English foxhound

Other name: English Foxhound

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The English Foxhound is a large hunting dog with a powerful and well-proportioned build and well-defined lines. The gaits of the English Foxhound are characterized by fluid and free movements, giving it great endurance.



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Hair type Short
Origin Britain
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 34 kg From 53 cm to 61 cm
Male From 30 kg to 34 kg From 56 cm to 63 cm
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History of the breed

the   English foxhound   has been the subject of carefully controlled and documented breeding for over 2 centuries in Great Britain. A long tradition of breeding for hunting and a perfectly traced genealogy thanks to the English association of the Foxhound, which keeps a register dating from before the year 1800. What makes that any owner of English Foxhound can know its origins precisely. This body continues to oversee British breeding today.

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Physical features

Its coat: offers the dog good weather resistance, although short. Good density.
Its color: all shades and brands.
His head: well proportioned. The skull is flat and moderately broad, the stop is not very marked. The nostrils are large, the muzzle long and square, the lips moderately developed, the jaws powerful and perfectly articulated in scissors.
His ears: set high and drooping.
His eyes: medium in size, hazelnut or brown, displaying a look full of liveliness.
His body: well drawn, without any impression of heaviness. The back is broad and horizontal, the kidney strong and a little convex, the chest well let down and the ribs well sprung.
Its tail: set high, well erect, in no way curled over the back.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The English Foxhound   is the hunting dog par excellence . An area for which it was specifically developed and for which it has natural aptitudes. the English foxhound is bursting with energy and is characterized by remarkable endurance . It has traditionally been used for fox hunting , accompanying hunters on horseback to England. In everyday life, he is a pleasant companion who is friendly and never aggressive . Of course, the English Foxhound should not be expected to stand guard at home.

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Energetic and active dog, the English Foxhound needs a firm education, but without brutality. It is important to teach him the recall as soon as possible, because this dog is naturally called to move away from his master during the labor.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   English Foxhound needs a lot of space and freedom of movement . He is a hunting dog by nature and must therefore be able to benefit from multiple opportunities to let off steam. Adapting to life in the city seems difficult for the English Foxhound, but it can be achieved if given enough daily activity. A house with a large fenced garden would suit him perfectly . He is clearly not made to live in an apartment.


Ease of gaining weight

the   English foxhound   is a generally strong and resistant dog, benefiting from a good protection against bad weather thanks to his dense coat. There are nevertheless predispositions to certain diseases in this breed, mainly renal amyloidosis (a rare disease characterized by deposits of insoluble proteins in the tissues), deafness and also hip dysplasia.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 5 and 7 puppies

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends an English Foxhound dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 13 years

The life expectancy of an English Foxhound is, on average, between 10 years and 13 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   English foxhound   remains subject to permanent shedding , with moderate hair loss occurring most of the year. It therefore requires regular maintenance , but without being really restrictive.

It is recommended to brush the dog once or twice a week to get rid of dead hair and keep his skin and coat clean. Particular attention should also be paid to the inside of his ears in order to dislodge any debris or external parasites picked up during outings.

Price and budget

Purchase price

700 €
900 €

The purchase price of an English Foxhound is between 700 € and 900 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 450
700 €

The annual maintenance cost of an English Foxhound is between 450 € and 700 €.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   English foxhound   is a very active dog. He therefore needs long and frequent outings on a daily basis and cannot be satisfied with simple clean walks.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1955


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