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Harrier Breed Information

Breed Group: Hound
Harrier

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Weight
40-60 lbs
Height
19-21 inches
Color(s)
White, Black and Tan, Lemon and White, Red and White, Black, White, and Tan
Overview
Originating in England during the 13th century, the Harrier breed was developed to hunt hare in packs. They were also used to hunt fox and rabbit, and were commonly referred to as the "poor man's foxhound". During the 17th and 18th century the Harrier breed was kept by aristocracy due to their ability to run with mounted hunters. The Harrier has a long history of popularity in England, but is still relatively rare in the United States.
Character
An adept Scent Hound with a keen sense of smell, this Harrier breed is built for endurance. They are intelligent and possess an inquisitive nature. They are intense, somewhat independent, and focused. The Harrier is an athletic well-built breed with exceptional stamina.
Temperament
The Harrier breed is tolerant, good-natured, and cheerful. As a pack dog they get along well with other dogs but are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. They do well with children. The Harrier will become destructive and bay or howl incessantly if bored or lonely. They are very sociable, but typically bond more closely to other dogs than they do to people. Harrier's are often reserved with strangers.
Care
The Harrier requires a minimal amount of grooming. Regular brushing to remove loose and dead hair is required. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to check the ears, paw pads, and nails regularly. Harrier's are prone to cataracts, hypothyroidism, and hip dysplasia.
Coat
The Harrier coat is glossy, hard, dense, and short. The hair on the ears is finer in texture than on the body. The Harrier breed is an average shedder.
Training
The Harrier is intelligent and obedient but may be stubborn. They are naturally social. The Harrier breed excels in obedience, tracking, and agility. Training must be done with fairness, firmness, and consistency.
Activity
The Harrier breed is not recommended for apartment or city living. They require an inordinate amount of exercise, interaction, and stimulation. They do best in a rural setting with plenty of room to roam.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Harrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

8/14/2012 4:28:16 PM

8/14/2012 4:28:16 PM

do harriers make good watchdogs? do harriers make good watchdogs?

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The definition of a watchdog is when the dog alerts their owner to something on the property. So yes, the Harrier would do well as a watchdog. They are quite vocal.
7/11/2014 11:49:26 AM

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2/25/2012 2:50:01 PM

2/25/2012 2:50:01 PM

Do Harrier's like to bite/chew? Do Harrier's like to bite/chew?

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The Harrier breed is not known to be a biter, but like all dogs, if they are bored and under-exercised, they will chew.
7/11/2014 11:50:00 AM

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8/13/2011 12:53:05 AM

8/13/2011 12:53:05 AM

Do Harrier's like to walk or run? Do Harrier's like to walk or run?

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Anonymous

Yes Harrier's do. I have been waiting for a breeder for the past few months to have another litter. While I've been waiting I have done tons of research on them. I am a runner myself so I wanted a running companion. Harriers aren't just good runners/joggers, they are encouraged to exercise, being as they are very energetic dogs. But you will have to wait until they are fully grown. Until then, good luck.
9/7/2011 8:24:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/12/2010 2:41:29 PM

11/12/2010 2:41:29 PM

We have just got a 9 month old Harrier Bitch from a rescue, she is greta and has boundless... We have just got a 9 month old Harrier Bitch from a rescue, she is greta and has boundless energy. How young can we start taking her running? We know with larger breeds to wait for their growth plates to finish growing so around 18months. Please help!

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At about a year old, she should be able to start doing a light jog and by the time she is a year and a half, she can easily go for a good run/bike ride.
7/11/2014 11:50:51 AM

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