The American Foxhound is an large breed that requires plenty of exercise. They were bred to work in packs.
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- Large body
- Brown or hazel eyes
- Tail curves upward
- Coat: Short hair, usually in shades of brown, black and white
- Height: 21-25 inches
- Weight: 65-75 pounds
- Average lifespan: 11-13 years
- Gentle, affectionate
- Interaction with people: Good with children. Friendliness toward strangers varies; depends on individual dog.
- Interaction with animals: Good with other dogs; may not do well with non-canine pets.
- Training: Can be difficult to train
While the listed ailments may be common in this breed, not all members of the breed suffer from these conditions. Responsible breeders screen for orthopedic and genetic diseases.
- Not recommended for apartments
- Doesn't always make good house pets due to lineage as outdoor pack dogs
- Needs lots of exercise
- Does best with a lot of land
- Great for outdoor activities
- Easy to groom
- Average shedder
- Original breeders were in Maryland, Virginia and Tennessee; breed developed from hounds including the Walker, Trigg and Goodman
- Excellent for hunting and tracking
- George Washington bred some of America's first hounds
- Originally there were four American foxhound types: field trial hound, hunting hound, trail hound and pack hounds
- Originated in the U.S.
- Hounds first documented as arriving in the U.S. around 1650
- Bred to hunt foxes