'Tam,' a 15-Inch Beagle, Is No. 1 for Two Straight Years
Effortless movement, correct conformation and the sweetest temperament imaginable has made “Tam” the No.1 15-inch Beagle and No. 3 Hound in 2018 and 2019. The 4 ½-year-old tricolor male is shown by longtime Beagle handler Doug Belter of Hastings, Michigan. The winner of 39 Bests in Show and two National Beagle Club Specialties in 2016 and 2018, Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Gwencalon’s Tam O’Shanter is his handler’s top-winning Beagle. Tam also is the top-winning Beagle bred and owned by Dr. William and Kathleen Friend of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. “One of six puppies in his litter, Tam stood out when he was 8 weeks old,” Dr. Friend says. “We knew he was going to be outstanding because he moved cleaned and beautifully and was very quiet and calm.” Sired by GCH Just-Wright The Full Monty RN, the No. 1 15-inch Beagle in 2008 and 2009, Tam is out of the Friends’ female, AM/CAN CH Gwencalon’s Aster. The good-natured hound is fed Purina Pro Plan FOCUS Small Bites Lamb & Rice Formula dog food.