American Foxhound – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
21 to 25 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
40 to 60 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 13 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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American Foxhounds are sweet and gentle dogs that get along great with children, dogs, and even cats. They are great choice for those who have children and multiple pets home. American Foxhound is historical breed.

They are often associated with Revolutionary heroes and the rolling estates of old Virginia. These sleek hunters are known for their amazing speed, endurance, and work ethic. They have a relative – THE English Foxhound.

It’s easy to separate them – by length of leg’ the American’s legs are longer and more finely boned’ and by the American’s slightly arched loin (back end). American Foxhounds have large, soft eyes with an expression described as gentle and pleading.

So far, so good.

But Foxhounds come with special considerations. They need lots of exercise or they can get depressed and destructive. A Foxhound’s single-minded prey drive must be managed.

Their loud bawling is melodious to hound lovers but can be a nuisance to neighbors, and training and housebreaking these independent souls can be a steep challenge for novice owners.