A miniature Foxhound, solid and big for his inches, with the wear-and-tear look of the hound that can last in the chase and follow his quarry to the death.
Usually stand no more than fifteen inches to the shoulder.
A talisman of British ineptness at space exploration... currently a probe lying in zillions of pieces on the surface of Mars.
"Look at that valiant Beagle ripping that helpless fox to shreds"
"We are currently unable to contact the Beagle 2 probe, but this does not, I repeat NOT mean we have failed"