Weight: 60 - 70 lbs.
Height: 24" - 25"
Life Span: 11 - 13 years
Health Problems: Not suited for city / apartment dwellers. Requires an experienced dog owner.
Origin: Great Britain (1700s)
Also Known As: Foxhound
Category: Companion Dog
English Foxhounds need plenty of space to run, but must always be walked on a leash.
The English Foxhound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.
The English Foxhound is a loving, gentle family companion that loves children and other animals. However, they are not normally recommended for homes with small children or cats due to their strong hunting instincts. They can be somewhat difficult to train and have a tendency to bark.
Compatibility with Kids
Excellent with children.
Although the exact origination of the English Foxhound is unknown, strict breeding records have been maintained since the 1700s. During the 1750s, the English Foxhound gained popularity as a fox hunting dog among the upper class.
The Foxhound has a unique bark often referred to as baying. It is a pack dog that enjoys the company of other Foxhounds, as well as humans.
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