Once a beagle, always a beagle
Beagle during an agility competition: Langley BC
Some people like to run their dogs at agility competitions. It's great exercise for the person and for the dog. It gives them both something to do. Some dogs are better at agility races than other dogs.
Beagles have other things in their mind. Beagles need to sniff. It's in the blood, that's what they are bred for. Even during the race, the beagle must take his time to sniff the other dogs.