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English Foxhound Dog For Adoption in Seven Valleys, PA, USA


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Organization Name: Good Old Tails Senior Animal Rescue
Location: Seven Valleys, PA

Breed: English Foxhound
Gender: Male Male


Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Seven Valleys, PA 17360
Tags: English Foxhound Dog For Adoption in Seven Valleys, PA, USA

English Foxhound Dog For Adoption in Seven Valleys, PA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No

Posted Breed: Foxhound (short coat). Sweet ol' Ben came into the shelter with a pack of hunting dogs. None of them were in great shape but Ben was the worst: underweight, with overgrown nails and ripped up ears, Ben was timid and sad. Tails of Hope saw his pathetic face and decided to take him, expecting a tired, frightened old dog who would curl up and hide when he made it into his foster home. But what a surprise for his new foster parents, when Ben came home and started romping all over the yard! His tail was held high and he wagged it at his new foster friends. Ben explored for almost 2 hours before finally deciding to rest in what was probably his first fluffy bed. It's apparent that Ben has never been in a house before; he is very curious and confused by everything, especially the tv which he enjoys very much. He has a lot of manners to learn but he is very agreable and is already settling in. This guy has a lot of life left in him, and we are looking for a home where he will be loved and cared for for the rest of his days. Ben deserves so much more than life has given him- please help him learn how to be a part of a real family! Please note: Ben has a heart condition that requires him to have daily medications. They are inexpensive and he takes them nicely with canned food or pill pockets.ÿ

English Foxhound

A.K.A. : Foxhound
Overview: The English foxhound is a medium sized dog with a long muzzle, long shoulders and long straight legs. The feet are small and cat-like and the ears are set low and hang. In some hunting hounds, the tips of the ears are removed (rounded) to avoid injuries during the hunt.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): 55-75
Height (in): 23-27
Colors: Any good hound color.
Coat: The coat of the English foxhound is short and glossy, dense and hard.
Character: The English foxhound has a reputation of being an intelligent and brave dog with a pleasant personality. The breed thoroughly enjoys the hunt and can run for hours. When compared to the American foxhound, the English breed is a little slower and stockier.
Temperament: The English Foxhound was originally a pack hound, thus, it gets along well with other dogs and enjoys human companionship. It gets along with horses, children, and other pets, seeing as it is a gentle, social, and tolerant breed.
Care: English Foxhounds need minimal coat care. Occasional rub down the coat with a rough cloth is sufficient.
Training: Firm, no nonsense leadership is required. Obedience training should begin early. The "come" command is the hardest to teach because of scent distraction.
Activity: It is a very active breed that enjoys the hunt. Though it is slower than the American Foxhound it enjoys running and will run all day with very few breaks in between.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: There are very few health factors in this breed. Occasionally seen are chronic hip dysplasia and renal disease.
Life Expectancy: 10-13 years

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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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