Harrier Dog Breed Information

Harrier Quick Facts
Breed Group: Hound
Origen: United Kingdom
Nickname: Harrier
Weight: 40-60 lbs
Height: 19-21 inches
Color(s): White, Black and Tan, Lemon and White, Red and White, Black, White, and Tan.

Harrier Appearance

The Harrier is a medium dog with a gentle expression when relaxed and alert when aroused. Itís a smaller version of the English Foxhound. He is basically hare hunter and will work tirelessly for long periods, no matter the environment. They are slightly longer than tall with a level top line. The ears are low set with round tips. The nose is well develop with open nostrils. The eyes are either brown or hazel. The tail is medium-length, carried high, but is not curled over the back.

The Harrier has a short and hard coat. The most common colors are white, black and tan, lemon and white, red and white, black, white, and tan. The weight of the Harrier is around 40-60 pounds and the height is around 19-21 inches.

Harrier Temperament

The Harrier is cheerful, sweet-tempered, tolerant of people, and it is excellent with children. They are loving and affectionate. They also get along well with other dogs and pets. Harriers are smart and easy to train. They have been known to dig under fences and are very vocal, not only when hunting but when frustrated or lonely.

Is Harrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Harrier needs a daily exercise. Without appropriate exercise, the Harrier can become hyperactive, overweight and/or destructive. His needs could be met with a long walk or a vigorous game in the yard. Do not let them off leash in an unsafe area. The Harrier does not do well in city apartment. He could live outside in temperate climates but is best dividing his time inside and out. The Harrier doesnít like to be left alone for long periods. This active dog loves to go exploring, sniffing, and trailing, so be sure to keep it on a leash or in a safe enclosed area.

Harrier Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Harrier is around 12-14 years.

Harrier Health problems

The Harrier is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are CHD (Canine hip dysplasia) and Hip dysplasia. They can also be prone to epilepsy, Jaw malformations and perianal fistula.

Harrier Care and Grooming

The Harrier is easy to care. You can simply brush his coat occasionally to remove dead hair and keep it in good condition. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary.

Harrier Shedding

The Harrier is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.