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English Foxhound

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Foxhunting.

AKC recognized: 1909
AKC group: Hound

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Color: Any hound color.

Life span: 10 to 13 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The English Foxhound is a versatile dog that can be trained to hunt almost any ground game, although they're best known for foxhunting as their name suggests. They are gentle and social and get along well with children, horses, and other dogs. They are very active and have the stamina to run all day.

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Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

OK in apartments? No

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Energy/Activity Level: High

Exercise requirement: This breed needs plenty of exercise daily and a lot of space where they can run.

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, kidney problems, epilepsy.

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Recommended books for further reading:

English Foxhound (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Chelsea Devon
Published in 2004
160 pages

English Foxhound (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Emily Latimer and Suzy Reingold
Published in 1998
96 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
The Foxhound Club of North America
Wikipedia breed information page

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