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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Foxhound

Rarely kept as a pet, the Foxhound is a pack dog kept as a fox hunter.

The English Foxhound originated in England in 13th century when fox hunting was the fashion.
It was bred from many old Hound breeds, including, Bulldogs, Greyhounds, Stag hounds, and Terriers.

The foxhound has the longest documented history of any breed, with Hound pack records dating back to the late 1700s.

A foxhound called Old Drum is said to have been the inspiration for the phrase "Man's Best Friend" which arose from an 1870 court case regarding him.

Virginia designated the American foxhound as the official state dog in 1966.

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