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Foxhound

Foxhound
Morpeths Stilton, a tri coloured foxhound, a pack hound. Photo with thanks to jackie wallace www.madaboutfoxhounds.co.uk

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Origin / History The English Foxhound originated in Britain during the late 1500s, due to the decreasing number of deer. The nobility hunted deer as a sport and for food, often using the Staghound or Deerhound for hunting. However, during the time that Henry VIII was reigning, the royalty thought that they should look for another prey, and the fox was thus selected as such. After that, the English Foxhound was then developed by cross-breeding the Bulldog, Greyhound, and Fox Terrier. The Bulldog was chosen for its tenacity, the Greyhound for its speed, and the Fox Terrier for its hunting instincts.

The British Masters of Foxhounds Association has kept studbooks of this breed since the 1800s. Foxhounds are used to chase foxes alongside hunters that are riding horses. Aside from doing that, though, these dogs are also great at tracking, hunting, watchdogging, and agility trials.

Appearance English Foxhounds are athletic, elegant hounds with wide skulls and long muzzles. They have large, brown eyes that sport sweet and gentle expressions, and their ears lay flat against the sides of their heads. Those that are used for hunting often have the bottom edge of their pendant ears shortened in order to avoid tears and nicks while hunting. Their hindquarters are very strong and their legs are straight. Their feet are round and bear similarity to cats' feet.

Colours Their coats are usually tri-color (black, tan, and white), or white with another color such as yellow or orange.

Temperament These dogs have high energy levels, which they love using for hunting. They are obedient and responsive, although training them will take a lot of patience. They do not tire easily, which makes them capable of running through marshes, brambles, and countrysides for hours without having to stop for rest. Once they reach the age of seven or eight years, though, these dogs may want to retire since they have used up quite a lot of energy while they are young. Although these dogs are natural pack hunters, English Foxhounds that are meant to be show dogs will make great companions provided that they are given enough exercise. These dogs are friendly and can get along well with children. Although these dogs can deal excellently with other canines, they don't do as well with other pets, especially small household animals, because their hunting instinct may come into play.

Height and Weight They should be 58 - 64 cm in height and weigh between 25 and 34Kg.

Common Health Problems These dogs are hardy and healthy, although there have been cases wherein some of these dogs have been afflicted with renal disease, hip dysplasia, and epilepsy.

Living Conditions These dogs should not be kept inside apartments. They are very active and they need space where they can do some activities. It would be best if they are provided with acres of open space where they can run around.

Exercise Requirements Since these dogs have high energy levels, they need lots of exercise in order to be happy. They may turn destructive when they don't get enough activity. Owners must make sure that they allow these dogs to run around daily. They may also take their dogs jogging or brisk walking.

Training Requirements These dogs must undergo obedience training and proper socialization while they are still young. Owners have to be patient with their dogs. It is important to keep training sessions fun and interesting, otherwise, the dogs won't enjoy it.

Life Expectancy The life spans of these dogs range from around 10 to 13 years.

Grooming These dogs are average shedders and can be groomed easily. Their coats should just be combed and brushed regularly with a firm bristle brush. Bathing these dogs should be done only when necessity calls for it.

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Foxhounds
Borzoi Dog
Penny, a black and tan hound with dumfriesshire blood in her history, we train in agility, hunting human scent,and she loves visiting school children.

Penny tracking a layed down human sent.

morpeths gateshead
Foxhound Puppy
11 week old puppy Daredevil
Photos with thanks to jackie wallace www.madaboutfoxhounds.co.uk

 

 

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