Scent Hound

TJ and Cameo from the Harrier Club of America’s web site

Harriers are similar to Foxhounds except they’re bred to hunt rabbits.  They are good with other dogs but may not peacefully co-exist with non-canine pets.  The Harrier loves to be a part of a human pack, especially if that pack is adventurous and active.  They enjoy eating and digging, and an unchallenged Harrier will do too much of both.  They are better “country-dogs” than apartment dogs.  Their short coat makes them easy to groom.

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Notes for owners
Short Minimal Great jogging companion.  Not apartment dogs.  Great with children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Harrier Club of America



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