FCI-Standard N° 159/  22. 07. 1997 / GB


ORIGIN : Great Britain.


UTILIZATION : Packhound for mounted hunt.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. :   Group 6     Scenthounds and
                                                                  related breeds.
                                               Section 1.1   Large-sized Scent hounds.
                                               With working trial.


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BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY :  The English Foxhound has been bred along careful lines for over two hundred years, the stud books published by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of England dating back before 1800 ; it is an easy matter for any owner of an English Foxhound to trace the pedigree back.  The breeding of Foxhounds in England has always been and is still today in hands of the masters of Foxhounds, who kept the most careful records of their breeding operations.  Lately , the English Kennel Club has published an interim standard for the Foxhound.  The FCI has recognized the breed in 1964.  There have been over two hundred and fifty packs of Foxhounds in Great Britain.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Well balanced, powerful and clean cut.

BEHAVIOUR/ TEMPERAMENT : Stamina and endurance, natural ability to hunt.  Friendly and not aggressive.

HEAD : Well balanced.

Skull : Flat, of medium width.
Stop : Slight.

Nose : Large nostrils.
Muzzle : Long and square.
Jaws/Teeth : Moderately developed.
Mouth : Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i. e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Medium size, hazel or brown.  Keen expression.
Leathers : Pendant, carried close to the head, high set.

NECK : Long, slightly arched, well developed without being coarse.

Back : Broad and level.
Loin : Strong.
Chest : Deep, ribs well sprung.

TAIL : Well set on high.  Carried gaily but never curled over back.


FOREQUARTERS : Forelegs long, straight and well boned down to feet.
Shoulders : Well laid back, muscular without being loaded.
Pasterns : Strong.

HINDQUARTERS : Powerful and muscular.  Well boned down to feet.
Stifles : Well bent.
Hocks : Well let down.

FEET : Round, tight and strong.  Well padded.  Nails strong.  Dewclaws optional.

GAIT/MOVEMENT : Free striding, tireless with the ability to gallop.  Good drive GO BACK TO LIST with no indication to roll.


HAIR : Short and dense.  Weatherproof.

COLOUR : Any recognized hound colour and markings.

SIZE : Height at withers approx. 58-64 cm (23-25 ins).

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.


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ORIGIN: Great Britain

The Foxound be originated from a sage "concoction" of several segugi, intercrosses to you with the Bulldog, the English Levriero and the Fox Terrier then, from which it has inherited a release burning in the race, forces, autorit and the passion for the wild one.

E' a dog much elegant one, with harmonious lines, but vigorous and tenacious

its ransom goes from the 56 to the 63 centimeters of Height for the males while for the females it must be comprised between the 53 and the 61. The weight does not come indicated from the standard.

It has one wide skull and long neck.
The eyes are large and of sweet expression.
The orecchie are long and adherent to the head.
Ia long tail, comes elevated capacity.
The limbs are very muscolosi, and of good skeleton until the foot.
The cape: shaved and hard, tricolour, black or focato white man, or bicolored with color of background white man.


And considered the best one segugio from dumb. Specialized in the hunting the vixen where she comes used in large dumb and where the hunter to horse covers without never to stop also 50 shrubby, swampy land kilometers or of sunny campaign.
fortunately now riscoprendo also like optimal dog from company, than very adapted also to the irruenza of the children

Brave, energetic, untiring, obedient and calm with the master it is revealed cruel and without piet for the vixen.

Resistant dog to the diseases, pu living to the open, but in winter goes to it supplied a heated shelter, especially if it is lived in mountain.

It goes fed in complete way but without to exaggerate in order not to make to fatten it.
It goes very rarely brushed with one brush of setole, increasing the frequency above all during the dumb one.

When used like dog from hunting to the vixen the Foxhound, because of migliaia of kilometers milled in its the race GO BACK TO LIST wild, considered gi the old one to 7 -8 years.