I am Samantha Lengyel, the owner/breeder of FoxFire Beagles based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada where I reside with my Beagles (of course!), two Newfoundlands and feline posse.
My Beagles, like every other pet in my household are just that - pets first. They are raised under foot indoors and are a central part of my family and experience everything alongside with me.
I have many years experience with canines. From growing up with sporting breeds to now have been head-up instructing 3-5 puppy classes a week at a local training facility for the past 7 years, I have a lot of experience under my belt in a variety of areas.
Before falling in love with Beagles, I actively showed my Newfoundlands. Since then, I have put my focus towards my Beagles and my Newfs get to enjoy their retired years while assisting me with raising little hounds at home.
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THE JOY OF KNOWING YOUR DOG HAS A DISTINCT HISTORY AND LEGACY
KNOWING A DOG'S CHARACTERISTICS IN ADVANCED BECAUSE OF ITS BREED
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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. Our commitment is to every dog I breed for its entire lifetime.
Beagles are my passion, not a business. They are and forever will be the centre-part of my family. 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 bring type and instinct back closer together. I am a firm believer of the importance of breeds doing what they were bred to do.
Although I do not hunt, I believe it is very important that my hounds use their noses and going forward I will make sure the dogs I breed will be titled in scent-reated sports (tracking, SDDA/CKC Scent Detection, Tracking) along with being titled in the show ring.
As well as structure and working ability, my goal for my current and future dogs are ensuring each has their
OFA CHIC numbers through the use of extensive health testing and only breeding those who clear these tests.
For the puppies brought in to world by myself and raised in my home to be provided with the utmost care and attention. I begin Puppy Culture with my pups right at 3 weeks with Early Neurological Stimulation 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 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.