The Foxhound of Great Britain is a dog of notable pedigree. The modern Foxhound is descended from the old southern hound. Foxhounds are traditionally hunting dogs, trained in packs. They vary in size from 22 to 25 inches in height. Although they may not appear to be built for speed, Foxhounds have been known to cover a mile in under two minutes.
John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917)