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English Foxhound Dog Breed Information

English foxhound is a loyal, obedient canine companion that is able to run tirelessly in the countryside for up to 6 hours. This breed of dog is known for its powerful yet bony built. These dogs need exercise on daily basis, which if not provided can cause bizarre behavior in these dogs.


Breed Name  English Foxhound Dog
Origin Great Britain,England
Other Names Foxhound
Lifespan 10-13 years
Breed Group Hound
Size Type Large dog breeds
Height 23-25 inches (58-64 cms)
Weight 55-75 Pounds (29-34 kg)
Temperament Tolerant, Gentle, Friendly, Companionable, Active, Sociable
Coat Color Tricolor pattern of black, white, and tan, White with hare (more tan than black and white, giving the look of a hare), badger (a mixture of white, gray, brown, and black hairs), tan, or yellow.
Coat Characteristics shiny, short, dense coat
What to Feed Recommended daily amount is 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Litter size     4-6 puppies
Training Needs Easy to train,Intelligence,Potential for Mouthiness,Prey Drive,Tendency to Bark
Living condition English Foxhounds are not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and do best with acreage.
Exercise need 30-60 minutes per day
Distinctive features Upright ears (naturally)
Grooming Needs Once a week
Club Recognition
  • AKC Classification: Hound
  • UKC Classification: Scent hounds
Breed Highlights Socialization & Training,Obedience Training
Bred For Hunting
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  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Blue Tick Coonhound
  • American English Coonhound
  • American Foxhound
  • Red Bone Coonhound


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