So you’re looking to adopt an English Foxhound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The English Foxhound is the epitome of what serious dog breeders strive for: beauty, balance, and utility. “Next to an old Greek statue,” a poet wrote, “there are few such combinations of grace and strength as in a fine Foxhound.”These pack-oriented, scent-driven hounds are gentle and sociable, but rarely seen as house pets. They can be so driven by a primal instinct for pursuit that not much else, including training, matters to them. Owning these noble creatures is best left to huntsmen who kennel packs of hounds or to those experienced in meeting the special challenges of life with swift, powerful hounds hardwired for the chase. The English Foxhound is a substantial galloping hound of great stamina. His long legs are straight as a gatepost, and just as sturdy. The back is perfectly level. And the chest is very deep, “girthing” as much as 31 inches on a hound measuring 24 inches at the shoulder, ensuring plenty of lung power for a grueling day’s hunt.”
An English Foxhound typically ranges from 60.96cm to 60.96cm in height, and weighs from 27.2155422kg to 34.01942775kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for English Foxhound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically English Foxhound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.