Harrier

Non-KC Pedigree, Medium Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The Penistone pack of Harriers were recorded in England in 1260! Belonging to Sir Elias de Midhope, they hunted hare (hence their name). The current Harrier is probably developed from the Foxhound, however.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone that wants to work a scenthound in drag trailing.

Not the best for ...

The average pet home. The Harrier is a working dog at heart and hasn't made the leap to pet status in the same way the Beagle has.

Aliases

None

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

15 years

Good first dog?

No

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