ONTARIO SPORTING DOG ASSOCIATION

FOXHOUNDS

 

Foxhounds are a breed of scent hound used to run fox and coyotes.  They were hounds to Maryland, USA.  The first organized hunt was a pack organized by Thomas, 6th Lord of Fairfax in 1747 in North Virginia.  George Washington and many members of congress enjoyed mounted fox 
hunts in and near the nation’s capital.  Canada was site of earliest established foxhound club in north America, the Montreal Hunt, established in 1826.  In the United States,  the Piedmont foxhounds were established in Virginia in 1840.  Both packs still operate successfully to this day.

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