Beagle Harrier

Beagle Harrier

The Beagle Harrier, a scent hound originating from France, is a rare dog breed and is probably in danger of eventual extinction. There is some disagreement about this breed's history. Some fanciers claim that the Beagle-Harrier was developed by crossing Beagles and Harriers and others insist that the dog was developed from the mutual ancestor of the Harrier and the Beagle.

The Beagle Harrier is larger than the Beagle and smaller than the Harrier. This medium-sized, muscular dog has usually a tricolor coat featuring the colors black, tan, fawn, and/or white. Its coat is smooth and thick.

Personality

This sweet and friendly dog breed is known for its keen sense of smell and very strong drive for hunting.

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12 - 13 years
Nicknames:The Beagle-Harrier and the French Beagle-Harrier

Beagle Harrier Build Information

The Beagle Harrier is larger than the Beagle and smaller than the Harrier. This medium-sized, muscular dog has usually a tricolor coat featuring the colors black, tan, fawn, and/or white. Its coat is smooth and thick.

Size:Medium

Behaviour and Personality

This sweet and friendly dog breed is known for its keen sense of smell and very strong drive for hunting.

Activity Level:Medium active
Affection Level:Very affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Kid friendly

Appearance

The Beagle-Harrier's coat is short requiring a minimum of grooming. The drooping ears of the Beagle Harriers should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent infections or irritations.

Shedding:Heavy
Grooming:Low maintenance

Beagle Harrier Common Health Conditions

The Beagle Harrier is generally very healthy, although Hip Dysplasia could cause a problem. Other inherited disorders include skin allergies and sensitivity, various dental issues, and distichiasis (ingrown eye lashes), Ear Infections, Slipped Discs, Elbow Dysplasia, Reverse Sneezing, Demodicosis/Demodectic Mange/Demodex Mange, Entropion, Ectropion, Progressive Retinal Atrophy/PRA, Cataracts, Skin Allergies, Luxating Patella/Patellar Luxation, Cherry Eye, Rapid Weight Gain, and Obesity

Beagle Harrier Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

This dog breed remains a very rare breed in its native land, France, and even more rare in other countries.

Training:Moderately easy