You know that 36th president of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, also had a beagle? And not one, but two. They were called Him and Her and often visited the Oval Office in the White House.

Another famous beagle is the American character Snoopy from the comics, the author of which is the famous California cartoonist Charles Schultz. The era of these comics began to be written in 1950, and in them Snoopy experiences fun adventures in the wild, in the desert, and in the cabin of an airplane during World War 1. world war. But it wasn’t until 1962 that Snoopy officially stood on his paws and started walking on two feet. In the comics, we can see him as an athlete, a doctor, a lawyer, a writer.

For the first time, the name beagle is mentioned already in the 15th century and we can also find it in Shakespeare. However, its origin remains a mystery to us. There are as many as 4 theories about the origin of this world-famous name. The word “beagle” may come from the Old English “beagle”, from the Celtic “beag”, from the Old French “beigh” or from the Italian “piccolo”. All these names mean small, which would correspond to a beagle. But the origin from the French words “beénguele” (loud), “briquet” (little hunter) or “bugle” (sound) cannot be ruled out.