|Group:||Hounds (Group 4)|
|Club:||Hound Club Of Victoria Inc (Group 4)|
|Contact:||Mrs Susan Santoro|
|Phone:||0416 740 888|
Background The Foxhound was developed in Great Britain in the 13th century expressly for the purpose of trailing the red fox.
Average Lifespan About 12-14 years.
Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament The Foxhound is a very active, bold and passionate hunter. Responsive and obedient to his master...but training takes patience.
Compatibility with other pets They prefer to be in the company of other dogs and do quite well with other animals. Indeed Foxhounds can become bored if kept on their own.
Care Requirements The Foxhound is an easy-going dog that nonetheless needs plenty of exercise. It is bred to run for miles and it can make a good jogging companion on leash or a hiking companion in a safe area. It can live outdoors in temperate climates as long as it has warm shelter and bedding and, preferably, another Foxhound. The coat needs only occasional brushing to remove dead hair.
Ideal Owners/s They are friendly with people and excellent with children. As with all dogs, young children and pets should always be supervised when together. Foxhound possess a good "voice", which can make them not the ideal dog for urban areas. They need an active owner willing to devote the time to keep them well exercised.
In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Foxhound and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.