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English Foxhound

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
English Foxhound
23-25” (58-64 cm) 65-70 lb (29.5-31.5 kg)Short, dense, glossy coat. Black, tan and white colour in any combination.

In the 13th century, tracking hounds of the original Bloodhound type lacked enough speed and agility for pursuing the quick and clever fox, so astute breeding produced the lighter and more sure-footed English Foxhound. Records of specialized Foxhound kennels date back to 1696, with 50 more kennels established in the next five decades. This handsome breed made its way to North America in the late 18th century and was the predecessor to the American Foxhound, Coonhound and other scent hounds.


The archetype pack animal, the English Foxhound is a congenial creature. As affectionate as he is, the Foxhound may not always suit a family home. His lineage gives him a powerful instinct, and for this reason, training should start in puppyhood. Ancestry almost always ensures that the English Foxhound may be happiest in a pack, running daily to keep fit for the activity he loves: the chase.

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