English Foxhound Dog Breed Information


English Foxhound Quick Facts
English Foxhound
Breed Group: Not Akc Recognized
Origen: Great Britain - England
Nickname: Foxhound
Weight: 40-65 lbs
Height: 23-26 inches
Color(s): Blue and white, red and white, black and white with ticking; tri-color with ticking, brindle, or solid.


English Foxhound Appearance

The English Foxhound is a full size dog, with a muscular body and sweet expression. This hunting dog is known for his speed, endurance, its athletic abilities and deep voice in the field. The English Foxhound is of powerful build with large bone. The English Foxhound was created by a careful mixing of the Greyhound, for speed, the Fox Terrier, for hunting instinct, and the Bulldog, for tenacity in the hunt. His skull is wide and the muzzle is long. Their eyes are brown and ears are set low, often rounded and cut short. The legs are muscular, straight-boned, and the paws are rounded, almost cat-like. His tail is long and carried gaily but not over back.

The English Foxhound coat is short, hard, dense and glossy. The colors can be blue and white, red and white, black and white with ticking, or tricolor with ticking. The weight of the English Foxhound is around 40-65 pounds and the height is around 23-26 inches.

English Foxhound Temperament

The English Foxhound was traditionally bred for hunting and loves to bay. They are attractive, easygoing, friendly with people and excellent with children but prefer to be in the company of other dogs and do well with horses and other animals. It is tolerable, sociable and gentle but not to demonstrative. Most are reserved with strangers. Do not take your English Foxhound off its leash unless you are in a safe area. They are active hunting dogs, and may take off after any interesting scent.

Is English Foxhound the Right Dog Breed for You?

English Foxhounds are not recommended for apartment living. They are highly active outside that need plenty of exercise and run in a good sized fenced- yard. The English Foxhound requires at least an hour of hard strenuous exercise every day. Without proper exercise can become destructive. A daily short walk on a leash is not enough exercise to keep him happy. They able to run for hours at a consistent speed, and can make a good jogging or hiking companion in a safe area. They can live outdoors in temperate climates as long as it has warm shelter, bedding and other foxhounds or friends.

English Foxhound Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the English Foxhound is around 10-13 years.

English Foxhound Health problems

The English Foxhound is a healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are renal disease, hip dysplasia, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and epilepsy.

English Foxhound Care and Grooming

The English Foxhound is relatively easy to groom. The coat needs occasional brushing to remove dead hairs. Brush them with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing you will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions.

English Foxhound Shedding

The English Foxhound is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.