Beagle-Harrier

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Beagle-Harrier
OriginFrance
Traits
Height 45–50 cm (18–20 in)
Coat Thick, not too short, and flat.
Colour fawn, black and white
Kennel club standards
Société Centrale Canine standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

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 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,[1] and it weighs between 19 and 21 kilograms (42 and 46 pounds).[2] Its coat is usually tricolor, featuring the colors fawn, black, tan, or white. There are also grey-coated (tricolor) Beagle-Harriers.[1] The Beagle-Harrier's body is usually muscular and its coat smooth and thick.[1]

Temperament[edit]

The Beagle-Harrier is generally good with children and other pets. They are loyal and determined, 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 healthy and has a life span of 12 to 13 years. Hip dysplasia could cause a big problem.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4] The Beagle-Harrier was later imported into America in the mid-1800s to hunt rabbits.[5] It was recognized by the FCI in 1974.[6] The Beagle-Harrier can now be quite rarely found in France and is even more rare in other countries.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FCI standards Archived February 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  2. ^ Continental Kennel Club Archived October 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine Weight. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  3. ^ Beagle Harrier Health Problems section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  4. ^ Breed History Background information section. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  5. ^ "Beagle-Harrier". 2puppies.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ Beagle Harrier (FCI) Archived 2007-04-13 at the Wayback Machine History section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  7. ^ Beagle Harrier rarity Background information section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.

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