Good For First-Time Owners?
Tolerates Being Alone?
Affectionate With Family?
Friendly Toward Other Dogs?
Friendly Toward Strangers?
Easy To Groom?
Prone To Obesity?
Harriers are prey-driven hounds who are known for their high energy and great endurance. This breed is a perfect choice for active families or active singles.
They will be more than happy to follow you around and chase you. A longer run, a bike ride, or long hiking – you name it, the Harrier will be ready for an adventure.
Make sure that no matter which adventure you go for, that this dog is on the leash all the time.
They may become easily distracted and as such, they can run into an unwanted accident.
If left alone for too long or too often, they can become destructive. Moreover, if their exercise needs aren’t meet they may easily become obese, as they are prone to it.
Harriers may not be yet popular as other hounds, but they are getting more and more popular with each passing day. Harriers are outgoing and friendly, and they have enough muscles to endure a long day’s activities.
They usually stand between 19 and 21 inches at the shoulder, and between 45 to 60 pounds. They tend to live between 12 to 15 years if you provide the right conditions.
All in, this breed is a smaller version of the English Foxhound.
If you are ready to welcome a dog who will demand a fair amount of grooming and exercise, and who will try to befriend any dog, then this breed may be for you.