A dog breed a day in the hope of educating potential owners about the needs of their new canine companions.
The Harrier makes is a decent family companion but its true abilities lie in hunting rabbits and other small prey. Although their exact origins are murky, they were a popular hunting dog in England due to a slower pace that could be followed on foot. These dogs are pack animals and love to be around other dogs but are usually timid with people they do not know. Since they have only recently started gaining popularity as companion animals, their hunting instincts remain strong and it is recommendable to keep them in a well fenced-in yard. Harriers are not large dogs but this breed does love to howl so apartment living is not a good choice. These dogs are high energy and need a large amount of daily exercise but their short coat means few hours spent on grooming. The Harrier is an easy to train hunting dog that enjoys a long walk and an active household.