Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Beagle-Harrier

Beagle Harrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
18.05.1988.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scenthound.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
Beagle Harriers were bred in France in the 19th Century. They were bred to hunt hare or deer in packs. They could be a mixture of the Beagle and the Harrier breeds, or they could be the mid-point between the two breeds, the truth is not really known. They were recognized by the FCI in 1974. The breed is very rare. The Beagle Harrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Dog of medium proportions, balanced distinguished, agile and vigorous.
UKC
A typical small foxhound, halfway in size between the smaller Beagle and the larger Harrier.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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UKC
Energetic, determined, and loyal.

HEAD

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FCI
Moderately strong.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Rather broad and quite voluminous. Occipital protuberance hardly marked.
UKC
Rather broad. No prominence of occiput. The stop is not pronounced.

Stop

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FCI
Not pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Developed, black.
UKC
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
Its length is roughly equal to that of the skull. Never square, but in profile tapering without being pointed. Nasal bridge rather straight, never arched.
UKC
Roughly equal in length to the skull. Never square; tapering without being pointed. The nasal bridge is straight, and the lips cover the lower jaw.

Lips

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FCI
Covering the lower jaw.

Jaws/Teeth

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UKC
The Beagle Harrier has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Well open, dark in colour, of a frank, lively and intelligent expression.
UKC
Well open, and dark in color, with a frank, lively and intelligent expression.

Ears

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UKC
Set at eye level, quite short and medium broad, the ears lie flat against the skull but turn slightly at the tips, which are rounded.

Leathers

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FCI
Quite short and medium-broad; they are set at eye level; they are slightly rounded in their medium part; they come down flat against the skull to turn slightly in their lower part in a slight oval.

NECK

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FCI
Free although well attached to the shoulders, slightly arched in profile in its upper part.
UKC
Well attached, and slightly arched.

BODY

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UKC
The ribs are moderately arched, and the sternum is long. The back is short, firm and muscular. The loin is strong and muscular, and may be slightly arched. There is very little tuck up.

Back

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FCI
Short, well sustained and muscled.

Loin

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FCI
Strong and muscled; can be slightly arched.

Chest

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FCI
Well set down, but ribs never too flat, which could reduce the thoracic cage too much. Sternum well extended to the rear. The false ribs, without being cylindrical, must nevertheless be long and sufficiently well sprung so as to provide an ample thoracic cage.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Never very tucked up, rather filled out.

TAIL

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UKC
Set on high, long enough to reach the hock, and carried gaily in saber fashion.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, straight and parallel.
UKC
The shoulders are long, oblique and muscular.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long, oblique and muscled.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Strong, straight and parallel.

FEET

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UKC
Tight, with thick, hard pads. Fault: Flat, splayed feet.

Forefeet

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FCI
Neither too long nor slim, but tight with thick and hard pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Hips: Well detached, oblique and strong.
UKC
The hips are oblique and strong.

Thigh

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FCI
Well let down, fleshy and muscular.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thighs are fleshy and muscular. The hocks are close to the ground, and the rear pasterns are vertical.

Hock

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FCI
Close to the ground and vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Supple, lively and sure.
UKC
Supple, lively, and sure footed.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Rather thick, not too short but flat.
UKC
Thick, not too short, and flat.

COLOUR

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FCI
Tri-colour (fawn with black blanket, and white); not too much importance should be given to the blanket, with markings more or less bright tan, or pale, or with black overlay. Because there exist grey Harrier, the grey tri-colours or the white-greys would not be either disqualified or penalised only because of their colour.
UKC
Tri color, including grey tri color and white grey tri color.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI
From 45 cm to 50 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers is from 18 to 20 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Head too heavy.
Stop too pronounced.
Butterfly nose.
Muzzle too short and square; muzzle too pointed.
Nasal bridge arched.
Over- or undershot mouth.
Curled ears, recalling and infusion of French blood.
Feet flat and splayed.
Depigmented scrotum.
Frightened apperance, soft or unintelligent.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Teeth: Overshot or undershot.
Nose: Butterfly nose.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.