Despite their name, this breed has a short coat and resembles a Beagle. In fact, they’re often referred to as “super Beagles” that were bred for hunting hare, hence their name. Traditionally, this was a pack dog and, so, they have no problem being around other dogs and are never aggressive. In terms of loyalty and protection, if you’re home and have an intrusion, your Harrier will certainly let you know by barking at the intruder. Although, if you’re not home, don’t expect them to do anything more than sit back and watch them come and go. They are outgoing and friendly with just about everyone and they are also very independent and stubborn like most other hunting dogs.