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English Foxhound

Country/Date of Origin: England/1700s

Other Names Body Type Personality Coat Health Concerns

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AKC Group: Hound

Breed Club: English Foxhound Club of America, Corresponding Secretary: John Wickline, 9901 Howes Road, Dunkirk, MD 20754

Rescue Club: Fox Hound Rescue

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Body Type:

  • Height: 24-25 inches (at shoulder)
  • Weight: 62-70 pounds
  • Natural tail is carried low and is not altered
  • Ears hang and are usually rounded off with about 1 inch altered
  • Resembles the American Foxhound but is heavier boned


  • The English Foxhound is generally loyal to its owner
  • Likes to wander
  • Described as a "real sporting dog"


  • The coat is short, hard and dense
  • Permissible colors are any of the hound colors, usually black, white and tan
  • Minimal grooming required

Health Concerns:

  • No serious genetic faults
  • Should not be allowed to get too heavy
  • Should be checked for hip dysplasia
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Tasty Tidbits:
  • Not a typical house pet, this dog does best with people who are serious about dogs
  • They are usually kept in pack kennels of 20-30 dogs

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