The English foxhound was first imported to America in 1738. They have been breed to work as pack dogs that follow the scent of fox. The breed was developed to be used to heard prey towards the hunters. To be able to this they have to be able to work together and be able to run long distances.
The English foxhound is a breed of medium-sized, athletic dog that originated in Great Britain. Foxhounds are a hound and share the same qualities as other hounds. They have incomparable hunting skills boosted by their scenting power, speed, and or stamina.
English Foxhounds have been bred to trail fox. Their short dense coat is hard and glossy, and usually comes in various colors such as a tri-color pattern of black, white, and tan. Some members of the line come in a bi-color shade with white as its predominant background.
Male members of the English foxhound breed normally stand a height of 22 to 25 in at the withers, while bitches are a bit smaller with a typical height of 21 to 24 in. Both have a common weight of about 65 to 75lbs
English Foxhounds are not difficult to groom. They only require occasional combing to get rid of dead hair. Rubbing their coat using a rough cloth on a regular basis is also recommended. The breed needs to be bathed only when very necessary. English Foxhounds are moderate shedders.
- Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat
- Requires minimal grooming
- Even temper and gentle disposition
- Highly active and eager to have a purpose
- Excellent hunting dog
- Good with children and other pets
- Needs a lot of exercise
- Has a tendency to escape, wander, and roam
- Standoffish toward strangers
- Willful and stubborn if not socialized properly
Care and exercise
They can get in trouble and it is important to keep an eye on them. Keep doors closed or they might run out. They usually come back but that might take some time. You might want to restrict access to some rooms as these energetic dogs can be clumsy.. This will keep them out of trouble and away from objects they shouldn’t put in her mouth. They are high energy dogs and it is therefore very important that you provide them with adequate excessive. A fenced yard is a big plus. Feed a high-quality diet appropriate for her age. They do bets on a high protein diet. I personally prefer to use BARF food.
`English foxhounds are more likely than other dogs to have problems with their teeth. It starts with tartar build-up on the teeth and progresses to infection of the gums and roots of the teeth. English Foxhounds are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections such as: parvo, rabies, and distemper. You can protect your dog from many of these disease through vaccination. Always vaccinate your dog against common diseases.
Obesity can be a serious health problem in English Foxhounds. It is very important that you keep them on a suitable diet. Obesity is a serious disease that can cause a long row of different health problems including joint problems, metabolic and digestive disorders, back pain and heart disease.
These dogs are good pets given the right conditions. Like with any pet you should research and make sure that you can accommodate a breed like the hound. Once you choose your hound be sure to make a vet appointment to make sure your pet has adequate care. With hounds it is very important to have their teeth checked regularly and to have all proper vaccinations. It is a good idea to get them on a heart-worm and flea and tick regiment since they are usually prone to a lot of outside exercise and hunting time.