English Foxhound dog breed - photos and description
Pictures of the breed
The main features of the breed
|Virtually do not need care
|Need for activity:
|Need a lot of physical activity
|Tolerance of loneliness:
|They really need people
|Type of wool:
|Friendly to strangers:
|Easy to learn
|Hunting, Service, Companions
|Tendency to bark:
|Bark only for warning, not for long
The English Foxhound is one of the oldest and most common hunting breeds. Many European and American hunting breeds were created on its basis. They are fast and hardy medium-sized dogs. They are skilled hunters and can pursue any prey for a long time. They are very active and cannot live without work, which makes them unsuitable for lowland hunting. They attract breeders with their friendliness, determination and high intelligence. However, before getting an English Foxhound, it is worth studying the description of the breed and reading reviews from the owners. This will help you learn about their strengths and weaknesses.
Foxhounds are accustomed to living and working in packs. However, sometimes representatives of the breed are bred as companions. Due to their large size and playful bark, they can perform security functions. They also excel in dog sports that require speed, agility and endurance.
English Foxhounds are friendly, non-aggressive and loyal to people. They are balanced, gentle, cheerful and playful. The breed is very athletic and energetic; it needs physical exercise, without which it will become boring and uncontrollable. Therefore, the breed is not suitable for domestic dogs and people who are constantly busy at work.
Foxhounds adapt well to their owners and easily get along with children. They are affectionate, good-natured and patient, but can accidentally drop babies during lively play. They are less able than other dogs to communicate with people and are social animals, but with proper training they can become good companions.
They are suspicious of strangers. This trait and their loud bark make them good guard dogs, although they are not aggressive towards people.
The English Foxhound is a beautiful large dog with excellent hunting instincts and a balanced character.