold for me?
If you have decided on a particular puppy,  the puppy questionnaire is the next step. You will find the questionnaire under  the 'Purchase a Pup' tab.

What are the standards of a Pocket Beagle?




Can your dogs be used for hunting/showing/search & rescue?
Yes, these puppies have very good bloodlines, these bloodlines consist of show quality dogs, dogs used in search & rescue and for hunting rabbits. All our puppies have the potential to succeed in all these areas.

Do Pocket Beagles bark a lot?
My Pocket Beagles only bark if they see something that peaks there interest. This is not that often. We would not refer to Pocket Beagles as yappy dogs.

Are Pocket Beagles hyper?
We would say no. They are playful and need exercise to burn some of this off, however they also love to just be held, cuddled and loved.

Do you socialize your dogs?
Yes, the puppies are played with on a daily basis. They are introduced to the other dogs and cats at our home. Please note that we do not allow visitors to see pups until they reach at least 4 weeks of age, and we do not allow the pups to be in the presence of other people’s animals, we do this to protect the pups at such a young age as they are vulnerable, this has been recommended by our veterinarian.

What is a  "Pocket" Beagle?
Our "Pocket" Beagles are the smaller beagles being 13" and under.

Can I be put on a waiting list for pick of the litter?
Yes, to be put on the waiting list for being the first in place to have pick of the litter a deposit of $500 is required. 2nd pick of the litter requires a $400 deposit and 3rd pick requires $300 down.
NOTE: Living Skies Kennel reserves the right to retain one or more puppies in the litter in order to further our breeding program.
  
What all is included with the puppy when we pick him/her up?  
Your puppy will have had their first round of shots, deworming and have been checked from head to toe by our Veterinarian or we will not sell them.

Our puppies come to you with:

- Starter bag of puppy food
- Registration Form/Litter Certificate
- Sire and Dam's Registration Certificate
- Health record
- Health guarantee
- Breed Specific information
- Specific information on the food puppy is currently on
- Blanket
- Toys
                                        

Pocket Beagle FAQ's

CKC Standards
AKC Standards