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foxhound Medium-sized dog (sporting group) used in fox-hunting. The coat is short and smooth, the ears droop and the tail is carried erect. They are black, tan and white, and are noted for their speed and stamina. The American foxhound, recognized as a separate breed, is slighter than the English variety. Height: 53.3–63.5cm (21–25in) at the shoulder.

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fox·hound / ˈfäksˌhound/ • n. a dog of a smooth-haired breed with drooping ears, often trained to hunt foxes in packs over long distances.