Harrier (dog)
Inglaterra FCI 295 . Medium-sized Hounds

Harrier

The Harrier (dog) it is an excellent dog for hunting, specialized in foxes and hares.

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History

The Harrier (dog) comes from Great Britain and was first mentioned in writing in the year 1260. French hounds are supposed to, are the ancestors of this breed. Y, also, there is considerable consensus that the Harrier (dog) Today is the product of the cross between the Beagle and the English Foxhound, born in the south of England.

The demonstrable origin of dogs, who have been hunting hares for several centuries, can probably be traced back to the 13th century in western England: The first written record of a herd of Harrier (dog) of a certain Sir Elias of Midhope in England was in 1260. Other herds of Harrier (dog) well known to history were the Holcombe herd in the 17th century and the Cambridgeshire herd in the mid-18th century.

In 1889 the first exhibition of Harrier (dog). Later two associations were founded that since then have dedicated themselves to the pure breeding of this breed.

It is not clear where the name of the Harrier (dog). Like the dog Harrier (dog) is a very ancient race, it is not easy to clarify this origin beyond all doubt.

The Harrier (dog) He was originally bred to go hunting for hares. Therefore, some people think her name is derived from the English word “Hare“. “Hare” is the word for “Hare” in french and english. Harrier (dog) It, therefore, a kind of abbreviation of the English term “Hare-Hound” and indicates that this breed was originally bred for hare hunting.

Others believe that this breed of dog got its name from the Norman-Saxon language.

Here “Harrier (dog)” it just means “dog”.

Physical characteristics “Harrier (dog)”

The Harrier (dog) it is a strong and light dog, less potent and is used for hunting hares. It has a long and slightly arched neck on top. The eyes, medium sized and oval, they tend to be dark. The short ears, almost flat and V-shaped, they are inserted high but they are pendulous carried.

The coat of the Harrier (dog) it's shiny, hard, dense and short, well glued to the body. The hair on the ears is finer in texture than the rest of the body. Are white, black and bark, lemon and white, Red and white, black, White and bark. Tricolor with a black coat on the upper back is also allowed. This last variant is mainly bred by the French.

With a height at the cross of 48 - 55 cm and a weight of 22 - 27 kg, this dog belongs to the medium-sized dogs.

Character and skills “Harrier (dog)”

Harrier (dog)
A tricolour Harrier by Smcmilla, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Harrier (dog) they are gentle, peaceful, quiet, balanced and above all intelligent and eager to learn. Its great resistance, his great joy of movement and his good assertiveness are other typical characteristics. An excellent sense of smell distinguishes this basically easy-care and undemanding dog..
Like a dog from the original pack, is naturally very sociable and very compatible with other dogs. Since the Harrier (dog) is from reason rather stubborn and independent, needs a consistent yet loving and gentle upbringing. If he stays in the pack and acts as a hunting dog, builds little relationship with humans, but as a family dog ​​he proves to be a faithful dog, loving and undemanding. He is quite alert but completely free of aggression.

Can be kept well with various dogs in the family. The Harrier (dog) can, according to its origin, be trained well like dogs that run and sweat, although his preferred terrain is flat, at most a little bumpy. It is equally suitable for hunting on horseback, which is particularly popular in England. This breed is also suitable for dog sports. As a family dog, he needs long walks, as well as occupation and contacts.

The Harrier (dog) has a very fine sense of smell, is very resistant, persistente…, It seems that never were fatigue and can reach a good speed and keep it, While still at its prey, reason which has been used since its origins to hunt in Pack.

He is very obedient and intelligent, which is why, education and training firm, consistent and loving, gives very good results. Their life expectancy is around the 12 years.

Care and maintenance “Harrier (dog)”

The Harrier (dog) they need a lot of exercise and have a very strong hunting instinct, so it is absolutely necessary that you challenge them enough and offer them longer rides each day.

It is important to ensure that he is kept on a leash where the game is present, otherwise he would follow his hunting instinct. The Harrier (dog) he is not a city dog, but loves to romp in a garden with lots of exercise. When it comes to caring for your coat, not very demanding: he likes to brush once in a while. If the dog goes hunting with you, should be examined for parasites and lesions.

Characteristics "Harrier (dog)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Harrier (dog)" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Videos "Harrier (dog)"

Harrier Dog – Top 10 Facts
Harrier – AKC Dog Breed Series

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 295
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1.2: Medium-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • ​KCHound


FCI breed standard "Harrier (dog)"

FCIFCI - Harrier (dog)
Harrier (dog)

Alternative names:

    1. Harrier (English).
    2. Harrier (French).
    3. Harrier (German).
    4. Lebreiro, Cão de caça a lebre (Portuguese).
    5. Harrier (Spanish).
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Otto Lara
Otto Lara
19 March, 2016 2:49 am

My name is Otto Lara I'm from Venezuela but in September of the 2016 I moved to live final for tenerife(Spain) and I am very interested in purchasing 1macho and 1hembra's harrier q non-family to enrrazarlos. YOU THANK WILL COMMUNICATE WITH ME THROUGH MY EMAIL TO BE CONTACTED FOR THE ACQUISITION OF SUCH COPIES. ME IN PROMPT RESPONSE DISMISSAL… Thank you….

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