Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Harrier Dogs (English Dog). "Scientific name for Harrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Harrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Harrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Harrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Harrier Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The Harrier dog breed is an undersized to medium sized dog variety. When full grown the dog attains a maximum height, ranging from 19 to 21 inches (48.3 to 53.3 cm), with the body weight that varies between 45 and 65 pounds (20.4 to 29.4 kg).
Harrier Dog are known for there strong nose, this hound that uses scent to find animals. The Harrier Dogs were developed in England to hunt rabbits. The Harrier Dog became popular in England because of the slower pace it maintains in the hunts. Hunters where able to keep up with the dog on foot. Harrier Dogs are a smaller type of the English Foxhound Dog, they are a hardy, large-boned dog. The Harrier Dog breed will work tirelessly.
In today's world they serve as family pets and are great in their tracking ability. The coat may come in many colors. The Harrier Dog dog breeds shed, have hanging ears and short hair, and available in a diversity of color patterns.
The Harrier Dog breed is a well-built hunting chase with a small, firm coat.
It possesses large bones for strength and stamina. The Harrier dog breed is somewhat longer than tall, with an even top line. They appear with an average-length uncurled tail over the back. The head of this dog breed is broad with a sturdy square muzzle. The circular ears are ornamented, and the color of the eyes is either hazel or brown. The Harrier Dogs have a black colored, wide nose, and their expression is calm when the dog is alerted and relaxed while it is excited.
The teeth of the Harrier Dog breed, meet in a level or scissors bite. The feet of the Harrier Dog breed are tight and look like that of a cat, and the frontage toes are turned inward.
A Harrier Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Harrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Harrier Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Harrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Harrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Harrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The Harrier Dog breed is happy, sweet-tempered, gentle with people, and it is admirable with kids. This pack animal copes well with other dogs. It can live with other pets if they have grown up since a puppy. This energetic dog likes to go sniffing, exploring, and trailing, so it is kept in a protected enclosed area or on a leash it will not go for a long stroll.
Harrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Harrier Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Harrier Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The average lifespan of the Harrier Dog breed ranges from 12 to 15 years.
When purchasing a Harrier Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Harrier Dogs are categorized in the Hound Group and in 1885 they were recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club. The Harrier Dog is larger than the Beagle. This dog breed has been in America since the Colonial times.
Only humans and Harrier Dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Harrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Harrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Harrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Harrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Harrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Harrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Harrier Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Harrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Harrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large Harrier Dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small Harrier Dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.