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Life expectancy

The Harrier has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 19 and 20 in
Male Between 19 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 66 lb
Male Between 55 and 66 lb
Coat colour
White Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Harrier costs approximately 475£

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More details about the Harrier

Harrier: Origins and history

The Harrier seems to have been with us for some while, although how long is not clear because older descriptions may refer to the foxhound (from whom she may be descended) and no definitive origin story exists. Alternative histories place her at the foot of the bed of the Bloodhound, Talbot Hound, and Basset Hound, or English Foxhound, Fox Terrier, and Greyhound. While she’s noted for sure from the 18th century, she may go back as far as Sir Elias de Midhope and his 13th century pack of hare dogs.

FCI classification of the Harrier

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Harrier

Her independent nature can make her difficult to train, although she is eager to participate. If her needs are fulfilled, she will cooperate.

Harrier: Purchase price

£475 for Non KC Registered dogs.

Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £60 to £90 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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