- SIZE: 5
- GROOMING:: 1
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 9
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 9
- WATCHDOG: 7
- BREED: English Foxhound
- COLOR(S):Black, tan, or white. Or any combination of these colors.
The English Foxhound is a solid, well-built animal with lots of stamina, an essential ingredient in its development. They are stouter and slower than their cousin, the American Foxhound. English Foxhounds are almost entirely used for hunting as they can work for several hours without a break on a variety of terrain. They were bred for speed, enthusiasm, and a good voice for calling to their masters. Thusly, their bark is recognizable from far away. English Foxhounds have excellent endurance, able to run for an incredibly long amount of time. They are friendly and kind towards humans, and are especially good around kids. They are not easily trainable, however, and should begin at an early age. They are very enthusiastic about hunting, and will not be called off if they follow a "hot" scent. They have a strong prey drive, and will attempt to hunt anything the size and likeness of a fox. They get along well with other dogs, as they are raised in packs that work together to find prey. They have a solid voice and good attention span. English Foxhounds are lively, strong and noisy. Their pack skills allow them to adapt easily to following a "pack leader", or owner. They enjoy the company of humans, and with training and exercise, can become an excellent family pet.
English Foxhounds are active, friendly, strong and lively. They require more training for obedience, as they are difficult to train. The English Foxhound has great endurance, and needs adequate exercise to keep in shape. They are good with children and other dogs, but are prone to chase and hunt animals the size of foxes. They readily recognize their masters as "leader of the pack". They are eager for the hunt, gentle, and enjoy being with their pack leader.
English Foxhounds need minimal coat care. Occasional rub down the coat with a rough cloth is sufficient.
No serious genetic faults. The English Foxhound is a rather healthy breed.
Exercise of English Foxhounds should be frequent and hard, as they should not be allowed to get fat. English Foxhounds are bred to have great endurance, so long exercise is a must.
Firm, no nonsense leadership is required. Obedience training should begin early. The "come" command is the hardest to teach because of scent distraction. English Foxhounds are more difficult to train than other breeds.