Basics of Dog Breed : Beagle-Harrier

Posted on September 20 2018

Basics of Dog Breed : Beagle-Harrier

The Beagle-Harrier is a medium-sized, medium-sized, robust, vigorous hunting dog with a balanced, noble look. It relies on strong members and perfectly plumb. The Beagle-Harrier has a look reminiscent of the Beagle , but in larger proportions. It is distinguished by its higher speed.

Breed Information:

Origin:  France
FCI Group: Common Dogs, Blood Dogs and Related Breeds
FCI number: 290
Hair type: Short
Shape of the head: Long

Race history

As its name suggests, the Beagle-Harrier comes from the cross between Beagle and Harrier . The first crossing attempts began in the 18th century, but it was not until the following century that they proved to be satisfactory thanks to the hard work of Baron Gerard Grandin de l'Eprevier . It is, in fact, to the latter that we attribute the "fatherhood" of the Beagle-Harrier as we know it today. The two breeds that made it possible are of British origin, but that of Beagle-Harrier has indeed been developed in France .

The initial goal of these crosses was to craft a Beagle-like hunting dog, while being taller and faster, so that he could follow the horse at a gallop during the hunt. Nowadays, the Beagle-Harrier is unusual outside of France . The breed was definitively recognized by the FCI on September 2, 1972.

Physical characteristics

His hair: quite short, of good thickness and lying flat. 
Its color: fawn with black and white coat (tricolor), with marks more or less bright fire. 
His head: long, moderately strong, with a stop not accused. The skull is quite large and voluminous, with an occipital protuberance very little marked. 
Its ears: short, moderately broad, attached at the line of the eye go down flat along the skull and end in a slight oval. 
His eyes: dark, open, displaying an expression of vivacity, intelligence and determination. 
His body :neck at once cleared and well attached to the shoulders, back short and muscular, strong and muscular kidney, breast well down without being too flat, belly never very rolled up. 
His tail: medium size, high when the dog is in action.

Weight and size

Weight Cut
Female Between 19 kg and 20 kg Between 45 cm and 50 cm
Male Between 19 kg and 20 kg Between 45 cm and 50 cm

A Beagle-Harrier dog is classified as a medium-sized dog .

Behavior and character

The Beagle-Harrier is a dog awake and animated by a remarkable enthusiasm . Intelligent, affectionate and loyal , he is very attached to his master that he will always be delighted to accompany at home as hunting, his favorite field. The Beagle-Harrier is above all a running dog that tirelessly pursues small game like the big one. He also shows great curiosity and a sense of play enough pronounced , making him a great companion for children with whom he gets along wonderfully. The Beagle-Harrier also cohabits very well with its congeners; he is often called to work in packs during hunting parties.


Although he may occasionally be a bit stubborn , the intelligence and dedication of the Beagle-Harrier act in his favor during his education. This one is not particularly difficult , the dog learning quite quickly thanks to the game and the rewards. Naturally close to his peers , however, he is sociabilize properly as all other dogs for life in a group and within the family runs smoothly.


The Beagle-Harrier is a sturdy and resistant dog that tolerates cold and heat quite well. However, it has predispositions to certain diseases, including hip dysplasia and malocclusion (abnormal growth of teeth).

Maintenance & Hygiene


The Beagle-Harrier is a dog that requires very little maintenance . This must however be regularly insured. Her dress, her eyes, her pads and her ears are to be examined after the outings to detect any debris.



It is  advisable to brush the dog at least once a week . The Beagle-Harrier does not necessarily need baths unless it is excessively dirty.

Physical activity

The Beagle-Harrier was  born for hunting and running . He can not be content with simple short-term outings. He  needs long daily walks , 2 times a day minimum. Exercises and games to stimulate it physically and mentally are also recommended.

Living conditions

If  hunting and playing outdoors are obvious to him , the Beagle-Harrier is just as happy to enjoy precious moments indoors, within his family. He enjoys house life as long as he can go out and work out enough . These conditions allow him to adapt to life in the city.

Price and budget

Minimum Maximum
Buying price 800 € 1200 €

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