Howdy - Welcome to Beagle World and a big ole welcome arrroooo to Buddy. My Bagel loves to pursue rabbits as well but since when we are in the field he is always on a 35 foot lead, his nemesis is hares which unlike rabbits don’t run to a warren. He can tell the difference when he flushes a hare and, knowing his anchor (me) won’t allow a pursuit, the Bagel has the most mournful arroooo as the hare departs the scene. Do you hunt off lead, how is Buddy on recall. The Bagel and I are desert dwellers and coyotes and cougars would love to have a beagle dinner so I don’t dare risk letting him off lead. Looking forward to learning more about Buddy!