Featured Breed : English Foxhounds
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Life Span:~10-13 years
Litter Size: 5-7 puppies
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Size: Male Height:22-25 inches (56-63 cm.);
Female Height:21-24 inches (53-61 cm.)
Male Weight:65-70 pounds (29-32 kg.);
Female Weight:65-70 pounds (29-32 kg.)
Coat: The coat of English Foxhounds is described as short, hard-to-tough and sparse. Because the coat is not very dense, it is difficult for the English Foxhounds to endure the harsh cold deep winter. The coat of the English Foxhounds could be very colorful with a variety of colors.
History: The origin of English Foxhounds was considered to be from Great Britain during around 13th century. As the English Foxhounds owns very special large nose and possesses enduring ability, they were used in hunting by Masters from Great Britain. The breed enables owners to find what they need because they have great passion to search out whatever they are supposed to find.
Health Issues: Though as healthy as people think they are, the English Foxhounds do suffer from hip dysplasia due to unusual growth-up, eye problems, arm problems, seizure (neurological disorder) and kidney problems. Epilepsy can cause seizure and it can only be controlled by using certain medicines, but it is not possibly be cured completely. 0
Temperament: English Foxhounds is considered to be enthusiastic, vigorous and active. They are curious about things around them and thus training of the breed needs special efforts from the owners’ side. They are also enthusiastic about everything and thus they appear hyper most of the times. They sometimes run, jump and move around without stop and they could not calm down until they hit something or create a trouble. Their enduring ability of moving and running hours and hours always tires most of owners out.
Activity: English Foxhounds thrives on intensive exercises and they enjoy all kinds of activities. There never seems to be enough exercises for them to finish their need. It is better that the owners are super-energetic and thus they can handle the dog because they can run and run without stopping for many hours. Swimming is also a very desirable activity for the breed to recharge their extra energy.