Beagle Harrier

Beagle Harrier information

The Beagle Harrier breed has been created in France in the 19th century. It is the result in the breeding of the beagle with a Harrier. The Beagle Harrier is a hunting dog which can been trained to follow hunters on their horse. He usually do very well in hunting deers, wild boars, foxes and hares.

The Beagle Harrier is also known to be a good and faithful companion. He is very friendly and affectionate but, being a hunting dog, he will need a lot of exercise.

Beagle Harrier characteristics

The Beagle Harrier measures between 18 to 20 inches and weighs between 19 to 21 Kilos. His short-haired coat can be of different colours: fawned, white and tanned, tanned white and black.

Beagle Harrier temperament

The Beagle Harrier is a good natured dog. He likes the company of his owners and is generally good with children.

Being a hunting dog, he requires a lot of exercise and challenges. It is preferable to have a high fenced garden as, being a hound dog, the Beagle Harrier is very much attracted by scents and can escape to track a prey.

Beagle Harrier training

The Beagle Harrier is a pack animal. As all pack animals, it is very important that he understands the hierarchy of the family. Also, from the day you bring your Beagle Harrier puppy home, it is important to establish rules and boundaries. A firm and gentle training will be necessary to keep your Beagle Harrier puppy balanced. As most hunting dogs, Beagle puppies can be extremely stubborn. It is necessary not to give up in their training and remain strict with them. Pack animals see the person who gives up as the weakest within the pack and will not hesitate to dominate them. This can lead to all sort of behaviour problems.

Beagle Harrier are very greedy with food. Thus, food can be used as positive reinforcement during training sessions.

Beagle Harrier are usually very friendly dogs. Being pack animals, they enjoy the company of other dogs. Like most dogs though, it is recommended to encourage an early socialization.

Beagle Harrier food habits

It is important to adapt the diet of your Beagle Harrier regarding to his level of activity. A hunting dog will need to be fed with a richer aliment to compensate for his active lifestyle. Outside hunting season, the hunting dog will need to go back to his normal diet.

Beagle Harrier are greedy with food and obesity is a common issue therefore establishing a good diet is essential. Feeding your dog with dry aliments is a good choice as it will give you a better control on your Beagle Harrier diet. If you prefer to feed your dog with home-made food, the vet should help you establish a diet corresponding to your dog needs.

Beagle Harrier health

With a life expectancy of about 12 years, the Beagle Harrier is considered a healthy dog breed. However some genetic disease might affect him like hip Dysplasia and cataract.