English Foxhound

English Foxhound
Hound Group

English Foxhound - General Information

Height: 21 - 25 inches

Weight: 65 - 75 lbs.

Colors: All colors

Character: The American Foxhound is a medium-size to large muscular dog. It has a long, broad head; medium -length drop ears; and large, brown eyes. The muzzle is straight and square, it's straight legs, back and tail and all long. Distinguished from their English cousins by their finer bones, more leg length and more angulated hindquarters. The American Foxhound was not bred to be a family pet, but if well socialized as a young pup they will adapt to family life. American Foxhounds have a tendency to want to roam, but will adapt to their environment if properly cared for. Favored as a hunting dog because they have a keen nose and a remarkable talent to instinctively bark on the fox's trail. American Foxhounds are exceptionally athletic and are very willing to work.

Temperament: American Foxhounds are active, energetic, tolerant, amiable, gentle and friendly dog that gets along well with people and other dogs. Most are reserved around strangers though. The American Foxhound can be independent and stubborn making training a little more difficult.

Care and Training: American Foxhound need minimal grooming of their short coat. Has a high energy level and will require daily exercise. Needs a firm, no -nonsense leadership approach to training.

Living Environment: Large house, but bred for outdoor activity. Does best with an active family, in a rural or suburban area.