Noble and affectionate dogs.
Although bred for hunting, likes human companionship and usually gets along well with other dogs.
Needs daily exercise - preferably a long walk or jog.
Normally very tolerant and amiable dogs.
Can be reserved with, and wary of strangers. Like to bay and not an ideal city dog.
Did You Know?
These noble and affectionate dogs were one of the first breeds to be recognized by the American Kennel Club, all the way back in 1886. They were originally bred in the states from the English Foxhound and a French Hound as a gift to George Washington from Lafayette, and proved to be incredibly popular dogs with the upper classes due to their fox hunting skills – a popular pursuit at the time.
They’re much bigger today than their ancestors were, which is mostly attributed to improved diets. While used less for fox hunting nowadays, they still remain big favorites around the world.
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