Thinking about purchasing an American Foxhound? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the American Foxhound breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.
Fundamental requirements for a being a good American Foxhound owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the American Foxhound and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an American Foxhound Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new American Foxhound and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
American Foxhound Breed Profile
The American Foxhound is a medium-sized to large-sized muscular dog. It has a long, broad head, medium-length drop ears and and large, brown eyes. The muzzle is straight and square, it's straight legs, back and tail are all long. They are distinguished from their English cousins by their finer bones, more leg length and more angulated hindquarters. The American Foxhound was not bred to be a family pet, but if well socialized as a young pup they will adapt to family life. American Foxhounds have a tendency to want to roam, but will adapt to their environment if properly cared for. Foxhounds are favored as a hunting dog because they have a keen nose and a remarkable talent to instinctively bark on the fox's trail. They are energetic dogs, but very friendly and affectionate. American Foxhounds are exceptionally athletic and are very willing to work. Stubborn and independent at times, the American Foxhound takes patience in training, but can become your best friend once rules are established.
Height: 21 - 25
Foxhounds come in all colors.
American Foxhounds is an active, energetic, tolerant, amiable, gentle and friendly
dog that gets along well with people and other dogs. Most are reserved around
strangers, though. The American Foxhound can be independent and stubborn making
training a little more difficult. This is a cheery breed.
Watch-dog: High. This dog
will alert you to anything unusual.
American Foxhound Care and Training:
American Foxhound need minimal grooming of their short coat. They have
a high energy level and will require daily exercise. This breed needs a firm,
no-nonsense leadership approach to training.
Activity: High. These dogs
are energetic but friendly and tolerable.
American Foxhound Health Issues: A naturally healthy breed, the American Foxhound has minimal health problems. Possible deafness, hip dysplasia, and blood platelet abnormality may sometimes occur.
Life Span: 12 - 13 years.
Country of Origin:
United States of America
First Registered by the AKC:
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