Created by Baron Gerard in the 19th century France, the Beagle Harrier is a result of crossing imported English Beagles and Harriers, with the intent of establishing a hunter superiour to its parent breeds. Used primarily for hunting hares and rabbits, this energetic hound can also hunt foxes, deer and wild boars. The breed was slow to catch on, but by the 1930's, it was rediscovered and revived by French enthusiasts, remaining only moderately popular to this day. The Beagle Harrier is quite rare outside France, although it makes a good family pet, thanks to its intelligence, gentle nature and compatibility with other dogs. Deep-chested and athletic, the breed is prized for its agility and endurance.
The coat is thick and flat, usually tricolored. Average height is around 19 inches.