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 English Foxhound
 American Foxhound


Classification Scent Hound
Country of Origin Great Britain
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Height 46 - 56 cm (18 - 22 inches)
Weight 22 - 27 Kgs (48 - 60 lbs)
Life Expectancy 11 - 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Harriers are medium sized dogs that are similar to the English Foxhound. They are built for hunting and they have plenty of stamina and strength. Their short coat can be a variety of colours.


Harriers are friendly, sweet tempered dogs.


If you are considering a Harrier as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are unsuitable for urban living
They are suitable for hot or cold climates
They usually get on well with other dogs
They are content to live and sleep outdoors

Interesting Facts

The name Harrier is derived from the Norman French word "harier" which means hunting dog.


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