American Foxhound Information
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American Foxhounds are lighter and taller than their English relatives. They have a large build and handsome facial features. Their limbs are lanky, long, and straight-boned, and they are extremely agile and fast. The breed’s large head is slightly domed and features a large pair of wide-set eyes that are brown or hazel in color. They have wide ears that hang flat to the head (pendant ears) and frame their face. The breed’s tail is carried high and has an upward curve. American Foxhounds have a short, thick, hard coat that varies in color.
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Although American Foxhounds are tenacious hunting dogs and extremely hard-workers, they are very sweet, kind, and loving with their families. They are very social and get along well with children and other dogs. Some American Foxhounds have an inclination to be protective, but they are usually good with strangers. Show lines of this breed make better pets than the field types. They are a hardy working breed, and they require a rigorous exercise routine and lots of space to run around in. They have an infamous bark that is very musical and they like to bay.add info
American Foxhounds are a large breed, but they are healthy in comparison to other dogs of the same stature. They do not have genetic concerns like hip or bone problems. American Foxhounds shouldn’t be overfed, as they have a tendency to put on weight. They typically live for 10 to 12 years, and they average 5 to 7 puppies per litter.add info
Descendant from the English hounds that were brought to America in the 1650’s, the American Foxhound was bred over a hundred years later as a gift to George Washington. The American Foxhound is a mix of the French and English hound. The American Foxhound was later utilized as a hunting dog. Although the breed is becoming more and more popular as a companion dog, American Foxhounds are typically used as hunting and field trial dogs. They have a number of natural talents that include hunting, tracking, and agility. They also make excellent watchdogs.add info
American Foxhounds have a smooth, glossy, short-haired coat that is comparatively easy to groom and maintain. Brushing with a firm bristle brush and shampooing only as necessary are sufficient. They are average shedders. American Foxhounds are extremely active and they need rigorous exercise on a daily basis. They are best suited for ranch or farm life.add info
Because American Foxhounds need so much exercise, they do best in living situations with plenty of acreage. Their stamina, endurance, and high energy are not suitable for small households or apartmentsadd info
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I'm considering getting a foxhound from a rescue. However I am concerned about the energy level. I may not be able to give the dog a long walk everyday. The dog I met seemed very sweet. Can you please let me know about the energy level of this breed? Does it depend more on the individual dog? The shelter said the dog was mellow but I'm reading differently.
I adopted a 9 yr old american Foxhound from a rescue. She was in a live hunt pack. She is now 12 yrs. old. WHAT A GREAT DOG She doesn't like to go for walks. She likes to ride in the car or stick by the house and her own fenced in yard. I believe that the age of the dog is an important factor. Good Luck.
My name is Sheetal. We are considering getting an American Foxhound puppy. We live in India and have two related queries. Firstly, can the breed thrive in tropical, warm/dry conditions? Secondly, can the breed be brought up on a vegetarian only diet? Thanks.
Have had a number of these dogs over the years.I have found mine tend to thrive in a cooler climate.But keep in mind I.ve kept mine outside as they were kept for deer hunting in coastal South Carolina. Here the tempatures can range from the low 30.s in dec. to the upper 90,s in august.
I have a american fox hound and she is a very nice dog. She's only part american fox hound. she's part huskey too. she is very good around people but NOT ANIMALS! she kills squirls, birds, chipmunks. she also killed my pet cat smokey :( but shes not trained so... its not like she knows any better. So if your thinking about getting an american fox hound just beware...cuz they might be like that...
We adopted a foxhound.We are the 3rd home. She lived in a crate 24hrs.7days a week. My question is on housetraining. I take her outside to potty and she doesn't like to potty at all. She holds it forever all night and doesn't even potty the next morning. But when I bring her in...if I don't catch her she will potty on the floor. I dont think she knows what I want her to do. Any suggestions?
my fox hound ended up going outside for the same reason he could go outside and play for hours but as soon as he would come inside my residence he would urinate
I have a six month old foxhound and can attest to the difficulties of training. I have not resorted to treat training, instead using a modified pinch coller as a deterrent. However, my hound (as many others, I'm sure) is extremelly smart. She will follow commands and instructions with the training coller and leash, but once those come off, she becomes a total brat! I believe the training is easier than some think and the dogs do pick up on it quickly; you just have to stay on top of them and be firm so they don't feel they can get away with not listening.
Hi, I just rescued a 3-year-old AmFox, and she is very submissive. She's come out of her shell since coming home with me 2 weeks ago, playing, looking for and giving affection, etc. but this morning and all day, is cowering, hiding under furniture and shaking when I approach. Any suggestions to soothe her and get her to be ok again?
Foxhounds were never meant to be pets. These hounds are breed to be hunters . They are suited for outside living and this is wear they are most content. They are hunters but are usually submissive to their caretakers. Sounds like a change in enviroment may be the culprit . It would be best for the animal to find someone that could provide the enviroment it was breed for.
How/where do you find American Foxhound puppies? There are hardly any breeders and none of them have puppies, and aren't expecting any litters. With only a handful of breeders, how have they not inter-bred them by now? Thank you.
I have a shelter dog who was identified by a groomer as a foxhound. The pictures of foxhounds confirm this. However, he has longer hair on his tail and blonde spots on his white spots. Could this indicate that there is possible brittany spaniel in him somewhere?
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|Color:||Gold, Brown, Black|
|Description:||Katie was a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Golden Retriever. Although she was primarily gold and black, the majority of her puppies came out looking like Blue Merle Australian Shepherds. One of Katie's eyes was lighter brown than the other. She was the best family pet we had ever had, great with kids, mellow, well behaved and totally devoted to all of us. I hope that this hybrid becomes popular because it's a great combination for a wonderful dog.|
|Color:||Yellow and White|
|Description:||He loves the water, as you can see. Here in a creek in Serra da Estrela. I wish I could find a female Foxhound for breeding, but it seems this is the only American Foxhound in Portugal.|
|Color:||Yellow and White|
|Description:||Wonderfull dog! He was running astray and entered my garden 6 months ago, searching to find food in the garbage bin. No collar, no chip, no signal of identity. I couldn't resist to keep him with me. He his the joy of our home, allways playing (and sometimes barking a lot...)|
|Age :||8 months|
|Color:||White and Yellow|
|Description:||One more photo of Serafim|
|Color:||Red & White|
|Description:||Female American Foxhound|
|Age :||7 m.|
|Color:||White + Yellow|
|Description:||Rescued dog, not sure of the breed|
|Color:||black, tan, white|
|Description:||he's a sweet heart. LOVES to run and hunt at the lake|
|Age :||19 mos.|
|Color:||tan and white|
|Description:||Beautiful and loving family dog|
|Age :||19 mos. old|
|Color:||tan and white|
|Description:||Needs to be walked every day and makes sure we don't over sleep so that she can get her walk. In fact, we don't even have to use our alarm clock anymore. Highly intelligent and friendly. Loves other dogs, but would love to chase and tree our cat. Can't seem to understand the cat is off limits. Love to be a part of our family pack and is quite upset when we don't include her. Sits by the window and sighs. Great dog.|
|Age :||6 months|
|Description:||Playful and full of energy but also loves to snuggle at night in bed with my husband and me. Knows sit, lay down, stay and is house trained. My husbands best friend|
|Age :||1 yr 6mo|
|Color:||white and tan|
|Description:||Rusty was a shelter dog, and has adapted to our home and our cats. He is very playful, and loves to run outdoors. He is very mellow, and obedient.|
|Description:||Pure Bred American Tri Colored American Foxhound (Walker). She weighs 55 pounds and is 2 years old.|
|Color:||Red and White|
|Description:||He was 3 years old in this picture. He lived just short of 17 years. He was the best dog I have ever had. He is missed.|
|Color:||Tan & white|
|Description:||Maggie is a wonderful dog, she is my best friend and like one of my kids. I am blessed to have her come into my life.|
|Age :||12 years old|
|Description:||This was Annie's favorite thing to do. She loved to "go bye bye" so she could stick her hear out the window. She even made the newspaper. I lost her just 1 month ago today to old age. It is a loss that will never go away, she took a part of my soul with her..Thats the the love we had for each other...She was a wonderful pet, my best friend for life. If I could find another one that looked like her it would be Heaven sent, but only if it was marked as close as possible to Annie.....what a dream. Martha|
|Age :||2 years|
|Color:||white with black and brown|
|Description:||He's a lovable but stubborn dog. He's loyal and protective, playful and intense. There are lots of bunnies on the neighborhood for him to pick up the scent of. This makes walks unpredictable!|
|Description:||C'est une chienne magnifique trÃ¨s calme et affectueuse. Elle pÃ¨se 25 kgs. Elle adore jouer avec les autres chiens.|
|Age :||2/ 6 months|
|Description:||Buddy is a 2 year old foxhound. he is very sweet and LAZY. He lays around the house all day is great with our kids, cats and horses. he does not like our ferret, his movement freaks him out I think. We got him from a shelter at 4 months old and he has been with us ever since. He is definaely a people dog and an invaluable part of our family. Angel is the newest addition to our family, but she is nothing like Buddy. She is very hiper and runs alot and a very nervous dog. I am hoping that once she gets through the puppy stages, she will be a little better. We are keeping our fingers crossed.|
|Age :||3 months|
|Description:||A sweet boy!|
|Description:||This is Patches when she was about 8 years old.|
|Age :||5 months|
|Color:||brown and white|
|Age :||1 year|
|Color:||brown and white|