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- American Foxhound -

Description: Though bred to hunt, this breed is very sociable and thrives on interaction with other dogs and people. American Foxhounds usually enjoy other dogs' companionship and can become bored if left alone.

Owners/handlers should live in a rural area or on large farms since American Foxhounds have a high activity level, thus needing lots of exercise and space for such.

Height: 21 - 25 inches
Weight: 65 - 75 lbs.

Colors: All colors.
Coat: Hard and close.

Temperament: Active, friendly
With Children: Yes, excellent will bonds with entire family
With Pets: Yes

Watch-dog: Excellent
Guard-dog: Low

Care and Training: Needs minimal grooming of his short coat. Has a high energy level and will require daily exercise. Needs a firm, no -nonsense leadership approach to training.
Learning Rate: Average

Activity: Very High
Living Environment: Large house, but bred for outdoor activity.

Health Issues: A natural breed, he has minimal health problems. Possible deafness and hip dysplasia.

Life Span: 12-13 years
Litter Size: 5 - 7

Country of Origin: USA
History: 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.

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