Breeds

Foxhound

GROUP 4 - HOUNDS

History

A foxhound is a type of large hunting hound bred for strong hunting instincts, great energy, and, like all scent hounds, a keen sense of smell. In fox hunting, the foxhound's namesake, packs of foxhounds track quarry, followed—usually on horseback—by the hunters, sometimes for several miles at a stretch; moreover, foxhounds also sometimes guard sheep and houses. (1)

Appearance

Well balanced, powerful and clean cut. (2)

Temperament

Friendly and not aggressive. 

Sizes

Height: approx. 58-64 cms (23-25 ins) 

In Conclusion

Now you know a little about the Fox Hound you may have think that this is the dog for you. Before you make a decision, please make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the Fox Hound and its needs and whether this breed would suit your lifestyle.

References

  1. Ankc.org.au
  2. Wikipedia.org

    Image: dogfidelity.com

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