English Foxhound Dog Names

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Introduction

The English Foxhound is a scent hound that can be considered a close relative of the American Foxhound. The English Foxhound was developed at the behest of King Henry VIII, who enjoyed a great hunt and jousting in his free time. At this point in history, the popular thought was that deer were becoming lesser in number, and Henry cited the fox as a new type of prey. The king commissioned the new breed of dog, and the Bulldog, the Fox Terrier, and the Greyhound were interbred to create what we know today as the English Foxhound. Although Henry called for the development of the breed during the sixteenth century, it was not until the eighteenth century that accurate records of the breeding of the dogs were kept.

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English Foxhound Dog Name Considerations

The English Foxhound can be closely associated with nobility and many royal names as well. Therefore, in honor of the original promoters of the breed, a look at some of the nobility of the sixteenth century is in order. 

King Henry VIII might be known to most people today as the king with six wives yet no male heir to the throne. He may also be recognized by fans of history for his role in creating the Anglican church (and what led to Protestant churches all over the world). However, King Henry was quite the sportsman during his lifetime. In fact, Henry was about six feet tall, muscular, and had the appetite of a very active person. History tells us that Henry was very athletic, enjoying jousting and a good hunt with his hounds. It was during a jousting accident that Henry fell and was injured; after this injury, although he continued to hunt when possible, he often developed sores from riding. This is what led to the rather corpulent Henry that most individuals think of. 

Names that can be garnered from the time period are plentiful. Of course, Henry is at the top of the list. Henry's only son produced from his many marriages was named Edward, and he had two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary. Then, one might consider one of the names of Henry's six wives - Anne (Boleyn and Anne of Cleves), Catherine (Parr and Catherine of Aragon), and Jane Seymour. In addition, there are many nobles that were influential during Henry's reign. 

Male English Foxhound Dog Names

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Hunter
What other name fits a dog developed for the hunt?
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Colt
This name is fitting for a Foxhound
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Remmy
As in the Remington company
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Wess
A nod to Smith and Wesson
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Smitty
A variation of the Smith and Wesson company name
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Scout
One that is on a journey; hounds will trail a scent for miles
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Spot
The English Foxhound is often tri-colored and may have some spots
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Beau
Short for Beauregard, a very regal name
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Jed
A nod to Jed Clampett, who enjoyed hunting with a hound
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Chase
A great name that notes the primary activity of a hunting hound
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Hank
Hank is a nod to country music icon Hank Williams and his son Hank, Jr.
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Henry
Henry is a variation of Hank; Henry VIII commissioned the development of the English Foxhound
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Moses
The Biblical Moses went on many journeys during his time
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Buddy
A very popular name for hunting dogs
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Huck
Short for Huckleberry (perhaps a nod to Huckleberry Hound)
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Ranger
The Foxhound is known for travelling many miles
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Homer
A rather popular name among hunters
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Jethro
Jed Clampett's nephew; he did hunt some with his uncle before moving to Beverly Hills
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Jasper
Jasper is a popular name among Southern hunting enthusiasts
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Rebel
Unfortunately, hounds may often "rebel" against their owners
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Copper
One of the hounds in Disney's The Fox and the Hound is named Copper
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Zeke
This name is short for Ezekiel, a Biblical name
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Pepper
A great name for a dog with a spicy personality
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Nemo
As in Captain Nemo or Nemo, the lovable fish from the Disney film
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Roscoe
Roscoe is the name of the gullible sheriff on the cult classic The Dukes of Hazzard
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Monty
Short for Montgomery, a very elegant name
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Happy
A sweet name for a dog with a positive attitude
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Trooper
Hounds are known for traveling far distances

Female English Foxhound Dog Names

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Annie
As in Annie Oakley, the famous female gunslinger
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Bertha
A great two-syllable name for a hunting dog
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Lady
Females in King Henry's court often had "lady" at the beginning of their names
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Dawn
A time of the day that many hunters are out seeking prey
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Rosie
Might refer to the reddish portion of the tri-color coat of the Foxhound
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London
An appropriate name for a dog that originated in England
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Ladybug
A great name for a dog that brings the owner good luck on the hunting field
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Maggie
When training a hunting dog, this two-syllable name fits the rule to keep the dog's attention
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Pearl
A name fitting of a highly valuable dog
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Clementine
A fitting name for your darling pup
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Gypsy
A hound may roam for miles on the hunt for prey
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Daisy Mae
A fitting name for any happy hunting dog
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Dixie
This name is fitting of any hunting dog
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Ruby
This name is also fitting of the reddish portion of the Foxhound's coat
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Gracie
A very dignified and elegant pup
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Ellie Mae
The niece of Jed Clampett, she was a talented huntress herself
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Libby
Short for Elizabeth, this name is fitting for a hunting dog
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Sophie
Sophie is a sweet and gentle name for an obedient pup
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Liza Jane
A nod to popular Tudor-era names - Elizabeth and Jane
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Chloe
This name is related to the word "flower"
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Della
Della is a character in one of O. Henry's short stories
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Penny
Penny can also refer to the coppery-colored portion of the Foxhound's coat
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Xena
A strong name for a dog with lots of endurance
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Jesse
Jesse Colter was the wife of Waylon Jennings, a famous musician
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Savannah
A nod to beautiful and historic Savannah, Georgia
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Tilly
This is a very cute name for a hunting dog
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Little Ann
One of the pair of hounds featured in Where the Red Fern Grows
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Vivian Leigh
Vivian Leigh played the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind
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Annabelle
Annabelle is a great traditional name for a hunting hound

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