The dog breed Harrier are scent hounds and is a commendable gun dog. Scenthounds do not need the speed and agility of the sighthounds as they only hunt by scent.

Harrier is a profoundly quick-witted breed of dog and mental training is crucial.

Harrier cause less problems with shedding in comparison to other breeds. The dogs demands profoundly little grooming.

Harrier is best for people with experience, as it can prove to be bothersome to habituate. The dog breed is rather less conscious in comparison to many other dog breeds. The Harrier is one of the breeds with the highest energy levels. The dog breed requires plenty of running.

The dogs may be a bit reserved, aloof and wary of unknown persons. They are usually friendly with other dogs. These dogs are profoundly friendly towards children and they are a commendable choice for families with small children. The Harrier have a tendency to act like a predator. Careful training is crucial so that the dog can function in society. They do not posess instincts to nip, but if such behaviour occurs the habit should be treated at an early age.

This dog breed tend to bark loudly and excessively. Although they may live in colder climates, this is not ideal. Harrier puppies love to play, and the affection to play with you will persisit if you play with them every day. These dogs should be held on a leash as they have a lust to wander into the unknown. These dogs will usually not mind being left home alone for a few hours every day.

Developed in: the Harrier breed is from England.

Grouping of Harrier: Harrier is approved in the FCI book. The dog breed is acknowledged in the section «Scenthounds» (6.1) in the grouping «Scenthounds and Related Breeds». FCI ID for harrier is 295 and was added to the book 1974-11-27. American Kennel Club classifies the dog breed as «Hounds». United Kennel Club involves the dog breed as «Scenthounds» in their book. Canadian Kennel Club classifies the dog breed as «Hounds».

Harrier Health issues: Unfortunately, they may obtain severe health issues.

The dogs physical traits: This breed is rather average sized. Dogs gets as tall as 19 to 21 inches tall. Bitches will get 19 to 21 inches tall. Dogs can weigh 50 to 60 pounds. Bitches will weigh 50 to 60 pounds. The harrier has big pendant ears. The feet is usually of average length. The body of the Harrier is rather average. The tail is Short and rised high. They have a common-sized muzzle. The coat is short.

Colors of this breed of dog is usually lemon, white, red, tan, black.

Subsidary information about the harrier: Likely lifespan for a harrier is 10 to 12 years. The dog breed is rather mainstream and usually no problem to notice for sale in classified ads. The harrier were originally bred for hunting hares.

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