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Beagle-Harrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Beagle-Harrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Beagle-Harrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Beagle Harrier, French Beagle-Harrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Beagle-Harrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Beagle-Harrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Price
How much does the Beagle-Harrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Beagle-Harrier price:
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Beagle-Harrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Beagle-Harrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Beagle-Harrier gets to a happy place.

History

The Beagle-Harrier is often a mistaken breed, many confuse them with either a small Harrier or with a large and muscular Beagle, because of their striking resemblance. Moreover, there always has been a substantial disagreement about the breed’s true history and ancestry, due to the lack of documentation and records.

According to some sources, the Beagle-Harrier emerged in France during the late Middle Ages or during the Early days of the Renaissance, meanwhile others state that the breed was not developed until the late 19th century. The breed’s ancestry is also strongly debated between the breed’s fanciers. There are three possible scenarios, the first states that the breed emerged after crossing the well-established Beagle with the Harrier, according to the second one, the dogs were created from the mutual ancestors of both the Harrier and the Beagle, while the third theory suggests, that medium-sized French hunting hounds were included in the breeding mix along with the Beagle and the Harrier. Whatever the breed’s true origin is, it is known that the first written documents about both the Beagle and the Harrier are from the 1200s and 1400s, which describe dogs similar to the modern ones.

Fast forward in time, during the 18th century, many hound breeds were cross-bred with the English Foxhound, with the intention of developing modern, versatile hound breeds, thus a new theory about the Beagle-Harrier was born. It is also claimed by some experts that the breed was developed intentionally during the 19th century, by Baron Gerard, in France, with the aim of hunting for smaller games such as rabbits, foxes, and rats. In this origin story, Baron Gerard used the oldest French hound breeds including the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, the Saint Hubert Hound, and the Braque Français. The French nobleman, Monsieur Gerard is thought to be one of the breeders that had been present in the region for a long time during the 19th century, and that he should be credited with the creation of multiple hound breeds. Also, during the late 1800s, some suggested the theory stating that the Beagles and the Harriers were initially the same breeds, and the terms were just describing the individual dogs of different sizes. This theory is very much probable because this was the exact case for the Springer and the Cocker Spaniels in the early 20th century.

Whatever the true ancestry and origins of the Beagle-Harrier might be, it is certain that the breed is a well-established and highly skilled hunting breed. During the 20th century, the Beagle-Harrier got imported to all parts of the world, including the United States of America. Their international recognition came relatively late considering the breed’s long history. First, the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) registered them in 1974, and then in 1996, the UKC (United Kennel Club) recognized the breed. Nowadays, the Beagle-Harrier remained a rare breed outside of its native country, France, yet the dogs are not often seen in France either. As hunting with the companionship of hounds is becoming decreasingly popular the demand for hunting hounds is also declining, and the dogs’ roles are transforming. Moreover, if this decreasing trend continues in the future, according to experts, it is probable that the breed is going to be pushed to the edge of extinction. Today, the Beagle-Harrier is more of a friendly, devoted, and active family companion.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Beagle-Harrier size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Beagle-Harrier weigh? Beagle-Harrier weight:
42-46 pounds (19-21 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Beagle-Harrier? Beagle-Harrier average weight:
44 pounds (20 kg)
Height
How tall is the Beagle-Harrier? Beagle-Harrier height:
18-20 inches (45-50 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Beagle-Harrier average height:
19 inches (47.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Beagle-Harrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Silky
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Beagle-Harrier's coat?
WhiteBrownTricolorBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Beagle-Harrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The Beagle-Harrier doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Beagle-Harrier is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Beagle-Harrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Beagle Harrier? Beagle-Harrier shedding level:
Beagle-Harriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Beagle-Harrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CalmLoyalDeterminedSpirited
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Beagle-Harrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Beagle-Harrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Beagle-Harrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Beagle-Harriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Beagle-Harrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Beagle-Harrier sensitivity:
Beagle-Harriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Beagle-Harriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Beagle Harrier need? Beagle-Harrier social needs:
Beagle-Harriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Beagle-Harrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my French Beagle-Harrier bark?
High: The Beagle-Harrier is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Beagle-Harrier good as a watchdog?
Beagle-Harriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Beagle-Harrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Beagle-Harriers are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Beagle-Harrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Beagle Harrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Beagle-Harrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Beagle-Harrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Beagle-Harrier do?
Beagle-Harriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Beagle-Harriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Beagle-Harrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Beagle-Harrier roam?
Beagle-Harriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Apartment Friendly
Is Beagle-Harrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
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.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Beagle-Harriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Beagle-Harrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Beagle-Harriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Beagle-Harrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Beagle-Harrier and children:
Beagle-Harriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Beagle-Harrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Beagle-Harriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Beagle-Harrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Beagle-Harrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Beagle-Harriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Beagle-Harrier can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Beagle-Harriers good office dogs? Do Beagle-Harriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Beagle-Harriers be office dogs?
Yes
Beagle-Harrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Beagle-Harrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Beagle Harrier temperament with senior people? Are Beagle-Harrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Beagle-Harriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Beagle-Harrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Beagle-Harrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Beagle-Harriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Beagle-Harrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Beagle-Harriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Beagle-Harrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Beagle-Harrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Beagle-Harrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Beagle-Harrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Beagle-Harrier be a 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. Beagle-Harrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Beagle-Harrier be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Beagle-Harrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Beagle-Harrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Beagle-Harrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Beagle-Harrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Beagle-Harrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Beagle-Harrier dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Beagle-Harrier rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Beagle-Harrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Beagle-Harrier be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Beagle-Harrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Beagle-Harriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Beagle-Harrier have?
Beagle-Harriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Beagle-Harrier dogs require per day?
Beagle-Harriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Beagle-Harriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Beagle-Harrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3/4 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Beagle-Harrier risk for obesity:
High: The Beagle-Harrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Beagle-Harrier more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Beagle-Harrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Beagle-Harrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Beagle-Harrier drool?
The Beagle-Harrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Beagle-Harrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Beagle-Harrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Beagle-Harrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Beagle-Harrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Beagle-Harrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Beagle-Harrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Beagle-Harrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Beagle-Harrier

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Beagle-Harrier's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Beagle-Harriers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Beagle-Harrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Beagle-Harrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Child Friendly: Beagle-Harriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Beagle-Harriers are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Beagle-Harriers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Beagle-Harrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Beagle-Harriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Beagle-Harriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Beagle-Harriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Beagle-Harrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • 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.

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