American Foxhound Dog Breed Information

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American Foxhound Dog Breed InformationOctober 21, 2017

The American Foxhound is a breed of dog that is a cousin of the English Foxhound. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent.

The American Foxhound dog breed belongs to a way of life that has continued for more than two centuries, but he has the potential to be a modern-day companion as well. His stamina and love of running make him a great jogging partner for athletic owners, and his mild nature makes him an excellent family dog, so long as he gets the exercise he craves.

The American Foxhound is a very active breed and very high energy. They require a lot of exercise and do best in habitats where they have room to run. If they live in a suburban area such as a neighborhood, they should have a fenced in yard and be taken on multiple walks daily.

Today, the American Foxhound is one of our oldest breeds and one of the rarest. Within the breed, there are four types of American Foxhound: field-trial hounds, which have great speed and competitive spirit; fox-hunting hounds, which are known to work slowly, with a musical voice; trail hounds, which race or hunt following an artificial lure; and pack hounds, which are used in large packs, by hunters on horseback.

CARE
The American Foxhound’s coat is very easy to maintain, just the occasional brushing to clear the dead hair. It loves the outdoors and may prefer to live outside, provided there is warm bedding and shelter. Its daily exercise requirements can be met with a jog or long leash-led walk.

The American Foxhound is a highly sociable dog and should, therefore, have regular human interaction. The breed is not well suited for the city life.

Puppies
Training and socializing your American Foxhound should start early. These are smart dogs that will pick up the basics quickly.

American Foxhound Dog Breed Information

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American Foxhound Dog Breed InformationOctober 21, 2017

Name
American Foxhound

Other Names
Foxhound

Origin
United States

Breed Group
Hound (AKC:1886)
Scenthound (UKC)

Size
Large

Type
Purebred

Life span
10-12 years

Temperament
Independent
Intelligent
Kind
Loving
Loyal
Sweet-Tempered

Height
21-25 inches (53-64 cm)

Weight
65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)

Colors
Black White & Tan
White Black & Tan
Black Brown & White
Blue
Red

Litter Size
5-7 puppies

Puppy Price
Average $400 - $600 USD

American Foxhound Dog

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American Foxhound DogOctober 21, 2017