Breed

Harrier


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperament
  • friendly
  • outgoing
  • people-oriented

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Harrier

In order for the Harrier to maintain a healthy weight and disposition, it may benefit from a specific type and quantity of dog food. Given the reduced activity level of the average Harrier today, without proper dog food quantity monitoring, there is a propensity for this breed to be overweight.


Breed

Harrier


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperment
  • friendly
  • outgoing
  • people-oriented
Demeanor
friendly

This British hound enjoys references in literature as far back as 1735. During this era, the Harrier was prized for its hunting prowess and ability to work in packs. Developed to hunt hares, the Harrier also proves its worth on the elite fox hunts in the British countryside. Today, the Harrier is the most sought after breed for hunts in Ireland. While beloved as a pet for families with small children, the Harrier should be socialized with other animals upon birth. These powerful hounds stand at a mere 21 inches high but have a gazelle like agility.


Energy
very active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
occassionally

No doubt the earlier Harriers survived on a diet of hunting spoils and table scraps. Americans have enjoyed Harriers in the United States since the colonial era. It's even been suggested that they may have been among George Washington's packs. The Harrier is a playful and active breed and as such requires daily exercise to maintain their weight and temperament. The Harrier boasts the Foxhound in their lineage and has the same body structure albeit smaller. In the United States, the Harrier is listed in the scent hound breed with the American Kennel Club. Unlike their ancestors, most Harriers today need not venture farther than the kitchen to find a bowl of dog food. Given their reduced activity level, it is very important that not only the quality but also the quantity of dog food be monitored to ensure the Harrier maintains a healthy weight.


Spot & Tango is a family-founded company. When you purchase our dog food, we like to consider you a part of our extended family. As family, we want the very best food for your Harrier so that they can have the best opportunity at a long, healthy, and happy life. Numerous commercial dog foods have lots of fillers and ingredients that are not particularly beneficial for a Harrier's diet. In many cases, that poor quality can contribute to a Harrier being obese. We utilize nothing but the best ingredients: human grade food made up of pure meat, vegetables, and fruits. We guarantee that none of our food consists of gluten, wheat, soy, or artificial flavors.


Spot and Tango are a family owned and operated business, and it’s our goal to pass our family values on by providing each and every dog with a balanced diet. We aim to do this with the help of nutritional and medical experts to provide complete canine nutrition and promote healthy living. We use only whole, fresh ingredients that are fit for human consumption, including 100% real meat to sate your dog’s craving for protein. We stay away from cheap filler ingredients that can create excess weight or prevent weight loss. On top of a protein rich foundation, we use a selection of fruits, vegetables, and grains to provide calcium, vitamin C, fiber, and more to meet your dog’s nutritional needs. Each dog’s potential benefits are unique, however, and so we employ a proprietary questionnaire in order to pinpoint those needs. We analyze factors such as breed, size, weight, and age in order to get to know your unique canine companion. From this family of dog lovers to yours, we want nothing more than to give man’s best friends the dog food they deserve, and we’ll send it right to your door in eco-friendly packaging.