Description: The Beagle Harrier is a hunting dog. The height is 18-20 inches and the weight is 42-46 pounds. This is a dog that is a medium size. Their body is in good proportion and they are agile. The head is broad and seems ample.
The muzzle is about the same length as the skull, this then tapers to the nose which is black in color and well developed. The eyes are lively and open, these are dark in color. The ears are short and slightly broad, set at the eye level they hang down flat to the skull and finish in a slight oval.
The front legs are straight with tight feet that have thick and hard pads. The coat is thick but flat to the body this is not too short in length. The colors this breed comes in are tri-colors fawn with black blanket and white, grey tri-colors this is rare and the white-grey. Life expectancy is 12-13 years. They are a muscular dog.
History: The Beagle Harrier was bred in France in the 19th century. Baron Gerard started this breed to hunt deer and hare in packs. Here is a mix of two breeds, the Beagle and the Harrier.
As hunting lost its interest for the masses this breed went into decline, and now it is hard to find a Beagle Harrier in France and even harder outside of the country. This breed was recognized by the FCI in 1974.
Temperament: The Beagle Harrier is a good family pet dog. They have a good temperament with children generally. Here is a dog that loves to be with their family and is very loyal. This breed needs lots of exercises and will need to run in open space.
Socialize this dog well as this will help the dog to adapt to new situations as they arise. Set good house rules and train this dog from a young age and this will help the dog know their place within the family.
Care should be taken with other smaller pets such as rabbits as this is a hunting dog, and they may try to hunt the other pet.
This is a scent hound and so some care needs to be taken when out walking as if they get a scent then this dog will go off on the hunt, it is best to keep on the lead when out, and it is not a secure area.
Health issues: The Beagle Harrier has good health generally but there is some hip dysplasia in some lines.
Grooming: This dog needs only a little grooming and this can be done with a round brush and once a week.
Living conditions: The Beagle Harrier can live in an apartment if their daily walks are very good. This dog is happy to relax in the home. A well-fenced garden is needed but this doesn’t have to be large.
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