The American foxhound is slighter of bone and higher on leg than the English foxhound, with more rear angulation and arch over the loin. These attributes give it greater speed and agility for hunting over rough terrain. It has a melodious voice when on the trail. Its coat is hard and of medium length. Its expression is gentle and pleading.
Although by tradition the foxhound is not a house pet, it is actually well-mannered in the home. It gets along best with human or canine companionship. It is a tolerant, amiable and gentle dog, even though it is not very demonstrative. Most are reserved with strangers. It is first and foremost a hunter, ever ready to hit the trail. It needs daily exercise in a safe area. Once on a scent, it will follow gleefully, heedless of commands. This is a dog that likes the outdoors; it is not a city dog. It bays.
|Height||21-25 inches (53-64 cm)|
|Weight||65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)|
|Colors||Black White & Tan White Black & Tan Black Brown & White Blue Red|
|Good In Apartments||
American Foxhounds are not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and do best with acreage.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
American Foxhounds who are brought up with other pets such as cats, small dogs or guinea pigs can learn to get along with them just fine. Dogs that are adopted from pack situations may have more of an adjustment to make and should not be left unsupervised with smaller animals that look like prey.
The American Foxhound is a very active breed and very high energy. They require a lot of exercise and do best in habitats where they have room to run. If they live in a suburban area such as a neighborhood, they should have a fenced in yard and be taken on multiple walks daily.
Moderately Easy Training: The American Foxhound should be trained with a firm, no-nonsense approach. However it is trained, it is unlikely to obey commands and avoid dangers once on the trail, and must be watched carefully. American Foxhounds are sometimes difficult to housebreak.
Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep. No trimming or stripping needed.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.