Strong and lightweight, Harriers are less powerful than Foxhounds, but more distinguished, with a distinctive gait.
Harrier adult black and white

About the Harrier

Harriers have character in spades and their confident nature means they are prized as very keen hunters, able to take any species, from hare to fox, thanks to their speed and fine nose. They have been known to hunt large game, like wild boar and roebucks on hilly terrain.

Friendly and sociable, these dogs are bred to hunt with other dogs and so will easily settle into homes with other animals.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country: United Kingdom
Size category: Medium
Avg life expectancy: 10-12 years
Lively / Obedient

Key facts

Needs little training
Needs a lot of exercise
Requires outdoor space
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