Harrier

Breed Details

Size:

Exercise Requirements:

Grooming Requirements:

Weight:

20-30 kg (approx)

Life Span:

10-12 years (approx)

Appearance

The Harrier is a smaller version of the Foxhound, with large bone and is slightly longer than tall. Medium tail carried high and has a short hard coat. The head is broad with a strong muzzle, drop ears, and dark eyes. When relaxed it has a gentle expression and is alert when excited.

History

The Harrier is possibly one of the oldest scenthound still in existence with references going back to the 13th century. Harriers were bred to hunt hare but have also been used for fox hunting. They have an amazing sense of smell and work at a pace that hunters could follow on foot.

Temperament

The Harrier is playful and outgoing, it is amiable, tolerant, and good with children. Harriers love to sniff and trail so always exercise on a leash or in a safe area.

Care/Grooming

The Harrier is an active dog so needs regular exercise. With its short harsh coat, it needs only occasional grooming to remove dead hair and the occasional bath. Use a rubber curry block to groom.

Breeders