Is an English Foxhound the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

English Foxhound

Choosing an English Foxhound as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Friendly, energetic dogs that are large and eager and love the company of other dogs and animals
Suitable Owners

Energetic owner with access to plenty of space and willing to train
Origins

Bred to hunt in large packs alongside hunters usually on horseback
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

 Hound
Coat:

 Short, dense coat
Grooming:

 Easily brushed but sheds hair easily so may require frequent brushing
Average Height:

 53-69cm. 21-27 ins.
Average Weight:

 25-34 kg. 55-75 lbs.
Colour:

 Hound colouring and markings
Temperament:

Highly active, friendly, and extremely alert, these dogs have plenty of stamina and endurance. Moderately easy to train they make independent but very affectionate pets.
 Exercise:

 These dogs love to run, so lots of exercise required to avoid them becoming bored at home.
Average Lifespan: 

11-12 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

They are naturally inquisitive and love to follow scents which can bring problems on walks

Potential Health Concerns



Generally healthy dogs with no specific weaknesses
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