American Kennel Club “AKC”

Chance 2 Ranch registers all of our Beagles with the American Kennel Club. The AKC is constantly striving to make life for dogs better, by having organized breed events, having a legislative branch that monitors dog laws and ensures the best outcome, and by recognizing responsible breeders. We are actively working towards the AKC Breeder of Merit program and hope to attain it by the end of 2021.

Chance 2 Ranch improves its breeding program on an ongoing basis, by doing genetic health testing of its breeding stock in accordance with the recommendations of the National Beagle Club and beyond, by pursuing educational seminars and information so we can stay current on best breeding practices, by accepting responsibility for the health and well-being of the puppies we produce and complying with laws in regards to ownership and maintenance of our Beagles.


The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.

As the parent organization, The National Beagle Club Of America provides the Beagle Standard to the AKC.  This is AKC description for Beagles:

“There are two Beagle varieties: those standing under 13 inches at the shoulder, and those between 13 and 15 inches. Both varieties are sturdy, solid, and “big for their inches,” as dog folks say. They come in such pleasing colors as lemon, red and white, and tricolor. The Beagle’s fortune is in his adorable face, with its big brown or hazel eyes set off by long, houndy ears set low on a broad head.

A breed described as “merry” by its fanciers, Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, and companionable—all qualities that make them excellent family dogs. No wonder that for years the Beagle has been the most popular hound dog among American pet owners. These are curious, clever, and energetic hounds who require plenty of playtime.”