Her oldest one was found on the side of the road - he's done agility, gone hunting with her husband and is a really funny dog. Fisher lets nothing in his world go by without commenting on it in the stereotypical beagle yodel.
The other two are littermates, picked because my friend and her husband "couldn't take one and leave the other behind". They're around a year and a half old and doing really well training for agility. The female is shy with everyone except my friend and her husband (she's small and cute, but doesn't appreciate it when strangers pick her up and cuddle her), the male has never met a stranger - he loves everyone! All three go out with the rest of the dogs off leash for long walks, and while they can be a little stubborn about leaving something fascinating/stinky, they're very good about sticking with the group.
My aunt and uncle had a beagle who was the kindest, sweetest, most tolerant dog I've ever met - she was completely content to be a housepet.
Gonna send a few get well soon jingles for the new guy, SMF - looks like he's found a (much needed) soft landing!