English Foxhound Breed Information

English Foxhound  

The English Foxhound has a life expectancy of 9 to 11 years.

The English Foxhound emerged from Great Britain in the late 16th century. During this time, the deer population in Britain began to vanish, leaving hunters without a source of prey. As a result, King Henry VII decided a new target was needed and chose the fox. The English Foxhound was then developed to be a fast, athletic scent hound that could help track and capture this new prey. The breed was created by crossing the old Southern Hound, Greyhound, Fox Terrier and Bulldog.

The English Foxhound weighs 55 to 75 pounds and measures 23 to 27 inches.

Grooming Needs
The English Foxhound has a short, glossy coat and sheds lightly. The English Foxhound is a low-maintenance breed when it comes to coat care and just needs to be brushed weekly and bathed occasionally. Like all dogs, the English Foxhound also requires basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.  

The English Foxhound is lively and sociable.

The English Foxhound is a passionate, tireless hunter and takes their job quite seriously. The English Foxhound is energetic both outside and inside the home, and does best with an active family. They especially like children and can make great playmates for older kids.

The English Foxhound was bred to hunt in a pack and retains a pack mentality. The English Foxhound can be reserved with new people, but gets along well with other dogs and animals. The English Foxhound is dependent on interaction and will grow unhappy and depressed if left alone. They are not overly affectionate, but nonetheless devoted to their pack.

Training Needs
The English Foxhound can be stubborn and strong willed. The English Foxhound is trainable, but requires patience and lots of positive reinforcement. They do best with a confident, fair leader, plenty of variety and upbeat training sessions.

Activity Level
The English Foxhound is a natural athlete and was bred to run. The English Foxhound is highly active and requires regular, vigorous exercise in the form of long daily walks, hikes or jogs. They also need lots of time outside in a secure area to run around and play.  

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