Beagle-Harrier Breed description: Character & Co


Origin, history & suitability

An in-depth look at the Beagle-Harrier reveals a breed with a captivating history and a versatile suitability for dog lovers worldwide.

Originally from France, the Beagle-Harrier is a cross between the Beagle and the Harrier. It is believed that this breed was developed in the 19th century.

  • Purpose of breeding: The main purpose of crossing these two breeds was to create a dog with the endurance of the Harrier and the smaller size of the Beagle. The aim was to create an ideal hunting dog for the French countryside.
  • Popularity in the hunting scene: In the early days, the Beagle-Harrier was particularly well known among the nobility and in the hunting scene. With its fine nose and excellent stamina, it was predestined for hunting game animals such as hares and foxes.


Although its roots lie in hunting, the Beagle-Harrier also has other impressive qualities that make it a beloved pet:

  • Family-friendly: With its friendly and even-tempered nature, it is an ideal family dog. His affection and love for children makes him the perfect companion for families of all sizes.
  • Activity requirements: The Beagle-Harrier is full of energy and needs daily exercise. Long walks, games and activities are a must for this active four-legged friend.
  • Socialization: He gets along well with other dogs, but his hunting instinct can come through with small animals. Early socialization is therefore important.


The Beagle-Harrier is more than just a hunting dog. With its friendly nature, eagerness and loyalty to its family, it is a wonderful addition to many households. Choosing a Beagle-Harrier means getting an active, loyal and child-loving companion.

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Alternate Name -
Origin France
Life expectancy 12 - 13 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group Scent hounds
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character & nature

The Beagle-Harrier, a combination of Beagle and Harrier, is not only an outwardly impressive dog. Its character traits and nature make it a particularly interesting four-legged friend.

Lively & active

As with many hunting dogs, the Beagle-Harrier has a high level of energy. He loves it:

  • To run: Long walks are a must.
  • To play: Active games keep him mentally and physically fit.
  • To explore: His spirit of discovery is always awake.

Social & Friendly

Beagle Harriers are known for their friendly nature. They are:

  • Child-friendly: With their gentle nature, they make great playmates for children.
  • Social with other dogs: With good socialization, they get along well with other dogs.
  • Affectionate: They form a deep bond with their humans and love to be around them.

Intelligent & eager to learn

Thanks to their intelligence, Beagle Harriers are easy to train, provided consistency and positive reinforcement are used. They:

  • Learn quickly: Simple commands are quickly internalized.
  • Need mental stimulation: Puzzle games and brain games keep them mentally active.
  • Love challenges: They are usually enthusiastic about new tasks.

Alert & loyal

The Beagle-Harrier is not only a playful companion, but also a vigilant protector. His loyalty to his family is remarkable. It can be reserved towards strangers at first, but does not become aggressive.


The Beagle-Harrier impresses not only with its appearance, but above all with its versatile and lovable character. As an active, friendly and intelligent dog, it is ideal for active families who can offer it the necessary activity and love. With the right upbringing and training, he will become the ideal companion for life.

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Care, health & breeding

The Beagle-Harrier, a breed with a strong hunting instinct, not only requires special attention in training, but also in care and health. This profile gives you an insight into the essential aspects of the care and health of this breed.

Grooming the Beagle-Harrier

The coat of the Beagle-Harrier is short and dense, but still easy to care for.

  • Regular brushing: Brushing once or twice a week removes loose hair and distributes the natural skin oils.
  • Bathing: Only when necessary. Bathing too often can dry out the skin.
  • Ear checks: Weekly checks and cleanings prevent infections.
  • Claw trimming: Monthly or as needed to prevent overgrowth.


The Beagle-Harrier is considered a hardy breed, but is not free from health problems:

  • Hip dysplasia: A common condition in many dog breeds.
  • Ear infections: Due to their droopy ears, they are prone to this.
  • Eye problems: Regular eye checks are recommended.
  • Weight control: They tend to gain weight, so a balanced diet and sufficient exercise is important.


If you decide to buy a Beagle-Harrier, you should choose responsible breeders who:

  • Carry outhealth checks and provide transparent information about the health of the parent animals.
  • Ensuresocialization in the first weeks of life.
  • Raise the puppies in a healthy and clean environment.


The Beagle-Harrier is a loyal and active companion that can lead a long, happy life alongside its family if properly cared for and given the right health care. When choosing a puppy, you should always look for reputable breeding conditions.

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When you look at a Beagle-Harrier, you are immediately struck by its impressive appearance and its strong resemblance to both parent breeds - the Beagle and the Harrier. But what are its specific characteristics?

Coat texture

The coat of the Beagle-Harrier is short and dense, which gives it a certain robustness against weather influences. It is:

  • Weather resistant: The coat provides natural protection against rain and cold.
  • Easy to care for: Due to its shortness, the coat is relatively easy to care for. Regular brushing is enough to keep it clean and healthy.

Color palette

The Beagle-Harrier comes in a variety of colors. However, the most common are

  • Tri-color: black, brown and white.
  • Bicolored: Often brown and white or black and white.

Size & Weight

CharacteristicAverage size
Average size45-50 cm
Body weight19-21 kg

The size of the Beagle-Harrier varies, with the average height being between 45 and 50 cm. Its weight is typically between 19 and 21 kg.

Overall appearance

With a sturdy build, strong legs and an expressive face, the Beagle-Harrier radiates energy and vitality. Its ears are of medium length and fall slightly to the side. The eyes are often a warm shade of brown and give him an attentive and friendly look.


The Beagle-Harrier impresses with its robust appearance, the perfect blend of the characteristics of its parent breeds. Its easy-care coat and ideal size make it a popular pet and companion dog. Anyone looking for a medium-sized, lively yet manageable dog will find an ideal partner in the Beagle-Harrier.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail lang
Anatomy rugged
Size ♀ 45 - 50 cm
Weight ♀ 20 - 25 kg
Size ♂ 45 - 50 cm
Weight ♂ 20 - 25 kg
Suitable For -
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Young Beagle Harrier in front of a white background
Young Beagle Harrier in front of a white background

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