AKC PuppyFinder: American Foxhound Puppies

Breed Traits
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  • Personality: Sweet-tempered and easygoing, but also stubborn and independent
  • Energy Level: Very Active; They could be called “Springsteen hounds” because, baby, they were born to run; lots of exercise required
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: Yes
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 22-25 inches (male), 21-24 inches (female)
  • Weight: 65-70 pounds (male), 60-65 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
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It may be hard to resist the alert, intelligent demeanor of the American Foxhound, but as handsome as he is, ownership may be a challenge. This native breed is independent and can have a stubborn streak. He was born to run and hunt and may not be interested in what you have to say about it. Your American Foxhound puppy will need patient, persistent training. He needs a great deal of exercise and an experienced owner to manage his strong prey instinct. Like other hounds, he's a vocal dog, with the baying and bawling that might not suit a quiet living environment. But with plenty of training and exercise, he can learn to be a sweet-tempered, easy going family dog.

History & Job
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Origin: United States

Year Recognized: 1886

Breed History & Job Description: George Washington can be seen as the ultimate American. But he and other wealthy Virginia planters who came of age in pre-Revolutionary times considered themselves in most ways thoroughly British. This included a passion for traditional English foxhunts. Washington was an avid foxhunter who kept a pack of English hounds, which he interbred with French hounds given to him by his friend the Marquis de Lafayette. Washington didn’t invent American Foxhounds single-handedly, but he was a key player in the breed’s development.

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Some American Foxhounds have been know to have hip dysplasia and ear infections but not enough to call it a chronic problem in the breed. While typically a healthy breed, some have occasionally suffered from thrombocytopathy which is caused by poorly functioning platelets and results in abnormal or excessive bleeding from minor scrapes.


Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:


  • No recommended health tests
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