There is not much information about the origins of Doxles which are a combination of a Beagle and a Dachshund, but both parent breeds were bred as hunting dogs. A beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare, but its origins are not that well documented. There are Greek documents from 400 B.C. which describe Beagle-like dogs and it is thought the Romans may have brought similar dogs to England which may have been bred with local dogs. Talbot hounds, thought to be the ancestor of the Beagle, are thought to have been brought to England by William the Conqueror in 1066. Other ancestor breeds are likely to have been the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound and the Harrier. English farmers bred the dogs in the mid 1800s as hunting dogs and they were exported to America a few decades later where some breeders developed them to be smaller for hunting rabbit. The American Kennel Club began registering Beagles in 1884. Probably the most famous Beagle in popular culture is Snoopy, who belongs to Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. Dachshunds date to the 15th century and were developed in Germany to hunt badgers.The name "Dachshund" means "badger dog," from Dachs ("badger") and Hund ("hound, dog"). They were also used to hunt foxes and they would hunt deer or wild boar in packs. In the 1800s they started being bred mainly in England to be a companion animals and were popular in royal courts around Europe. They arrived in America in the 1800s and were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. Because of their long, narrow shape they are often referred to as sausage dogs.