English Foxhound Dog Breed England, Great Britain

English Foxhound

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: England, Great Britain
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Male: 56–63 cm, Female: 53–61 cm
Weight: Male: 27–34 kg, Female: 25–32 kg
Color: White, Tri-color, Lemon & White
Life Expectancy: 10 – 14 years
Temperament: Tolerant, Gentle, Friendly, Companionable, Active, Sociable
Litter Size: 3 - 7 puppies
Health Problems: Generally healthy.

English Foxhounds are not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and do best with acreage.

The English Foxhound is an athletic hunting dog.

The skull is wide and the muzzle is long.

The nose is about 4 inches long (10 cm) with wide-open nostrils.

The teeth should meet in a scissors bite.

The hanging ears are set low, lying flat to the head.

Some choose to "round" the ears, which means about 1 1/2 inches are cut off of the end of the ear. The large eyes are brown.

The legs are straight and the cat-like feet are round. The long tail is set high. The coat is short, hard, dense and glossy.

Coat colors come in black, tan and white, for example tricolor (black, white and tan), or bicolor with a white background, or any combination of these three.