A hound of either of two breeds (American foxhound and English foxhound) with a close, dense coat of black, tan, and white and ears set close to the head: the English breed has a heavier build, but both are noted for their endurance and have been trained to hunt foxes and other game.
The modern English foxhound has been bred from the old northern and southern hounds, and is more lightly built, having been bred for speed and endurance.
At the present day, the woodlands are neither so large nor so numerous as they formerly were, while there are many more gorse covers; therefore, instead of hunting the drag up to it, a much quicker way of getting to work is to find a fox in his kennel; and, the hour of the meeting being later, the fox is not likely to be gorged with food, and so unable to take care of himself at the pace at which the modern foxhound travels.
It is not possible to keep a foxhound in the home, therefore the breed as a whole would be destroyed.
In fact, the Hunt's hounds are getting an injection of ' imperial blood ' thanks to an imported English foxhound.
Its objects to promote the breeding of the welsh foxhound in order that the distinctive national breed may be maintained on established lines.