Beagle Harrier

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

12 months

Height (Shoulder height)

48 cm


23 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth

Coat color

tricolor (falbcolor with black coat and white), white&grey

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / ear diseases / adiposity / hound ataxia

Food expenses per month in €

about € 52

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not




Needs more attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


friendly / likes hunting / strong-willed, determined / cheeky, fresh

Bred for

game hunting

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / ear diseases / adiposity / hound ataxia

Dog type according to FCI

scent hounds and related breeds

FCI description

They have always been used as hunting dogs, have an extraordinary sense of smell and pick up every trace. Running dogs had to follow the game over long distances, sweat dogs search for the injured (sweaty) game and follow it. They have an enormous urge to move and need a lot of exercise and meaningful, species-appropriate occupation. Many breeds, especially sweat dogs, are only handed over to hunters. If you are not aware of what hunting motivation means, you may soon be overwhelmed. Because this instinct cannot be completely trained away.

Dogs of this group are considered friendly, intelligent and social, therefore they are popular companion dogs. Think about whether you can cope with the hunting temperament, because once the untrained hunting dog has a track in his nose he quickly forgets any obedience and is up and away.

Short description

The Beagle Harrier is a hunting dog breed from France and is the prodcut of a crossing of Beagle, Harrier and Poitevin. He is a strong and persistent hunting dog, tracking down rabbits and foxes in packs. He should be held as a hunting dog, and is not really happy being held as a family-dog.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.