The Harrier breed is a playful one that is very friendly with other canines. They are excellent watchdogs that enjoy looking out for their beloved families, but cannot be very much protection should you need more of an attack dog. They are compliable and loving around little ones, but they are also natural hunters. Their hunting instincts can get them into trouble if left to trail or roam on their own. This breed is not as forward or friendly with people they do not know and in some occasions they can have a tendency to bark. They bode a lot fo energy that will need some attention be that in a yard area that they can play in each day, or by taking them for a long walk on a leash. A leash is crucial for this type of dog as they can bay quite a bit.