Height: 24-25 inches
Weight: 60-70 lbs.
Life Span: 11-13 yrs.
Breed Group: Scent Hounds
The fast, lean English foxhound can be a wonderful companion. This breed
is gentle, loves children, and gets along with other dogs.
Because of their strong instincts to chase small game, foxhounds are not
recommended for households with cats or other small animals. They may bark
(a distinctive "yodel") at strangers, but more as a greeting than a threat.
Obedience-training foxhounds can be extremely difficult because they are
distracted by scents and have a pack-bonding mentality.
Because English foxhounds retain their hunting-dog instincts, they may bay
or bark if they hear other dogs and may roam if not kept in a secured area.
The coat is short, dense, and glossy. Its color is black, white, or tan,
or any combination of these and various "pieds," which are composed of white
and various shades of yellow and tan.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
English foxhounds require only occasional brushing. They need a lot of exercise
and a secured, open space in which to run. Always walk English foxhounds
on a leash.
The English foxhound was developed in the 13th century by crossing St. Hubert/bloodhound-type
dogs with swift, light hounds, possibly including the greyhound.
The English foxhound is not suitable for inexperienced dog owners, nor is
it appropriate for city or apartment life.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club