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English Foxhound

Size: Large

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

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

English Foxhounds need plenty of space to run, but must always be walked on a leash.

Grooming Needs

The English Foxhound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.

Temperament

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.

History

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.

Pet Facts

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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