General Facts :

The Harrier is similar in appearance with the English Foxhound but a bit smaller. This dog has a very developed sense of smell. A very compact, hardy and speedy dog with a short and hard coat, in most cases lemon with white or red & white and in some cases, white & tan. The Harrier is a little bit longer than tall and it has a medium-sized tail which is carried high. The dog’s skull is broad with a strong square muzzle.

The Harrier has round ears which are pendant; its eyes are hazel or in most cases, brown. The Harrier has a wide and black colored nose. The Harrier’s feet are tight and cat-like. In comparison with the Foxhound, the Harrier is more playful and outgoing. The dog is known to be very good with children being a very cheerful and tolerant dog.

Origin :

The Harrier was developed by crossing the English Foxhound with the Fox Terrier and the Greyhound. The Harrier is said to be the bred-down version of the famous English Foxhound. Nowadays, the Harrier’s size is between the Beagle and the English Foxhound. In the United States , this breed is rare but in England it has a rather long history as a working pack dog.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 19 and 21 inches ( approximately 48 to 50 centimeters )
Weight : Between 40 an 60 pounds ( approximately 18 to 27 kilos )

Additional Information :

The Harrier has a large amount of stamina so it needs to be exercised a lot otherwise it can become a real issue inside your house. The dog is most efficient at hunting hare and fox. The prey chased by the Harrier in some cases collapses due to the fact that they are exhausted after running for too long.

The country environments is where these dogs should be because they need a lot of place for exercising. The Harrier’s short-haired coat is easy to groom, occasionally brushing is in order. The dog is an exploring type of dog who likes to sniff and trail so it is advisable to keep him in a leash or a secured area. The Harrier is a very good jogging companion so taking him out for your regular jogging is in order. Their life expectancy is around 11 years.

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