Because the Mini Fox Beagle's history is lacking in data, we can go to the parent breeds history to view their journey through time to where they are now. The ancestors of the Beagle are thought to be dogs from the Roman era, as well as descendants from the Talbot Hounds (now extinct) that William the Conqueror bought to England in 1066. The Beagle was popular as a Fox hunting dog but fell out of favor in the 1700s because of the faster and larger Foxhound that became the dog of choice for the hunter. Thankfully the farmers in England and surrounding areas still had a use for the beagle who was ideal to hunt rabbit and hare. During the 1880s Willet Randall developed the Patch Beagle, who became immensely popular in the 1940s and 1950s due to their ability to run so fast and track so well. The Beagle finally gained acceptance by the American Kennel Club in 1916. Ever since, the popular Beagle has gained a place in people’s hearts because of their earnest faces and adorable nature. The Toy Fox Terrier owes its origins to the breeds of Fox Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers, English Toy Terriers and the Whippet. Their development was spurred by a need for a small dog that had the speed and lasting power during hunting for small animals and to this end they certainly achieved this in the Fox Terrier. Originally the Fox Terrier had its roots in England but the it was the Australians who developed it into the small powerhouse we know as the Toy Fox Terrier. These dogs were ideal to hunt rabbits, rats and snakes in the new land. They were recognised as a breed in the late 19th Century, and while great at hunting they were also found to be loyal companion dogs who were small in size but big in personality.