|Harriers and Beagles|
There are two different types of hound that have been bred over several centuries for their working qualities related to the hare. They are the harrier and the beagle. Beagles stand between 14 and 16 inches and harriers stand up to 21 inches in height. The qualities of a working hound are:
All hounds for hunting are bred in kennels and are registered annually by their name in their own Association Stud Book. Each hound is either ear-marked or 'chipped' so as to provide its positive identification. Hounds bred from those which are not recorded in the stud book may later be so recorded through an 'appendix' system.
The AMHB each year approves shows during the summer months at which registered hounds may be shown. They are judged for their conformation by approved judges.
The HarrierThere are two distinct breeds of Harrier: the Stud Book Harrier and the West Country Harrier. The Stud Book Harrier is smaller and lighter than the West Country Harrier.
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