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Beagle Dieuwke

Beagle Dieuwke

Stories concerning our Beagle Careri's place Olympic Dieuwke.

How I can run alone

How we learned our Beagle to run alone.

All information about the Beagle


What is the source of the beagle, what are the specific characteristics of a beagle and a description how the Beagle must look like according the international Federation Cynologique.


Wrap up

How I wrap up my little bosses

My holiday in the Lot in France

My holiday to France

My beach holidays

Egmond aan de zee 2005
De Koog , Texel 2006
Noordwijkerhout 2007
Egmond aan de Hoef 2008

My camp holidays

Every year I go to nice little campsites with my owners.

My own photo album


My own photo album

Nice, tense, moving photographs of our Dieuwke.

Beagle Walks

A story about my beagle walks with the Dutch Beagle Club and some beagle forum. Many links to nice photo albums.

To more Beagle links

Other Beaglesites.

Links to other homepages of beagle owners and other nice dog sites.


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Our beagle :




Our Beagle is born on 19 September 2000 in Kollum (Friesland) at the family Breedijk-de Ridder. Friesland is a province (county) in the Netherlands. The litter of pups where 4 puppies, 2 bitches and 2 males.

The mother is Careri's place Gizmo and the father is Red Baron Little Lord Fauntleroy.

the beagles of Careriís Place


After the pups where five weeks we had the opportunity to see the puppies, so we went for the first time to Friesland to examine the puppies.

There were two nests with puppies (4 and 7), in total 4 bitches.

The second litter was of 24 September. A moving sight to see so many puppies, therefore you understand what was our difficulty. We had the firstly choice, what does not make choosing real easier.

After the four bitches where placed together, the rank order had to be classified.

After mature consideration we had to choose witch pup we want. This means, Gerald has made the choice, and Edith would search for the right name for our beagle pup.

We had already lists with names, but the Yes this is it, not yet. In advance we jokingly called her Truus. We were waiting almost a year for our beagle pup, so we had enough time for it.

After a cuddle with our pup we just selected we went back to our hometown Hengelo.


Edith then became busy in selecting a name for our puppy. Two books from the Library, Internet and a name list from the breeder were ploughed.

Eventually we (consciously) have chosen for a Friese name for our

Puppy, she finally comes from Friesland.


The first picture of the litter: Mother Gizmo and the puppies.


Still nameless on the arm at the breeder.



Our dog is called Dieuwke (pronounce Djoeke).


Finally on Friday 24 November 2000 it was so far. We could pick up Dieuwke, therefore for the second time to Friesland. In the morning we nervously stand up and after a ride of almost two and a half hour we arrived at our Breeder in Kollum.


Dieuwke were the last pup of first nest what was picked up.

The second nest was still complete present. You could well see that they had had a good time at the breeder.

We picked our Dieuwke right from the remained 8 pups. They were considerable grown those four weeks. Dieuwke weighed approximately three kilos. After forms were filled in and the necessary coffee and tea were drunk we said goodbye to father and daughter Breedijk.The Breeder, mother Breedijk walked with us to the car en after she gave Dieuwke a big hug we also said goodbye of her and went back to Hengelo.

The way home Dieuwke continued lie comfortable and nicely quiet on the back seat of our car. After two stops we arrived in Hengelo.


Our house had been nicely decorated by the neighbours with a banner and a stork In spite of that many people knew that we became a beagle-pup there where many be misled by the stork and thought that we really had got a little baby.

The first days many family and friends came to visit us. They all wanted to see Dieuwke.

After a Dutch habit we had rusk with aniseed comfits. For Dieuwke it was of course extra pleasant, because of everyone she got a nice little toy to play with.

Colleagues who also sympathised let the rusk with aniseed comfits nicely taste.


Each hour, round the hour let the dog out was said to us, Now that is correct! In the beginning small rounds, but in a short time the small round became a larger round. The first weeks we met several people on the round who lived near to our house. Dieuwke wanted to meet everyone and nicely let cuddle herself. Other dogs also are very interesting. Small or large, she must meet them and of course playing with the other dogs.

Our next-door neighbours have two dogs, two Berghonden van de Marremen. These are rather large dogs, but Dieuwke likes them a lot. Unfortunately they find her much too small and do not see her at all. If we walk together she walks jaunty next to the two large dogs and acts exactly the same way they do. The large advantage is natural that Dieuwke learn to stop at each kerbstone which we encounter. The disadvantage is that she pays so much attention at the two dogs that she forgets to do her own needs.For this reason we run always a bit extra.


In house it is a large scamp. Everything nicely trying outs and sees how far she can go. Taking corrective measures is our task. So far so good we can say. She listens well (certainly for Beagle) and is appalling beloved. Nice cuddling is one of her largest occupations and she lay down frequently nice against us. The toys must daily put in the toy-box, because she wants to play with all of them, day in and day out.

Sometimes she runs if the crazily around the living room until she is "tired as a dog", whereupon the water bowl and the feeder bowl gets a little visit.





She is a good eater, who likes nearly everything. Real scraps or complete meals with a little meat, she likes it. A little amount of vegetables is no problem and also she likes a nice rice meal. Her needs she always does them, on small Exceptions, nicely on a dog's toilet or in the bushes.

With water it is an unusual dog. In ditches where the water does not come until her belly, she runs like a crazy one end to the other end.

In large lakes or other water areas where it becomes rapidly deeper she enters the water for some cm (inches) and comes quickly out of the water.


One of her large animal lovers is Japie. Japie is the tomcat which comes regularly at us if his mistress goes again on holiday.

Japie is two weeks older then Dieuwke. The first time that he stayed at us was a crime for us bosses. Wildly they have run for days behind each other and have played as long they could.

Japie from the table to the bank to the next table, whereas Dieuwke through the living room and lively barked to him Afterwards they lay down brotherly next to each other until it was time again to play for a while. Regularly we find them eating in each other's feeder bowl because eating from another bowl is much nicer of course.


With Ascension 2001 Dieuwke went with us on a holiday for a couple days in a large tent to a farm campsite. This is very nice, the complete day outdoors and much walks. Lying on the long line for the tent she could overlook the complete field well and sometimes she could nicely play with our neighbour children.


With the summer holiday of 2001 she has been to a kennel. I

hear already think people, how they can do this. We almost go to France and we find it there much too hot for her in a tent. Now she goes with jet, Kaya and Baico to the kennel hondenpension Bernadette Hottenhuis in Saasveld. These dogs are also all bitches and live to the other side of our street. Dieuwke know them therefore all three goods and they have the time of their life together with the other dogs at the kennel.






In the neighbourhood she has much dog friends.

Does, a sheep dog, Jet a small dachshund (sausage dog), Bas a fox, Moos and Boy, two brothers, the rotweilers Ballou and Kylian and still much more. She goes literally and figurative lie flat if she sees one of her dogs friends. Nice nuisance in the high grass or through the ditches, it makes no difference for her. She also doesn't mind to go back on the lead if we come back in the inhabited world.


Well, what can tell more we concerning our Beagle Dieuwke.

That them terrible nice for us is and we for her. That we crazily on

her are and she on us (we hope). That we can enjoy from each other for a long time and make a lot of nice adventures. Butt you now that already.


We want to say thanks to everyone who has contributed in an only manner to above.


Jump in to admire our Dieuwke, however let us know when you come to visit us.


Go to more nice Beagle stories about our Dieuwke






Running tip:





Tip how to learn your Beagle run free.


Below the method how we learned our Dieuwke to run free without sneaking of.

Buy a long lead(or firm rope) that you can connect at collar. We have bought a lead of 10 meters. If you are on a large field or in the bunch let your Beagle run on the long lead. Pick up the lead if it is to long and ease the line when you're dog wants to go a little bit away from you without the lead get caught. The dog (pup) will learn now that 10 meters freedom is the most normal matter of the world. After you can let her/him go without pulling the lead you can go to the next step.

Care that you with a housemate or Beagle Friends are and stand approximately 20 meters from each other. Led the lead lying on the ground and throw a little toy to each other. Your dog will run after it. The dog (pup) has now therefore much more movement and you have enough time to catch the lead if the dog run along you. After some time the dog will know that he cannot run further then 10 meters away from one of you. Hereafter you can make a longer walk in the forest with the lead let free on the ground. You will see that the dog remains to stay close to you.

Now it is time to let fall all your objections and show your courage at your Beagle to go at a place where she can run free, therefore without a lead. (Certainly in the beginning) at all times let run your Beagle with name and phone number on the collar. Should your Beagle nevertheless run away to the free world it's easier to find back your favourite dog.


Much success




The Beagle :



The origin of the Beagle:

The Beagle, originating from United Kingdom, is a breed that has been used already far for Christ as small dog for the hunting on hares. The then Beagle seemed however not yet on the Beagle such as we now know. The first registered Beagle comes in the name of Robert Shere, during the period of government of Hendrik VIII (1509-1547). The name beag, beg or beigh comes from Celtic and means "small".

Because the Beagle of origin were mainly for hunting small game (hares and rabbits) used, he belongs to the group "effractions or current dogs", also "hounds" called. United Kingdom is one of the few countries where now still with Beagle-pack are hunted, where the dogs are followed at foot. In the most countries, among which the Netherlands, the Beagle is especially kept as a house dog or show dog. In the Netherlands more than 600 beagles per year are registered in the Dutch dog pedigree.


The characteristics of the Beagle:

The Beagle is an ideal housedog, although he disavows its source if hound. He has no problem with handling children or adults. It is in house a real "smoocher" which by everyone nicely will let cuddle itself. The Beagle is therefore totally unsuitable as a watchdog. Outside the Beagle turned out to be as a hound and, during the walk already sniffing each track that he encounters. One lets the Beagle walk away separately, then he will be no longer stop and go its own way.They are real hunters, who when smell a track once, everything around them forget and loudly barking will follow the right scent. Its independence becomes by us experience also such as stubborn or self-willed.He therefore very will consequently be educated. Never let the Beagle run separately at a busy traffic route. They have totally no idea of the movement around them and will cross the road if there is something what interests him. By its lively character the Beagle is very playful. Give the Beagle in house many toys where he can amuse itself. A barge filled with rope buttons, socks, tennis balls etc. he will dismantle it again and again. The Beagle have been appreciated terrible on company and by its self-willed character he it will not allow to be left alone to long. Care therefore to learn the beagle to be alone for a short time from the beginning, but make it never too long.

The Beagle needs much movement. Beside the normal walks he will gladly wants to run for an hour or more. Care, however, for a good relation with the boss as from the socialisation phase, so that obedience to its boss wins it of its hunting rights.


If you have problems with consequent educating a dog and have a busy live, and as a result, too little time to educate a dog or give sufficient attention and movement to him, then don't start with a Beagle.


However if you want a pleasant, living, intelligent dog and you have in and around your house sufficient space and can give the that dog also, then the Beagle will be your friend for living.




The international standard of the breed "the Beagle" is decreed by the Federation Cynologique Internationale. (F.C.I.).


GENERAL APPEARANCE: A sturdy, compactly-built hound, conveying the impression of quality without coarseness.

CHARACTERISTICS :A merry hound whose essential function is to hunt, primarily hare, by following a scent. Bold, with great activity, stamina and determination. Alert, intelligent, and of even temperament.

TEMPERAMENT: Amiable and alert, showing no aggression or timidity.

HEAD AND SKULL: Fair length, powerful without being coarse, finer in the bitch, free from frown and wrinkle. Skull slightly domed, moderately wide, with slight peak(1). Stop well defined and dividing length(2), between occiput and tip of nose, as equally as possible. Muzzle not snipey, lips reasonably well flewed. Nose broad, preferably black, but less pigmentation permissible in the lighter coloured hounds. Nostrils wide.

EYES: Dark brown or hazel, fairly large, not deep set or prominent, set well apart with mild appealing expression.

EARS: Long, with rounded tip, reaching nearly to the end of nose when drawn out. Set on low, fine in texture and hanging gracefully close to cheeks.

MOUTH: The jaws should be strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissorbite, i.e., the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth, and set square to the jaw.

NECK(3): Sufficiently long to enable hound to come down to scent easily, slightly arched and showing little dewlap.

FOREQUARTERS: Shoulders(4) well laid back, not loaded. Forelegs straight and upright, well under the hound, good substance, and round in the bone, not tapering off to feet. Pasterns(5) short. Elbows(6) firm, turning neither in or out. Height to elbow about half height at withers.

BODY: Topline straight and level. Chest(7) let down to below elbow. Ribs well sprung and extending well back. Short in the couplings but well balanced. Loins(8) powerful and supple, without excessive tuck-up.

HINDQUARTERS: Muscular thighs. Stifles well bent. Hocks(9) firm, well let down and parallel to each other.

FEET: Tight and firm. Well knuckled up and strongly padded. Not harefooted. Nails short.

TAIL: Sturdy, moderately long. Set on high, carried gaily(10) but not curled over back or inclined forward from the root. Well covered with hair, especially on the underside.

GAIT/MOVEMENT: Back level, firm with no indication of roll. Stride free, long reaching in front and straight without thigh action. Hind legs showing drive. Should not move close behind nor paddle not plait in front.

COAT: Short, dense and weatherproof.

COLOUR: Any recognized hound colour other than liver. Tip of stern white.

SIZE: Desirable minimum height at withers 33cm (13 ins). Desirable maximum height at withers 40cm (16 ins).


*** Please note, in the USA, there are two recognized sizes.

13 inches (Not exceeding 13 inches at the withers.)

15 inches (Over 13 inches Not exceeding 15 inches at the withers.)


FAULTS: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.


NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.