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Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle" Compare Beagle-Harrier and Kerry Beagle. Which is better: Beagle-Harrier or Kerry Beagle or North Country Beagle?
Name Beagle-Harrier Kerry Beagle North Country Beagle
OriginsFrance Ireland United Kingdom
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Extinct
Popularity Rank454496318
Reviews020
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Other Names Beagle Harrier, French Beagle-Harrier An Pocadán Ciarraíoch Northern Hound, Northern Beagle, Old Northern Beagle, Old Northern Hound, Old English Beagle
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $400-$600 $300-$400 Unavailable

General Appearance - Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight 42-46 pounds (19-21 kg) 50-60 pounds (22.5-27 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 44 pounds (20 kg) 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height 18-20 inches (45-50 cm) 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) 19-21 inches (48-50 cm)
Avg. Height 19 inches (47.5 cm) 23 inches (58.5 cm) 20 inches (49 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Coat Silky Dense Dense
Colors White
Brown
Tricolor
Black
Tan & White
Blue Mottled & Tan
Blue Mottled & Black
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Beagle-Harrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Kerry Beagle doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The North Country Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Beagle-Harriers shed moderately.
Kerry Beagles shed above average.
North Country Beagles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Temperament Calm
Loyal
Determined
Spirited
Outright
Energetic
Quick
Gentle
Friendly
Athletic
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Beagle-Harrier's has great intelligence.
Smart: Kerry Beagle's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Beagle-Harriers are easy to train.
Kerry Beagles are quite easy to train.
North Country Beagles are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle-Harrier is a playful breed.
The Kerry Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The North Country Beagle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Beagle-Harriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Kerry Beagles don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Beagle-Harriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Kerry Beagles are highly affectionate dogs.
North Country Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagle-Harriers are a social breed.
Kerry Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
North Country Beagles are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Beagle-Harrier is a very vocal breed.
High: The Kerry Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The North Country Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Beagle-Harriers are average watchdogs.
Kerry Beagles are good watchdogs.
North Country Beagles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagle-Harriers are not the best to protect their territory.
Kerry Beagles are average defenders.
North Country Beagles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle-Harrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kerry Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The North Country Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagle-Harriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kerry Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
North Country Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagle-Harriers have average wanderlust potential.
Kerry Beagles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the North Country Beagle is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive No set
Kerry Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
North Country Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Beagle-Harriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Kerry Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
North Country Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Beagle-Harriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Kerry Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
North Country Beagles adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Beagle-Harriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Kerry Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
North Country Beagles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Stranger Friendly
Beagle-Harriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Kerry Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagle-Harriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Kerry Beagles are kid-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagle-Harriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Kerry Beagles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Beagle-Harriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Kerry Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
North Country Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Beagle-Harrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Kerry Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
North Country Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagle-Harriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Kerry Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
North Country Beagles are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagle-Harriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Kerry Beagles usually don’t get on well with other pets.
North Country Beagles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Beagle-Harriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Kerry Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
North Country Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Beagle-Harrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Kerry Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
North Country Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Kerry Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The North Country Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set No set No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-14 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagle-Harriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Kerry Beagles are high energy dogs.
North Country Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Beagle-Harriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Kerry Beagles need a lot of exercises.
North Country Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Beagle-Harriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Kerry Beagles don't need too much sleep.
North Country Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3/4 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle-Harrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kerry Beagle can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Beagle-Harrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Kerry Beagle has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The North Country Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle-Harrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kerry Beagle is an average drooler.
The North Country Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle-Harrier vs Kerry Beagle vs North Country Beagle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 1-6 puppies 2-7 puppies

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