Get to know the American Foxhound
All you need to know about the breed
Walk into any historic American dwelling and chances are, paintings of steeplechase and foxhunt adorn the walls, depicting riders and their dogs, the American Foxhound. Foxhunt was popular with early British colonists at the time.
It’s the sweet and sociable nature of the breed that’s given them staying power. The American Foxhound is very kid-friendly and dog-friendly so bound to fit into the family pack with aplomb, especially once trained. Their tri-colour coat with its coarse texture is easy-care, another plus for a dog that already scores well. Their health is so robust that one-year-old puppies are as physically mature as a 15-year-old teenager.
A distinctive hound trait - their bark - is a bit of a drawback for the American Foxhound. The breed has a long bay that ensures those in the distance that he’s on the job. Quite melodious, it can also be hard on the ears, and on the neighbors. Train your American Foxhound early to help curb any disquietude.
Fun American Foxhound facts: their ears have twice as many muscles as humans. Needless to say, the American Foxhound is unique, especially when it comes to their off-the-charts energy and playfulness, so best suited to an equally energetic household and a more rural, rather than urban, environment.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your American Foxhound
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