English Foxhound

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 2ft 1in - 2ft 3in
Weight: 55-75lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 13 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount5/5


  • Grooming Difficulty1/5
  • Shedding Amount4/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

English Foxhound Information

English FoxhoundThese long-tailed, multi-colored dogs can hunt fox by scent and originated in England – hence the name! Full of energy and stamina, this pup can run continuously the entire day with few breaks. He combines strength, beauty, balance and utility.

The breed does well with children and other pets and serves as a social, gentle companion. They need plenty of exercise, so make sure you take him on walks or excursions to the dog park.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can English Foxhounds be apartment dogs?

The English Foxhound needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can English Foxhounds be left alone?

While English Foxhounds prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are English Foxhounds good with kids?

English Foxhounds do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are English Foxhounds friendly with strangers?

Typically, English Foxhounds are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do English Foxhounds get along with other dogs?

Typically, English Foxhounds get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do English Foxhounds bark a lot?

English Foxhounds are known to bark quite often. This can be irritating for owners who aren't expecting it and they may require some training to limit the amount of barking.

Do English Foxhounds shed a lot?

English Foxhounds shed quite a bit. You'll need to brush them often to limit the hair on your floors and clothing.

Do English Foxhounds need a lot of grooming?

With a English Foxhound you won't need to dedicate any extra time to special grooming. Their coats are easy to deal with.

Do English Foxhounds need a lot of exercise?

The English Foxhound has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are English Foxhounds easy to train?

Although English Foxhounds can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can English Foxhounds handle cold weather?

Although English Foxhounds can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can English Foxhounds handle hot weather?

Although English Foxhounds can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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