Foxhound

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Foxhound

a medium- to large-sized muscular dog with pendulous ears, long tapered tail and short coat, in the usual hound colors of black, brown and white. The ears are traditionally shortened surgically by several inches ('rounding'). English and American varieties are recognized as separate breeds in the United States. The American variety is leggier and lighter in weight.
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Production of the Foxhound is already well underway at our special vehicle production facility where we have commissioned a dedicated production line for this purpose, added Ricardo director of manufacturing operations Mark Barge.
MoD boost for firm The MoD is investing PS46 million in acquiring fifty-one new Foxhound patrol vehicles for soldiers serving on the frontline in Afghanistan in a major boost for Midland industry.
Being lighter and smaller than other protected vehicles such as Mastiff and Ridgeback, Foxhound brings a whole new capability to the Army and is ideal for soldiers operating in mentoring and partnering roles as it makes it easier for them to engage with Afghan National Security Forces and the local Afghan population.
The Foxhound vehicles have enhancements, including a V-shaped hull, to ensure they offer protection against the bombs which have been a common tactic of Taliban fighters.
However, sporadic cases of leishmaniasis have been reported in foxhounds and dogs of other breeds with no history of travel to areas where leishmaniasis was enzootic, and the origin of these infections remains unknown (7, 8).
Earlier this year a secret circular letter from the Masters of Foxhounds Association complained of a shortage of foxes and berated landowners for doing too little to encourage foxes to breed.
The masters were totally unaware of the alleged breach of the rules of the Masters of Foxhounds Association.
A similar bill was defeated in the California Senate last year, but only after a lobbying campaign by the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America and The Masters of Foxhounds Association, a sportsman's group that organized against the legislation.
The attack happened during a pre-season cub hunt in which young foxhounds are trained to track quarry as a pack.
The film, The Foxhounds, is based on current New York Times bestseller No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, written by Markopolos.
The Grayrigg Fox was preserved and stuffed after the epic chase by the Ullswater Foxhounds in 1898 and was owned for more than 100 years by the Woods family at Grayrigg Hall, near Kendal, in Cumrbia.
and Canada recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America, the sport's governing body.