American Foxhound Dog Breed Information


American Foxhound Quick Facts
American Foxhound
Breed Group: Hound
Origen: United States of America
Nickname: Foxhound
Weight: 65-75 lbs
Height: 21-25 inches
Color(s): Black, white, tan in either a bi-color or tri-color pattern


American Foxhound Appearance

The American foxhound is a large dog, with an imploring expression. The American foxhound is taller and larger than the English version. The head is long with a slightly domed, large skull. The eyes are hazel or brown, and are large and wide-set. The ears are broad and fairly low set. The tail is set moderately high with a slight upward curve, but is not turned forward over the back. The legs of the American foxhound are very long and straight-boned giving them a greater speed and agility for hunting over rough terrain.

The American foxhound has a medium length and hard coat. The most common colors are black, white, and tan in either a bi-color or tri-color pattern. The weight of the American foxhound is around 65-75 pounds and the height is around 21-25 inches.

American Foxhound Temperament

The American Foxhound is cute, friendly, gentle and devoted at home, but also a brave and intense warrior in the hunt. The American foxhound is not traditionally a house pet. The American foxhound has an independent spirit and can be very stubborn, so early socialization and obedience training is important for this breed. They can get along well with children, cats, dogs and other household pets, although is not very demonstrative and is generally reserved with strangers. The American Foxhound has a special bark: a loud, deep bark followed by a high-pitched howl which can be irritating, especially to neighbors.

Is American Foxhound the Right Dog Breed for You?

The American Foxhound was bred to run, they need daily exercise and they are an ideal pet for those who live in rural areas or on large farms. They are not recommended for apartment life, since they are very active indoors will do best with acreage. There needs can be met with a long walk or jog on leash. An American Foxhound who doesn't get to burn off his energy will become bored and destructive. This breed is able to live outdoor in temperate to warm climate but is best when allowed to spend some time inside with its family.

American Foxhound Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the American foxhound is around 11-13 years.

American Foxhound Health problems

The American foxhound is a relatively healthy breed. There are not major concerns associated with this breed, although they could have a minor chance of having thrombocytopathy or platelet disease. Overfeed these dogs can easily cause them to gain weight and could led to diabetes, heart disease or other major troubles. As with all breeds the American foxhound will need regular vaccinations, worming, flea and tick treatment to keep him healthy

American Foxhound Care and Grooming

The American foxhound doesn’t require too much grooming and his coat is easily maintained. You can simply brush his coat occasionally to keep it in good condition and remove dead hair. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions.

American Foxhound Shedding

The American foxhound is an average shedder, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.