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see American foxhoundAmerican foxhound,
breed of sturdy, medium-sized hound developed in America over 300 years ago. It stands about 23 in. (58 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 60 and 70 lb (27–32 kg). The smooth, hard, "hound-marked" coat is usually black, tan, and white.
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; English foxhoundEnglish foxhound,
breed of medium-sized, swift hound perfected in England in the 17th and 18th cent. It stands from 21 to 25 in. (53.3–63.5 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 60 to 70 lb (27.2–31.8 kg).
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foxhound

either of two breeds (the English and the American) of dog having a short smooth coat and pendent ears. Though not large (height about 60 cm or 23 in.) they have great stamina and are usually kept for hunting foxes
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Hundreds of packs of fox hounds, hare hounds, deer hounds and other hunts and clubs are planning to meet on Saturday, the day after the Act comes into force.
The Sunday Mirror has learned that a letter sent by the Masters of Fox Hounds Association to 800 hunt masters and chairmen warns of a nationwide "shortage of foxes".
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The show will also feature a sheep dog show, a vintage tractor parade, a miniature horse display, a classic car display, motorcycle stunts, sheep shearing, rare breeds and cattle, and a hound parade by the Atherstone Fox Hounds, North Warwickshire Beagles and Albany Basset Hounds.
UP to 270 packs of fox hounds, hare hounds, deer hounds and other hunts and clubs are planning to meet on Saturday, the day after the Act comes into force.
Unlike the fox that hunts all year round, killing all forms of wildlife and domestic animals and pets, fox hounds and country sportsmen respect a close season, allowing the birds and animals peace to breed and bring up their young, foxes included.
The memo from Simon Hart, chairman of the Countryside Alliance, refers to a letter sent in March this year by Lord Daresbury, chairman of the Master of Fox Hounds Association, criticising landowners for not doing enough to encourage foxes to breed on their land.
In an interview with BBC Southern Counties radio, a spokesman for the Southdown and Eridge Fox Hounds admitted creating the dens but insisted they were not in use.
The dogs from the New Forest Fox Hounds hunt burst into flames after touching the live line near Brockenhurst, Hampshire.
Tim Bonner, a spokesman for the Masters of Fox Hounds Association, said: "It's important to stress that those reported have nothing to do with registered hunts.