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Setting the Standard

These are the MINIMUM standards that the Beagle Puppy Breeders listed on must adhere to:

  • That they currently are and have been, a member of at least 2 Beagle Breed Clubs, for at least 3 years.

  • That they have been actively exhibiting their beagles at Open and Championship level for at least 3 years.

  • That they own a registered Kennel Club Affix (kennel name).

  • That they do not breed more than 3 litters of beagles in a year without a Council License (Licensed Breeders must have a rating of 4 out of 5 or above).

  • That all their puppies are registered with the The Royal Kennel Club – unless there are exceptional circumstances. ie. a miss-alliance.

  • That none of their bitches are mated before they are 18 months old.

  • That none of their bitches will have more than 1 litter in a 12 month period.

  • That none of their bitches will have more than 4 litters in her lifetime.

  • That they will not breed from a bitch who is over 8 years of age.

  • That all of their breeding stock has been tested, to ascertain their MLS, NCCD and Lafora Epilepsy status or are proven genetically clear.

  • That all of their puppies are raised in a healthy environment and that they are well handled and socialised by the breeder.

  • That their puppies are not younger than 8 weeks old when they leave the breeder’s home.

  • That they will offer advice and support to the owners of dogs bred by them, throughout the beagle’s entire life.

Information submitted is checked with Breed Clubs’ membership lists and breeding practices and litter registrations are checked in the Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement. 

All the Beagle Breeders listed on this website are aware that failure to comply with these requirements will result in their entry being removed.

We appreciate that prospective beagle puppy buyers want to know that the person that they are buying their puppy from is reputable, we also appreciate that it can be extremely difficult for someone not directly involved in the canine world to check a breeder’s credentials – that’s why we are setting the standard and doing the work for you!

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