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Harrier Info

Harrier Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 19-21" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 7-8 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 50-60 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Harrier is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 50 lbs that can reach 60 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Harrier breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Harrier should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 8 puppies.

Harrier Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements monthly
Barks Dangerous no

Harrier Temperament

playful and outgoing, cheerful, sweet-tempered, tolerant, excellent with children, likes to go exploring, sniffing and trailing

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, epilepsy

Harrier Coat

Harrier Dog Colors

May be any hound color, including blue.

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