Harrier (dog breed)
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The Harrier is an FCI recognized British breed of dog ( FCI Group 6, Section 1.2, Standard No. 295 ). The breed was originally bred for hare hunting and so the name is an abbreviation of the English term Hare-Hound (rabbit dog).
Origin and history
The Harrier grows up to 55 cm and weighs 27 kg. All shades from black to orange occur on a normally white background; in France it is mainly bred in three colors. Its fur is smooth, close-fitting, but not too short. The ears are pendulous, flat, medium-short.