The Foxhound
The FoxhoundThe traditionally handsome Foxhound has rarely been regarded as a household pet. In the United States of America, the breed has been treated over the years as a genuine show dog in small numbers, but it is only occasionally seen in the show ring in Britain.
Most adult Foxhounds are maintained in kennels in packs by one or other of the hunts; the puppies are ‘walked’ through their growing period by hunt-supporters in order that they should become part socialised. As a breed, they have to be recognised as being relatively large and determined; discipline is not their strong point.
Foxhounds are registered with the Kennel Club irregularly on the basis of reciprocal agreements with masters of recognised hunts. The breed may well make a greater impact in the show ring in the future.
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Foxhound Breed Standard
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.
Visit the Kennel Club website for the Breed Standard of the Foxhound – Foxhound Breed Standard
Foxhound Clubs in the West Country
There is currently no specific Club for the Foxhound.