Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

English Foxhound

Foxhound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.03.2009.
KC
February 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
Packhound for mounted hunt.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.1Scenthounds, Large-sized Hounds
With working trial

KC
Hound

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
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 F.C.I has recognized the breed in 1964. There have been over two hundred and fifty packs of Foxhounds in Great Britain.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Well balanced, powerful and clean cut.
KC
Well balanced, powerful and clean cut.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Stamina and endurance, natural ability to hunt.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Stamina and endurance, natural ability to hunt. Friendly and not aggressive.
KC
Friendly and not aggressive.

HEAD

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FCI
Well balanced.
KC
Well balanced, skull flat of medium width. Muzzle long and square with large nostrils. Slight stop, moderately developed flews.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Flat, of medium width.

Stop

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FCI
Slight.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Large nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Long and square. Moderately developed flews.
KC
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
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

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FCI
Medium size, hazel or brown. Keen expression.
KC
Medium size, hazel or brown. Keen expression.

Ears

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FCI
Leathers pendant, carried close to the head, high set.
KC
Leathers pendant, carried close to head, high set.

NECK

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FCI
Long, slightly arched, well developed without being coarse.
KC
Long, slightly arched, well developed without being coarse.

BODY

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KC
Chest deep, ribs well sprung. Back broad and level with a slight rise over strong loins.

Back

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FCI
Broad and level.

Loin

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FCI
With a slight rise over strong loins.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, ribs well sprung.

TAIL

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FCI
Well set on high. Carried gaily but never curled over back.
KC
Well set on high. Carried gaily but never curled over back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs long, straight and well boned down to feet.
KC
Shoulders well laid back, muscular without being loaded. Forelegs long, straight and well boned down to feet, pastern strong.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back, muscular without being loaded.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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FCI
Strong.

FEET

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KC
Round, tight and strong. Well padded. Nails strong.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round, tight and strong. Well padded. Nails strong.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Powerful and muscular. Well boned down to feet.
KC
Powerful and muscular. Moderate turn of stifle. Hocks well let down. Well boned down to feet.

Stifle

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FCI
Moderate turn.

HIND LEGS

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Hock

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FCI
Well let down.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Free striding, tireless with the ability to gallop. Good drive behind with no indication to roll.
KC
Free striding, tireless with the ability to gallop. Good drive behind with no indication to roll.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short and dense. Weatherproof.
KC
Short and dense. Weatherproof.

COLOUR

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FCI
Any recognized hound colour and markings.
KC
Any recognised hound colour and markings.

SIZE

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KC
Height: approx 58-64 cms (23-25 ins).

Height at withers

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FCI
Height at withers approx. 58-64 cm.

FAULTS

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FCI

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.
KC
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 and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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