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English Foxhound (Black White & Tan, Head)
Black White & Tan, Head

Breed Information


2022: #199

2021: #196

2020: #194

2019: #193

2018: #188

2017: #189

2016: #187

2015: #184

Name English Foxhound
Other names Foxhound

United Kingdom


Breed Group

Hound (AKC:1909)

Scenthound (UKC)

Size Large
Type Purebred
Life span 10-13 years








Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm)

Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)

Weight 65-70 pounds (29-32 kg)

Black White & Tan

Lemon & White


Litter Size 5-7 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $600 - $800 USD

Purchasing English Foxhound puppy from top breeders can cost from $600 to $1,000. However, you will pay less price if you want to adopt a puppy from a rescue organization. The cost to adopt a Foxhound puppy is approximately $300 or less to cover the costs of caring for the dog.

Breed Characteristics


4 stars

Apartment Friendly

1 stars

English Foxhounds are not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and do best with acreage.

Barking Tendencies

5 stars


Cat Friendly

2 stars

Child Friendly

5 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Exercise Needs

5 stars

This breed needs extensive exercise to be happy. It needs to be taken on a daily, long, brisk walk or jog where the dog is made to walk beside or behind the human holding the lead, as in a dog’s mind, the leader leads the way and that leader needs to be the human, not the dog.


1 stars

Low Maintenance: The English Foxhound’s short, dense coat is easy to groom. Brush it weekly with a hound mitt or rubber curry brush to remove dead hairs and distribute skin oils. The dogs shed moderately, and regular brushing will help prevent loose hairs from settling on your floors, furniture and clothing. Bathe the dog as needed.

Health Issues

1 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoThere are very few health problems in this breed. Occasionally seen are chronic hip dysplasia, renal disease, and epilepsy. The breed's lifespan is typically 10–13 years.


4 stars

Ranking: #46 Full Ranking List


3 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


4 stars

Moderately Easy Training: Training won't require too much attention and effort, though it won't be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually.

Watchdog Ability

2 stars

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English Foxhound Puppy (Black White & Tan, Face)
Puppies, Face

English Foxhound Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Charlie Molly
02 Duke Bella
03 Rocky Coco
04 Jasper Annie
05 Cody Luna
06 Toby Sadie
07 Hank Chloe
08 Tucker Layla
09 Brody Zoe
10 Riley Abbie
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The breed standards' guidelines for showing English Foxhounds requires them to be 21–25 inches (53–64 cm) tall at the withers. The skull is wide and the muzzle is long. The legs are muscular, straight-boned, and the paws are rounded, almost cat-like. The English Foxhound comes in any hound color, most often tricolor, tan, red, or black with a white base.

Traditionally a pack hound, the English foxhound nonetheless makes a stately house dog, as long as it has human or canine companionship. It gets along well with horses, dogs, children and other pets. It is an avid sniffer and trailer, however, and needs daily exercise in a safe area. It is a tolerant, amiable and gentle dog, even though it is not very demonstrative. Most are reserved with strangers. It is not well-suited for city life. It bays.


The English Foxhound dates back before the 1800s, in Great Britain. The Brits had kept records of over 250 different foxhound hunting packs, where studbooks were kept by the British Masters of Foxhounds Association since at least 1800. Records of English Foxhounds showed up in the USA dating back to the mid-1900s. They were developed by crossing a variety of hounds with the Bulldog, Greyhound and the Smooth Fox Terrier. Used in packs to chase fox with hunters on horseback, the Foxhound has impressive stamina and a good nose. He can run steadily for hours at a time. Some of the English Foxhound's talents are hunting, tracking, watchdog and agility. The English Foxhound was recognized by the AKC in 1909. The English Foxhound is a little slower and a bit stockier than the American Foxhound.

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