Dogs should match well in regard to speed and have the skill to claim with the tongue. No matter which Beagle picks up the trail of the rabbit, the others must be able to fall into place and run in unison. In the end, it is the individual hunter who must be satisfied with the pack he has assembled. While everyone will have their own personal view, it is the one who wakes up early and heads out into the field with his Beagles, who must feel comfortable in his choices of which dogs are joining him.
With each dog knowing their own duty and then working as a team…with the owner always as the leader…this makes for an effective hunting beagle pack for rabbits.