Harrier Breed Maintenance
It is easy to groom the Harrier because of his short, dense coat. He requires weekly brushing with a rubber curry brush or hound mitt. This will distribute the skin oils appropriately and remove any dead hairs. The weekly brushing will also keep any loose hairs from getting onto your clothes or furniture or accumulating on your floors and carpets. The Harrier does not require to be bathed often. Generally, he should be bathed two to three times per year and then on an as needed basis. Keep his nails trimmed, usually every two to three weeks. Nail clippers or a nail grinder can be used to keep his nails short. Since the Harrier has typical hound ears that hang down, it is imperative to keep them clean and dry to prevent infection. His teeth will also need to be kept clean using a veterinarian approved toothpaste and then yearly cleanings by a veterinarian.