About the English Foxhound

English Foxhounds are powerful, well balanced and clean-cut dogs that are archetypical of all large European hounds.

Bursting with energy and stamina, which allows them to run for hours at a time, these dogs were born to hunt, but they are nevertheless friendly and not aggressive.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
FCI Group 6, AKC Hound Group
Avg life expectancy
10–13 translations.feature.breeds.years

Confident / Friendly / Gentle / Independent / Intelligent / Sociable / Resilient


  • Requires outdoor space
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Patient with children and other animals