|Country of origin
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|This breed of dog is
The English Foxhound is the original of the two
dog. They are
hounds, bred to hunt by scent.
The English Foxhound is about 21-25 inches tall to the withers, and weighs
anywhere between 65-75 pounds. The skull is wide, the muzzle is long, and eyes
carry a sweet expression. The legs are muscular, straight-boned, and the paws
are rounded, almost cat-like.
The English Foxhound was originally a pack hound, thus, it gets along well
with other dogs and enjoys human companionship. It gets along with horses,
children, and other pets, seeing as it is a gentle, social, and tolerant
It is a very active breed that enjoys the hunt. Though it is slower than the
American Foxhound it enjoys running and will run all day with very few
breaks in between.
There are very few health factors in this breed. Occasionally seen are
renal disease. The breed's lifespan is typically 10-13 years
The longest surviving breed, the modern English Foxhound was created in the
late 1700s. It
was created by a delicate mix between a
Terrier. The Greyhound allowed the foxhound to be quick on its feet. The Fox
Terrier helped to enhance the hunter in the breed, and the Bulldog gave it a
wider chest and more muscle.
Studbooks for this breed were kept as early as the
The dogs were meant to trail
foxes and live around
horses. They are still used for those purposes.
The English Foxhound is a very energetic breed. It needs plenty of exercise.
This breed needs area to run. If confined to a small area, the foxhound may
become destructive. The apartment life is not one for the English Foxhound.
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