The English Foxhound, usually referred to simply as the Foxhound, has been carefully and selectively bred in Britain for hundreds of years. The English Foxhound is stockier than his American counterpart. The breed is sweet and exceptionally active. They can make loving house pets, as long they are raised and socialized properly. Most foxhounds prefer living with other dogs and are not particularly good with cats or other small animals, given their highly-developed prey instincts. The English Foxhound was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1909, as a member of the Hound Group. Its parent club is the English Foxhound Club of America.
The average English Foxhound stands 22 to 26 inches at the withers and weighs between 60 and 75 pounds. Their short, hard coat is easy to groom, and their ears should be cleaned and checked regularly to be kept free from plant matter and infection.