American Foxhound
American Foxhound
Size
Medium/large
Height
Males - 22 to 25 inches at the withers, Females - 21 to 24 inches at the withers
Weight
40 to 65 lbs.
Coat
Short
Color
Any
Energy
Medium
Activities
Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Night Hunts, Conformation, Running

A rare breed, the American Foxhound was developed by George Washington in the 1700s. Bred to run fast, the American Foxhound is ideal for pet owners in rural areas but also is adaptable to smaller homes if provided adequate exercise. A mild-tempered and easygoing breed, the American Foxhound gets along well with children and most pets. Stubborn and independent at times, he benefits from early training.

Did you know?

The American Foxhound is the official state dog of Virginia.

Training American Foxhounds

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