English Foxhound is a oversee cousin of American Foxhound. He is about 60 centimetres tall and weight 30 kilograms. The English Foxhound comes in any hound color, most often tricolor, tan, red, or black with a white base.
There are top ten interesting facts about English Foxhound
1) The English Foxhound has a great nose for hunting fox and similar prey, such as coyote. They are used in the sport of foxhunting, where horse-mounted riders chase wild quarry with a pack of hounds. The hounds track the fox, and the riders follow behind, listening for the hounds’ vocalizations once the prey has been located.
2) The first English foxhound to be registered was a dog named "Auditor". The English foxhound is a rare breed of dog, with only 32 registered in 1995. Not only is it a rare breed, but it is the rarest breed in the United States according to the AKC. Even today, the American Kennel Club only has a small number registered. The latest count with the AKC was under twenty.
3) The English Foxhound is more stout than its cousin, the American Foxhound. These large dogs stand about 24 inches in height at the withers on average. They have long, straight, and strong legs, deep chests, and level backs.
4) Traditionally, this dog was bred to live and work in a pack. That means they get along well with other dogs and may be happiest when with other English Foxhounds. They are a gentle and friendly breed that enjoys the company of humans, both adults and children, as well as other animals like horses and household pets.
5) The most difficult command to teach the English foxhound is "come"? This is because they have such a high drive to seek prey as well as an excellent sense of smell and are always ready to chase after something. Because of this they get very easily distracted. This is why basic obedience should be taught at as young an age as possible.
6) Another interesting fact is that the English foxhound is probably one of the best dogs for people with allergies. They are very light shedders and if they are rubbed down with a wet cloth, the hair will be picked up by the cloth, thus minimizing shedding.
7) The English foxhound gained a lot of popularity after the famous movie, "The Fox and the Hound". Many young kids suddenly wanted their parents to get a hound dog for their pet.
8) Like many hounds, the English Foxhound can be overcome by his scenting and hunting instincts. That makes training essential, but it will take great patience, consistency, and firm yet calm and caring leadership. These powerful dogs are best owned by experienced owners who understand the challenges of working with a dog with an innate desire for the chase.
9) Very few English Foxhounds are kept as family pets. Most are owned by hunt associations that house the dogs in kennels and keep them in shape for foxhunting by running them daily. In fact, because these dogs were bred to chase their prey all day long, they have high exercise needs. This makes them most suited to a life in the country with lots of room to run. They are also great companions for jogging and hiking.
10) The English Foxhound sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.