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Meagle Dog Breed Pictures, Characteristics, and Facts

The Meagle is a mixed breed, so they don’t have history as their own breed. With that being said, both parent breeds are well established and loved for many reasons. The Miniature Pinscher dog breed originated in Germany to hunt vermin, mainly rats, in homes and stables. Many people think that they were developed by breeding Dobermans to progressively smaller sizes. However, the Min Pin is a distinct and much older breed. Development of the Miniature Pinscher took off in 1895 when German breeders formed the Pinscher Klub, later renamed the Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub. It was then that the first breed standard was written. Around 1919, the first Miniature Pinschers were imported in the United States. A mere ten years later, in 1929, the Miniature Pinscher was recognized officially by the AKC. 

The Beagle breed’s history is cloudy because breeds as we know them today didn’t really develop until the 19th century. However, Greek documents from 400 B.C. describe Beagle-like dogs, though of course they wouldn’t follow today’s breed standards. 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 as well as the Foxhound. After their reign of popularity in England, the American Kennel Club and the first Beagle specialty club both were founded in 1884. In that same year, the AKC began registering Beagles. 

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