The Border Beagle originated in the United States but the exact year is unknown. The Border Beagle is relatively healthier than its parent breeds – the Border Collie and the Beagle. The Border Collie has been said to be found in wood carvings dating back to Thomas Beckwith's work prior to 1800. While there were a variety of sheepdogs dating back to the 1800s, there were also various herding styles that were discovered within the dogs. In 1860, the Birmingham Dog Society held classes for the Scotch Sheep Dogs. In 1906, the Border Collie's first standard was developed with a strong emphasis on its working ability. In 1915, the breed was recorded with the name “Border Collie” – named after its origin between the Scottish and English border. In 1995, this dedicated canine was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Border Beagle's other parent, the Beagle, originated from pack hounds dating back to England. The word “beagle”, meaning “open throat”, was derived from the French language and referred to the breed's distinctive bay. The Beagle was a favorable breed to use with hunters due to its outstanding nose in the field. With incredible nose-scent talent, this breed was considered one of the best at the time. In 1642, the Beagle was first mentioned in America and was discovered in the South pre-Civil War. In 1888, the National Beagle Club was formed. This floppy-eared canine was incredibly popular in the United States among families. The breed was eventually split into two categories: under 13 inches and 13-15 inches.