English Foxhound

English Foxhound

INTRODUCTION

The English Foxhound was originally a hunting dog breed, designed to chase foxes in the English countryside. Today they also enjoy life as a family companion and compete in the conformation ring. Many English foxhounds also compete in the foxhound performance trials, which rate dogs on their pack hunting abilities.although they are purebred dogs, some may end up in the care of shelters or rescues. As hunting dogs, English Foxhounds are very energetic and need plenty of exercise during the day. Flat dwellers should be careful, as this puppy needs room to run and may “talk” quite a bit, which may not foster the best relationships with nearby neighbours. Meet the breed’s exercise needs, and you’ll have a playful and loving family member.AniMall24 recommends a dog bed to give your medium-sized English Foxhound a good night’s sleep. You should also buy a dog water bottle for any outdoor adventures you have with your pup.

HIGHLIGHTS

English Foxhounds need a large fenced yard and daily exercise of 30 to 60 minutes a day. Before buying your English Foxhound, do your research on the breed and talk to the breeders. The English Foxhound is not the breed for everyone, and because information about it is limited, it is easy to buy a breed without properly understanding its limitations and idiosyncrasies.English Foxhounds need a strong owner who is fair and consistent. This breed gets along well with children, but English Foxhounds are quite active and bouncy when young. Being pack dogs, English Foxhounds get along well with other dogs and, in fact, do best in homes where there are other dogs. They can become bored and destructive when they are the only dog in the house. English Foxhounds are a rare breed and it can be difficult to find a responsible breeder. Breeders with available puppies may have a long waiting list.bred to chase prey, the English Foxhound still possesses this drive. For this reason, they should have a fenced yard and should be walked on a leash, as they may not return if they are chasing something interesting.The English Foxhound generally gets along well with other animals in the home, but it is important to understand that they are prey driven and may chase smaller animals.English Foxhounds have a loud bark. To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill or pet shop. Look for a reputable breeder who tests their breeding dogs to make sure they have no genetic diseases that can be passed on to puppies and that they have a healthy temperament.

HISTORY

The English Foxhound was developed in England to chase the red fox. It appears in the stud books published by the British Foxhound Master’s Association since the 18th century. Throughout its history, there have been more than 250 packs of English Foxhounds in Britain, and the breed has been in America at least as long as it has existed. Lord Fairfax brought the first pack to this country in 1738, and these dogs contributed to the development of the American Foxhound. The two breeds differ in that the English Foxhound tends to be more robust than its elegant American cousin. Currently, the English Foxhound is the least common dog registered by the American Kennel Club.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
4/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
3/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 20 to 24 inches
Weight: 45 to 90 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

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