Beagle-Harrier

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Beagle Harrier
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Beagle Harrier
Country of origin France
Traits
Height 45–50 cm (18–20 in)
Coat Thick, not too short, and flat.
Colour fawn, black and white
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

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

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Head profile of a Beagle Harrier.

The Beagle Harrier appears to be either a larger Beagle or a smaller Harrier. It is a medium sized dog, between 45 and 50 centimeters (18 to 20 inches) tall at the withers,[1] and it weighs between 19 and 21 kilograms (42 to 46 pounds).[2] Its coat is usually tricolor, featuring the colors fawn, black, tan, or white. There are also grey-coated (tricolor) Beagle Harriers.[3] The Beagle-Harrier's body is usually muscular and its coat smooth and thick.[4]

Temperament[edit]

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[edit]

The Beagle Harrier is generally very healthy and has a life span of 12 to 13 years. Hip dysplasia could cause a big problem.[5]

History[edit]

Beagle Harriers were bred in France in the 19th century by Baron Gerard.[6] The Beagle Harrier could be a mixture of the two breeds, the Beagle and the Harrier, or the midpoint in breeding between the two breeds.[7] It was recognized by the FCI in 1974.[8] The Beagle-Harrier is also recognised by the Continental Kennel Club in their Hound group.[9]

The Beagle Harrier can now be quite rarely found in France and are even more rare in other countries.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FCI standards Size section. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  2. ^ Continental Kennel Club Weight. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  3. ^ FCI standards Coat color section. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  4. ^ FCI standards Body section/Coat section. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  5. ^ Beagle Harrier Health Problems section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  6. ^ Beagle Harrier History of the Beagle Harrier. Retrieved 4 March 2007.
  7. ^ Breed History Background information section. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  8. ^ Beagle Harrier (FCI) History section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  9. ^ Continental Kennel Club CKC Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  10. ^ Beagle Harrier rarity Background information section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.

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