Southern Hound

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Breed Type



10-14 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 449
Origin United Kingdom
Other Names English Hound, Old English Hound, Traditional English Hound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large
Weight Male: 55-90 pounds (25-41 kg),
Female: 45-85 pounds (20-39 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm),
Female: 23-25 inches (58-63 cm)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting.
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry English Foxhound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Hard
Coat Colors Tan, Tricolor
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan, Red, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities Lemon and White, Red and White, Black and Tan, Blue and White, Red and Tan, Tri-Color
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth and glossy.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Calm, Loyal, Stubborn
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3/4 cup
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Southern Hound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Southern Hound dog is a medium-sized breed of hound that originated in the southern United States. It is a strong, muscular, and active breed with an independent spirit. The Southern Hound has a short coat that comes in a variety of colors including black, tan, white, and brindle. Its head is long and narrow with large ears that hang down close to its cheeks. Its eyes are dark brown or black and its muzzle is slightly pointed.

The Southern Hound has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years and can reach up to 24 inches in height at the shoulder. It typically weighs between 40 and 60 pounds when fully grown. The Southern Hound comes in several different colors including black, tan, white, brindle, red-brown or liver-colored coats with white markings on the chest and feet.

The Southern Hound has an outgoing personality that makes it great for families who want an active companion dog. It loves to play fetch or go for long walks but also enjoys lounging around the house when given the chance. This breed is loyal to its family but can be wary of strangers so early socialization is important for this breed's development into adulthood.

The Southern Hound gets along well with other dogs as well as cats if introduced properly from puppyhood onwards; however it may be too boisterous for smaller animals such as rabbits or guinea pigs so caution should be taken when introducing them into homes with these types of pets already present. They are also friendly towards children but should always be supervised due to their size and energy level which could lead them to accidentally knock over small children while playing too enthusiastically!

The temperament of the Southern Hound can vary depending on how it was raised; however they are generally intelligent dogs who love being around people but can become bored easily if not given enough mental stimulation throughout their day which could lead them to become destructive if left alone for too long periods of time without something constructive to do!

In terms of health issues common among this breed include hip dysplasia (a genetic condition affecting joints), eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma (which can cause blindness), ear infections due to their large ears trapping moisture inside them more easily than other breeds’ ears do; as well as skin allergies which may require special shampoos or medications prescribed by your veterinarian in order to keep your pup comfortable!

When it comes down adaptability level this breed does quite well living both indoors or outdoors depending on what you prefer; however they will need plenty of exercise regardless so having access either way would be ideal! As far as benefits go having one of these pups around means you’ll never have a dull moment – they’re always up for some fun whether it’s going out on walks/runs/hikes together or just playing fetch inside your home – plus they make great watchdogs since they’re alert enough that any strange noises will set off their barking alarm system!


The Southern Hound is a breed of dog that was once common in the Southern United States. The breed almost became extinct due to a lack of interest from breeders, but has since become popular again. The Southern Hound is thought to be descended from the Bloodhound and other hound dogs brought to the United States by European settlers. The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

The Southern Hound is a large, muscular dog with a short, dense coat. The coat is typically black and tan, but can also be red or brindle. The head is large and round, with long, drooping ears. The eyes are brown and the nose is black. The tail is long and tapered, and may be carried curled over the back when the dog is at rest.

The Southern Hound is an active breed that needs plenty of exercise. They are friendly dogs that get along well with children and other pets. They are intelligent and trainable, but can be stubborn if not given enough attention. Southern Hounds are good watchdogs and make excellent hunting companions.