Get to know the Beagle Harrier
All you need to know about the breed
Perhaps not surprisingly, given their history as hunting dogs, Beagle Harriers like to live in a pack – whether that’s with animals or humans. So, if you’re looking for a dog that can be right at the heart of things and a central member of the family, this might just be the breed for you.
Originating in France, at the end of the 1900’s, Beagle Harriers were bred with the aim of hunting hare and deer. Today, though, they are just as content in the domestic home. With the same gentle, affectionate temperament as the Beagle, they form strong attachments to their human families. Their playful personality means the Beagle Harrier is also good with children, and other animals, once trained.
They also like nothing better than being out all together exploring – and if that’s in the countryside, where they can enjoy a good long trek, so much the better. In fact, that’s the one thing to consider with Beagle Harriers. These are energetic dogs with fairly high exercise needs. Their latent hunting instinct means they can also be a little bit stubborn if on the scent of something.
Halfway in size between the smaller Beagle and the larger Harrier, these tri-coloured hunting hounds nonetheless have all the finest features of both, including dark, expressive eyes, an intelligent expression and a loyal nature. Best not to set your heart on a Beagle Harrier just yet, though, as this is a dog breed that remains hard to come by for now. Think waiting list.
2 facts about Beagle Harriers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Beagle Harrier