ENGLISH FOXHOUND DOG

A classic hunting dog with the classic hound colors, the English Foxhound is a brave pack dog with a kind and decided disposition.
 
The robust English Foxhound stands from 58 to 60 cm to the withers, over limbs as straight as possible. The head has a good size, but should not be heavy. The ears should be long and well flat to the cheeks, somewhat rounded, the bite should be perfect, lower or upper prognathism is not admitted. The neck is long and clean, with no dewlap, flowing to the shoulders, which should be long, muscled and well sloped. The chest diameter should be more than 75 cm, the side ribs deep: the back and lumbar area well muscled; the tail well inserted and carried happily, but never over the back. The elbows should be straight and well let down by a long forearms. The standard states that “every Foxhound study insists in limbs straight as posts, and equally strong”. Curved limbs are not admitted. The feet bone should not be too large, and the feet should be catlike and round. The hair is short, thick, strong and shiny and the Foxhound can have every color of a good hound (tricolor, bicolor, white with hare, yellow or tan).
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR             
The English Foxhound puppy gains around half a kilo per week until the sixth week. Although care is similar to the Beagle, it doesn’t benefit from a domestic life as the latter. 
 
The English Foxhound is not popular as a company dog, despite it being a very balanced and sweet natured dog. It is very sociable with its peers, since it was bred as a pack dog, and will get along with another Foxhound or other dog. Although it loves people and children and grows fond of its family, the Foxhound is usually an outdoor dog and can live perfectly in a breeding house. Its hunting instinct is very strong and needs a lot more exercise than your Beagle!
 
DEVELOPMENT             
As one of the least popular breeds in the US, less than five litters a year are registered for the English Foxhound. This adorable puppy with its proud mother should feel very special! Agent. Giselle Saskor
 
The English Foxhound weighs around 500 g at birth and grows balanced at good pace. Being a very natural breed, growth represents no problems. However it is a very specialized breed, developed for specific means. It is convenient that the inexpert owners studies the breed thoroughly and works closely with a breeder or experienced owner to raise and educate their specimen. The Foxhound requires special care, special training and special diet to be able to stand out as the true hunter it is.
 
HEALTH
After six months the English Foxhound has reached at least 80% of its height, although it will take more than a year to complete. 
 
Virtually free of hereditary problems, a resistant pure breed, long lived and easy to care for, the English Foxhound will make a handful of owners happy this year. 
 
The English Foxhound, as a very natural and unexaggerated dog, is practically exempt of hereditary problems and is very resistant to diseases. Perhaps the greatest risk in this breed are injuries caused during hunting or playing too excitedly. Some back problems have been observed, including osteochondritis. Trombocytopathy, a blood anomaly, is exclusive to the breed. Care is minimal, but eyes and ears should be controlled at least once a week before the presence of infections or foreign objects. In some lines deafness problems occur.