The hybrid called the Glechon is a new dog on the scene that does not have a detailed history, though the two breeds that combine to create this canine have histories that can be examined. The Beagle’s history is not well-documented, however it is thought that the Beagle may have descended from pack hounds before the Roman era. Originating in England, the breed’s compact size made it popular with hunters where the Beagle would work in packs of dogs to hunt deer and hare. The Beagle we know of today was developed in the 1800’s from the Talbot Hound, North Country Beagle and Southern Hound to be an easy-going breed. In the 1840’s, the breed was brought to the United States for the purpose of hunting and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. There are several beliefs about the history of the Bichon Frise. Some claim the breed has lineage from the Maltese and has Mediterranean ties. Other documentation points to the Bichon Frise originating from the Barbet or Water Spaniel and says he may even be related to the Coton de Tulear. This is where some believe the name “barbichon” is from and that it was ultimately shortened to “bichon”. These dogs were said to be separated into four categories which are the Bolognais, Havanais, Maltais and the Teneriffe. History points to the breed often being bartered with by sailors. The dogs were very popular in Spain and it is thought that Spanish sailors introduced the breed to Teneriffe, which is an island in the Canaries. In the 1300’s the dogs were rediscovered by Italian sailors and became popular among Italian nobility. During the Renaissance, the breed was popular in France, and was highly favored by Henry III, who carried his Bichons everywhere he went. The Bichon Frise became less popular in the late 1800’s, a time where it was found in fairs and circuses. The first domestic litter of the Bichon Frise was born in the United States in 1956.