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American Foxhound

Origin United States
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the American Foxhound have? The breed also known as...
Foxhound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the American Foxhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the American Foxhound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the American Foxhound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the American Foxhound's size? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the American Foxhound weigh?
65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
70 pounds (31.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the American Foxhound?
21-25 inches (53-64 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the American Foxhound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Rough
Colors
What color is the American Foxhound's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
WhiteTanBrownRedBlue Black
Grooming
How to groom the American Foxhound and how often?
Effortless: The American Foxhound requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. American Foxhound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do American Foxhounds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
American Foxhounds shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. American Foxhounds could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the American Foxhound have?
IndependentKindLoyalIntelligentLovingSweetTempered
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the American Foxhound?
Average: American Foxhound's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are American Foxhounds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
American Foxhounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The American Foxhound is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
American Foxhounds are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
American Foxhounds are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
American Foxhounds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do American Foxhounds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
High: The American Foxhound is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are American Foxhounds good watchdogs?
American Foxhounds are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
American Foxhounds can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The American Foxhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the American Foxhound do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
American Foxhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but American Foxhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the American Foxhound to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
American Foxhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
American Foxhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that American Foxhounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are American Foxhounds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
American Foxhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
American Foxhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
American Foxhounds are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are American Foxhounds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
American Foxhounds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do American Foxhounds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
American Foxhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do American Foxhounds get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
American Foxhounds are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the American Foxhound can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do American Foxhounds have health problems?
American Foxhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do American Foxhounds live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the American Foxhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
American Foxhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the American Foxhound have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
American Foxhounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do American Foxhounds require per day?
American Foxhounds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
American Foxhounds don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the American Foxhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
High: The American Foxhound breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the American Foxhound more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the American Foxhound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The American Foxhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The American Foxhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The American Foxhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the American Foxhound could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the American Foxhound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female American Foxhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the American Foxhound have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the American Foxhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Effortless: The American Foxhound requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: American Foxhounds shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The American Foxhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Trainability: American Foxhounds are easy to train.
  • Adaptability: American Foxhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: American Foxhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The American Foxhound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Barking: High: The American Foxhound is a very vocal breed.
  • Watchdog Ability: American Foxhounds are not the best watchdogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: American Foxhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Territorial: American Foxhounds can't provide protection for their territory.

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