BeagleI hardly ever make any noise, so my breed name doesn't fit me at all. Mommy says I am the Silent One.
This little dog has a distinct, resonant baying voice, which was how hunters were able to follow a pack of Beagles as they eagerly chased after prey. According to the Oxford English dictionary, the beagle word was first used in English writings in 1475. Where the word came from, however, is still a mystery. Beagle could have come from a French word “begueule” that means open throat, or a French, Old English or Celtic word “beag” which means little. Another possibility is a French word “beugler” which means to bellow, or a German word, “begele” which means to scold.
~Sweet Annie Tuiren, reporting for Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs