At Van-Mar, we focus on the conformation, health, and temperament of the Beagle both as a show dog and companion and aim to improve the breed while also preserving its past. Our Beagles are bred to adhere to the written standard published by the American Kennel Club and we regularly compete in events and conformation shows to evaluate how we are doing. Stock from only the best lines is incorporated into our breeding program through careful thought and selection which results in about 1-3 litters per year. The puppies we do not keep for ourselves are sold to families who pass a questionnaire evaluation. Visit our "Puppies" page for more information and to view our current availability.
We owe much of our early success to the long-time breeders behind our dogs, Jon Woodring and Wade Burns of Lanbur Beagles, the late Julie Wright of Just-Wright Beagles, and Julie Cheng of Auburn Beagles, of which I obtained my first stock from (See Marti and Maize). Their continuous efforts to improve the breed in multiple aspects is recognized in the quality of dogs they produce. Our gratitude also goes out to those who so generously allowed us to breed to their wonderful stud dogs and our mentors and friends within the breed.