AKC PuppyFinder: English Foxhound Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: The prototypical pack hound: gentle, affectionate, and sociable
- Energy Level: Very Active; These galloping athletes require lots of exercise and running room
- Good with Children: Yes
- Good with other Dogs: Yes
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 24 inches
- Weight: 60-75 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 10-13 years
- Barking Level: Likes To Be Vocal
- Breed Description
As graceful and beautiful as he is, the English Foxhound is not for everyone. He's a pack-oriented runner, with enormous speed, stamina and independence. You'll need to be up to the challenge of consistent, patient training, given his powerful pack and hunting instincts. English Foxhound puppies are born for the chase and do best with an experienced owner who can teach him who the leader of the pack is (you). His nobility, balance and power can be a great match for a jogger, huntsman or runner.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1909
Breed History & Job Description: The traditional British foxhunt, with packs of bawling hounds and mounted hunters thundering over rolling acres of lawn and hedge, began in the 1600s. “Masters of hounds” developed a dog for this aristocratic pastime by breeding big stag-hunting hounds (for nose and endurance) to leggy coursing hounds (for speed and agility). The result was the English Foxhound, whose form and demeanor have remained remarkably unchanged. In the 1700s, American sportsmen (including George Washington) utilized the English in the creation of its Colonial cousin, the American Foxhound.
English Foxhounds are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip dysplasia. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of English Foxhounds are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a English Foxhounds can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- No recommended health tests
- Breed Club