The English Foxhound excels at ground game hunting and is easily trained. The colors you will find on an English Foxhound are white, tan and black in some combination. When compared to an American Foxhound, the English Foxhound is more stout and a bit shorter in appearance. English Foxhounds date back to the 1700s, and the packs Great Britain has bred have been carefully recorded. The entire lineage can be followed through this careful documentation. “Auditor” was the name of the first English Foxhound registered with the AKC. The head should be light with a gently pronounced brow line. The nose will be both wide and long, and the ears will be evenly placed along the side of the head near the cheeks. To avoid disqualification, the teeth must come together squarely. The long neck should be over ten inches between the cranium and the shoulder. There should also be a taper between the shoulders and the head that looks convex on the upper portion. The shoulders will be muscular and long and sloped, without being too heavy. A 24 inch English Foxhound should have a chest girth in excess of 31 inches with very deep ribs. Both of these should be incredibly muscular, showing no contraction between either of them. The line of the dogs back must be perfectly level with wide couples. The tail should not curve up over the back but instead come to a tapered end with a slight tuft of hair. The stifles should be perfectly straight with strong hindquarters. Elbows must be straight without any turns. English Foxhounds should have perfectly straight legs with proper sized bones, and small, round feet that contain strong knuckles.