How Much Exercise Does a Harrier Dog Need?
Wanting to get a Harrier and want to know how much exercise does a Harrier Dog need?
According to pet experts, Harrier Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require daily exercise.
Harriers will make excellent jogging companions and if not taken on a daily jog, they need to be taken on a long, daily, brisk walk. While out on the walk make sure the dog heels beside or behind the person holding the lead, never in front, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.
Top 5 Laziest Dog Breeds
They need a large backyard to run about in all day so that they can exhaust all that pent-up energy. Although, there are other breeds that are on the reverse end of the spectrum. If you do not have enough time or energy to play with your dog for many hours a day, then there are certain breeds perfect for your way of living.
Here are a few dog breeds that prefer napping over running.
1. Chow Chow - They tend to be relatively aloof, but their independent nature means it will not mind when you commit for work in the morning. They can get over 70 pounds in weight, but they make great cuddle buddies.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Bred predominantly as a lapdog and buddy, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel shines at its original job. The breed is soft, caring and would much rather be inside next to you than doing any sort of vigorous activity.
3. Basset Hound - They are very lazy pet dogs that are delicate and affectionate towards their families. Although they require little bit of exercise, potential owners should be prepared for a lot of drool.
4. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzus often tend to not be specifically fond of going outdoors. Many times, they will get plenty of exercise simply walking the apartment all day.
5. Boston Terrier - Their weight often maxes out at 25 pounds, so even if you are limited to a studio apartment, this pooch will not mind. Boston Terriers are rather less active. One walk a day is all you need to assure these dogs get a good workout.
The harrier is somewhat more playful and outgoing than the foxhound, but not as much as the beagle. It is amiable, tolerant and good with children. Its first love is for the hunt, and it loves to sniff and trail. It needs daily exercise in a safe area. Most are reserved with strangers. It tends to bay.
What to do if you lose your Harrier
If your Harrier Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Contact the local vet clinics to see if anyone has brought in your missing pet.
4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost Harrier
If you find a Harrier Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your area.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet who normally scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.