Breed Profile

Foxhound

Foxhound
This dog is famous in England for its use in fox hunting packs. It is believed this well known breed was developed from the Saint Hubert Hound (looks similar to a bloodhound) and arrived in the UK during the Norman invasion. The St Hubert Hound was first developed in the Ardennes Abbey in Switzerland.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The average lifespan of a Foxhound is 12 years but, with good care and nutrition, can live up to 14 years of age.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

58cm to 69cm
25kg to 34kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Active, friendly, and extremely alert, these dogs make very affectionate pets. Even in the pack environment they are always friendly to humans and tend to greet each person with a wagging tail.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Although bred to live as part of a pack, these loving animals do make affectionate house pets and will get on well with any other animals in the home.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Being short coated they are easy to keep clean using either a hand-grooming glove or a leather to remove any dirt from the coat. They need exercise, but in the house will be happy to just 'hang out' without fuss. They do however possess a very powerful roaming instinct so training them to come when called is a priority from an early age. The Foxhound is an ideal companion for those wanting the challenge of training a smart and willing companion.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Foxhound is the dog for you and you are able to give it the attention and training it craves, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Lisa Turner RugerRun VIC Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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