Definition of foxhound in English:

foxhound

noun

  • A dog of a smooth-haired breed with drooping ears, often trained to hunt foxes in packs over long distances.

    • ‘Drag hunting first developed as a way to test foxhounds, but it had turned into its own sport by the middle of the 19th century.’
    • ‘From foxhounds to sheep dogs, none can be successful in their natural inclinations without proper training.’
    • ‘He said Yorkshire had one of the highest concentrations of mounted foxhounds, beagle packs and terrier and lurchermen, from moorland fox packs to ratters in Leeds and Sheffield.’
    • ‘A host of other attractions, including dog-clicker demonstrations, a gundog and falconry display, and the Wilton hunt foxhounds parade excited the crowds.’
    • ‘A crowd of more than 100 people saw sheepdogs drive and foxhounds trail, but some competition categories had few entries, and one had none.’
    • ‘A fearless horseman, he was a joint master of foxhounds and served as medical officer with the Scottish Horse in the Territorial Army.’
    • ‘More than 10,100 competitors were expected to take part in 25 different sections at the three-day event, ranging from pigeons to cattle and foxhounds to flower arranging.’
    • ‘By the late thirteenth century, King Edward I had a royal pack of foxhounds but it was not until several centuries later that foxhunting was generally taken up by the nobility.’
    • ‘The roll will include seven packs of beagles, one pack of minkhounds, two packs of harriers, two packs of fell foxhounds and 13 packs of foxhounds.’
    • ‘The Jack Russell was originally bred to assist the foxhound in its work, but how many people in this country ride to hounds any more?’
    • ‘I have in my capacity as an obedience pet instructor had 2 foxhounds attend my training sessions, both animals were ex hunting dogs and took long-term patience and perseverance to acclimatise them to a normal pet lifestyle.’
    • ‘The Sporting magazine of 1800 lists all of the packs of foxhounds in England.’
    • ‘The 4,500 sq ft building was once the kennels for the foxhounds of the Bramham Moor Hunt, but the hounds left the time of the third earl in 1820.’
    • ‘It is a role that sees him take responsibility for the hatching of partridge eggs, watching out for fly-tippers as well as organising foxhound, beagle and lurcher club meets and seeing to the needs of shooting syndicates.’
    • ‘The pack of harrier hounds - a smaller breed of dog than foxhounds, but larger than beagles - is kept at kennels near Gisburn.’
    • ‘Training young foxhounds (which have no natural inclination to kill foxes) begins early in the season with ‘cubbing,’ where the new hounds are encouraged to chase and kill fox cubs.’
    • ‘There are 11 000 working foxhounds in the United States.’

Pronunciation:

foxhound

/ˈfäksˌhound/