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.