Below is what the AKC says about Quitting.
5-C Definitions—29Faulty Actions
is a serious fault deserving severe penalty and, in its extreme form, elimination.
1-Quitting indicates lack of desire to hunt and succeed. It ranges from the following;
A- refusing to run,
B- lack of perseverance, occasional letup of eagerness,
C- loafing or watching other hounds in difficult situations. Quitting is sometimes due to fatigue.
2-Judges may temper their distaste when a hound becomes fatigued and eases off, if such a hound has been required to perform substantially longer than those with which it is running. During the running of a class, a hound may have to face several fresh competitors in succession. In such instances, a short rest period would be in order.
3- Otherwise, Judges should expect hounds to be in condition to compete as long as necessary to prove their worthiness, and no hound that becomes unable to go on should place over any immediate running mate that is still able and willing to run.
So basically the AKC states in this section that Quitting is a "Serious Fault"....Caused by some "LACK" in a beagle. Lack of Desire, Lack of Desire to HUNT, Lack of Desire to Succeed.
Important----------Please take note to the following-----------
D- A hound does.... NOT.... need to.... STOP RUNNING.... to be a... "QUITTER"...….according to the AKC.
E- Lack of perseverance, occasional letup of eagerness is also considered.... "Quitting" .....by the AKC and thus a "Serious Fault" deserving "Severe Penalty" and should be by AKC judges today too.
F- Loafing or watching other hounds in difficult situations is also..... Quitting..... according to the AKC and thus a "Serious Fault" deserving "Severe Penalty" and should be by AKC judges today too.
Section.... 5-E Demerits
Quitting, backtracking, ghost trailing and running mute are the more serious faults.