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|Country of Origin||Great Britain|
|Type of coat||Short and hard.|
|Grooming||Minimal coat care is needed. Occasional rub down with a rough cloth is sufficient.|
|Average height||23 - 27 inches|
|Average weight||55 - 75 lbs.|
|Intelligence||Low, Obedience - Medium, Problem Solving - Medium|
|Trainability||Firm, no nonsense leadership is required. Obedience training should begin early. The "come" command is the hardest to teach because of scent distraction.|
|Compatibility with children||Yes, but young dogs may be too exuberant for smaller children.|
|Character||Active, friendly, strong, lively|
|Ideal home environment||Not suited for urban living, he does best as a hunting dog or part of large pack kennel.|
|Ideal owner||An 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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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.
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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