Beagle Harrier

One of the oldest and now rare hound breeds in France, the Beagle Harrier is a scent hound that is used in packs to hunt deers and hares. It is believed to be a cross between two breeds, the Beagle and the Harrier though some also claim the dog is not a cross but a link between the development of those breeds.

The dog resembles in appearance, body structure and expression to the Beagle and the Harrier from a distance. Closer look reveals it is larger than a Beagle and Smaller than a Harrier. This dog has strong head with broad skull. The muzzle is of moderate length and tapers to a well developed black nose. The eyes are round with an expression of intelligence. The chest is deep with well sprung ribs and filled out belly. Back is short but well-muscled. The overall body structures gives the impression of a compact dog. The coat is flat, thick, short and smooth. The height and weight of this dog are 18-20 inches and 42-46 pounds respectively.

The Beagle Harrier is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by DRA, FCI and other kennel clubs.

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