Illustration of Foxhound

Traditionally, the English Foxhound has always been a pack hound and with many hunts developing their own readily identified 'type'. The annual Festival of Hunting at Peterborough sees the spectacle of exhibits from many packs throughout country in competition.

Only in the recent past have we seen Foxhounds in the show ring in the UK although they have been established in the show rings of the USA and Australia for much longer.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 12 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

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