The origin of the English Fox hound can be traced to the thoughtful crossbreeding of various hounds, and then breeding with the Greyhound, the Bulldog, and the Fox Terrier. The Foxhound is believed to have got the sudden increase in speed during a chase from breeds like greyhound and fox terrier. The British Masters of Foxhounds Association have maintained studbooks since the 1800s.
The English Foxhound is an athletic hound with a long muzzle and wide skull. This breed of dog has very strong hindquarters. It has large eyes, long neck, and the ears lay flat on head. Normally, this breed has a short, hard and tri-colored coat, or bi-color with a white background. Though, various other color combinations are common among this breed. The tail is held up gaily. Usually, this breed reaches a height of 22-25 inches (male) and 21-24 inches (bitches). This breed can weight somewhere around 65-70 pounds.
Usually a combination of black, white, and tan in a tri-color coat, but can also be white with another color, like orange, yellow, etc.
The English Foxhound is a hunting dog, and is very alert and obedient to its master. It is a difficult breed to train. Usually, this breed of dog is friendly with people and known to be excellent with children. This breed is also ok with other animals. A very active breed, the English Foxhound requires sufficient exercise. English Foxhound has a similar personality to that of an American Foxhound.
Usually, this breed of dog is very healthy.
CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR