The post on good breeding possibly helping a dog not to run trash got me thinking about pheasants. We don't run into too many pheasants anymore but I'm surprised my 2 dogs that still hunt (one is 16 and doesn't hunt anymore)will open up and run a pheasant. Happened once two seasons ago and twice this year. I wonder why they do that when they don't trail other birds like grouse or geese or run fox or deer. Do any of your beagles open up on pheasants?