meet theHarrier


Training &Temperament

He is very people-oriented and will want to be near his family. The Harrier requires some form of daily exercise, but must be kept on leash or in a fenced area due to his desire to run and follow his nose. Very intelligent, Harriers can be trained easily. A bored Harrier can be a destructive Harrier. Anyone who gets a Harrier expecting to be able to train him not to wander away from an unfenced yard or not to follow his nose is going to be disappointed and frustrated.

  • Children


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  • Time Alone


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Did You Know?

The first pack of Harriers in England was the Penistone, which was established by Sir Elias de Midhope in 1260.

Harriers have been known in the United States as long as any of the scent-hound breeds, and they have been used for hunting since the Colonial times.

Despite all stories surrounding the ancient origins of Harriers, the general belief is that the dog of today is a smaller edition of the Foxhound, bred down by selective breeding.

The Harrier is particularly useful in the drag hunt, in which his slower pace is no detriment.

Harrier supposedly derives from the Norman harier, denoting Saxon raches, or hounds.

Some specimens of Harrier bear a unique blue mottle color.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black White & Tan 034
Lemon & White 115
Red & White 146


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code