COUNTRY: Ireland
HEIGHT: 22-24 inches
COAT: Hard, short and smooth
COLOR: Black and tan
GROUP: Hound

The Kerry Beagle is one of the oldest Irish Hounds, which is a descendant of the Old South cree Hound Hounds or Celtic genealogies dating back as far as 1794. Originally bred as a dog used to scent the track of the game, the big dogs were sent to “carry out the hunt. This breed is still used for hunting hares and participates in trials of drag. The Kerry Beagle almost died and have been reactivated by the addition of Braque de l’Ariège, a French dog.