Beagle-Harrier dog

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The Beagle-Harrier is a scenthound. It is a breed of dog originating from France.

Characteristics

Appearance

The Beagle-Harrier appears to be either a large Beagle or a small Harrier. It is a medium-sized dog, between 45 and 50 centimeters (18 and 20 inches) tall at the withers, and it weighs between 19 and 21 kilograms (42 and 46 pounds). Its coat is usually tricolor, featuring the colors fawn, black, tan, or white. There are also grey-coated (tricolor) Beagle-Harriers. The Beagle-Harrier's body is usually muscular and its coat smooth and thick.

Temperament

The Beagle-Harrier is generally good with children and other pets. They are loyal, have lots of determination and are calm and relaxed when at home, making them a good family pet. They are a hunting breed and so require a lot of exercise and space.

Health

The Beagle Harrier is generally very healthy and has a life span of 12 to 13 years. Hip dysplasia could cause a big problem.

History

The Beagle-Harrier breed is old, with its origins unclear; they were initially bred to hunt rabbits and other small animals. They were popular in England since the early 14th century and were later imported into America in the mid-1800s to hunt rabbits.

Beagle-Harriers were bred in France in the 19th century by Baron Gerard.[citation needed] The Beagle Harrier could be a mixture of two breeds, the Beagle and the Harrier, or the midpoint in breeding between the two breeds. It was recognized by the FCI in 1974.


The Beagle-Harrier can now be quite rarely found in France and is even more rare in other countries.

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