American Foxhound

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About the American Foxhound

Distinguished from his English cousins by his finer bones, more leg length and more angulated hindquarters. The American Foxhound was not bred to be a family pet, but if he is well socialized as a young pup he will adapt to family life. He has a tendency to want to roam, but will adapt to his environment if properly cared for. Favored as a hunting dog he has a keen nose and a remarkable talent to instinctively bark on the fox's trail. He is exceptionally athletic and is very willing to work.

Dog Size:
23 inches
Female Height:
21 - 25 inches
Male Weight
65 - 75 lbs
Female Weight:
65 - 75 lbs
Colours:
All colors
Dog Coat Type:
Hard and close
Temperament:
Friendly
With Children:
Excellent will form strong bonds
With Pets:
Good
Special Skills:
Watchdog:
Very High
Guarddog:
Low
Care Info:
Needs minimal grooming of his short coat. Has a high energy level and will require daily exercise
Training Info:
Needs a firm, no -nonsense leadership approach to training
Activity:
High
Learning Rate:
Low
Living Environment Info:
Large house, but bred for outdoor activity
Health Issues Info:
A natural breed, he has minimal health problems. Possible deafness and hip dysplasia
Life Span:
12-13 years
Litter Size:
5 - 7
Origin:
USA
History Info:
The American Foxhound is descended from the English Foxhound. He was brought into the United States by Robert Brooke in the 1650's. He was later crossed with other British and French hounds and used to chase fox, coyote and deer. George Washington was a great fancier and kept a famous pack at Mount Vernon
Role:
hound

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