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Breed:

English Foxhound

Group (AKC):

Hound

Country of OriginGreat Britain
Type of coatShort and hard.
GroomingMinimal coat care is needed. Occasional rub down with a rough cloth is sufficient. 
Average height23 - 27 inches
Average weight55 - 75 lbs.
Activity levelHigh
WatchdogHigh
ProtectionLow
IntelligenceLow, Obedience - Medium, Problem Solving - Medium
TrainabilityFirm, no nonsense leadership is required. Obedience training should begin early. The "come" command is the hardest to teach because of scent distraction.
Compatibility with childrenYes, but young dogs may be too exuberant for smaller children.
CharacterActive, friendly, strong, lively
Ideal home environmentNot suited for urban living, he does best as a hunting dog or part of large pack kennel.
Ideal ownerAn owner of a English Foxhound should really know about the breed as he is not typically used as a pet breed.
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Additional notes:

The English Foxhound is a solid well-built animal, with stamina an essential ingredient in its development. He is stouter and moves more slowly than his cousin the American Foxhound. This breed is almost entirely used for hunting as he can work for several hours without a break on a variety of terrain.

Short History:

He dates back to the sixteenth century where he was bred to hunt as part of a pack. He was developed by mixing various hounds and then bred with the greyhound, the bulldog and the fox terrier.

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