Karin & Steve Lovatt
South Yorkshire

Breeders of:

  • Beagle
We are family! Saffron, George, Tansy & Porthos

We are family! Saffron, George, Tansy & Porthos

photo by: K Lovatt

It's a hard life! Belladonna & Rosemary

It's a hard life! Belladonna & Rosemary

photo by: S Lovatt

Has anyone got a fishing net?

Has anyone got a fishing net?

photo by: K Lovatt

Rosemary leading the tennis ball race!!

Rosemary leading the tennis ball race!!

photo by: K Lovatt


As complete Beagle lovers, our dogs are a central part of the household, some may say they rule the roost!
Our beautiful pack love nothing better than sunning themselves in the garden, endlessly tearing about in the South Yorkshire countryside, after elusive squirrels and rabbits (with the wildlife winning hands down every time!), or hogging the sofa in front of the telly! They also enjoy their outings to shows at all levels, but only as and when it suits each dog, no- one is forced to perform against their wishes!

The Bjornhagen Kennel affix originates from Sweden, where Karin's mother Gerd Andersson (nee Björnström) started out 'many moons ago', creating the affix Björnhagens from her maiden name combined with Hagen, the suburb of Gothenburg in which she was born and raised. Gerd became well known for several breeds, including miniature Poodles and Papillons (by far her most successful homebred dog being Danish Ch, German Gr Ch, Dutch Ch, Belgian Ch, French Ch, Swiss Ch, and International Ch Björnhagens Rasken (Ynyswyn Sweet Montesuma (imp UK) x Björnhagens Karina Nickydotter), a delightful red/white Papillon.
Gerd has also carried out several stewarding and judging appointments at various levels in Sweden, currently owning and showing Welsh Corgi Pembroke.
In 2008, Gerd kindly allowed her Kennel name to be translated and used by us in the UK, on her retirement from breeding.

Tansy (Macall Tansy at Bjornhagen), our first Beagle and founder of our pack, bounced into our home in 2005 aged 11 weeks, has become a very proud mumsy and nana to all our Bjornhagen Beagles, still just as lively and vocal at Veteran/Senior level, now 11 years of age!

We wish to extend our thanks to all the Judges who continue to think so highly of our boys and girls.
We are also very grateful to the support and recognition we have received from several friends gained in the Beagle community in such a short time, no names mentioned, but you know who you are!!!

As family home based Breeders, we only produce a litter occasionally, with serious attention to temperament and strive to be 'fit for purpose' in type. Our puppies are bred and lovingly raised in our home environment, and are health tested to the highest KC & Breed Club Standards.

We will only consider dedicated forever homes for our puppies, if you have done your homework and are sure a Beagle is the dog for you, get in touch, if not sure, buy a soft toy!

Our Dogs

Current Litters

  • 14th September 2016 - Beagle (Parents Health Tested)

Previous Litters

  • 28th March 2014 - Beagle (Parents Health Tested)
  • 24th April 2012 - Beagle (Parents Health Tested)
  • 10th September 2009 - Beagle (Parents Health Tested)
  • 12th June 2008 - Beagle (Dam Health Tested)


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