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American Foxhound


Overview

The laid back foxhound is one of the mellowest dogs around. They get on well with children, other dogs and smaller animals, and can be extremely shy around strangers. They are sweet, loving, and make good companions. The one area in which you need to be careful with a foxhound is being certain that you give them proper obedience training. They are born with the instinct to follow a scent, and when an untrained foxhound begins tracking, it can be nearly impossible to get them to stop. But once it is taught to be less wilful, the american foxhound is an optimal breed for a family.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Hound Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat

Colors

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Tan
  • Tri-Colored
  • White

Drools

  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs
  • 51-55lbs
  • 56-60lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Tolerates Hot Weather Well

Good With Children?

Grooming

Intelligence

Personality

Playfulness

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Social Behavior with Dogs

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