Beagle on Stamps – Hong Kong  2006

2006 was celebrated as Year of Dog as per Lunar Calendar . Hong Kong China issued a set of four stamps on Dogs in 2006 . A Miniature Sheet featuring Beagle breed was also issued.

$ 5.00 –  Beagle – It is a breed of small hound similar to Foxhound. It is also a scent hound used to hunt small game like hare and rabbit. It is an amiable , intelligent ,gentle and excitable breed. Beagles have approximately 220 million scent receptors compared to 5 million in human beings. In 1984 Beagles were employed at Los Angeles airport to sniff out contraband food being brought into USA. This proved a great success and now “Beagles Brigade” patrol baggage-claim areas of 20 International airports and other entry points in USA.

It has a life expectancy of 12-15 years . It requires training and exercise everyday and one needs to control its diet as they tend to over eat. Their nose controls their brain.

Date of Issue 15 Jan 2006.

HK Beagle MS