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    1. The Harrier

    2. a pack hound

    4. Followed on foot

    5. or horseback

    6. by all ages

    7. around the world

    8. Today packs exist in England, Ireland, Wales, France, Belgium, the USA and New Zealand New Zealand has the most Harriers today (only for hunting!)

    9. Origins

    10. Hare hunting scent hounds known from Greek & Roman records Hare hunting packs continued in Europe through middle ages Harriers were brought to England by the Normans and have continuous records to the present Origins

    11. Bloodlines

    12. Bloodlines

    13. Bloodlines

    14. Bloodlines

    15. Bloodlines

    16. Bloodlines Old Southern Harrier was larger & slower with long pendant ears

    17. Bloodlines Old Southern Harrier was larger & slower with long pendant ears Foxhound blood introduced to many packs throughout 19th century

    18. Bloodlines Old Southern Harrier was larger & slower with long pendant ears Foxhound blood introduced to many packs throughout 19th century Today, two types registered in England Studbook Harrier (type in AKC) West Country Harrier

    19. Bloodlines Old Southern Harrier was larger & slower with long pendant ears Foxhound blood introduced to many packs throughout 19th century Today, two types registered in England Studbook Harrier (type in AKC) West Country Harrier West Country, was supposedly free of Foxhound blood, but WWI & WWII and decline in numbers have changed that

    20. In the UK

    21. In the UK ONLY in hunting packs Never found as house pets Never shown in KC shows since 1914 Stud book controlled exclusively by AMHB since 1891

    22. The AMHB All Harrier and Beagle packs are governed by its rules & regulations (no state regulation of hunting yet) Hounds are NOT recorded in the Stud Book at the time they are whelped Only hounds which prove themselves successfully for 1 full year of hunting are entered in the Stud Book

    23. Harriers in the USA Colonial records show Harriers were shipped to the USA very early (but not where) Several large hunts formed in North Eastern states from the 1870s 1930s with hare imported from Belgium

    24. Harriers in the USA Two Harriers showed at the first Westminister Show Harrier among first hounds in the studbooks purchased by AKC

    25. Harriers in the USA Never popular for hunting in America No native hare population in mid-Atlantic states Beagles and other hounds filled their role Now mostly used for hunting snowshoe hare in New England and Michigan

    28. Function

    29. Function Endurance (not outright speed) Hunting ability Stamina / Durability Drive Voice 20mi/day, 2x a week, 5+ mos a year ~ 900+ miles a season

    30. Anatomy Ch. Mr. Reynals Monarch, 1936

    31. Gait

    32. Moderate movement at a moderate speed

    33. Common Gait Faults Generic American Show-Dog (GASD) movement should not be rewarded at Breed OR Group level Excess kick-out & flashy (wasted) movement Should NOT keep up with fast Sight hounds in the Group Too much rear for too little shoulder Restricted front movement (usually the short upper arm)

    34. Common Gait Faults Generic American Show-Dog (GASD) movement should not be rewarded at Breed OR Group level Excess kick-out & flashy (wasted) movement Should NOT keep up with fast Sight hounds in the Group Too much rear for too little shoulder Restricted front movement (usually the short upper arm)

    35. Common Gait Faults Generic American Show-Dog (GASD) movement should not be rewarded at Breed OR Group level Excess kick-out & flashy (wasted) movement Should NOT keep up with fast Sight hounds in the Group Too much rear for too little shoulder Restricted front movement (usually the short upper arm)

    36. Common Gait Faults Generic American Show-Dog (GASD) movement should not be rewarded at Breed OR Group level Excess kick-out & flashy (wasted) movement Should NOT keep up with fast Sight hounds in the Group Too much rear for too little shoulder Restricted front movement (usually the short upper arm)

    37. Temperament Must get along in large groups

    38. Must be biddable and respond well to people

    39. Have no dignity and a great sense of humor Are wonderful with kids

    40. Natural athletes, Harriers can do well in performance arenas - if you know how to train & motivate a self-willed hound

    41. The Breed Standard Current version written by AKC with no input from Parent Club (HCA didnt exist in 1989)

    54. Size, proportion, and substance Size makes a Harrier a Harrier and not a Foxhound or Beagle Ideal size is 20 for dogs & bitches Standard is 19-21 with an inch of variation allowed Many show dogs are 23 or more

    55. Size, proportion, and substance

    56. Size, proportion, and substance

    57. Head

    59. Neck, topline, and body

    61. Tail

    62. Forequarters

    63. Forequarters

    64. Feet round, compact, catlike

    65. Hindquarters MODERATE Angulation

    66. Hindquarters

    67. ANY Color A good hound CANNOT be a bad color

    68. Variations Over 100 packs in the UK in 1900 All crafted their pack to best fit their territory & quarry, sometimes over centuries Standard is written loosely enough to accommodate the variations

    69. Common Problems GASD movement Overlong hocks & resulting movement Wide fronts and/or out at the elbows Unbalanced front & rear (usually too much rear & not enough front angle) Size

    70. Comparing/Contrasting English Foxhound

    71. Comparing/Contrasting Beagle

    72. Judging Harriers

    73. Judging Harriers Keep the working criteria of the breed in mind to correctly judge Harriers Can this hound go absolutely all day long at a steady, endless, efficient pace? Is it sound enough to do so for years? Is it in good enough condition to go hunting tomorrow? Working is not a theoretical concept with Harriers it is their reality & their definition

    74. Judging Harriers

    75. Judging Harriers No racing MODERATE speed on a loose leash (if possible) no GASD movement please! Do not reward spooky or shy temperaments Please refer to your Standard for clarification if needed (dont be shy!) Minimal grooming is encouraged (clean & well turned out, but not shaved into a Beagle!) Not too large, not too small

    76. The Cake vs the Icing

    77. Cake vs Icing Cake: Type Moderate Movement (endurance vs speed) Correct body & structure Feet Angles Rib spring & depth Substance Conditioning

    78. Cake vs Icing Cake: Type Moderate Movement (endurance vs speed) Correct body & structure Feet Angles Rib spring & depth Substance Conditioning Icing: Head Topline Tail/brush

    79. Deceptive Grooming/Handling Techniques Not much to hide on a Harrier, grooming-wise! Moving at a fast speed will hide some movement faults youd see at a correct moderate speed

    80. Examining Harriers Gap between ribs & elbows correct! Look at feet should be tight & sturdy Conditioning is important Dont measure ears or tail Toeing-in when moving is normal & correct! Get out your standard if needed

    82. Questions