Harrier

Other name: Harehound

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The Harrier is a large, powerfully built scent hound whose overall appearance gives an impression of lightness. The Harrier’s gait is characterized by flexible and confident movements.

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Hair type Short
Origin Britain
Template Average
Head shape Triangular
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 30 kg From 45 cm to 49 cm
Male From 25 kg to 30 kg From 48 cm to 55 cm
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History of the breed

the   Harrier   go down   the former British hunting dogs of the 13th century, including those raised by Sir Elias Midhope. It has long been used for hare and fox hunting , mainly evolving in packs. Today, the Harrier’s numbers remain relatively low, in Britain and elsewhere.

The Harrier breed was definitively recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) on November 27, 1974. It was also on this date that the FCI published the official standard in force.

Physical features

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Harrier is a dog with a balanced and pleasant temperament . Friendly , he gets along with all the members of the family and especially with the children. He is just as kind to other dogs and doesn’t like being alone. The Harrier is not really made for guarding, but it is an excellent companion and a hunter with innate qualities , reinforced by work and learning. That said, the Harrier can have a tendency to run away if drawn to a trail. When hunting, he shows off his delicacy of the nose, his resistance, his endurance and his determination.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

It is important to teach the Harrier recall from an early age in order to temper his runaway side. His education must be based on a balanced mix between firmness and softness . You should not use brutality in any case, but rather rely on encouragement and his natural passion for hunting, and work in general.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Harrier adapts to most family situations, but he is not made for apartment living . A large house with a fenced garden would suit him better.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

the   Harrier is a dog of rustic and resistant constitution . He enjoys solid health , but it is better to protect him from extreme climatic conditions (high heat, extreme cold). There is no predisposition to a particular disease in this breed.

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

4 to 8 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Occasional concerns
Ear infection
Gastric torsion
Suggested tests
Hip
Thyroid

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Harrier dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Harrier is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Harrier is prone to moderate hair loss, but it occurs most of the year. Its maintenance remains not very restrictive , provided it is carried out regularly. Particular attention should be paid to his diet, which must be balanced and without excess. This dog can be greedy at times.

It is recommended to brush the dog once or twice a week using a grooming glove to remove dead hair. It can be washed from time to time if it is particularly dirty or starts to smell. The Harrier’s ears should be examined and cleaned regularly with a piece of cotton and a suitable solution.

Her teeth need to be brushed regularly to eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
1000 €
Maxi
1200 €

The purchase price of a Harrier is between 1000 € and 1200 €.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
€ 450
Maxi
650 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Harrier is between 450 € and 650 €.

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Food

The Harrier needs a high quality diet suitable for their level of exercise, size and age. Its food is to be divided into 2 meals per day .

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

the   Harrier is a very active dog who needs frequent and long walks . He cannot be satisfied with short outings allowing him only to defecate. He needs to walk and run great distances.

Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club

Others

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FCI Information

FCI No.

295

FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1974

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