Do Foxhounds Shed?

by Rob Harris
    Foxhounds run swiftly after agile red fox.

    Foxhounds run swiftly after agile red fox.

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    Several breeds share the name foxhound, including American, English and toy. They share similar coats as well. Originally bred as outdoor dogs adept at hunting fox and other small game, foxhounds have coats that need little attention. They shed all year, but the shedding is minor, and regular grooming helps keep the hair off your floor.

    Foxhound Coats

    Foxhounds have short, smooth coats, which means they shed a bit more than wire-hair breeds. Dogs with curly hair tend to need more grooming; they lose as many hairs as the smooth-coated breeds, but it gets caught and tangled in other hair. Brushing your foxhound about once a week helps release loose hairs and trap them before they fall. Bathing also helps remove hairs before they shed in your house.

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    About the Author

    While studying journalism in the Army and at the University of Missouri, Rob Harris developed a lifelong love of physical fitness and nutrition, contributing often to a dairy industry newsletter. He has also worked with and created blogs for several family businesses including a professional dog kennel and a flower shop, where he used his experience as an avid gardener to grow plants for sale.