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Harrier Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in France. This breed was mainly used as hunting dogs, to hunt down foxes. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in the year 1944. This breed is small and compact, and has high resemblance to English Fox Hounds. They have a broad head, and a medium sized muzzle. This breed has wide nostrils, which makes them excellent trackers. Their teeth are set in scissor bite. Their ears are hanging and are average in size, with slightly round tips. Their feet are small and cat like, which makes them swift. The coat covering the body of this breed is short and also smooth in texture. They are often available in a combination of red, white and tan. This breed is friendly and playful in nature. They are independent minded and also very powerful. They are very sweet and affectionate. They are perfect companions for children. They are gentle and calm around other pets, but should be kept away from smaller animals like rabbits and hamsters. They love to stay close to the family. They are easily attached towards the family and also their master. This breed is very loyal and also devoted to their master. They should be carefully trained by a strong and calm trainer. They are usually friendly towards strangers, but any ways they should be provided with proper socializing lessons. The average height of a healthy harrier is 48 cm to 50 cm, and the average weight of this breed is 18 kg to 27 kg. This breed can easily adjust in an apartment, given that they are provided with the right amount of exercise. They are very energetic an active breed, hence they should be taken out for daily exercise. If they are not provided with proper exercise, they might become destructive in nature. Daily exercise is important to keep them mentally as well as physically stable. This breed requires minimum grooming, as their coat is short. They should be brushed and combed every day. Their ears should be checked every day for infections. They are generally very healthy breed, but are occasionally prone to hip dysplasia. The average life span of a healthy Harrier is 14 years.

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