Hi, i've just joined as a member. My Beagle is called buster and i hope to post a picture of him soon, He's so cute & comical!!! I am from the UK. We rescued buster from a kennel neer our home. Why is it all the rescue story's are so sad. Mine is no exeption. When we saw buster in his pen he was so loving and just wanted stroking. As soon as they opened the pen he wouldn't come out. After about 20 mins he came out. All he would do is lie on the floor. We got him to the front gate to take him out but he wouldn't go anywhere and if a Beagle doesn't want to do something they don't!!!! It was clear he had been attacked by his previous owner, I don't want to go into detail but he had cigatette burns in his ears and little nicks out of them and was in an awful state. I cryed and took pity on him there and then and loved him ever since. He is now king of the castle and has all the love he needs. We have had no trouble from him in the two years we've had him apart from the Chewing, Escaping, Howling, Barking and Drewling. We have a second dog now and they are sole mates, it's lovely to see. I don't know if it's different in america but you don't see many beagles in our area and we always get children running up to us asking if he bite's so they can stroke him. you just have to look at him to see that he is daft as a brush. We have had to do alot of work with him getting him used to my hairdryer, hair brush, newspapers, hoover etc.. all things we assume he has been attacked with. He wouldn't let men walk behind him for month's and cowers beside me if any men used to come into the room. Bless him, well i best get off now. I'll be driving you all mad. I just needed to tell you all about my 'little angel'.