Learn about the temperament and personality of the English Foxhound. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
English Foxhound Temperament
English Foxhounds were bred to hunt in large packs alongside the hunter who was on horseback. For this reason they are sociable with dogs, people and horses. They can be very independent minded and stubborn, especially when they want to go exploring. He has a very keen sense of smell and will wander off the minute you put him down and he picks up a scent, so he must be securely fenced in or on a leash at all times. They are very active and need plenty of outdoor time every day to run around and burn off their energy. They have tremendous stamina. They can run, and run, and run, (and run!) all day with only a few rests in between. They really enjoy running and were built for it! If an English Foxhound gets bored and isn’t allowed to burn off his energy, he will probably become destructive.
English Foxhound Training
The English Foxhound is moderatley easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
English Foxhound Shedding
The English Foxhound sheds a fair amount of hair. You’ll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
English Foxhound Grooming
The short coat of the English Foxhound only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)