Beagle-Harrier is a French dog breed from the scenthound family. Many people refer to these dogs as „Beagle on steroids“. Originally they were bred for hunting purposes, especially hunting foxes and hares. Today they are not so popular although they are still great hunting dogs. Beagle-Harriers are very active dogs who need a lot of space to run around. They are great dogs for families with kids and other dogs.
18-20 in (45-50 cm)
42-46 lb (19-21 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Beagle-Harriers have short and thick hair and their coat is very easy to care for. Weekly brushing will be enough to keep the dog looking good. These dogs shed moderately and by regular brushing, you will keep the hair under control.
Beagle-Harrier coat colors:
- Tri-color – fawn with black blanket and white
They will need only a few baths throughout the year. Occasional baths are only required if your dog rolls into something smelly or dirty. Since they have droopy ears you should regularly check them – they are prone to developing ear infections. If you notice that their ears and red, or have a bad odor that might be a sign that your dog has an ear infection.
Their nails should be trimmed if the dog doesn’t wear them naturally.
Beagle-Harriers are highly active and you must be prepared that you will have to spend a lot of time outside if you want your dog to be happy. These dogs will enjoy various fun activities including chasing, hide and seek, returning the ball, etc. If you meet their needs you can be sure that your dog will be well behaved in the house and you don't have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.
Beagle-Harrier also requires proper socialization like any other dog breed. The best way is to start with the socialization process as soon as you bring your Beagle-Harrier home. The most important thing is to allow your dog to explore all different sights, sounds, people, and other animals so he could learn how to properly react in many different situations he may find himself in. With proper socialization, your dog will be well behaved and you don’t have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.
Beagle-Harrier and kids
As a pet, the Beagle-Harrier can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids and they can be great playing partners for them.
No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)
Beagle-Harrier and other animals
Beagle-Harrier gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases Beagle-Harrier can start chasing smaller animals.
Beagle-Harrier has a life expectancy of 12-13 years. They are generally healthy dogs but they can be prone to some health problems. These problems include:
- Hip dysplasia
To be sure that your dog will not develop any inherited diseases we advise you to only buy it from a responsible and official dog breeder. Those breeders regularly perform various health test on their breeding dogs so they can be sure that their puppies will not develop inherited problems.
Beagle-Harriers are not so popular dogs around the world so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy if you decided that this is the best dog for you. While searching for breeders always find the good ones and if you do so you don’t have to worry that your dog will end up with inherited diseases. While talking to breeders always ask them to show you the health certificates of their dogs.
Since this is an active dog you will have to provide them with a lot of activities. If you are not a very active person we advise you to search for different less active dog breeds. That way you won’t end up with a dog who will be unhappy because his physical needs are not meet.
World Dog Finder team