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The English Foxhound
Foxhound
is one of the four foxhound breeds of dog. It is a cousin of the American Foxhound. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent.

Contents

1 Description

1.1 Appearance 1.2 Temperament

2 Health and lifespan 3 History 4 References 5 External links

Description[edit] Appearance[edit]

English Foxhounds at rest.

The breed standards' guidelines for showing English Foxhounds requires them to be 21–25 inches (53–64 cm) tall at the withers.[1] The skull is wide and the muzzle is long. The legs are muscular, straight-boned, and the paws are rounded, almost cat-like. The English Foxhound
Foxhound
comes in any hound color, most often tricolor, tan, red, or black with a white base. Temperament[edit]

A pack of English Foxhounds

The English Foxhound
Foxhound
is a pack hound, therefore, it gets along well with other dogs and enjoys human companionship. It gets along with horses, children, and other pets, as it is a gentle, social, and tolerant breed. It is an active breed that enjoys tracking foxes and has the stamina to run all day with few breaks. Health and lifespan[edit] There are very few health problems in this breed. Occasionally seen are chronic hip dysplasia, renal disease, and epilepsy. The breed's lifespan is typically 10–13 years. History[edit]

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English Foxhound
Foxhound
circa 1915.

The English Foxhound
Foxhound
was created in the late 16th century, as a result of the perception of the depletion of deer in England. Nobles and royalty had hunted deer for both food and sport, using the Deerhound or Staghound for this purpose. During the reign of Henry VIII, it was perceived that a new prey was needed, and the fox was selected. The English Foxhound
Foxhound
was then created by a careful mixing of the Greyhound, for speed, the Fox
Fox
Terrier, for hunting instinct, and the Bulldog, for tenacity in the hunt. During the British Raj, English Foxhounds were exported to India for the purpose of jackal coursing,[2] though due to the comparatively hotter weather, they were rarely long lived.[3] Foxhounds were preferred for this purpose over greyhounds, as the former was not as fast, and could thus provide a longer, more sporting chase.[4] Studbooks for the English foxhound have been kept since the 18th century.[5] Breeding lines and the work of people involved in breeding hounds is extremely important in the continual development of this working breed. Puppy shows are important events in the hunting calendar and allow the local hunt followers and visiting hound breeders examine the latest generation from the hound pack. The International Foxhound
Foxhound
Association was created in 2012 for the promotion of the English Foxhound
Foxhound
as a breed. References[edit]

^ "English Foxhound" (PDF). FCI. Retrieved 28 March 2015.  ^ Thirteen years among the wild beasts of India: their haunts and habits from personal observation with an account of the modes of capturing and taming elephants by George P. Sanderson, published by Asian Educational Services, 2000, ISBN 81-206-1464-X ^ The living animals of the world; a popular natural history with one thousand illustrations Volume 1: Mammals, by Cornish, C. J., 1858-1906; Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917; Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927; Maxwell, Herbert, Sir, published by New York, Dodd, Mead and Company ^ A monograph of the canidae by St. George Mivart, F.R.S, published by Alere Flammam. 1890 ^ von Pfetten, Jean Christophe. "Baron". ecovertside. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 

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Hounds

Scenthounds

Alpine Dachsbracke American Foxhound Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie Ariegeois Artois Hound Austrian Black and Tan Hound Basset Artésien Normand Basset Bleu de Gascogne Basset Fauve de Bretagne Basset Hound Bavarian Mountain Hound Beagle Beagle-Harrier Billy Black and Tan Coonhound Bloodhound Bluetick Coonhound Briquet Griffon Vendéen Dachshund Deutsche Bracke Drever Dumfriesshire Hound Dunker English Coonhound English Foxhound Estonian Hound Finnish Hound Gascon Saintongeois Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Orange Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen Grand Bleu de Gascogne Grand Griffon Vendéen Greek Harehound Griffon Bleu de Gascogne Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Griffon Nivernais Hamiltonstövare Hanover Hound Harrier Kerry Beagle Otterhound Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Petit Bleu de Gascogne Plott Hound Poitevin Polish Hound Porcelaine Posavaz Hound Redbone Coonhound Sabueso Cántabro Sabueso Español Schillerstövare Schweizer Laufhund Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund Segugio Italiano Slovenský kopov Transylvanian Hound Treeing Walker Coonhound Welsh Hound Westphalian Dachsbracke

Sighthounds

Afghan Hound Azawakh Borzoi Chippiparai Combai Galgo Español Greyhound Hortaya borzaya Irish Wolfhound Italian Greyhound Kanni Longdog Lurcher Magyar agár Mudhol Hound Polish Greyhound Rajapalayam Rampur Greyhound Saluki Scottish Deerhound Sloughi Taigan Whippet

Other

Andalusian Hound Basenji Cirneco dell'Etna Cretan Hound Ibizan Hound Pharaoh Hound Phu Quoc Ridgeback Podenco Canario Portuguese Podengo Rhodesian Ridgeback Thai Ridgeback Xarnego

Extinct

Celtic Hounds Chien-gris Grand Fauve de Bretagne Limer North Country Beagle Rache Sleuth Hound Southern Hound Talbot

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Dogs originating in Britain

Hounds

Beagle Bloodhound Dumfriesshire Hound English Foxhound Greyhound Harrier Otterhound Scottish Deerhound Welsh Hound Whippet

Gun dogs

Clumber Spaniel Curly Coated Retriever Cocker Spaniel English Setter English Springer Spaniel Field Spaniel Flat-Coated Retriever Golden Retriever Gordon Setter Labrador Retriever Pointer Sussex Spaniel Welsh Springer Spaniel

Terriers

Working breeds

Airedale Terrier Bedlington Terrier Black and Tan Terrier Border Terrier Cairn Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier Fox
Fox
Terrier
Terrier
(Smooth & Wire) Jack Russell Terrier Lakeland Terrier Manchester Terrier Norfolk Terrier Norwich Terrier Parson Russell Terrier Patterdale Terrier Plummer Terrier Russell Terrier Scottish Terrier Sealyham Terrier Skye Terrier Sporting Lucas Terrier Welsh Terrier West Highland White Terrier

Toy breeds

English Toy Terrier Toy Manchester Terrier Yorkshire Terrier

Bull types

Bull Terrier Bull Terrier
Terrier
(Miniature) Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Herding dogs

Bearded Collie Border Collie Cardigan Welsh Corgi English Shepherd Lancashire Heeler Old English Sheepdog Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rough Collie Shetland Sheepdog Smooth Collie Welsh Sheepdog

Other

Bulldog Bullmastiff Cavalier King Charles Spaniel English Mastiff French Bulldog King Charles Spaniel Northern Inuit Dog

Types

Fell Terrier Longdog Lurcher

Extinct

Blue Paul Terrier English Water Spaniel English White Terrier Norfolk Spaniel North Country Beagle Old English Bulldog Old Welsh Grey Sheepdog Paisley Terrier Southern Hound Talbot Toy Bulldog Toy Trawler Spaniel Turnspit dog Tweed Water Spa

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