The Beagle-Harrier is a species of scanthand native to France. The breed was apparently developed from the former English schnood which was imported into France, although it is not clear whether the breed was a result of crossing the beagle and harrier or if it had long been extinct from the old breed It was the gene in the manufacture of both the Beagle and Harrier to borrow what was considered the Southern Hound. Beagle-harrier is known for its keen sense of smell, strong prey drive, and sweet and friendly temperament. Beagle-harrier is a very rare breed in its native land and is almost unheard of elsewhere. This breed is also known as Beagle Harrier and French Beagle-Harrier.
There is considerable disagreement about the history of the Beagle-Harrier. Some say that it has existed in France since the Late Middle Ages or the Early Renovation, while others claim that it did not develop until the 19th century. There is also debate as to how the breed evolved. Many claim that the Beagle-Harrier was developed by crossing the Beagle and the Harrier, but many other radicals emphasize that the dog was developed directly from the mutual ancestor of both the Beagle and the Harrier. Proponents of both theories believe that the breed was definitely crossbred with medium-sized French hunting.
The reason for the confusion over the origin of the Beagle-Harrier is that there is substantial controversy over the origin of the Beagle and Harrier. There have been scanthews similar to modern day beagles and harriers that have existed in England since at least the Roman Times, but it is unclear what effect these dogs have on the creation of modern breeds. The names Harrier and Beagle were recorded in written records in 1200 and 1400 respectively, and were used to describe dogs similar to modern breeds. However, many claim that these old breeds were actually extinct and replaced with modern entertainments developed from the English Foxhound in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Interestingly, many also claim that the English Foxhound was partially descended from the Beagles and Harrier. The debate between proponents of different origins of the two breeds is quite considerable, but the truth will probably never be known until new evidence is revealed. In the opinion of this author, absolute truth is possibly a combination of different theories. There were probably ancient breeds that were similar to modern Harriers and Beagles for many centuries, and possibly even millennia. In the 18th and 19th centuries, these old breeds were probably crossed with the English foxhound to develop modern breeds. It has also been suggested that beagles and harriers were traditionally the same breed, and that the terms were used just to describe individual dogs of different sizes. This is very likely, and indeed was the case for the Cocker and Springer Spaniels in the 20th century.
However and whenever Beagles and Harriers developed, at some point they were introduced in France. Many claim that the first introduction occurred between the 11th and 15th centuries. In 1066, William the Conqueror (a vassal of the King of France) invaded England. This invasion resulted in several centuries of Norman (French) rule in England. However, the Norman rulers of England continued to occupy large tracts of land in France, most notably in the regions of Normandy and Aquitaine, most of which until the conclusion of the Hundred Years’ War in the 1400s. During this 400-year period, the English and French nobility were in close contact and frequently exchanged hunting dogs. Some supporters claim that during this time mutual ancestors of the Beagle and Harrier or both breeds entered southwestern France. This theory is motivated by the fact that southwestern France is the place where the province of Aquitaine is located. If true, the Beagle-Harrier was probably influenced by some of the oldest French hunting breeds, including the St. Hubert Hound and the Grand Blue de Gascogne.
It is more often claimed that the Beagle-Harrier was developed in the 19th century. Technological development was made possible by the Industrial Revolution, which increased ease of travel, speed and safety. This made dogs cheaper and easier to use than ever before and provided canine fanatics to the United Kingdom and France with the ability to regularly import dogs from all over the world. It is very possible that either the Beagle and the Harrier, or some intermediate form of both, arrived in southwestern France at this time. Until more evidence can be found for an older original, this theory is more likely both. If this theory is correct, then the Beagle-Harrier was probably influenced by the recently developed French hunting breeds such as Petit Bleu de Gascogne, Braque francis (Pyrenees) and various breeds of Basset. Proponents of this theory often claim that the breed was developed by the French nobleman Baron Gerard, who is known to have kept a pack in the 19th century. However, others claim that Baron Gerrard was one of several breed developers or that they only bred dogs that had existed in the area for centuries.
Whatever the actual origin of the beagle-harrier, the breed became a highly skilled and friendly hunting dog. The Beagle-Harrier looks almost identical to both the Beagle and the Harrier, with the only difference being that the breed was intermediate in size between the two. Although beagles and harriers have traditionally been used almost exclusively in England and North America.
The Beagle-Harrier is nearly identical in comparison to both the Beagle and the Harrier, and unless placed next to a feature that allows for size comparisons is essentially indistinguishable from them. The Beagle-Harrier is almost exactly the middle path of the size between the Beagle and the Harrier, and many small or large breed members match the standards of those other breeds. The ideal beagle-harrier is 18 to 20 inches long at the shoulder, with males usually slightly larger than females. Although weight depends largely on height, sex, erection, and position, most beagle-harriers weigh between 30 and 50 pounds. Build and body type vary from person to person. While most of the breed members have a tall, slightly leaner construction similar to the Harrier, many are reminiscent of a beagle.
The Beagle-Harrier’s tail is long, high-set, and is usually in an upright saber-like position.
The beagle-harrier’s head is usually proportional to the dog’s body shape but is usually somewhat wider. The head and the snout are separated from each other but are still quite easy to match. The muzzle itself is as long as the skull is giving it the maximum possible area for odor receptors. The muzzle tilts slightly towards the end but never appears to sneeze or peck. The lips of this breed are slightly pendulous but certainly not enough to be described as jolly. The beagle-harrier’s nose should always be black regardless of the color of the dog’s coat. The beagle-harrier has ears of medium length and width, and falls down close to the cheeks. The eyes of this breed are well opened and dark in color. The overall expression of most of the breed members is lively, intelligent, friendly, and a little pleading.
The Beagle-Harrier’s coat is thick, not too short, and is flat. Unlike the Beagle and Harrier which exhibit many different colors, the Beagle-Harrier is particularly a triangular colored dog. This breed should exhibit three different colors of markings. One should be white, the other should be black or gray, and the third should be tan, fawn, brown or orange. While all triangular color markings and patterns are acceptable, many of these dogs exhibit a black saddle shape, common to many Scunthounds of English descent. Sometimes a beagle-harrier will breed in an alternate color pattern such as white with orange markings. These dogs are punished in the show ring and should not be bred but must make dogs that work as pets or members of another breed otherwise acceptable.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days
The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.
They should perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
They are active, energetic dogs that need to exercise at least one hour each day. This does not mean leaving them only in the backyard. They were reared to work in packs and were happiest when the company was there. A beagle that remains alone inside or outside for a long period of time will become disastrous. This can be avoided if he has a partner to play with (whether he is a human or a canine).They are escaping from the cast, so an exercise area must have a fence at least five feet tall that extends underground to prevent tunneling. The walk should always be taken on a leash, because as a wing with a very strong hunting instinct, they will not be able to resist the urge to run away in search of a hypnotic smell.
It does not appear, however, that any health studies have been done on the Beagle-Harrier, which makes it impossible to say anything with certainty about the health of the breed. Most fundamentalists believe that the Beagle-Harrier is in relatively good health, as is the case with most similar breeds. However, beagle-harriers may be at risk of developing many health conditions due to their very small genetic pool. Most sources put the Beagle-Harrier life expectancy between 10 and 13 years, although it is unclear where this estimate comes from.
Because this breed may have skeletal and visual problems, it is appropriate for owners to have their pets tested by both the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF). OFA and CERF perform genetic and other tests before identifying potential health defects. It is particularly valuable in detecting conditions that do not appear until the dog has reached an advanced age, it is especially important for anyone considering breeding their dog So that they can be tested to prevent the spread of potential genetic conditions.
Although health studies have yet to be conducted on the Beagle-Harrier, many are for closely related breeds such as the Beagle. Results suggest that beagle-harriers may be susceptible to many inherited disorders such as: