Beagle-Harrier
Beagle-Harrier
OriginFrance
Traits
Height 45–50 cm (18–20 in)
Coat Thick, not too short, and flat.
Colour fawn, black and white
Kennel club standards
Société Centrale Canine standard
Fédération Cynologique Internationale standard
Dog (domestic dog)

The Beagle-Harrier is a breed of dog originating from France. It is a scenthound, originally bred to hunt hares.

Characteristics

Appearance

Head profile of a Beagle-Harrier.

The Beagle-Harrier appears to be either a large Beagle or a small Harrier. It is a medium-sized dog, between 45 and 50 centimeters (18 and 20 inches) tall at the withers,[1] and it weighs between 19 and 21 kilograms (42 and 46 pounds).[2] Its coat is usually tricolor, featuring the colors fawn, black, tan, or white. There are also grey-coated (tricolor) Beagle-Harriers.[1] The Beagle-Harrier's body is usually muscular and its coat smooth and thick.[1]

Health

The Beagle Harrier is generally healthy and has a life span of 12 to 13 years. The breed can be prone to Hip dysplasia due to being a long-backed breed of dog.[3]

History

Beagle-Harriers were bred in France in the late 19th century by Baron Gerard, as a cross between the Beagle and the Harrier.[4][5] Like its parent breeds, the Beagle-Harrier was bred to hunt hares, and is now a pack hunter used for hares, deer, and other game.[5] The Beagle-Harrier was later imported into America in the mid-1800s to hunt rabbits.[6] It was recognized by the FCI in 1974.[citation needed] Especially outside of its native France, the breed is quite rare.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c FCI standards Archived February 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  2. ^ Continental Kennel Club Archived October 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine Weight. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
  3. ^ Beagle Harrier Health Problems section. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  4. ^ Wilcox, Bonnie (1989). Atlas of dog breeds of the world. Internet Archive. Neptune City, N.J. : T.F.H. Publications. ISBN 978-0-86622-899-2.
  5. ^ a b c Bruce Fogle (1995). The encyclopedia of the dog. Internet Archive. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 978-0-7894-0149-6.
  6. ^ "Beagle-Harrier". 2puppies.com. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.