What are some traits of English Foxhounds?


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English foxhounds are bred to track foxes by their scent. They typically live about 10 to 13 years and weigh 55 to 75 pounds, although some males can weigh as much as 100 pounds. Their ears hang down by their cheeks, and they have long tails. They have a wide skull and long nose.

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What are some traits of English Foxhounds?
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The relatively rare breed is not often taken as a pet, but they make good partners for people who enjoy running. They have significant stamina when running, and they are known for their intelligence. The English foxhound has a high need for exercise every day and doesn't acclimate well to living in an apartment. Some English foxhounds that do not get enough exercise become destructive. With its tendency to chase prey, it must be kept leashed in open areas to prevent it from running in front of a car. The breed makes a good family dog with its gentle nature and desire to be part of a pack.

The English foxhound is one of four types of foxhounds. The breed was created during the reign of Henry VIII to begin the sport of fox hunting among royalty. Breeders used several species of dogs to give the English foxhound its speed, knack for hunting and persistence.

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