Description: The Harrier breed is similar to the English Foxhounds, but we see that it is smaller. This dog has a shapely head, he has a bold forehead. The muzzle is approximately the same length as the skull. The teeth were found in a level or scissor bite. This breed has a broad, black nose with open nostrils. This dog has medium-sized eyes that are dark brown in color.
The Harrier breed has wide ears that are low, hanging down to the sides of the cheeks, and are brown or hazel in color. The legs are straight, ending in round cat-like feet. The story is high and it is long. The coat is short, shiny and fine and can be of any color, the most popular being the tricolor. Their height is 19 to 21 inches and their weight is 40 to 60 pounds. The life expectancy of this breed is 10 to 12 years.
History: The Harrier is believed to have been bred smaller, from the English Foxhounds, but the exact origins are unclear. This breed is larger than the beagle. The harrier was bred to hunt hares, and this is where it got its name.
The Harrier dog is popular in England as it is slower, making it good for the hunter on foot. He may be a slower dog, but his stamina on the field is brilliant. This dog has an excellent nose and is often worked in packs in England. This dog is rare in the US and was recognized by the AKC in 1885.