Foxhound characteristics and daily maintenance

Foxhound has a wide skull, a moderate length of the snout and a thin tip. The roots of the ears are low, and the ears droop next to the cheeks. Eyes are large, light brown or tan. The nose is long and wide, and the nostrils are open. The neck is long but not thick. The chest is thick, the shoulders are wide, the chest circumference is large, the muscles are developed, and the heart has enough space. Straight back. The abdomen is moderately tightened and lifted up, and the distance from the end of the ribs to the hind legs is relatively large, so the step span can be large. The limbs are very strong, with thick bones and developed muscles. Straight front legs. Cat shaped round feet, firm grip, developed flesh toes, raised toes, tight toes and powerful claws. The tail root is thick, the tail end is thin, and the inner side of the tail is feathered. The tail heel is high, such as knife shape, bent upward, but not curled upward. The coat is hard and shiny, with medium hair length. Fur color can be various colors, and the color of each dog varies greatly from stripe to stripe.


Beautiful voice, sensitive nose, simple character and the ability to get along with other dogs form the characteristics of the English Fox Hound. In the past, the size and size of this dog changed greatly throughout Britain. Hounds from Yorkshire run the fastest. At the same time, those from Stafford shire are large and slow. Today, most British fox hounds have similar body shape and character. Although it is rarely used as a pet, this species can also be a good companion for humans. Their firm, deep cry and charming characteristics make them a good guard dog. Although they are difficult to train, they are docile, emotional and even good tempered. They have a strong instinct to chase and kill prey as big as foxes. The British Fox Hound has a large amount of exercise and is not suitable for urban life. It can adapt to the cold climate and needs to comb its coat regularly.
Figure: 58-69cm tall and 25-34kg weight.
Temperament: it is generally kept in collective captivity in a dog farm, but it is very lively, energetic, cheerful, approachable, friendly and obedient.
Daily maintenance
cosmetology
The Fox Hound’s forelimb hair should only be trimmed if it is too long above the elbow, and the hair below the elbow does not have to be cut. The hair on the back and inside of the forelimb can be trimmed slightly, and the hair on the end of the foot limb should also be trimmed appropriately. Only part of the long hair should be trimmed off for the hair on the middle part of the tarsal joint and thigh, the inside of the hind limb and the hip, so as to maintain beauty. The hair on the cheeks, near the mouth and corners of the eyes should also be trimmed.
clean
To keep the hair clean and sanitary, you should take a bath regularly and comb it with a hard brush every day. Wash the hair inside and outside the ears, mouth, nose and chin with detergent to keep it soft and smooth.
train
In the usual upbringing, we should also give strict discipline to Fox hounds, let them develop the habit of obeying commands, loving cleanliness and being kind to the people around them, and avoid all kinds of bad habits such as jealousy of other dogs and pettiness.
feed
Fox hounds need more meat nutrients. In the daily feed, the meat shall not be less than 200-250g. Other dry fox hounds generally give food for about 15 minutes. If it is out of date, they should take the food trough away to make them realize that they must eat it within the specified time, otherwise they will starve. It’s best not to use the food left over from the last time, especially in the hot season, to avoid feeding deteriorated food. To prevent enteritis and other diseases.
The amount of dry veggies or biscuits and meat is similar to that of other breeds. The meat is cooked, chopped, mixed with heated water of vegetarian feed and fed. Do not feed raw meat, and vegetarian materials should also be cooked. Feeding should be fixed and regular to develop their good eating habits.
matters needing attention
Foxhound is a kind of active dog, so you should take it for a walk in the park or let it move freely at home every day. It is most appropriate if you can let it move at the specified time every day. The bristle Fox Hound needs to be trimmed regularly. For example, the hair on the shoulder needs to be cut slightly to make it neat and maintain its natural beauty; The hair around the chest and neck should be cut short. When trimming the hair on the back, pay attention to cut it evenly and keep it beautiful. There should be no obvious shear marks or too much to form hair missing points one by one, let alone too short. The hair on both sides of the back can be trimmed from top to bottom.
Forelimb hair should only be trimmed if the hair above the elbow is too long, and the hair below the elbow does not have to be cut. The hair on the back and inside of the forelimb can be trimmed slightly, and the hair on the end of the foot limb should also be trimmed properly to expose the claw. Only a small part of the hair on the waist and abdomen should be trimmed to make it neat. For the hair of the tarsal joint, the middle part of the thigh, the inner side of the hind limb and the hip, only part of the long hair should be trimmed to maintain beauty. The hair on the cheeks, near the mouth and corners of the eyes should also be trimmed to expose their eyes. The hair on the inner side of the ear should be carefully cut to the long hair, leaving only a short part.
Wash the hair inside and outside the ears, mouth, nose and chin with detergent to keep it soft and smooth. This dog is prone to eczema. If the above aspects can be kept clean and hygienic, the possibility of eczema can be reduced. At ordinary times, we should pay attention to the strength of the dog’s appetite, the dry and thin stool and the cool and hot condition of the nose pad. Once abnormal symptoms are found, we should see a doctor for treatment as soon as possible.
In the usual upbringing, we should also give strict discipline, let it develop the habit of obeying the command, loving cleanliness and being kind to the people around, and avoid all kinds of bad habits such as jealousy of other dogs and pettiness.
Owners need to know the appropriate training methods and raise multiple animals to make them a group, which is not suitable for being pets alone. It is suitable for group rearing. It has a large amount of exercise. It is not suitable for urban life. It doesn’t like to be alone. It needs to comb its coat regularly.
Reproductive characteristics
At a certain age, fox hounds begin to show sexual behavior. There are mature follicles in the ovaries, and the reproductive organs and reproductive functions are well developed and enter the stage of sexual maturity. The age of female dogs entering the stage of sexual maturity is 6 ~ 24 months, but most dogs need to reach the third or fourth estrus to achieve the highest reproductive ability. Robust puppies are sexually mature and have oestrus at the age of 6 ~ 10 months. However, if the female is mated and pregnant at this time, the development of the female will be greatly affected. After delivery, the milk is small, the physical development of puppies is blocked, and the survival rate is low. Therefore, breeders are advised to delay the first mating of the female dog to the third estrus of the female dog, so as to ensure the mating during the normal estrus when the female dog is mature. That is, small and medium-sized dogs can be bred after one and a half years old, and large dogs can be bred after two years old.
Dogs are seasonal single cycle animals. Generally, dogs raised alone in families have estrus twice a year, mostly in spring (March ~ May) and autumn (September ~ November). The influence of group dog season is not obvious. Many dogs often do not estrus for several months. When one dog is estrous, a large number of dogs are estrous one after another.
Canine use
Foxhounds are usually used for four purposes, which are different, so foxhounds with different characteristics are required.
(1) Field tracking, in the process of field tracking, the nature of speed and vigilance is very important.
(2) Hunting foxes with hunters requires a Fox Hound with a special voice and can track slowly.
(3) Tracking hounds or sniffing tracks requires running or chasing sniffing tracks, only considering speed.
(4) Large scale (it is said that 15 ~ 20 or more) group hunting is mainly used by hunting clubs and hunting pastures.
Feeding management
Foxhounds need more meat nutrients. In the daily feed, meat should not be less than 200 ~ 250g, and other dry vegetarian materials or biscuits are similar to the amount of meat. The meat is cooked, chopped, mixed with heated water of vegetarian feed and fed. Do not feed raw meat, and vegetarian materials should also be cooked. Feeding should be fixed and regular, and develop good eating habits. Generally, give food for about 15 minutes. If it is out of date, take the trough away to make it aware that it must be eaten within the specified time, otherwise it will starve. It’s best not to use the food left over from the last time, especially in the hot season, to avoid feeding deteriorated food. To prevent enteritis and other diseases. Foxhound is a kind of active dog, so you should take it for a walk in the park or let it move freely at home every day. It is most appropriate if you can let it move at the specified time every day. The bristle Fox Hound needs to be trimmed regularly. For example, the hair on the shoulder needs to be cut slightly to make it neat and maintain its natural beauty; The hair around the chest and neck should be cut short. When trimming the hair on the back, pay attention to cut it evenly and keep it beautiful. There should be no obvious shear marks or too much to form hair missing points one by one, let alone too short. The hair on both sides of the back can be trimmed from top to bottom. Forelimb hair should only be trimmed if the hair above the elbow is too long, and the hair below the elbow does not have to be cut. The hair on the back and inside of the forelimb can be trimmed slightly, and the hair on the end of the foot limb should also be trimmed properly to expose the claw. Only a small part of the hair on the waist and abdomen should be trimmed to make it neat. For the hair of the tarsal joint, the middle part of the thigh, the inner side of the hind limb and the hip, only part of the long hair should be trimmed to maintain beauty. The hair on the cheeks, near the mouth and corners of the eyes should also be trimmed to expose their eyes. The hair on the inner side of the ear should be carefully cut to the long hair, leaving only a short part. To keep the hair clean and sanitary, you should take a bath regularly and comb it with a hard brush every day. Wash the hair inside and outside the ears, mouth, nose and chin with detergent to keep it soft and smooth. This dog is prone to eczema. If the above aspects can be kept clean and hygienic, the possibility of eczema can be reduced.
At ordinary times, we should pay attention to the strength of the dog’s appetite, the dry and thin stool and the cold and heat of the nose pad. Once abnormal symptoms are found, we should see a doctor as soon as possible.

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