Hi, I'm Samantha
For as long as I can remember, Dogs have been my soul passion in life. From growing up training my own dogs as well as my neighbours, to intently watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show as a young child, my love for canines has always been strong.
My first reputable bred show dog was Newfoundland named Finn. Together we learned many things in and out of the show ring but my love for conformation and competitive performance sports began. I adored Finn but his size made it difficult to do many of the sports I had grown to love. With that in mind, I began my search looking for smaller, versatile, hardy and healthy breed that would compliment the Newfoundlands in temperament.
During one of these dog shows with Finn, I introduced myself to a friendly American couple who were set up beside me. In turn, they introduced me to their 15 year old blind Beagle named Penny. It was Penny's silver muzzle, lust for life and merry, happy-go-lucky attitude - even at a senior age - that first got me hooked on the Breed. After a year and half of research into the breed, speaking to countless breeders and meeting more Beagles, I knew I was hooked and couldn't live without one.
The 'Fox' in FoxFire
In 2015 I bought my first Beagle from Windkist Beagles in Utah and affectionately named this little firecracker "Fox". From getting into anything he could to being a complete terror, he not only ignited my love for the Breed, he found a permanent spot in my heart.
Although he would never be the show dog I hoped, we did (and Do!) everything else together. From Rally to obedience to agility to barnhunt and scent detection - there is NOTHING this little tri-coloured dog can't do. He's taught me invaluable lessons from how to handle his mischievous ways to the importance of being a good sport and competitor in and out of the show/performance ring
Fox was neutered at two years of age and although he would never directly be included in my breeding program, he deserved to be an important part in it. Thus, "FoxFire" was born, a kennel named after this firey, hilarious little hound with a love for life (and snacks) like no other.
It was this little hound who taught me something important when it comes to owning this breed and all their quirks and that is to have a sense of humour, always.
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My Breeding Program
My ultimate goal for my breeding program is to produce sound beagles of beautiful type, gentle expression, and flawless temperament whether it be for the performance ring, show ring or a family home. My commitment is to every dog I breed for its entire lifetime.
Beagles are my love and passion, not a business. They are and forever will be the centre-part of my home. I do expect each and every puppy I place in their forever homes to have the care they would have with me - if not better.
My long-term goal for my breeding program is to preserve the breed as we know and love it. As a Preservation Breeder, my goal is to take the guesswork out of your next dog's history, health, predicted size, temperament, and life expectancy. I have a lifelong commitment to each and every Beagle I bring in to this world and will take any of my dogs back for any reason at any time.
For those who share a strong passion for the Breed as I do, I am always willing to serve as a mentor and teacher throughout the dog's life as my owners navigate dog ownership. I am purely dedicated to breeding solely for the purpose of preserving and protecting the original purpose and function of the breed by creating companions that are healthy, of sound body and mind, and predictable in nature.
For every single puppy I have brought into this world and raised in my home to be provided with the utmost care and attention. I begin Puppy Culture/Avidog rearing with the pups right from birth with Early Neurological Stimulation, ESI and enrichment exercises and continue on with this program during their entire time with me.
To Have all my breeding stock whether it be my own or a stud dog be extensively health tested before breeding and pedigrees carefully researched before chosen.
To breed beautiful, true specimens of the breed to the best of my ability with utmost priority placed on temperament and breeding to the breed standard set by the Beagle Club of Canada.
To screen homes as best I can and only place puppies in homes I feel would provide the level of care, love and commitment I provide with my own dogs.
To be a valuable resource, support or mentor to my Puppy Owners for the entire lifetime of their puppy.