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Ontario breeder of Purebred Beagles!


Please send me an email for more information on the upcoming litters

We breed all sizes and many colors of Beagles 

From purebred registered champion bloodline POCKET and MINI BEAGLES to fantastic standard size Beagles 13" up to 15" and sometimes a bit taller depending on bloodline.


No matter what size they are they have the Beagle personality that we all know and love so much.



LEMON: Click the picture below for a video of mom and babies.

Lemon Beagles range from very light tan to a deep honey. Some pups are born so light they appear white but they gradually develop their color and continue to darken until mature.



CHOCOLATE: These stunning pups generally have three shades of chocolate/tan.  Their eyes start very blue and gradually develop until they mature.  They eventually become amber or green.

Very striking! (Thank you Regina and Brittney for the pics shown below of your beautiful girls!))













RED:  Red Beagles are very rare here at River Styx Scent Hounds. 









We have one female, Molly, that produces this gorgeous color consistently.  In fact she has Chocolate and Red puppies in the same litter!  See the video below showing her chocolate and red Beagle puppies together.  They also have the beautiful blue/green eyes as babies.  We have kept Shanny and Stormie, both red, from this breeding.  Bonus! Molly is a firecracker deer dog!


What are Pocket or Mini Beagles?


Video shows size comparison of pocket beagle puppies and a standard 13" beagle puppy

born the same day 

The description of Mini and Pocket Beagle are not 'official' categories in the beagle breed.  However, reality is that there can be quite a size difference within the Beagle breed even when coming from Champion purebred bloodlines.




These are NOT "designer" micro or teacup Beagles produced by cross breeding 


Pocket Beagle may conjure up pictures of teeny tiny little dogs being carried around in purses.  However, the pocket beagle got it's name from the time of fox hunting.  Hunters, for convenience, would carry their beagles in the pocket of the saddle bag on the horse.

They were a smaller beagle but not a teacup size by any means.  A Pocket Beagle is under 12" at the shoulder. The weight can vary. 


Pocket Beagles are NOT extinct!  They are healthy, active Beagles with the same characteristics as the standard sized Beagles.


We have purebred, Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) champion bloodline Beagles that fall into this category. They are not mixed with another breed of dog.  They were bred small for running in the field trials.

We are excited that new tiny Pocket Beagles will be joining the ranks for 2022.  All with amazing pedigrees.  No outcrosses in our Pocket Beagles!!

Currently we have a good number of very small Beagles - click name for a video:

Penny :  **Now retired**  Tricolor w/ticking (Canadian champion sired) - 18 pounds - She's the matriarch of our pocket beagle line

Matilda : Tricolor w/ticking 22 pounds (updated video coming soon)

Bad Kat : Bluetick 15 pounds  (she was my grouchy face baby in video)

Rensie: Tricolor (Canadian champion sired) 20 pounds

Dora: Lemon 18 pounds  (daughter of Rensie)  

Sadie: Tricolor 22 pounds (mom of our new additions Dooley (16 pounds) , Yeti (16 pounds) and Cricket (14 pounds)  Video soon of our tiny Beagles 

Beasley: Tricolor 20 lbs 


New additions:

Cookie Monster (Tricolor w/ticking) 12 pounds, River (Tricolor), Bad Shanny (RARE Red/white), Stormie D. (RARE RED & Chocolate ticked are all between 12 - 18 pounds and finally BUNNY HUNTER! From Penny and Dooley's Aug 2022 litter!!  Tricolor.

We have many CKC/UKC registered females that would fall in the 'mini-beagle' range.  Excellent pedigrees.

I personally refer to some of our Beagles as "Mini Beagles" since they are 13" at the shoulder and fall around 20 - 24 pound range depending on gender.  That's fairly mini!! 

With the introduction of our Pocket Beagle stud TERRIBLE TEDDY, born and raised at River Styx Scent Hounds, we have been delighted at the Pocket Beagle puppies born in 2021.  Excellent bloodline from AKC/CKC Beagles





Teddy is still terribly cute, terribly silly, terribly naughty but totally adorable!!


Our new tiny STUD will be smaller than his daddy Teddy!  This little guy is named ONE TONNE DOOLEY!  









We breed for temperament and hunting skill but the smallest pocket beagles aren't always part of the hunting program.  Our Beagles are very affectionate, social and have that typical clownish happy-go-lucky personality that would make awesome family companions.  Of course they'd be happy to go out hunting small game or hiking or doing anything you enjoy. They just want to be with you! (Thanks to the Overbeeke family for their pics below)
















(Beagle illustration compliments of MAYA!!  Thank you for visiting us Maya and congratulations on your new Beagle puppy KARTER!)


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