Beagle Harriers were bred in France in the 19th century. The Beagle is basically a mixture of the two breeds, the Beagle and the Harrier. It appears to be either a larger Beagle or a smaller Harrier. The Beagle Harrier can now be quite rarely found in France and are even rarer in other countries.
They are medium sized dogs with tricolored, black, tan or white coat.
It is a breed of scenthound native to France.And is known for its keen sense of smell sweet and friendly temperament and strong hunting drive. It is very rare breed in its native land and is almost unheard elsewhere. They are also known as the French Beagle-Harrier.
The Beagle-Harrier is identical in appearance to both the Beagle and the Harrier. It is exactly mid-way in size between the Beagle and the Harrier. Their height varies between 18 and 20 inches tall with males usually being slightly larger than females and weighs between 30 and 50 pounds. Most breed members have a taller and slightly leaner build that is similar to a Harrier and many have a shorter build similar to that of a Beagle. They have a long, high-set tail .The head of the Beagle-Harrier is generally proportional to the size of the body. The lips of this breed are slightly pendulous. The nose of the Beagle-Harrier should always be black regardless of the dog’s coat color. The Beagle-Harrier’s nose is of medium length and width. They have well-open and dark eyes. The coat of the Beagle-Harrier is thick and flat. It is exclusively a tri-color dog. The breed exhibit three different colors of markings black, white or grey and tan or brown.
They have a temperament likely to that of beagle that is energetic .they are generally face lickers and tail wager. These dogs are extremely affectionate and are compatible with children. The breed is known for its loyalty. It makes an excellent family companion as most breed members are very gentle and friendly.
They are usually very tolerant and less aggressive and are considered to be highly intelligent problem solver but it is very challenging to train them. They are capable to work for hours in the field, and is quite energetic. The breed requires daily exercise .They should get at least 30 to 45 minutes of physical activity every day.
This breed is prone to various diseases.Various skeletal and visual problems may occur in this breed so it is advisable for owners to have their pets tested by both the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF). They may suffer from various health issues like
Ear Infections, Hip Dysplasia, Slipped Discs, Elbow Dysplasia ,Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Cataracts and other Skin Allergies
The breed never requires professional grooming; only a regular, thorough brushing is required. Beagle-Harriers do shed, and many shed very heavily, though the actual amount varies significantly between individuals. Owners need to take care of thorough cleaning of the ears of dog on a regular basis. Else the large drooping ears will trap particles such as dirt, food, and water and may result in irritations and infections.