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Know More About Harrier Dog

Harrier Dog

Harrier

A Harrier dog is an animal which is a cross between a greyhound and a terrier.

The Harrier is similar to the English Foxhound, but smaller. Harriers stand between 19 and 21 inches at the shoulder, and adults weigh between 45 and 65 lbs. They do shed, have short hair and hanging ears, and come in a variety of color patterns. A humorous description of a Harrier is that of "a Beagle on steroids", despite its resemblance to an English Foxhound. It is a muscular hunting hound with a small, hard coat. It has large bones for stamina and strength. The Harrier is slightly longer than tall, with a level topline. The tail is medium-length, carried high, but is not curled over the back. The skull is broad with a strong square muzzle. The rounded ears are pendant, and the eyes are either brown or hazel. The wide nose is black. The expression is mellow when the dog is relaxed and alert when he is excited. The teeth should meet in a scissors or level bite. The feet are tight and cat-like, and the front toes may turn inward. (Source:en.wikipedia.org)

Hound

A Harrier Dog is a breed of dog that was developed for hunting with its sense of smell. The Harrier was bred to hunt upland game such as grouse, pheasant and partridge as well as have some hunting skill against waterfowl. Originally, the Harrier was developed by crossing the Beagle with a Hound and the Welsh Springer Spaniel. The breed was officially recognized in 1894.

The Harrier is frequently mistaken for an oversize Beagle or a small English Foxhound, but he is a distinct breed of scenthound used to hunt hare and fox. His history in this country, dates to colonial times. And his lineage farther back still, to the early French hounds that were the ancestors of the Bloodhound and the Basset. This rare breed is primarily a packhound, but that is no barrier to his ability to be a companion dog. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering making one of these handsome hounds a member of your family. (Source:www.vetstreet.com)

Purebreed

The Harrier is a purebreed hound that is primarily a hunting dog. The purpose of the Harrier is to hunt harrier - a type of Eurasian hare. It hunts in groups and poses a big danger to both the hare and the hound. The hound's ability is to hunt in packs and find prey that may be trying to evade capture is what makes the Harrier so efficient.

If you are on a budget, you can also check rescues and shelters. Most of them don’t have purebreds and will price the puppies at about $50 to $400. (Source:petkeen.com)

 

 

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