Foxhoodle

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30-50 lbs
15-18"
United States
Fox Hound
Poodle
Foxhoundoodle, Foxhounpoo

This designer breed is a medium sized hybrid bred from the Foxhound and the Standard Poodle. Their size can range quite a bit depending on whether the American or English Foxhound was used. The English is a bit larger than the American Foxhound. This is an easy-going breed that enjoys being with the family and this includes other pets. They are intelligent and loving dogs who learn quickly and enjoy pleasing their owners. They can also be good watchdogs and will bark at strangers to alert you of their presence. The Foxhoodle also enjoys hunting so you can take them hunting with you.

Purpose
Family pet
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Foxhound and Standard Poodle

Foxhoodle Health

Average Size
Height: 17-20 inches Weight: 45-60 lbs
Height: 15-18 inches Weight: 30-50 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Minor Concerns
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound

Foxhoodle Breed History

The Foxhound comes in two different types, the American and the English Foxhound. The American Foxhound originated in the United States in the 1600s being used to hunt foxes and other prey. They are one of the first of a handful of breeds that originated in the United States and were established in America as a black and tan variety. They are related to the Coonhound and were eventually mixed with Irish, French, and English Hounds to increase the size and the speed of the American Foxhound. George Washington hunted and bred Foxhounds his entire adult life. The American Foxhound was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 and they are the 189th most popular dog breed in America. The English Foxhound was developed in Great Britain in 1750 by breeding several different types of Hounds. Some of the breeds used in developing the English Foxhound were the Bulldog, Whippet, Fox Terrier, Staghound, Greyhound, Deerhound, and Bloodhound. They were used in packs of about 50 to track and hunt foxes. This was a popular sport with the wealthy although many used their packs more to run with rather than to hunt foxes. They bred them in certain color combinations with specific markings to make the most attractive packs. The English Foxhound came to America in the late 1700s and were officially recognized by the AKC in 1909, where they are the 187th most popular breed of dog. The Poodle originated in Germany where it was known as a Pudelhund, which means water dog. The Poodle is thought to have descended from the North African and French Barbet as well as the French, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, German, and Portuguese water dog. They are one of the oldest breeds of dog and have been seen in drawings and statues from Egyptian tombs and Roman artifacts that date back to the first century. The breed was popular with duck hunters and even used to hunt truffles. The miniature and toy Poodles were created later by crossing smaller breeds of Poodles. Gypsies trained these talented dogs to do tricks and they were used as circus dogs for many years. The AKC registered the Poodle in 1887 and it is now the 7th most popular dog breed in America.

Foxhoodle Breed Appearance

Your Foxhoodle will be between 30 and 60 pounds and stand about 15 to 20 inches tall so it is a medium sized dog. Her coat is usually thick, short, wavy or curly, and may be rough or fine, depending on which parent breed is the most prominent. The color can vary as well and may be brown, blue, tan, cream, red, white, gray, black or any combination of these. They have brown, almond shaped eyes, furry and floppy ears, a solid and muscular body, and a medium length tail. Their face is long, head is round and large, with a black or brown nose and big smile.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Blue
Cream
Red
White
Gray
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Foxhoodle Breed Maintenance

Grooming your Foxhoodle depends on the type of coat she ends up with. Some have a thick and curly coat like a Poodle, some are more like the short and fine coat of the Foxhound, and others have a mixture of the two. With Poodle hair, you have to be sure to brush them daily to prevent tangles and mats but with a Foxhound coat, you can get away with just a short brushing a few times a week. Clipping may be needed to shape the coat. Either way, you should bathe them when needed but use a mild dog shampoo to prevent drying the skin. Trim her nails when needed and clean her ears once a week. It is also recommended that you brush your dog’s teeth several times a week to prevent dental disease.

Brushes for Foxhoodle
Slicker Brush
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Foxhoodle Temperament

This breed is a good family pet since it gets along well with other pets and children. However, you should watch your dog around small children under five years old. They make good watchdogs and will let you know when danger is near if trained correctly. They will chase and capture rabbits and squirrels though, since they are hunters at heart, but if you do not like that quality you should be able to train them not to do that. Training them is easy as they are smart and eager to please. Be sure to use positive reinforcement rather than physical punishment to prevent aggression.

Foxhoodle Activity Requirements

The Foxhoodle has a moderate energy level but needs at least 45 to 60 minutes of exercise every day. They need to get out and run in the yard or at the park at least once a day, if possible. If not, a brisk walk or jog every day is acceptable but you should take a different path once in awhile to keep her from getting bored. This breed is good at obedience and agility training and can compete in many different sports such as Frisbee and Flyball. It is important that your dog gets enough exercise or they can get anxious and bored, which can cause behavior problems.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Foxhoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$2 - $3
Monthly Cost
$60 - $90

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