American Foxhound Breed Profile


While similar to its English cousin, the American Foxhound has been developed by its breeders to be lighter and taller, to have a keener sense of smell, and to be even faster in the chase.


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The American Foxhound is sweet, affectionate, gentle and loving at home, but also a brave and intense warrior in the hunt. They are excellent with children andáget along well with other dogs Friendliness to strangers varies widely. Some are very friendly; some are protective. This breed can be difficult to housebreak.


The American Foxhound has a long history, and is considered to be an old American breed. They first appeared by crossing Irish, English, and French hound lines in order to create the ideal hunting and tracking dog. Early American settlers used Foxhounds in, as their name suggests, fox hunting. They were also used in big game hunting in the American West and parts of Texas. The breed has been owned by such prominent Americans; like first President George Washington.

Care Level

Medium (Doesn't respond to punishment-based training)