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Origin France
Height 45–50 cm (18–20 in)
Coat Thick, not too short, and flat.
Colour fawn, black and white
Classification / standards
FCI Group 6, Section 1.2 Scenthounds: Medium-sized #290 standard
UKC Scenthound standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

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



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]


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.


The Beagle Harrier is generally very healthy and has a life span of 12 to 13 years. Hip dysplasia could cause a big problem.[3]


The Beagle-Harrier breed is old, with its origins unclear; they were initially bred to hunt rabbits and other small animals. They were popular in England since the early 14th century and were later imported into America in the mid-1800s to hunt rabbits.[4]

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.[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]

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  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. ^ "Beagle-Harrier". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Breed History Background information section. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  6. ^ Beagle Harrier (FCI) History section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  7. ^ Beagle Harrier rarity Background information section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.

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