Interesting debate the other day about Beagles. In Canada and the US over 15" in a DQ. However by FCI standards they can be up to 16". Now Solo is 14.5" but has FCI dogs in her pedigree so I need to be careful on who I breed her too. I am considering Parker, who is also 14.5". However with him there is a good chance the puppies could be over 15". Now I could breed to Louie who is 13" and his lines are known for producing smaller with larger dogs. For sake of argument lets say I use Parker and get puppy X. Puppy X finished it's Ch quickly but at 1yr old turns out to be 15.5". Now puppy X is a great example of the breed. Great pedigree, and great confo. Within FCI standard although not CKC/AKC. You could breed puppy X back to Louie and get smaller dog, but breeding a dog with a DQ fault is a no no. But it isn't a DQ in some countries. The debate is do you breed puppy X? Yes or No?