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English Foxhound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about English Foxhound so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the English Foxhound have? The dog breed also known as...
Foxhound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is English Foxhound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1909 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Is English Foxhound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the English Foxhound breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Continental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel Club
Price
How much does the English Foxhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? English Foxhound price:
$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the English Foxhound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a English Foxhound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the English Foxhound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? English Foxhound size:
Large
Weight
How much does the English Foxhound weigh? English Foxhound weight:
65-70 pounds (29-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the English Foxhound? English Foxhound average weight:
67.5 pounds (30.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the English Foxhound? English Foxhound height:
Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? English Foxhound average height:
Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the English Foxhound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper English Foxhound's coat?
WhiteTanLemon Black
Grooming
How to groom the English Foxhound and how often?
Effortless: The English Foxhound requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. English Foxhound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do English Foxhound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Foxhound? English Foxhound shedding level:
English Foxhounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the English Foxhound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveFriendlySociableCompanionableGentleTolerant
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the English Foxhound? Are they intelligent?
Average: English Foxhound's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are English Foxhound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
English Foxhounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
English Foxhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? English Foxhound sensitivity:
English Foxhounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
English Foxhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Foxhound need? English Foxhound social needs:
English Foxhounds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do English Foxhound dogs bark a lot? Why does my Foxhound bark?
High: The English Foxhound is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is English Foxhound good as a watchdog?
English Foxhounds are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do English Foxhound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
English Foxhounds can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do English Foxhound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Foxhound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a English Foxhound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The English Foxhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the English Foxhound do?
English Foxhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but English Foxhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the English Foxhound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does English Foxhound roam?
English Foxhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does English Foxhound have high prey drive?
English Foxhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that English Foxhound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is English Foxhound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
English Foxhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
English Foxhounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
English Foxhounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where English Foxhound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
English Foxhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are English Foxhound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? English Foxhound and children:
English Foxhounds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do English Foxhound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
English Foxhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is English Foxhound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do English Foxhound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
English Foxhounds are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the English Foxhound can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are English Foxhounds good office dogs? Do English Foxhounds make good office friendly dogs? Can English Foxhounds be office dogs?
Yes
English Foxhound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do English Foxhound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Foxhound temperament with senior people? Are English Foxhound dogs good for elderly owners?
English Foxhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do English Foxhound dogs get along with other pets? Are English Foxhound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
English Foxhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is English Foxhound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
English Foxhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can English Foxhound be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). English Foxhound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can English Foxhound be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. English Foxhound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can English Foxhound be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. English Foxhound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can English Foxhound be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The English Foxhound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can English Foxhound be a boat dog?
Not really
English Foxhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can English Foxhound be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. English Foxhound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do English Foxhound dogs have health problems?
English Foxhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the English Foxhound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the English Foxhound breed? Health risks of English Foxhound:
BloatEpilepsyHip DysplasiaRenal Disease
Life Expectancy
How long do English Foxhound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a English Foxhound be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the English Foxhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
English Foxhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the English Foxhound have?
English Foxhounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do English Foxhound dogs require per day?
English Foxhounds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
English Foxhounds don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the English Foxhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? English Foxhound risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The English Foxhound has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the English Foxhound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The English Foxhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the English Foxhound drool?
The English Foxhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the English Foxhound could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the English Foxhound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the English Foxhound pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? English Foxhound pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female English Foxhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the English Foxhound have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the English Foxhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of English Foxhound

Pros
  • Trainability: English Foxhounds are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The English Foxhound requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The English Foxhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Adaptability: English Foxhounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: English Foxhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: English Foxhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: English Foxhound is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: English Foxhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: English Foxhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: English Foxhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: English Foxhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: English Foxhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Watchdog Ability: English Foxhounds are not the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: English Foxhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: English Foxhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: English Foxhounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: English Foxhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

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