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English Foxhound

As their name suggests, English Foxhounds have always been used to hunt foxes, working in tandem with the huntsmen on horseback.

About the English Foxhound

English Foxhounds are powerful, well balanced and clean-cut dogs that are archetypical of all large European hounds.

Bursting with energy and stamina, which allows them to run for hours at a time, these dogs were born to hunt, but they are nevertheless friendly and not aggressive.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 6, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Confident / Friendly / Gentle / Independent / Intelligent / Sociable / Resilient

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Patient with children and other animals

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