CHAGRIN VALLEY BEAGLES
Celebrating Beagle-mania most Sundays December thru March!
The Chagrin Valley Beagles offers a family friendly and accessible way for those who enjoy the outdoors to come together and observe a working pack of Beagles as they search for rabbits in beautiful Northeast Ohio.
As a dedicated (and growing!) community of Beaglers, we’ve come together to share the latest news and stories about our amazing sport. We’d love for you to join us! As a part of our community, we want to make it easy for you to find out what’s on our agenda. Check out our latest updates and stay in the loop.
GATES MILLS PACK WALKS
You know that your dog is your best friend, but does your dog know that you are his or her best friend? Well, your 4-legged pal will know it by the end of the pack walk!
This group dog walk lead by Trainer Stacy Totten and CVB Huntsman Karen Dickson is filled with fun, easy challenges to help your dog focus on you, regardless of what surprises pop up along the way.
Multiple Dates Available.
BIKES & BREAKFAST WITH THE CVB
Bikes & Breakfast with the Chagrin Valley Beagles was held on Saturday May 11th, 2019. The morning broke with cool temps, bright sunshine and joyous birdsong as foot followers and bike riders gathered at the Chagrin Valley Hunt Kennels. Master of Beagles Laura welcomed guests and staff as they enjoyed catching up over a stirrup cup. Huntsman Karen called everyone together and led the beagles out of kennels...
KAREN TAKES THE HORN!
Avid dog lover and third year whipper-in Karen takes the horn for the remainder of the 2019 season! Karen is a third generation Beagler and has provided excellent sport for our many followers over the past few weeks. Her hard work and dedication to the beagles is paying off, and we can't wait to see how her relationship with the Beagles develops over the remainder of the season. Be sure to follow her hunt reports in our blog!
MASTER AND HUNTSMAN!
Master of Beagles and co-founder of the pack Laura shows her hunting prowess and versatility as interim huntsman to open the fourth season of the Chagrin Valley Beagles!
The Chagrin Valley Beagles were founded in 2015 as a way to bring awareness and education to the local community surrounding the traditional sport of Beagling. Beagling as a sport has a rich history dating back to the early 1900's and a number of packs have called Northeast Ohio home throughout the ages. Our pack consists of both male and female 12" Beagles and on any given weekend we will hunt with as many as 6 1/2 couple (13 individuals). We rely on a network of generous landowners to host our weekly hunts. Without their passion for the country lifestyle, our sport would struggle to exist. Our Beagles seek out the scent of the common Eastern Cottontail Rabbit. Once the Beagles find their scent they will follow the rabbit until either the scent is lost or the rabbit returns to it's warren. Once that happens, the huntsman blows 'gone to ground' on the horn. The huntsman then lifts the Beagles and moves them to a new area to hunt in hopes to find another Rabbit to chase. Beagling is a family friendly sport completed on foot. The focus is on the thrill of the chase, observing the beagles at work and the overall enjoyment of the outdoors. There are no firearms or intentional killing of rabbits involved.