Thinking about purchasing an English Foxhound? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the English Foxhound breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good English Foxhound owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the English Foxhound and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an English Foxhound Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new English Foxhound and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
English Foxhound Profile
The English Foxhound is a solid, well-built animal with lots of stamina, an essential ingredient in its development. They are stouter and slower than their cousin, the American Foxhound. English Foxhounds are almost entirely used for hunting as they can work for several hours without a break on a variety of terrain. They were bred for speed, enthusiasm, and a good voice for calling to their masters. Thusly, their bark is recognizable from far away. English Foxhounds have excellent endurance, able to run for an incredibly long amount of time. They are friendly and kind towards humans, and are especially good around kids. They are not easily trainable, however, and should begin at an early age. They are very enthusiastic about hunting, and will not be called off if they follow a "hot" scent. They have a strong prey drive, and will attempt to hunt anything the size and likeness of a fox. They get along well with other dogs, as they are raised in packs that work together to find prey. They have a solid voice and good attention span. English Foxhounds are lively, strong and noisy. Their pack skills allow them to adapt easily to following a "pack leader", or owner. They enjoy the company of humans, and with training and exercise, can become an excellent family pet.
Other Names: Foxhound
Females: 21 - 24 inches; Males: 22 - 27 inches.
black, white and tan or bicolor with a white background. They come in
any hound color. They also have varied pied colors, white mixed with badger
(which is a mix of white, grey, brown and black), yellow or tan.
Foxhounds are active, friendly, strong and lively. They require more training
for obedience, as they are difficult to train. The English Foxhound has great
endurance, and needs adequate exercise to keep in shape. They are good with
children and other dogs, but are prone to chase and hunt animals the size of
foxes. They readily recognize their masters as "leader of the pack". They are
eager for the hunt, gentle, and enjoy being with their pack leader.
Watch-dog: High. They have
a loud bark, and they like to use it.
English Foxhound Care and Exercise:
English Foxhounds need minimal coat care. Occasional rub down
the coat with a rough cloth is sufficient. Exercise of English Foxhounds should
be frequent and hard, as they should not be allowed to get fat. English Foxhounds
are bred to have great endurance, so long exercise is a must.
Activity: High. English
Foxhounds are very energetic and enthusiastic.
English Foxhound Health Issues: No serious genetic faults. The English Foxhound is a rather healthy breed.
Life Span: 10 + years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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