The English Foxhound is a very active dog that was used to hunt in packs. She does well with other dogs due to her heritage. She is not considered a family pet because she really needs other dogs and she also must be exercised intensively. She is a very healthy breed and easy as far as grooming is concerned. She is good with children. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog.
Approximate Adult Size
The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male English Foxhound is 22 to 25 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder). The female ranges from 21 to 24 inches to the withers. Either sex rates from 65 to 70 pounds.
Special Health Considerations
Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed but the English Foxhound has no serious inherited diseases.
She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian year for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.
The English Foxhound has a short, dense and hard coat that is easy to care for. She just needs an occasional rubbing down and brushing to keep her looking good. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat and help you keep a close eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.
Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.
Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.
The English Foxhound can live between 10 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.
The English Foxhound breed was developed in Great Britain. They were used as a pack hunter. Their genetic roots come from the Greyhound, Bulldog, Fox Terrier and other assorted hounds. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1909.
- Foxhound Club of America
- UKC United Kennel Club
- NKC National Kennel Club
- CKC Continental Kennel Club
- APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
- AKC American Kennel Club
- FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
- NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
- KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
- ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
- ACR American Canine Registry
5 to 7 English Foxhound puppies
Terms To Describe
Lively, strong, active, elegant, friendly, loyal
SPECIAL GOOD POINTS
- Good watch dog.
- Good pack hunting dog.
SPECIAL BAD POINTS
- They are slow learners.
- Typically kept as a group, not a family pet.
- Scent will distract them.
- Poor guard dog.
- They will wander off if not restrained.
- She likes to bay.
Other Names Known By
Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.