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English Foxhound

Indefatigable runner

Breed
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Original Name : English Foxhound

Type : Braccoid

Other Names : Foxhound

Male size : 23-25 inches

Female size : 23-25 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : United Kingdom

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English Foxhounds are powerful, well balanced and clean-cut dogs that are archetypical of all large European hounds. Bursting with energy and stamina, which allows them to run for hours at a time, these dogs were born to hunt, but they are nevertheless friendly and not aggressive.

Head+

Well balanced overall, flat skull of medium width, slight stop.

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Body+

Broad, level back, strong loins, deep chest, well sprung ribs.

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Coat+

Any hound colors and markings.

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Ears+

Set high, hanging, carried close to the head.

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Tail+

Set high, carried cheerfully but never rolled over the back.

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Hair+

Short, dense, weather-resistant.

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English Foxhounds have been bred with care for more than two hundred years. The Masters of Foxhounds Association in England has kept a stud book since the 17th century and continues to control breeding today. There have been more than 250 packs composed exclusively of English Foxhounds in its native country. The Kennel Club in Britain published an interim standard not long ago. F.C.I. recognized the breed in 1964.

Did you know ?

As their name suggests, English Foxhounds have always been used to hunt foxes, working in tandem with the huntsmen on horseback.

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