I spent a fortunate childhood on my family's 40-acre ranch where I had many opportunities in furthering my education of animals of all kinds. As teenagers, my sister and I developed breeding programs of our own in French Alpine dairy goats, New Zealand white rabbits, and Labrador Retrievers. We also competed successfully with livestock and market projects through the 4-H program. All this has lead me to find a true love and interest in the breeding aspects of dogs--and Beagles in particular. (You may view my sister's website for more information on her handling and breeding program here).