Everyone has heard of the Beagle, but most are less are aware of its taller version, the Foxhound. The Foxhound has the same long, droopy ears, short coat and attuned sense of smell as it's smaller cousin. A hound at heart, the Foxhound has the handsome face and big, dark, eyes with a pleading expression that you cannot help but love. The Foxhound is a sturdy and well balanced breed.

Other Names
English Foxhound
Country of Origin

Black, tan, and white, for example tri-color (black, white & tan), or bi-color with a white background or any combination of these three.

Height / Weight
On average dogs stand at 60 - 64cms at the withers and weigh 31 - 34kgs, bitches average at 58 - 62cms from the withers and weigh 29 - 32kgs.
There Foxhound is generally healthy without specific ailments to be aware of.
Life Span

10 -12 years

The Foxhound is not an easy breed to train despite their intelligence. They are very easily distracted, especially by smells and will require a lot of patience and time to train!
Suitability (Children)

Foxhound's are not big eaters when you consider the amount of exercise they require.

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
The Foxhound is quite active, requiring at least a 6-8km walk three to four times a week. They may have trouble adapting to life in a suburban backyard and are much better suited to the country. These dogs are bred to chase and run all day and thrive on activity, if you are unable to exercise them adequately they may not be the dog for you.
Hair Shed
There Foxhound is generally healthy without specific ailments to be aware of.
The smooth, short-haired coat of the Foxhound is easy to groom. Combing and brushing with a firm bristle brush will remove dead hair and the dog should be given a shampoo when required.
Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Foxhounds were unsurprisingly developed for hunting foxes in packs and have continued to do so for hundreds of years. In Australia, it seems the Foxhound accompanied the captive foxes brought out by wealthier British settlers in the 1800s and were used to hunt on Australian soil to try and re-create their life at home. Even today hunt packs are still in operation in Australian states with the exception of WA and NT.

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