I took my three beagles hunting last week. One of my older males hunted fine but was really tired when I got him home. He didn't eat for a couple of days and I took him to the vet. The vet called yesterday and told me that he died of cancer. I'm going to miss that old dog. During his hunting days I'd guess he's been involved in the harvest of 800 to 1000 rabbits. He was my first rabbit dog and was extremely easy to train. He ran a rabbit the first time I took him out. I hope my next dog I get is half the dog he was.