Marcelo Tuck Schneider, born into a
traditional Brazilian breeders family, started out breeding Beagles in 1977, using the
family kennel name Bangor. Beginning his breeding program over american lines of
Kings Creek and Johjean that where joined latter by The Whims. Searching to
improve the Bangor bloodlines, after long studies and research through the world in 1985
European bloodlines where added mainly out of the Daragoj Kennel. Starting in 1991,
professional and family affairs have made that time dedicated to the care of dogs was
progressively diminished, which has had an impact in the number of litters produced
(although Bangor very rarely produced more than four litters per annun) and also lessening
the presence in shows (unfortunately some of our excellent dogs where not shown at all).
In 1993 when in the verge to quit breeding due to absolute lack of time and space, a
partnership with vom Rotdornweg
property of Nora and Karl
Jacobs- highly prized breeders of Dobermans and West Highland White
formed. This partnership renewed the breeding program and without it continuation to breed
would be impossible. With this help and support, since 1997, Bangor return to few shows. 3
years in a row ('97, '98 and '99) Bangor was top kennel all breeds in Brazil, always with
the Beagle no. 1. The high point was '99 when also one of our beagles was no. 5 all breeds
(ACB system). In 2000 we return to show also in CBKC / FCI system.
To Bangor, the most important part of the standard lies under General
Appearance: "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". So, we look for a beagle strong, muscular and with good bone
structure, movement should be excellent ( with reach, impulse and soundness- a very
serious problem in the breed nowadays), head should be perfect. Throughout our breeding
there is no preference as for colors or sizes (as long as they do not surpass 15").
Bangor Beagles are generally owner handled. Very rarely
there is a professional handler involved, and always have had the merit of not being
"masked" that is no coloring are used on their backs, prepared their tails, or
given anabolic pills that eventually may fool judges, but will never betrayal genetics.
Another important point is the constant care with health and genetics. For example, Bangor
lines are free of epilepsy. It is due to these factors that Bangor Beagles are so influent
in several kennels in Brazil and abroad.
Marcelo Tuck Schneider besides breeding Beagles has an
active and constant frequency in the game. He is in the board of the local Kennel Club,
has been the proprietor of a Canine Magazine and is a all-round judge since 1988 (when he
was only 29) having had the opportunity to officiate in several countries- in South
America and Europe. Professionally he owns a partnership in First de Comunicação a
advertising company in São Paulo, Brazil.