Breeding group : Hounding
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GENERALBreed group: Hounding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Hunting, Obedience, Tracking, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Large Weight: 60 75 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black & Brown, Brown & White, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 10 Â 14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
This extraordinary Foxhound come from two breeds, English (brought to America in 1650) and French (sent as a gift by Lafayette to George Washington), this combination have produced the American Foxhound. Favored as a hunting dog he has been developed to have a keener sense of smell, and to be even faster in the chase than its European cousins.
Any color but the most commonly seen are a mix of white, brown, grey and black.
A close to the body, harsh to the touch coat of medium length.
Although sweet, affectionate, loyal, gentle and loving at home, the American Foxhound is still primarily a hunting dog and don?t always make good family pets, though he has had some success as a companion dog he is not particularly people oriented. The American Foxhound due to their history as outdoor pack kennel hounds should not be trusted with non-canine pets, however they get along well with other dogs and are kind with children. Once they pick up a scent the Foxhound will follow it no matter how hard you might command them to stop.
The American Foxhounds are a fairly healthy breed, they tend to be free of many genetic diseases such as hip and bone problems. However, genetic deafness and blood disease can hurt them. Avoid overfeeding your Foxhound as he has a tendency to put on weight. The short-haired coat is easy to groom. Comb it with a firm bristle brush, and bath only when necessary.
This breed does best when trained with consistency and its majors talents are hunting and agility. The American Foxhounds can be difficult to housebreak.
The American Foxhound are very active dogs and needs exercise in plenty or he can become unsatisfied and devastating for is environment. He is exceptionally athletic, he can run from early morning to late at night, give to him regular walks and place to have a run about.